The Precedent

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

Stress or more? 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...

Junior Sammy Cristerna, Pumas 4 Pumas club president, is gathering with the other member and discussing their upcoming plans and activities this year. Pumas 4 Pumas has been preparing since the beginning of the year to accomplish their mission of establishing inclusion across Perry High School.

Pumas 4 Pumas: spreading inclusion to make social distancing not feel as distant

Nate Andrew, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

During this time of seclusion and self-isolation, it is common for people to feel lonely or overwhelmed. With this thought in mind, a group of students known as Pumas 4 Pumas, formerly recognized as the...

Senior, Haleigh Spencer expresses how many students felt about cramming for the ACT this year.

ACT testing: another setback for high school seniors

Ashlyn Miner, News Editor October 29, 2020

The ACT has, once again, come and gone. With seniors not being given ample time upon the return of school to prepare for the ACT, the news that they would be taking it on Oct 20. was very unexpected as...

Drawing and painting students first time in class. Student does her first project and applies the information she learned from online.

Transition to in-person school mentality is relentless

Presley Plant, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

As a student, it is a priority to keep both the mind and body healthy. The sudden change from online to in-person learning has created a stressful mentality with constant anxiety. “This adjustment has...

Mrs. Taylors virtual classroom has links and resources for students at any time

Wellness Room set to re-open with precautions

Lindsey Harrison, A&E Editor October 2, 2020

With school returning, students will have access to the Wellness Room with a couple of new rules and precautions to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Formerly called the Mindfulness Room, the Wellness...

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