The Precedent

One win and one loss for wrestling

Freshman Wyatt Milnes wrestling against Red Mountain on January 19th.
January 22, 2021

Wrestling has had many uncertainties to the start of their season, from continually getting postponed, to even being canceled at one point. Because of that, the pumas did not waste their opportunity to...

Governing board sends students back in-person, community split over issue

Graph showing COVID-19 trends in Arizona. The low point was during the stay at home order in Spring of 2020, and the high point was December of 2020.
January 14, 2021

At the 7 p.m. meeting on Jan 13, the CUSD Governing Board voted 3-2 in favor of sending students back to school in-person after MLK day.  The meeting opened as usual with a roll call and the Pledge...

Winter sports continuing through COVID-19

December 17, 2020

Overview Winter sports are able to have a season that they were worried they would not have.  Athletes and coaches want to stay open and prevent anyone from getting sick to have a full season....

Winter break should last until MLK day

Seniors Bryce Harger and Ethan Le are hanging up a Christmas wreath. Le is on Hargers shoulders while hanging the wreath underneath a house entrance.
December 17, 2020

As winter break is just around the corner, Perry students are buzzing with excitement. Unlike fall and spring break, winter break is at its full length, being just over 2 weeks. With this information and...

Holiday movies to watch once you’ve watched everything

Let it Snow is my favorite Christmas movie ever.
December 16, 2020

While everyone loves Elf, Home Alone, the Grinch and so many other Christmas classics, watching them only once a year is plenty enough. After you have watched all the classics, sure you could burn out...

Soccer getting back on track

Senior Cole Graham (right) and teammate work on their game play in practice. Soccer has been back up and running since Dec. 7 and has been working hard ever since.
December 16, 2020

With winter sports given the okay to start up, soccer has begun tryouts and started practicing. Though the seasons are off to a bit of a late start, both teams are confident the time they lost will not...

Perry faces issues with substitute teacher shortages

As the school year continues, many teachers have been quarantined. With the substitute shortage, teaching from home can be more difficult.
December 16, 2020

As Perry High continues with in-person learning, more and more students and staff have begun quarantining. One big cause of quarantines has been contact tracing. According to the CUSD Health Services website,...

BOOS & HOORAYS: COVID-19, AIPA awards, and transitions

The 2020-2021 Precedent staff put together a set of
December 16, 2020

2020 has been an action packed year with news ranging from both positive to negative. Some of our staff put together a set of boos and hoorays that occurred. If one thing is certain, this year will be...

Staff editorial 2020

The staff of Newspaper 2020-2021 gather together for a staff group photo.
December 16, 2020

You have probably heard it about a thousand times now, 2020 has been a crazy year if not the worst in a while. The year started with conflicts that have always been around to ending the year in a global...

Governing board makes controversial decision in wake of election

Governing Board President Barb Mozden voting at the Dec 9 meeting. Mozden was reelected to the board this election cycle.
December 16, 2020

The CUSD Governing Board came to the decision at their monthly meeting on Dec. 10 to offer virtual and in-person options for students at their return after the Winter break. This will contrast from the...

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