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  • November 22 There is a Movie Club meeting on Thurs. Dec. 2 in Mr. Reitemeier's room.
  • November 22 Late Night at the Pirate will be on Mon. Nov. 29 hosted by BLA. Entry will be $5.
  • November 22 Seniors: if you placed an order with Jostens and did not pick it up, please stop by the office.
  • November 22 Seniors: Jostens will be back on Nov. 30 at 7 a.m. if you have not placed an order
  • November 19 Following Thanksgiving break, all students will be required to ride the bus to the CTE and back.
  • November 17 Bowling tryouts will be on Mon. Nov. 29.
  • November 17 If you are using school transportation, masks are still mandatory.
  • November 15 The first powerlifting practice will be Mon. Nov. 29.
  • November 15 The 5-minute grace period due to morning traffic is no longer in effect.
  • November 15 The Wizard of Oz musical is this week Thur. - Fri. Tickets are $7 student & $10 adult
The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

A screenshot of the message the Piper community received from principal John Nguyen.
'In Abundance of Caution' School goes on Soft Lockdown amid Potential Threat
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • December 2, 2021

As seen above, this is the message that has been sent to students and family by high school principal John Nguyen regarding the soft lockdown. Friday,...

Business students work in a pod workspace while following the new optional masking policy.
Recent mask optional decision results in mixed opinions
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • November 12, 2021

Among other things discussed during the Nov. 8th Piper school board meeting, one of the most talked about is the unanimous...

Piper Middle School uses cones to block incoming traffic. This is one of the new safety precautions implemented for pedestrian safety.
Traffic Turnaround: New campus driving plan causes unanticipated school traffic
Annalia Escalante, Arts & Entertainment Editor • October 22, 2021

On Oct. 4, Piper Middle School created a new driving route to increase the safety of student pedestrians. This route, which...

The last day to register to vote for the Jan. 25, 2022 bond issue is Jan. 4, 2022.
Hitting the Polls: Seniors register to vote in upcoming Bond Issue
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • October 22, 2021

The community will hit the polls to vote on the new proposed Bond Issue on Jan. 25, 2022. The last day to register to vote...

The Frankenstein Bill would allow state funding for private schools.
'Frankenstein' Bill moves through state legislature
Brylie Reese April 21, 2021

The “Frankenstein” Sub House Bill 2119, introduced on Jan. 22, sets out to change the format of funding for private and...

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Spanish Teacher Rachel Ferguson helps a student with a problem in her Spanish 2 class.
COVID-19 Slide: Students Adapt to the Shifts in Learning Environment
Annalia Escalante, Arts & Entertainment Editor • November 17, 2021
After a long period of abnormal learning around the U.S., students and educators are faced with the ‘Covid
The Young Democrats club meets on the first Thursday of every month. The Young Republicans club meets on the fourth Thursday of every month.
Politics in Piper: Students take the initiative to create political clubs
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • October 4, 2021
Following the highly political year of the 2020 Presidential election,
Teacher Marta Yang assists student with an class assignment. Fun fact about Yang, she grew up in KCK and attended USD 500 schools her whole life.
New teachers adjust to new district, in-person learning
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • October 4, 2021
After countless months of online education, students as well as teachers
Senior Kaycee Scott works a night shift at Daylight Donuts after school.
Balance is Key: Students juggle academics, athletics, employment
Julie Jones, Staff Writer • October 1, 2021
As the back to school season fades away and students are swiftly moving
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Students are distracted by the over looming threat of COVID-19 within the high school.
Higher Numbers, Higher Consequences: COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket Following the Holiday Season
Rea Montgomery, Opinion Editor • January 12, 2022

There seems to be an elephant in the room throughout the country that is going unaddressed, at least on the level of change, that is. Following the holiday...

A screenshot of the Instagram account in question. The owner of the account is still unknown.
It Takes Us All to Stop Hate
Staff Editorial November 10, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: This editorial discusses topics of homophobia and hate speech. Throughout the years,...

Many local news outlets covered the alleged outbreak with similar headlines instead of reporting on larger issues within the community.
STAFF EDITORIAL-Mind Your Business: News Should Affect More
Staff Editorial September 29, 2021

Editor's Note: Content below has been changed to better clarify the stance of the Pirates' Log and kcpipernews...

United States troops first invaded Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001 attack.
The war on imperialism
Reagan Montgomery, Staff Writer • May 4, 2021

The Biden administration announced plans for the US military to withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11,...

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English teacher Amy Adam brought Red inspired cookies for her students today.
Students anticipate release of Red (Taylor's Version)
Rea Montgomery, Opinion Editor • November 12, 2021

Fans are anxiously anticipating the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Red (Taylor’s Version)”, which is out for release on Friday, Nov....

A collage of a variety of Mexican foods, both traditional and non-traditional, enjoyed throughout Audrey Menziess trip to Isla Mujeres.
Saboreando Comida: A Taste of Traditional Día de Los Muertos Cuisine
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • November 5, 2021

Isla Mujeres is a 15 mile Long Island off the coast of Cancun. While the island is a popular tourist destination, it is also home to a large...

Certified Lover Boy was highly anticipated by fans after waiting three years since Drakes last studio album.
Drake does not Miss with New Album
Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor • September 13, 2021

On Sep. 3, the long-awaited album, “Certified Lover Boy”, was dropped by one of the most influential music artists of this generation, Drake. This...

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