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

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

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

e-hallpass; Realization of struggle
Dyani Porter, Staff Writer • September 16, 2022

Students have returned to Piper High School only to be greeted with another change.  The new program called e-hallpass was designed to help with the...

Pirates Bay makes changes due to compliance issues
Pirates Bay makes changes due to compliance issues
Deanna Jones and Jackie Gildo May 20, 2022

  Pirates Bay, which opened in 2015, is a student-led store, where students can purchase snacks...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her hearing in front of the senate.
Senate hearings conclude for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Adrienne McCoy, Staff Writer • March 31, 2022

With the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court comes many opinions, some positive...

The Piper USD 203 school district used the hashtag #futureready to encourage voters to vote Yes on the bond.
Piper USD 203 prepares to implement $64 million bond
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • January 27, 2022

After a 1307 to 813 vote, the district passed a $64 million bond on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The bond, which...

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Senior Kaitlin Lindstrom at the Lawrence Free State track meet placing first in pole vault.
Going to Great Heights: Senior Kaitlin Lindstrom Dominates in Pole Vault
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • April 12, 2022
From the gymnastics bar to the pole, senior Kaitlin Lindstrom has continued to break records in pole vault since freshman
New head Coach Black coaches at the school he previously coached at.
Under the Lights: New Head Football Coach Set to Begin at Piper
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • March 31, 2022
On Dec. 14th, 2021,
Social Sciences teacher Matthew Reitemeier leads his AP European class in a discussion over the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Russia's Attack on Ukraine Sparks Rumors of WWIII
Avery Roellchen and Annalia Escalante March 11, 2022
In February 2014, Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, invaded and
Seniors Abigail Cahill and Anthony Alvarez share a scene during dress rehearsal.
The Otherside of the Rainbow: The Theater Department presents "The Wizard of Oz" post COVID-19
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • November 18, 2021
The dark year on the stage is over as the theater department presents
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The PHS academies being offered for 2022-23 school year
Academies: good in theory, bad in practice
Adrienne McCoy, Staff Writer • May 19, 2022

At the end of this year, Piper High School announced the implication of career-based academies. These academies will be implanted at the start of the...

No more Thoughts and Prayers: Change needed to stop school shootings
No more Thoughts and Prayers: Change needed to stop school shootings
Staff Editorial March 10, 2022

Three people were injured in a shooting at Olathe East High School on Friday, Mar. 4, a school mere 30...

Students are distracted by the over looming threat of COVID-19 within the high school.
Higher Numbers, Higher Consequences: COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket Following 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...

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,...

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Freshies’ First Steps of Spirit Week
Dyani Porter, Staff Writer • October 5, 2022

Homecoming, the first dance of the year brings many excitement to both the Piper High School’s lower and upperclassmen, specifically the week leading...

Masquerade-- YAY or NAY?
Isabella Larrosa, Staff Writer • September 27, 2022

  When the theme for Homecoming was announced, some students seemed concerned. In an effort to find out the true opinions of the student body,...

PHS choirs visit Branson, perform and explore Silver Dollar City. Photos via Instagram
Music n' Motion, Bella Voce perform their way to Branson
Riley Haworth, Staff Writer • March 29, 2022

Since 2002, Music n’ Motion and Bella Voce have traveled to Branson to perform at various night shows. However,  the past two years they have been unable...

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