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.

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 and some negative.  The Senate has been...

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...

Advanced algebra students work together while in a class with 36 students.
District Prepares to Vote on Bond Issue, Jan. 25
Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief • January 11, 2022

Voting day for the bond issue is a heavily anticipated day for teachers, parents, students, and community...

Head coach Rick Pollard coaches in the Leavenworth game during the 2020-2021 season. Pollard was head coach for four years.
Community reacts after Head Football Coach is Let Go
Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief • December 16, 2021

The saying “Piper wants Pollard” and “#bringbackrick” has been circulating the community after...

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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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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 minutes from Piper. It happened around 10:30 AM,...

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,...

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...

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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...

Concerts resume as world reopens
Concerts resume as world reopens
Rea Montgomery, Opinion Editor • March 23, 2022

With the fall of the omicron wave, there came a revamp in concerts of all sorts. As the US opened back up, so did artists’ ability to share their works...

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....

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