The Precedent

Second season of sand, now a more popular sport

Second season of sand, now a more popular sport

India Buckner, staff reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sand Volleyball is a recent addition to the Perry sports program. It is a physically and mentally challenging sport with only two players in the sand at a time. Although it was a different challenge for the team, consisting of many of the girls from the indoor team, they went far. They fought their way...

It’s time to fund equal opportunities, not guns

It’s time to fund equal opportunities, not guns

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Double Truck, Opinions

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School woke up on Valentine’s Day expecting a day full of love and heart-shaped candies; instead they got fearing for their lives and bullets. During the last class of the day, a former student pulled the fire alarm and began his rampage of hate and terror...

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...

Eric Rygiel brings energy to campus during his first year

Eric Rygiel brings energy to campus during his first year

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Perry campus is awash with faculty whose unique experiences undoubtedly contribute to the school’s identity. Since the school’s conception, many staff members have come and gone bringing their stories and spirit with them. The newest addition to the campus is math teacher Eric Rygiel, married to...

Puma Football Creating a Winning Culture

Puma Football Creating a Winning Culture

CJ Jamerson, Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Sports

After a series of forgetful seasons, this year's Puma Football team is making a name for themselves and sculpting a winning culture for years to come. Although the Pumas (12-2, 3-1 Premier) couldn’t come away with a win in this year’s state game, the impact it will have on future seasons is imme...

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...

A Minute with Mia: Dress code dialogue needs to change

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Let me get one thing straight: this is not another story complaining about why we have a dress code. Having a dress code is necessary to maintain a certain level of professionalism at school. That is understandable and in most cases, preferred. According to many teachers, the problem lies with dress cod...

David and Goliath: Pumas in the role of underdog

David and Goliath: Pumas in the role of underdog

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The story of David and Goliath has been used to describe monumental events for many years. The story tells of a man, named David, who was told to fight a giant named Goliath. Goliath was undefeated. In the end, David miraculously beat Goliath. The upcoming state football game, Perry against Chandler (CHS), ...

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