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SPECIAL REPORT: Students sound off ideas for returning to school

Nadine Loureiro and Lindsey Harrison

June 22, 2020

On a Zoom call, one month away from the scheduled start of school, a group of students discussed the ideas presented at the recent CUSD governing board study session regarding how to handle returning to school under COVID-19 conditions. Within the call there was a total of nine students: freshmen Eli...

BOOS & HOORAYS: COVID, Tiger Kings, and the King of Perry shine in spring 2020

Principal Dan Serrano talks to the newspaper class during his monthly press conference.

Staff Editorial

May 28, 2020

This semester began as any other, but as the third quarter came to a close and students rushed to spring break, nobody in Puma Nation knew that Mar. 6 would be their last day stepping foot on campus. The COVID-19 pandemic brought life -- including high school -- to a standstill, yet, we were able to...

CLASS OF 2020: A look at Precedent seniors

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

May 21, 2020

The senior class of 2020 who were on staff for the Perry Precedent all had different roles; some were on staff for one year and others for many. It didn't matter the length of which they took part in the paper, every one of them had a great impact. They may not be able to come back next year but all ...

EDITORIAL: Dear Class of 2020

My cap and graduation announcement. All 950 PHS graduates have earned these, even though so much has been taken from us. The class of '20 is tough and resilient, and will be stronger for surviving this pandemic.

Amira Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2020

The last four years have been wild, eventful, and unforgettable, to say the least. Each year has been a different challenge for all 950 graduates in the Class of 2020. We have all come such a long way. Adjusting from 8th grade to high school at first was not easy. It was new turf that we all had ...

Students share opinions on business re-openings

A screenshot from Firehouse Subs' website with a message regarding COVID-19.

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

After being in quarantine for upwards of 8 weeks, people are getting restless and restrictions are slowly being lifted across the country. There are a lot of questions as to what should happen when businesses do re-open. Here, we look at student opinions on re-openings from three different points of...

Cover of community magazine features Perry student’s work

The photo, featuring junior Ellie Butler, chosen to be featured on the cover of Gilbert Lifestyle Magazine. The photo was taken by AP Photography student, Jadyn Clement.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

May 10, 2020

For most high school students and adults, childhood hobbies do not often come to fruition later on in life. Not many twenty year olds are interested in the same things that they were when they were three. Otherwise, we would have a lot more astronauts and fairy princesses living among us.  While thi...

What is happening with boys club soccer

Captain Hayden Jaramillio l in a game against skyline

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

May 3, 2020

School soccer has been done for quite a while now but just as that season finished, it was time for club ball to start. Due to the virus a lot of the upcoming season is in question, some associations still have games schedule while others are completely canceled. Practicing for teams are not allowed...

NHS applications will be sent out later than expected

NHS applications were turned in in late February

Lindsey Harrison, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2020

Before students were sent off to spring break, many academically driven students had completed and submitted applications for the National Honor Society(NHS). Students created detailed lists of all their high school activities, tallied service hours, and collected dozens of signatures from teachers,...

Seniors want fourth quarter events, district says no plans have been made

Seniors gather at the class of 2017 graduation. In the past, graduation was held at Perry's football stadium, but the ceremony has since been moved to ASU. This year, seniors ponder how graduation will be held in the midst of social distancing.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

May 3, 2020

Ever since Gov. Doug Ducey closed Arizona schools through the remainder of the school year, seniors across the state have been mourning their last year in high school and wondering whether or not their fourth quarter events will ever come to fruition. Seton Catholic answered this question for their senior class wit...

How to prepare for upcoming AP tests

There are a variety of resources available for AP test practice, the youtube channel Advanced Placement, AP books, and practice assignments assigned by teachers.

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2020

It is that time of the year again where students in AP classes experience what they have been working towards for the entirety of the two semesters: AP tests. The deciding factor of whether or not the student earns college credit. With the modified fourth quarter in which schooling is now online for mos...

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