The Precedent

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...

Filling in missing spots on the girls basketball team

Senior power forward, Gabrielle Schwartz, practicing for the upcoming season.
December 17, 2020

Last year girl’s basketball worked their way up to becoming 3rd in the state, and this season the team should be able to get to the same spot, or even go further with only one player graduating. But...

Touring through a screen, CTE tours go virtual

December 17, 2020

COVID-19 is still a prevalent issue at Perry. The pandemic has greatly affected many different activities. Another activity the virus has disrupted was the CTE Tours for incoming freshmen.  These...

Covid versus Winterguard

December 17, 2020

  With the current cancelation of all winter sports and games, the focus is on winterguard and their upcoming competitive season. Just recently, they were informed of their 2021 floor show...

StuGo Smiles in the midst of a pandemic 

Freshman Samuel Spencer, Senior Aubrey Clouse, and Junior Maddy Jex work together to wrap gifts. These festive presents will be gifted to low-income students.
December 17, 2020

Perry’s student government, “StuGo Smiles” event has a reputation for its efforts to ensure low-income students a good holiday experience. StuGo holds various community service events and fundraisers...

Global pandemic can not stop the season of service

Kendall Ramsey and Kyla Christensen wrap presents at a LEO Club sponsored service event.
December 17, 2020

Amid the on-going global pandemic, a concern for many officers and leaders of service-based clubs at Perry is figuring out creative ways for their club members to meet the amount of service hours required...

Christmas traditions evolve alongside COVID-19 restrictions

Sophomore Kacin Allred wraps presents near the Christmas tree waiting for the big day to come. Christmas, which is less than two weeks away, has changed significantly this year due to COVID-19.
December 16, 2020

After the long and hard year of 2020, the light at the end of the tunnel is nearing. Christmas has been a joy in people’s lives for the longest time and now, amidst the pandemic, it is even more so....

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,...

Cooking in the face of COVID-19

Culinary students are learning the essential skill of presentation. The results are simply stunning.
December 16, 2020

Culinary is one of the most popular classes at Perry, filling up every year during early registration. COVID-19 has impacted every course, among those affected is Culinary, as it’s one of the most hands-on...

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...

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