• 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


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...

One Plant at a Time: Sophomore cultivates world of her own

One Plant at a Time: Sophomore cultivates world of her own

Megan Neal, Print Editor

March 20, 2020

Sophomore Julie Jones’ plant addiction began when her mom bought her an aloe vera plant last year. “My mom was starting to put them in our house and I loved how they changed the vibe and made each room so cozy,” Jones said. “I started by buying some small, easy plants like cacti and succulent...

Cold Cases Continue to Go Unsolved in United States

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of a “cold case” is “an unsolved criminal investigation (as of a homicide or abduction) that has stopped being actively pursued because of a lack of evidence.”  Cases go cold for a multitude of reasons. Older cold cases were often closed because DNA...

Louder than a Bomb takes first at their second bout

The PHS Louder than a bomb (LTAP) team poses after their second bout

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

The Louder than a Bomb team competed and won at their second bout on Monday, March ninth. At this competition, they took first against Winnetonka, Shawnee Mission West, and Blue Springs South.  At this competition, Sophomore Andy Alvarez scored an almost perfect score with a 49.8 out of 50. ...

Forensics looks to add to past successes

Junior Amaya Starks practices her forensics piece for the upcoming tournament.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

March 12, 2020

The forensics team has a long history of success and hopes to continue that success throughout the season. So far over 10 people have qualified for state. One of those who has qualified is junior Neveah Fakeye. Fakeye participates in the Acting and Interpretation events, as well as Poetry. Fakeye has ...

Coronavirus threatens to affect travel plans

Extra precaution has been put into place following the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus.

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

March 11, 2020

Spring break is approaching and that means it is time for vacations. The nice, warm weather and cool ocean breeze is just a couple weeks away, but with the rising epidemic of COVID-19, plans may change.  COVID-19 or coronavirus, emerged in China in Dec. of 2019. According to the New York Times, the...

Theater department to perform spring play

The play, Romeo and Juliet will run at 7:00 p.m. from March 3 to March 5 in the Piper High School auditorium.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

March 4, 2020

Opening night for the Spring play, Romeo and Juliet, will be on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.  Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a classic tale of young love between two teenagers who come from feuding families.  "There are two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, who are sworn e...

Working Overtime: Student-Athletes struggle to balance personal life with their passion for athletics

Senior Riley Porter shoots a free throw in the Bobcat Invitational Tournament.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

February 28, 2020

Participating in modern high school athletics is time-consuming. When club sports are added to the mix the schedule starts to become flooded with responsibilities. Many athletes' activities require them to be working to improve year-round. Other athletes play multiple sports, leaving them with little...

Black Leaders of America promotes diversity in community

Junior Jennifer Obiesie helps run the Jeopardy game played at the January meeting.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

February 26, 2020

Black Leaders of America was started in 2016 by a large group of students including alumni Michelle Obiesie, Cara Bruce, Dee Lynch and former teacher Tasha Harris. The club was created to give black students a strong and unified voice, promote diversity and to bring attention to the many issues in the commu...

New Superintendent has high hopes for district

Dr. Jessica Dain will take over as Piper's superintendent next year.

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

On January 1, 2020, Piper USD 203 announced Dr. Jessica Dain as our new superintendent. While searching for the new superintendent the PHS students had a very big role.  “It was a very rewarding experience to be a part of the future of our district and deciding, and a leader, and superintendent,...

Rise to Tik Tok Stardom

Seth Briggs's profile on Tik Tok

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Follow after follow, Seth Briggs has become one of the few TikTok famous people in the Piper area.  Sophomore, Seth Briggs, creates videos online on  an app called Tik Tok. After a few months of creating videos, Briggs already has 68,100 followers on his account. His most liked videos have g...

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