The Precedent

PHS takes proactive step towards mental health

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

August 30, 2019

Living with depression, anxiety, self-harm impulses, personality disorders, and other disorders are a part of our daily reality. As time goes on, it almost seems as if these issues become increasingly common amongst youth, more specifically high school students nationwide.  Recently, as the world evolves to fit to the...

A student’s story: living with bipolar depression

December 17, 2015

Editor's note: This personal narrative is one in a series of responses we received from current PHS students. These are true stories, but we elected to keep their authors names anonymous. What I'm dealing with started halfway through my freshman year at Perry. I call it bipolar depression. While most rel...

A student’s battle with herself:

A student’s battle with herself:

Lincoln Luse, Special to the Precedent

December 17, 2015

In 7th grade I was suffering from chronic headaches. My parents and I thought they were normal for a teenage girl, but then my symptoms became more serious. I started to hallucinate in class, lose sleep because my head would hurt so much, etc. In 8th grade, my neurologist prescribed Propranolol 3 tim...

School lacks protocol regarding illness

School lacks protocol regarding illness

Valerie Burgess and Sarah Lankford

December 14, 2015

As a society, we raise awareness for diseases that can be seen. We walk around a track for several hours throughout the night for cancer, or we come together in a community event to sell pastries to support the healing of a student who faced a catastrophic car accident. Their messages spread and catch...

Mental illness misconceptions need true definitions

Mental illness misconceptions need true definitions

Sam Nabaty and Bree Wade

December 14, 2015

It’s a similar scene played out in classrooms all over the world. A student has over-prepared for an exam, crammed flash cards and reviewed notes for 48 consecutive hours. Ever since this student was little, every time the spotlight was on them or they were in a high-pressure situation, they folded. Th...

School starting times too early

Madi Montoya, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2015

The dreaded alarm starts to beep at 6 am for most students, even earlier for those with a zero hour. Students drag their feet to get to school, only to almost fall asleep in the middle of first-hour algebra. If the point of school is to get a quality education, why is more sleep the only thing on our...

Think before you speak

Madi Montoya, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2015

High school within itself is very overwhelming--any student could tell you that. The pressures of high school are definitely something that scare not only incoming freshmen, but everyone who has ever been a secondary student. One of the biggest fears of entering high school has been Hollywood-ized forever:...

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