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Supporting #RedForEd: Lack of funding creates path to failure for all

Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I have seen the value of educators my entire life. My aunt, my uncle, my grandparents, and even my mother have poured themselves into their work and shown that teaching is far from a 9-to-5 job. Between lesson planning and grading on weekends, to showing up for their students like second parents at their pl...

Perry’s best kept secret

India Buckner, staff reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

The sand volleyball team is 11-1, ranked fifth in the state’s Power Rankings, and has already won the Premier Region title. But does anyone really know about this outstanding record? The Pumas are the best-ranked spring sports team on campus, but play their home matches 6.2 miles away at nearby ...

Unsigned: AzMERIT’s lack of purpose leaves students frustrated

Precedent Staff

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Each year as spring break comes to a close, the dreadful fourth quarter testing bonanza begins. Standardized tests have been apart of the Arizona educational system for as long as anyone in the post-millennial generation can remember, but what do the statewide tests do for students and teachers other...

Restricting gun access hurts more than helps; focus on mental health as root

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America explains that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. If there is one thing that the legislators and citizens of America must keep in mind is that the gun does not kill: the person who is pulling the t...

Comprehensive legislation only way for general sense of helplessness to end

Ian Graham, A&E Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinions

In the days following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, debates over the sale of assault rifles have erupted. These debates, with arguments coming from all levels on the conservative-republican spectrum, are forcing lawmakers to revisit the conversation surrounding gun control and its...

It’s time to fund equal opportunities, not guns

It’s time to fund equal opportunities, not guns

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Double Truck, Opinions

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School woke up on Valentine’s Day expecting a day full of love and heart-shaped candies; instead they got fearing for their lives and bullets. During the last class of the day, a former student pulled the fire alarm and began his rampage of hate and terror...

Unsigned: What will it take for change in gun-related violence?

Mia Irvin and Lauren Fountain

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

18 times this year a gun has been discharged on a school campus. 18 times, lives were put at risk whether the gun’s presence was an accident or intentional. But 18 does not include the amount of times guns made headlines this year. 30 is the amount of times that a gun has been used as a device to en...

A Minute with Mia: Gen. Z has begin reckoning on lawmakers, NRA

A Minute with Mia: Gen. Z has begin reckoning on lawmakers, NRA

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Our generation has lived through the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting. 12 people were shot and killed while waiting to see a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. We heard about the men who died protecting their girlfriends and the man who died saving his daughter and her friend. Our genera...

Day focused on human connection adds appreciation to any relationship

Mia Irvin, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The time of the year when heart-shaped candy takes to the shelves is upon us yet again and we are faced with a crucial decision: do we embrace the season of love and buy all the big teddy bears we can carry, or do we cross our arms and scowl at the cupids and the sweetheart candies? It is easy to be b...

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