The Precedent

StuGo advisor, admin suspend spirit days for the remainder of year

Kenna Cassey, Staff reporter

May 20, 2019

Spirit days have been put on a hiatus by StuGo advisor Lerina Johnson and administration as a result of the MAGA controversy that occurred during the American-themed day on Mar 1. StuGo was asked to suspend spirit days for the remainder of the school year by administration so as not to have an like this ...

Senioritis takes final toll in the last weeks of school

Senioritis takes final toll in the last weeks of school

Kendall MacGregor, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2017

Every spring season the same illness spreads throughout the graduating class like rapid fire. The symptoms of this illness can be caught early on around the fall, however this disease has no treatable options, and only seems to drastically get worse as the school year goes on. Teachers dread the sounds ...

Staying in state offers comfort

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2017

There's no place like home. What better time than college to apply this valuable life lesson? Today many students are faced with countless college opportunities. Ranging from those fortunate enough to gain scholarships that accelerate them to all parts of the country to those who wish to study abroad...

School lacks protocol regarding illness

School lacks protocol regarding illness

Valerie Burgess and Sarah Lankford

December 14, 2015

As a society, we raise awareness for diseases that can be seen. We walk around a track for several hours throughout the night for cancer, or we come together in a community event to sell pastries to support the healing of a student who faced a catastrophic car accident. Their messages spread and catch...

Lacking school spirit

Taylor Moorer, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015

Give me a L-A-M-E, what’s that spell? Lame! A majority of students forget to add the spirit, in the saying school spirit. High school is for experiencing new styles and trying new activities. The classic “Spirit Week” at school is a way to be goofy and express yourself. But, teenagers find themselves...

Serrano Q &A: Graduation happenings

Paige Coakley, Editor In Chief

April 20, 2015

It is that time of year again; where all of the lovely seniors dawn their navy and maroon caps and gowns and line up for that wonderful march up the stage, waiting to be handed that little piece of paper saying the last four years of their lives were worth it. However, there are some things that need...

Students associate “movie days” as a day off but are they truly beneficial?

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2015

You walk into class, tired from the days events, when you sit down to discover your teacher will be showing a movie. More often than not the first thought to come to mind are “thank goodness nap time.” When a teacher shows a movie in class is it truly beneficial? While many students agree that...

Intertwining of School and Religion

Michelle Bolden, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2014

Recently, the Maryland County Board of education cleaned their upcoming 2015-2016 calendar of any holiday references. This decision, which was a 7-to-1 vote, was made after a few Muslim leaders requested that Eid al-Adha, the Muslim equivalent of Christianity's celebration of Christmas, be mentioned...

New standards prove successful

New standards prove successful

Dayna Miller, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

Common Core has been a hot topic, and the main question is to keep or remove? A nation-wide implementation of the same standards has seen success in other countries, so it should work here too, right? The controversy is found when looking at the objectives and The Standards. A common complaint regarding...

Fall testing too early

Fall testing too early

Dayna Miller, Opinions Editor

September 18, 2014

Perry High School juniors brace themselves for the plethora of college admission essays, scholarship applications, and standardized tests and preparation; Not to mention students still need to balance their schoolwork, social life, and getting enough sleep. Perry offered the practice SAT in August and...

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