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

  • October 25 There will be an informational FCA meeting on Oct. 26 for those interested in serving on the leadership team.
  • October 20 If your parent has purchased an activity pass and you have not received it, please stop by the office to pick it up.
  • October 20 Attention Girl's Basketball Players: There will be a pre-season informational meeting during advisory in Coach Stout's room on Tuesday, October 26.
  • October 18 Bring new socks to your advisory to celebrate Socktober. The winning advisory will receive a prize.
  • October 14 Caitlin Kirwan, Kendall Vest, Tatum Vallejo and Ashlyn Rhodes move on to Girls Golf State Monday, October 18 at Hutchinson.
  • October 14 Juniors: Free In-school ACT sign up : due by Friday, Oct. 29
  • October 14 To volunteer either as a group or individual at Piper HS concessions stand click this sign-up link.
  • October 14 Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 27-29. With Oct. 27 acting as a half day for students.
  • September 8 Piper Crossbones Esports is looking for new members. Visit esports coach, Josh Kelley in the band room or email him for more details
  • September 8 All juniors and seniors with a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible to apply for National Honor Society. Paperwork can be found on the NHS twitter @piper_nhs
The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

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

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 only allows both middle and...

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...

Sophomores Jackie Gildo, Annalia Escalante, and Deanna Jones converse during newspaper stay late night.
Kansas Senate passes bill requiring full in-person learning throughout districts
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • March 9, 2021

On Mar. 3, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill no. 235 which would require all K-12 schools to have a full in-person and...

High School teacher Stephan Brumbaugh poses with vaccination card which shows receipt of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine Update: District's staff receives COVID-19 vaccine
RIley Merrick, Staff Writer • March 9, 2021

While trying to get the country back to normal after getting hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to the COVID-19...

2020 seniors pose for a photo at prom in june. Project grad hosted a senior only prom last year but allowed outside guests. Photo Courtesy Morgan Haworth
Recent senior only prom decision causes disappointment
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • March 8, 2021

Covid-19 has taken away many things from the class of 2021 and many were optimistic that prom would not be one of them. However,...

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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, it was not uncommon for politics to be discussed
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
Junior Jillian Collier snaps a selfie at the first Diversity Club meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Students introduce new clubs as school starts back up
Adrienne McCoy, Staff Writer • September 27, 2021
After a year and a half of no in-person learning, many students were
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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 staff. The original story was missing some...

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,...

Freshmen Jack Wells, Alison Asbury, and Ethan Weber sit in class.
It is time to do away with state assessments
Alex Ivanuska, Sports Editor • April 22, 2021

It is that time of the year for students to take their state assessments, but how useful are they? Well,...

Social media takes up a majority of our time. Read how to reduce time spent on social media. Design by Julie Jones
An ode to social media: Self-esteem wears away as internet usage builds up by day
Julie Jones, Staff Writer • March 24, 2021

Social media has been integrated into almost every aspect of our lives today, and it’s affecting our...

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Senior quarterback Blake Porter runs the ball against the Tonganoxie Chieftains on Oct. 1.
Senior Night Brings Victory for Pirates against the Braves
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • October 25, 2021

Following a hard loss against 7-1 Spring Hill Broncos with a score of 27-32, the Pirates Football Team was eager to get back on the field and take a win....

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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...

Staff members Audrey Menzies & Julie Jones celebrate completing a recipe with a cheers including their fresh made boba.
Trying Tik Tok recipes with Audrey & Julie: Episode 3
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • May 18, 2021

Staff members Julie Jones and Audrey Menzies take on another fun kitchen challenge. This week the recipe being tackled is fresh boba. Watch for a giggle...

Taylor Swift regains rights to her songs and re-records the album.
Taylor Swift rerecords Fearless
Brylie Reese May 4, 2021

Throughout her career, Taylor Swift has accomplished amazing things, such as winning multiple country music awards, grammys, and MTV awards. Most recently...

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