• February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28
  • February 3Piper Educational Foundation is hosting a trivia night as a fundraiser to support Piper Schools. This will be held Feb. 29 7:00 pm
  • February 3Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Feb. 12 and 13 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m
  • January 22Parking passes should be displayed in the front window of cars. Parking lot checks will start on Friday


Netflix’s documentary “Tiger King” captivates with cast of unreal characters

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

April 14, 2020

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is a captivating documentary about the ownership and breeding of big cats. The story is about much more than the cats. The real story is about the wild cast of characters fit for a late-night cartoon. You have Joe Exotic, once the owner of the G.W zoo but c...

The Government Is Watching Us: What Is True about COVID-19?

With the world reeling, we rely on our healthcare professionals to provide answers.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

From The Flat Earth Society, to those that believe the world is secretly run by a race of humanoid lizards, conspiracies are ingrained into the fabric of everyday society. Something that is experienced by thousands to millions of people is bound to raise questions of, “Why?”, and, “How?”. ...

Four Years in the Making: Years after box-office breaking Avatar premiered a second one is underway

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

With a budget of $280 million, Avatar became one of the most expensive movies made, due to it being 40% live action and 60% photo-realistic CGI.The movie quickly made over $2.7 billion when it came out in 2009. Today, the only movie to break this record is Avengers: Endgame. People loved how unique the film was a...

REVIEW: 913 Nutrition disappoints

Print editor, Morgan Haworth, reviews the overall experience at 913 Nutrition in Overland Park.

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

March 20, 2020

913 Nutrition is a combination of juices, teas, and protein shakes. It is owned by Kaley Raber and Jordan Sudduth and has been open since April 2019. The first thing that you notice about this place is how bright it is on the inside. There’s so many inviting colors and fun quirks about the buildi...

Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” is well worth the wait

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

March 11, 2020

Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake was two years in the making. The album’s release was announced in 2018 but was finally released on March 6, 2020. The album’s release was delayed multiple times due to leaks, battles with his label and other personal issues. When the album was finally ready for ...

“The Way Back” tells story of alcoholism and underdogs

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Once a high school basketball phenomenon, Jack Cunningham, played by Ben Affleck, has hit the lowest of lows. Jack and his wife are split, his son died of cancer, and he turns to alcohol to cope with his pain. Luckily there was an opening at his alma mater to coach and he took the job to be the next ...

Justin Bieber’s “Changes” fails to live up to expectations

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Adam Novak, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

“Changes” is a new album by Justin Bieber that came out on February 14 of this year. This has been Bieber’s first album since late 2015. Bieber's new album features many popular artists such as Quavo, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Lil Dicky, and Clever. So far, Bieber’s most popular song on ...

Rags to Riches: Young artists Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish experience a quick rise to stardom

Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish spent time with each other following their Grammy nominations.

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

From getting a couple of hundred views on Spotify to having a Net Worth of 8 million dollars in just a couple years. Billie Eilish has set the world on fire, people are absolutely in love with her. She is only 18 years old and caught fame at 15 years old. “I saw her live and I was 10 feet away...

Bleeding Kansas

Kansas player Silvio De Sousa prepares to swing a chair during the fight before he dropped it on the ground.

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

The University of Kansas Jayhawks faced off against the Kansas State State Wildcats on January 21 for the Sunflower showdown. One of the greatest rivalries in college basketball. Kansas leads the series 198 - 94. Kansas went on a 31 game winning streak against them from 1994-2005. In 1988, the year...

More than a legacy: Remembering the Mamba and the man behind the legend

Kobe Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to 5 NBA titles in his illustrious career.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant, the five-time NBA World Champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist died this past Sunday, leaving behind three daughters and a wife. He and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant were mortally wounded while commuting to her basketball game in a helicopter.  Kobe decided to skip out on college and jump...

Netflix’s CHEER shows the emotion and hardships involved within the sport

Netflix's CHEER was released on Christmas day this past year. A season two has not yet been confirmed.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

Cheer is a sport. The raw beauty, as well as the refined perfection of the sport, is showcased in Netflix’s CHEER. The show follows the Navarro College cheer squad as they gear up for the National Cheer Association, or NCA, nationals held in Daytona, Florida. The Corsicana, Texas-based collegiate ch...

NFL Championship Round brings strong matchups

The NFL is in its 100th season and the teams are competing for a spot in Super Bowl 54.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

January 19, 2020

Following the results of last week's NFL Divisional Round games, only four teams remain. In the AFC, the Championship round matchup is the Kansas City Chiefs v.s. The Tennessee Titans. In the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers are taking on the Green Bay Packers. Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs The Tenne...

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