• 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


Research shows racial inequality negatively affects COVID-19 treatment for Black communities

Seniors Taylor Sims, Amari Lynch, Jennifer Guilbeaux, and Jenelle Guilbeaux attend a Black Businesses Matter event in August during National Black Business month.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

According to the New York Times, people in Black and Latino communities are 3 times as likely to contract the Coronavirus than those in white communities. Despite these statistics, these communities continue to struggle to get the proper resources they need to handle the virus. “I think it’s ver...

Graduates walk the stage at socially distanced graduation nearly three months later than planned

Graduates walk the stage at socially distanced graduation nearly three months later than planned

Amanda Bauman, Adviser

August 3, 2020

Little was known about the coronavirus circulating in China when the news of the potentially dangerous virus reached the United States in December. Schools continued for an additional two months as the virus raged overseas. Then came the inevitable. Cases started appearing closer and closer to home....

Seniors take part in graduation parade

Seniors take part in graduation parade


May 10, 2020

Due to schools remaining closed as an attempt to flatten the curve for COVID-19 seniors took part in a rainy parade on their original graduation day, May 7. The official graduation ceremony is scheduled for August 1.

Pirate Podcast: Quarantined

Podcasts created by students for students. Topics and hosts vary.

Kenny Brown, Video Editor

April 30, 2020

Host, Kenny Brown, talks with Andrew and Sammy Jarvis about living life during quarantine. They discuss the lack of sports, recreational activities and their school.

Through their Lens: Photo essays representing daily life in quarantine

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, students look to Google Classroom to finish their school year.

April 28, 2020

What started as an early spring break ended up being the end of an in-person school year for many students around the nation. Kansas Governor Laura Kelley announced the closure of school facilities Tuesday, March 17. This put students and teachers into the world of virtual learning. These are the...

Online School is not as predicted

Online School is not as predicted

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

One way COVID-19 has affected the world is by having people switch to online school. Online schooling for Piper started on March 30th for most grade levels. Many classes require students to join a zoom call at least once a week. Zoom is one popular way for students to interact with their classmates...

Trial and Error of Online School

Trial and Error of Online School

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

One effect that COVID-19 has had on students is having to switch to online school. For a majority of students, this was their first experience with online school. Many had to get Chromebooks from the school so they could continue their school year online because of the lack of resources in their home...

Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home order calls for social distancing to “flatten the curve”

Government officials look for ways to

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 growing in severity, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a Stay at Home order that started March 30 and will last until at least April 19. Kelly was prompted by the increasing severity of the virus and its continued spread. As of April 5, there were 747 confirmed cases...

First responders work overtime to help combat COVID-19

Dressed in personal protective equipment from head to toe, pediatric nurse Andrea Serrano works during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

April 3, 2020

PhotoNurses, firefighters, police officers and more are working overtime due to the pandemic, COVID-19. First responders have to work in the midst of all the craziness, leaving them more prone to catching the coronavirus.  Senior Jack Robinson’s dad is a firefighter for the Kansas City Kansas Fire...

COVID-19 Takes Away Lifelong Memories

KSHSAA canceled the 2020 State Basketball Tournament on March 12. Allowing the tournament to only surpass the quarterfinal round.

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

I was two games away from being a 2 time State Champion. I wasn’t able to get my second ring. I didn’t miss out on a ring because we lost, I didn’t get it because of COVID-19. We had already won our first game at State and were going to be playing Bishop Miege in the Semifinals. There was a different...

Administration struggles amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 is also evolving and changing fast, the Piper School District has had to make quick changes to stay on top of student and staff safety.

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The recent escalation of COVID-19 has caused many people to adapt to a new temporary life of staying six feet apart at all times along with other out of the ordinary things. School administrators have had to change many things for themselves while also being leaders for hundreds of students.  “I...

Spread of COVID-19 causes spring sports, activities to be canceled

Following Governor Laura Kelly's issue to cancel all K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year, all spring athletics and activities have been canceled until further notice. Illustration by Zoey Pudenz.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Tuesday, March 17 Governor Laura Kelly announced all K-12 schools would be closed for the remainder of the semester due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With the closing of all schools, cancellations of all spring athletics and activities occurred. According to athletic director Doug Key, KSHSAA decided to cancel all KSHSAA activities due to the decision f...

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