The Precedent

Down, but not out: after season ending injury, D’Shayne James is going strong at rehab

Down, but not out: after season ending injury, D’Shayne James is going strong at rehab

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Football camp had just wrapped up and the Pumas – fresh off of their 2017 state title run – were back at it preparing for a zero-week matchup against Pinnacle. Wide-receiver D’Shayne James was about to enter his senior season as one of the most electric threats in the country. The Iowa State com...

CUSD changes vape policy mid-year

CUSD changes vape policy mid-year

Tyler McCracken, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Late last month, principal Dan Serrano received an email from the district offices regarding changes to the policy on vaping. The district overhauled their policy for vaping with a new way of punishment, courtesy of Marcus Williams who is in charge of discipline for the school district. The new puni...

Principal Dan Serrano press conference 12/4/2018

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, Showcase

Principal Dan Serrano's monthly press conference discusses changes to CUSD vape policy, campus construction, holiday traditions and more. Look for our next edition of the print Precedent on Dec. 19. ...

Cooper Harris: vital asset to football team

Anna Myers, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

There’s a lot to take in at football games. Hazy air and the lingering glow from pregame fireworks set the mood. The smell of popcorn and sweaty players infiltrates the riot of the student section and the marching band’s instruments carry the school’s fight song across the entire field.   ...

Season starts without key wrestlers due to football

Season starts without key wrestlers due to football

Macie Miller, Sports Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming out of a great 2017-18 season for the Puma Wrestling team, they are ready to get back on the mats and brush up on their skills for the new season. After losing a few very talented and key wrestlers last season, the team is looking to fill their spots with new faces and new talent. There are m...

Point/Counterpoint: Thanksgiving tradition thrown out the door for our fast paced, modern lives

Point/Counterpoint: Thanksgiving tradition thrown out the door for our fast paced, modern lives

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

How often do you go to a family or friends house for a nice home cooked Thanksgiving dinner? Or how often do you go out to a nice restaurant with your family? Our columnists debate the growing trend of having someone else cook Thanksgiving.

Men’s soccer prepares for start of season game

Men’s soccer prepares for start of season game

Makayla Gee, Features Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As fall sports begin the season, the men’s soccer program gears up with a new team, new coach and new goals. Starting this year, Special Education teacher Jason Berg will be coaching the men’s soccer team. While sharing a common interest in Special Education, Principal Dan Serrano believes that this ...

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Mea Griffin, News Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

All soccer, freshman football, and junior varsity baseball players are without a field. The multi-purpose field, located across from the seminary building, is unplayable. Dead grass filled with patches and unstable soft spots, prevents athletes from playing to their full capability, and puts them more ...

Perry Swim Wrapup

Perry Swim Wrapup

Devin Jernigan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Perry swim and dive season ended with girls swim team getting 12th, and the boys getting 15th in division one. On an individual scale, there were some who did extremely well. Kalli Fama, Junior year girls team swimmer, swam the 200m, and 100m races. Receiving a second place with the 200m at 1:48.4...

A new addition in “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”

A new addition in “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940”

Vivian Duong, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

English teacher Shelley Lee directed her very first show earlier this month, making a strong debut in the theater department. Taking on a new group of dedicated students, Lee directed the fall production of “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” which opened for three nights. Describing her position...

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