The Precedent

What You Need to Know About Last Year’s Graduating Class

Isabel Behrendt, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under News

Last year was a time of innovation, achievement, and change across campus. Despite all of these changes and growth that happened, one thing remains constant: the extremely successful graduating classes. The graduating class of 2018 was no exception. Last year’s graduating class was seemingl...

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...

Choirs perform in iconic Carnegie Hall

Choirs perform in iconic Carnegie Hall

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Apr. 12, concert choir and advance women’s choir traveled to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. Choir’s performance these past few years and getting gold at their festivals has allowed them the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. Concert choir sophomore Joshua Hall said “this ...

Perry’s best kept secret

India Buckner, staff reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

The sand volleyball team is 11-1, ranked fifth in the state’s Power Rankings, and has already won the Premier Region title. But does anyone really know about this outstanding record? The Pumas are the best-ranked spring sports team on campus, but play their home matches 6.2 miles away at nearby ...

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...

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