The Precedent

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

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...

New club honors Shakespeare’s works

New club honors Shakespeare’s works

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

In 1592, William Shakespeare kick-started his career as a famous playwright and he had composed plays that have lasted beyond his lifetime. Currently, students are required to read his plays in school. But one teacher is changing it all so students can learn to enjoy his creations the way he originally...

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Minimum wage increase hurts economy, jobs

Minimum wage increase hurts economy, jobs

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

In Nov. 2016, a bill deciding what the minimum wage should be set at was voted on by the American people. In Arizona, before the election, the minimum wage was $8.05. In Jan. 2017, it was increased to ten dollars, $10.50 in 2018, $11 in 2019, and $12 in 2020. That is a lot of money, so yay right? ...

Potential new C-Building hopes to alleviate crowded hallways

Potential new C-Building hopes to alleviate crowded hallways

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As enrollment continues to soar on campus, the need for more classrooms also grows. We saw this three years ago when, during the 2015-16 year, CUSD added an extension to the F-building, housing science and CTE classes and effectively eliminating the need for as many traveling teachers. But even with the new...

Bit by early-season injury bug, Pumas find way to 9-0 start

Bit by early-season injury bug, Pumas find way to 9-0 start

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

While the girls soccer team is kicking off their season with several wins [4-0], they are also beginning with several injuries. Senior Anissa Montoya and freshman Emi Matalon were injured at the start of the season and will be out for the majority of it. Coach John Roberts said, “Anissa’s growt...

Holidays highlight changing childhood norms

Holidays highlight changing childhood norms

Daisy Ramirez, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions

It seems that each year we move further from our own childhoods, the change in youth culture continues to evolve rapidly. Although some changes can be for the better, others can be hard to grasp. The holiday season highlights the drastic changes, with children requesting the latest and greatest toys...

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

AFJROTC raises most money for the program in state history

AFJROTC raises most money for the program in state history

Victoria Vredevoogd, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under News

The Basha-Perry-Casteel AFJROTC program is finishing up their most successful fundraiser ever. The students set out to make this fundraiser the best one yet by asking for tax credit donations, contacting family and friends, and using their main source of funding, Snap-Raise. Snap-Raise is a website similar...

Jamerson reveals his love for music on the court

Jamerson reveals his love for music on the court

VIctoria Vredevoogd, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

As much as point guard CJ Jamerson loves basketball, he also has a passion for music. Jamerson has been rapping for nine years.  His brother just moved to California to work on his music career and Jamerson hopes to follow in his brother’s success. Jamerson not only sings but writes his own music ...

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