• 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

Movie Review

“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 ...

Joker: A look inside the madness

Joker was released to theaters Oct. 4. The film dives into the depths of the Joker's dark path to crime.

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Clown by day and a stand-up comic by night. Arthur Fleck is a miserable man who seems to be socially unseen. He just wants to put a smile on your face.  Arthur struggles from a condition that causes him to burst out into random high-pitched, hysterical laughter. Creepy Right? People started to mak...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks

Lauren Textor, Editor-In-Chief

December 4, 2018

One of the most iconic bands in history. An album that changed the meaning of rock n’ roll. A six minute “nonsense” song that became a smash hit and continues to top the charts even today. The movie that follows it all. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was marketed more as the story of Freddie Mercury (Rami Ma...

‘Creed II’ excites, provides cinematic experience

'Creed II' excites, provides cinematic experience

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

December 4, 2018

  Creed II is an exciting 2 hours and 10 minutes of cinematography. The movie provides a layered story-line with excellent writing.   The acting in the movie was great. Michael B. Jordan, who played Adonis Creed, was flawless as he was able to represent the cocky, yet insecure son of Ap...

Halloween the movie frights just right

Halloween the movie frights just right

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

November 1, 2018

Halloween is a newly released movie featuring Halloween icon Michael Myers. When I went to see Halloween, I didn’t know what to expect. As the movie progressed, I couldn’t make up my mind of what I thought of the movie. I personally enjoyed the action, but after seeing Halloween, I can say that ...

Hocus Pocus wows viewers 25 years after release date

Hocus Pocus served viewers a lot of iconic looks, none more so than those of the Sanderson sisters.

Lauren Textor, Editor-In-Chief

October 31, 2018

There are so many elements that go into making a movie great. Dialogue, plot, lighting, sound, camera angles… Not every movie can be remembered as one for the ages, but the 1993 classic “Hocus Pocus” deserves to be immortalized for its dedication to theme and the creation of a brand that has la...

“Ready Player One” disappoints for fans of the book

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

April 3, 2018

I admit, my expectations were too high. “Ready Player One” is a film adaptation of the novel by Ernest Cline with Steven Spielberg as the director, and despite knowing I will be disappointed because nothing can live up to the novel, I was excited nonetheless. “Ready Player One” is set in a dystopian...

A wrinkle of disappointment

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

March 19, 2018

Going into the film “A Wrinkle in Time,” I had little to no expectations. I actually did not wish to see the movie, but I wanted to get out of the house and this was my option. Upon watching the film, I feel it would have been more beneficial to stay home instead. I had tried to read the novel to no avail. I...

Coco shows need for improvement

Coco shows need for improvement

Raul Villegas, Mass Media Student

January 22, 2018

“Coco” is about Miguel, a boy in a shoe-making family whose great-grandfather abandoned his wife for his passion was music and was never seen again. However, his wife didn't have time to weep over his sorrow, so she started to make shoes. Now their family has taken that tradition and are strict o...

Comedy ‘Major League’ creates laughs

Comedy ‘Major League’ creates laughs

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

January 18, 2018

In “Major League” the new owner Rachael Phelps (Margaret Whitton) of the Cleveland Indians decides to run her team a little differently. She wants to move the team to Miami, but the team has a contractual obligation to stay in Cleveland unless attendance fell below a certain number. Her idea of h...

Christmas comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” upholds first film

Christmas comedy

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

If you are looking for a family-friendly comedy Christmas movie, “Daddy’s Home 2” is a perfect fit. It is about two different sides of a divorced family coming together to try and have a normal Christmas, but it is nearly impossible. Mark Wahlberg plays a relaxed dad named Dusty, who has grown ...

Reviewing ‘Justice League’

The new

Kaylyn Noah, Mass Media students

January 4, 2018

“Justice League” is an action movie about superheroes including the Flash, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and many others who get together to defeat a new villain that could destroy their planet. Wonder Woman and Batman work to get other superheroes together before the villain that has been asl...

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