• 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


Nevaeh Fakeye and other students dancing at the senior prom.

Prom Gone Wrong: Students find disappointment after subpar prom experience

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

After a year of no school dances, due to COVID-19, the senior-only prom was held at the Willow Creek venue on April 17th. The attending seniors were allowed to bring a guest with them from another school...

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Moss, a Pot Belly- American Guinea cross, basks in the sun while enjoying a mud bath. Photo by Astin Ramos

It’s all in the family: Family maintains home farm to produce fresh foods

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor April 24, 2021

Homegrown and homemade fruits, vegetables, produce and baked goods are becoming a new way of shopping. Family farms are growing whole foods to be sold directly to the consumer. Farm to table is taking...

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Chris Brindle poses with a photoshopped red sports car. This photo is one of many that is posted on @iheartbrindle.

Students create fanpage for beloved teacher

Audrey Menzies, Design Editor April 19, 2021

Social sciences teacher Chris Brindle has been a beloved teacher for 12 years, but something out-of-the-ordinary happened this year. A student who chooses to stay anonymous created an Instagram fan account...

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Sophomore Kyle Schutte pulls up a music video on YouTube to relax on a Sunday afternoon.

Students find expression in music

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer April 18, 2021

When left to isolate, you are given opportunities to find new creative ways for adaptation and coping through circumstances. Music has become a popular outlet with the rise of finding new way to express...

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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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