The Precedent

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New school will be beneficial to PHS students

PHS stands empty now, but on a normal school day it is packed with students

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2020

Perry High School has experienced rapid growth and was reported to have 3,640 students enrolled which is exceeding capacity. In the last several years, a large number of students have become a concern as two buildings and extra seating has been added recently. CUSD district officials have decided to resol...

Determined and Driven Leadership

Jenna Heller serving at state

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2020

This upcoming year, students are looking for talented athletes to step up and lead the way. Jenna Heller is a Junior who plays both Beach and Indoor volleyball.“I enjoy volleyball because it gives me instant friends, I’ve grown up playing the sport, and I am very competitive so this helps with that,”  ...

Coach Houg: Strong and Motivated

Coach Houg: Strong and Motivated

Jalyn Knight, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2020

It is no secret that with this atrocious medical pandemic sweeping the nation, people are struggling with being out-of-work and quarantined at home. Teaching is perhaps one of the most affected fields at this time as instructors go from seeing their students nearly every day to not at all. One of th...

Basketball season ends on a low point

Junior Christian Tuckers goes up for a layup against Queen Creek.

Nick Manzo, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Pumas playoff run began on Feb. 14, when they defeated Queen Creek 69-54 to earn a spot in the round of 16. Head coach Sam Duane established a clear game plan coming into the game: “Our game plan was we had to defend really well, take away their three-point looks, and then we wanted to establi...

Pumas are ready for postseason run

Senior Brenna Alderson trying to get past Mountain Ridge High School

February 11, 2020

With the beginning of the competitive chapter in the Pumas season, the Pumas started strong. On Jan. 24, the Pumas played at Hamilton and ended up beating the Huskies with a score of 2-0. Because Hamilton is marked as one of the tougher opponents, beating the Huskies definitely has a positive effect on the te...

Beach Volleyball: Experienced and Loaded with potential

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Did you know Perry has a beach volleyball team? Most people do not. The beach volleyball team is for sure one of Perry’s best-kept secrets.          It all began five years ago, when students showed interest. “Five years ago, they wanted a sand volleyball team and I said no way. But look at...

Keeping Focus: On and off the court

The team shares a moment before a game.

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

  When the basketball season first began, they had a few goals to start the season. At the beginning of the season, they were determined to end their season stronger after their unexpected loss to Valley Vista in the playoffs last year. As their long season has started to wind down, how does th...

On court leadership: Helping Pumas succeed

Grace Oken dribbles during a recent game.

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

The  basketball team has had a very successful start to the season and faced many challenging teams this season, which have included a few teams from out of state. Over Christmas break, the team had a tournament in Vegas where they played a couple of challenging teams and won. The Pumas have overcom...

Grace Oken returns to court after sever ankle injury

Grace Oken concentrates on her play.

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

American Journalist, B.C Forbes said, “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” This was true for junior point guard, Grace Oken who suffered a ...

Abrupt Ending: After promising start, top-ranked PHS comes up short in 6A title game

Senior Sian Richardson spike a ball during the 6A state title game. The Pumas lost, 3-2.

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

The tension was boiling and the student section was excited with intense school spirit for the much anticipated volleyball state championships against Basha High School. There was so much anxiety but also excitement in hopes for a great game and a win. “We felt like we had a game plan and we had...

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