The Precedent

Sophomore Cayden Heddleston scans the QR code that allows her to schedule an appointment for her counselor. Students can scan their QR codes around campus to meet with their counselor.

What counselors actually do

Saydria Ostler, Editor-in-Chief August 12, 2022

At the beginning of the school year, students are not the only ones on campus flooded with new responsibilities. The counselors are in charge of schedules and student well-being, and they face an influx...

Stress during holidays affects more than visible

Stress during holidays affects more than visible

Madeleine Nseir, Editor December 14, 2021

A holiday encompasses more than just one day. Rather, the holiday season stretches out to be a whole month, if not more, of cheer, joy, and generosity. Not only including holidays, throughout the season,...

Junior Dipti Patel is repaying the community in a plethora of ways. She has become part of Teen Lifeline where she offers help to teens in need.

Mental health matters; giving back to teens

Talya Gabay, Staff Reporter December 1, 2021

When volunteering, it is important to volunteer for things you love. For some, it can be working at a food drive or helping out at an animal shelter. For junior Dipti Patel, she enjoys helping teens share...

New helping hands in Mindfulness Room

Saydria Ostler, News Editor November 15, 2021

The Mindfulness Room (C105) welcomes two new interns: Bridget Baker and Brenton Montgomery. They work to support all students who are struggling with their mental health in a variety of ways, such as support...

Lindsay Taylor has been working at Perry for four years now. She is available on campus Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Defining mental health: Q and A with on-campus social worker Lindsay Taylor

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter September 20, 2021

MN: Do you think that there’s a stigma surrounding mental health? LT: I do, but I think it’s more in society and with older generations. I actually think that the [high school students’] generation...

LGBTQ member, senior Clare Hale, stands prideful of her identity. Throughout her high school years, she has explored and become comfortable in who she is.

Navigating school as part of LGBTQ community

Madeleine Nseir, Staff Reporter September 20, 2021

High school is a time for students to learn, experience, and discover, but for the LGBTQ+ community, there may be extra challenges to gain the best high school experience.  When students do not have...

Senior Mason Mesias ends practice early before gameday. Football has their locker class 6th hour where they will usually discuss previous games or get in extra practice which flows into the hours they spend practicing after school.

Athletes struggle to cope with mental health

Sabrina Digne, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

In the world of sports, it is not uncommon for athletes to disregard their own mental health for the sake of success in their sport. It is human nature to always want to be successful and do the best you...

A Breath Too late is a powerful, emotional novel that grapples with teenager sucide and its effects. This tear-jerker novel can greatly impact readers.

Storytime with Sophie: A Breath Too Late

Sophie Barkett, Reviews/ Opinions editor September 20, 2021

In correspondence with Suicide Awareness week, the novel, A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen is a powerful reminder about the effects of suicide. The novel follows the story of teenage girl Ellie Walker,...

During lunch, Luc Gourmelom (9), Matthew Johnson (9), and Koen Martineau (9), play Cornhole during Fun Friday. The counseling department organized the event with the intention to get kids moving.

Mental Health Awareness Month: how it is being acknowledged

Sophie Barkett, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

During the month of May, students and staff can bring awareness to mental health, which has become a problem for many people after months of isolation and uncertainty brought about by COVID.  The counseling...

President, Sammy Cristerna and Vice President, Anilisse Cappucci of the Pumas 4 Pumas club have a large role in spreading community awareness for mental health.

Pumas 4 Pumas teams up with ASU organization to create mental health videos

Ashlyn Miner , News Editor February 26, 2021

The Pumas 4 Pumas club is a continuation of the Lunch Bunch which promotes mental health awareness and empathy for students throughout the school and the community. Treasurer, Allison Tripp explains that...

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