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Counterpoint: Removal of Sex Education Is Detrimental

Lydia Hampton, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Let’s face it. Some things are better left in the hands of trained educators. If we do not trust parents to teach geometry or grammar, why are we trusting them something most would consider even more important? 90% of parents give the schools permission to handle the birds and the bees talk accordi...

CUSD contracts threatening how Puma Den functions

Puma Den cashier assists a student during a lunch rush.

Sydney Wolfe, News Editor

September 28, 2018

Through chiming whispers and Twitter gossip, #SaveThePumaDen can finally be put to rest. The Puma Den has clarified that it will not be closing its doors with the influence of new district-wide policies. DECA adviser and marketing teacher Rob Lange explains, “The school store won’t go anywhere,...

STEM Scholars looking for distinction at graduation

Students in STEM are looking for distinction at graduation.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018

Freshman year, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program participants were told that there was a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. Diploma requires you to take only two higher level core classes, science and math. Scholar requires you to take four or more higher level core ...

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

There is no distinction between STEM Scholar and Diploma.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018

Let’s get one thing straight: there is a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. At graduation, there is no physical distinction between the two levels of STEM and that has caused a lot of unrest among Scholars. We have worked hard for four long years, taking extra classes and all hono...

Red for Ed: a brief overview

The participants in this movement wear red on Wednesdays and on Mar. 28, they held a march in Phoenix to peacefully protest the low wages. They marched to have a 20 percent raise and were denied by Governor Doug Ducey.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018

The recession of 2008 affected citizens in both the private and public sectors. Schools were no exception. Teacher pay was cut due to this recession and due to tax cuts that followed. Ever since then, teachers have been advocating to get a raise to keep up with the rate of inflation. Abryanna Baldw...

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Funding is main issue regarding school safety.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018

In response to the Florida school shooting, parents have been questioning safety measures taken in schools across the nation. Perry is no exception. There are quite a few safety precautions taken here, however, money given to the schools determine the quality and quantity of those measures. Principal...

School grading system ineffective for CUSD

There is no distinction between STEM Scholar and Diploma.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017

As schools were graded on their AzMERIT test scores this fall just like the students who took the tests in April, the scores received by many schools, including those in our district, came as a shock. Every high school in the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) has received a B grade, yet the distric...

Override passed in all Maricopa County school districts

All Maricopa County school districts passed their Override bills.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017

On Nov. 9, 2017, Maricopa County voters passed all 27 school overrides. This is the first time in the history of Arizona education that this has occurred. In 2016, 17 of 20 were passed and in 2015, 24 of 28 were passed. According to an AZCentral article on the Maricopa County education override, it ...

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017

Students in K-12 education levels are graded on an A-F grading system. Schools within the state of Ariz. are also graded A-F, but things have changed just recently. Now schools are being graded by a system called the A-F Letter Grades for Accountability, which is required by the Arizona Revised St...

Richard Cramer Obituary

Richard Cramer was a Social Studies teacher at Santan Junior High Schools since 2011.

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

Richard Cramer passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 25, 2017 after a four year long battle with stomach cancer. Cramer was born and raised in Tempe, Ariz. and graduated from Arizona State University. He earned a BA in Education, an MA in Instructional Technology, and a certificate in administration...

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