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  • KCpipernews is going on spring break

    KCpipernews is going on spring break

    Karli Trumbo, Staff Writer

    March 16, 2017

    As third quarter comes to an end March 16, students look forward to spring break. The 16th is the last school day for students prior to spring break, as well as the last day of cheerleading tryouts. Although students do not have school March 17, teachers are required to attend a professional develo...

  • Behind the stitch

    Behind the stitch

    Karli Trumbo, Staff Writer

    March 16, 2017

    Some people find fashion in top-dollar stores by top designers, and for others it’s whatever they can throw together from a thrift store. However, for senior Tyler Ratterman, his style is one of his own design. Ratterman decided to begin making his own clothes his junior year when he discovered th...

    Ratterman sews all the pieces of his creation together."It is the most amazing feeling ever when I'm done," he said. "It is something you created and can wear every day and show it off."

    Bel Wilcoxen

  • Platonic friendships are met with misunderstanding

    Platonic friendships are met with misunderstanding

    Bel Wilcoxen, Photo Editor

    March 16, 2017

    Best friends are unique to each person. Some people have an unbreakable bond with their dog, some are close with their mother and some best friends make people wonder if there is a deeper meaning to the relationship. Seniors Skylar Penyweit and Sheridan Smith have been close friends for three years no...

    Seniors Skylar Penyweit and Sheridan Smith are best friends, but their relationship is platonic, not romantic.

  • Students reflect on Trump presidency two months in

    Students reflect on Trump presidency two months in

    Raven Fletcher, Business Manager

    March 16, 2017

    The 2016 presidential election brought many changes to the state of American politics. One of the most publicly noticed changes is a shift in the way citizens receive information from the president himself. Twitter has now become a common medium in information sharing from the capital. According to ...

  • Join the kcpipernews March Madness Contest

    Join the kcpipernews March Madness Contest

    Dirk Beashore, Sports Editor

    March 14, 2017

    Want to win a $25 gift card to the Legends? Put your hoops knowledge and luck to the test and fill out your bracket by clicking below to be entered for a chance to win a gift card and bragging rights throughout the school. There will also be another $25 gift card for the person who does the best in pre...

National Honor Society members inducted

National Honor Society members inducted

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

Character, scholarship, leadership and service. These are the four pillars of National Honor Society, and on March 14, 43 students were honored as displaying these qualities...

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Recent News Stories

Loss to McPherson ends Lady Pirates’ bid for state title

Loss to McPherson ends Lady Pirates’ bid for state title

March 10

"It was a really good team," senior...

StuCo sponsors dress swap to lessen waste, save money

StuCo sponsors dress swap to lessen waste, save money

March 7

School dances are an opportunity for s...

Forensics team places second at Kaw Valley League championships

Forensics team places second at Kaw Valley League championships

February 23

At nearly 10 p.m. the night of Feb. 22 af...

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Spring break brings excitement, travel

Spring break brings excitement, travel

Hannah Haworth, Staff Writer

In a few days students will feel the absolute relief o...

March 16No Comments

Teacher absence leaves students gritting their teeth

Teacher absence leaves students gritting their teeth

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

As students can attest, juggling school, work and othe...

March 16No Comments

Students attend life group to grow in faith, community

Students attend life group to grow in faith, community

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

In the eyes of popular culture, the “best four years...

March 16No Comments

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Boys’ varsity basketball takes the win against Basehor

Boys’ varsity basketball takes the win against Basehor

Hannah Pappert, Photographer

March 16No Comments

Recent Sports Stories

  • Seasons end at state tourney March 16
  • Girls’ and boys’ basketball teams advance to state March 14
  • Loss to McPherson ends Lady Pirates’ bid for state title March 10
  • Lady Pirates win first-round state tournament game, move on to semi-finals March 9
  • Pirates climb back into state tournament game, but foul trouble and scrappy Jaguars prove too much to overcome March 9

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Neurodiversity matters

Neurodiversity matters

Cailin O'Mara, Managing Editor

Diversity has been on the minds of students, staff and community members for the last few months. This initiative to cherish our differences has had a won...

March 16No Comments

Recent Opinion Stories

‘Black Lives Matter’ aims to include, educate, not divide

‘Black Lives Matter’ aims to include, educate, not divide

March 16

Close friendships between boys and girls don’t require romance

Close friendships between boys and girls don’t require romance

March 16

Gaining a new appreciation of sports

Gaining a new appreciation of sports

March 11

Cheating in chemistry appears again

Cheating in chemistry appears again

March 6

Tuesday Advice: Investing and dating are the same thing

February 28

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Forensics team hosts tournament

Forensics team hosts tournament

Raven Fletcher, Business Manager

For most school activities, the Kansas High School Athletic Association sponsors games or meets, provides referees and determines location. However, forensics events are pu...

March 16

Girls’ and boys’ basketball teams advance to state

Girls’ and boys’ basketball teams advance to state

March 14

Vegans bring about change by not eating animal products

Vegans bring about change by not eating animal products

March 10

Courtwarming Pep Assembly: Spirit

Courtwarming Pep Assembly: Spirit

February 15

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