• April 6Project Grad Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, May. 1 at The Venue at Willow Creek at 5 p.m.
  • April 6Project Grad Bingo tournament will be held Saturday Apr. 10 in the high school parking lot from 5-7 p.m.
  • April 6Submissions for the Literary Magazine are due Thursday, Apr. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 6Modified remote purple day on Friday, Apr. 9


Meet the Northern Lights themed 2021 Prom King and Queen candidates.

Meet the 2021 Prom Candidates

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

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On Friday, Apr. 2, junior Rea Montgomery received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Students receive COVID-19 vaccine as Kansas moves into Phase 5

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor April 6, 2021

On Monday, Mar. 29, Kansas entered Phase 5 of the Vaccination Prioritization plan making all people 16 and older eligible for the vaccine. Students eager to receive the vaccine jumped on to the opportunity.  One...

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After over 100 years, Piper USD 203 has its first female superintendent Dr. Jessica Dain.

Raising the Statistic: District’s first female superintendent inspires

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor March 31, 2021

A little over a year after the announcement of the district's first female superintendent, Dr. Jessica Dain has put her stamp on the community. Dain was hand-chosen by a committee of students in December...

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Senior Alexis Miles works on the yearbook after returning to school as a full-time, in-person student.

Contrasts between Remote and In-person learning arise following return to In-person model

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

With the spread of Covid-19, students had to face the challenges of remote learning. Now that many students are back in-person, students are adjusting to a different environment, and with that environment...

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In late May of 2020, staff bagged all of students' belongings for pick up.

COVID-19: A year in recap

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

It has been a little over a year since the Coronavirus has been officially a world-wide pandemic. Ever since then, the world has experienced a switch in lifestyle. “At the beginning, everyone was...

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Sophomore Lilly Ladish and other Piper students in Ft. Lauderdale, FL pose before going to dinner.

COVID-19 does not stop spring break travel

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

As spring break arrived in schools, many tried to keep their plans as normal as possible. However, some had to alter their plans due to the pandemic.  Between airports and hotel rooms, there can be...

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Senior Caleal Kennedy poses after getting a line up. Photo courtesy of Dameon Weathers

Piper alumni grows business with support from students

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor March 30, 2021

Since discovering a love for cutting hair, Dameon Weathers is on a successful path to owning his own shop. With inspiration from his mom, he decided to take a deeper look into becoming a barber.  “I...

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Hybrid student Tatum Vallejo goes through her daily routine through a pandemic.

Day in the Life: Hybrid student Tatum Vallejo daily routine

Madi Welker March 10, 2021

After a long night of basketball practice, and finishing up homework, sophomore, Tatum Vallejo, wakes up and snoozes her alarm at 7:10 a.m. She grabs breakfast, brushes her teeth and is on her computer...

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2020 seniors pose for a photo at prom in june. Project grad hosted a senior only prom last year but allowed outside guests. Photo Courtesy Morgan Haworth

Recent senior only prom decision causes disappointment

Audrey Menzies, Design Editor March 8, 2021

Covid-19 has taken away many things from the class of 2021 and many were optimistic that prom would not be one of them. However, as prom plans are being put in place it is being added to the list of let...

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Sophomores Lilly Ladish and Lydia Vogel work together while remote learning.

Study Spaces: Home School Edition

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Students everywhere have found the need to create or transform their study area. These areas are places in which students are spending almost what their normal school day would be at a study area created...

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Freshman Halle Loomis sells her clothes on the Instagram account @hallescloset_05.

Students turn old clothes into profit with the help of social media

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

When closets get full, the first thing most people want to do is clean them out. With the help of social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, students have found a new way to sell their unneeded...

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Ways to make a difference is to inform yourself, inform others, have valid resources, and spread information.

Arctic drilling put on pause as Biden reevaluates Trump-era policy

Julie Jones, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: At KC Piper News, we strive for transparency and accuracy, so it's important to note that the original headline for this article, "Biden cancels drilling in Arctic," was changed to "Arctic...

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