The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

  • October 25 There will be an informational FCA meeting on Oct. 26 for those interested in serving on the leadership team.
  • October 20 If your parent has purchased an activity pass and you have not received it, please stop by the office to pick it up.
  • October 20 Attention Girl's Basketball Players: There will be a pre-season informational meeting during advisory in Coach Stout's room on Tuesday, October 26.
  • October 18 Bring new socks to your advisory to celebrate Socktober. The winning advisory will receive a prize.
  • October 14 Caitlin Kirwan, Kendall Vest, Tatum Vallejo and Ashlyn Rhodes move on to Girls Golf State Monday, October 18 at Hutchinson.
  • October 14 Juniors: Free In-school ACT sign up : due by Friday, Oct. 29
  • October 14 To volunteer either as a group or individual at Piper HS concessions stand click this sign-up link.
  • October 14 Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 27-29. With Oct. 27 acting as a half day for students.
  • September 8 Piper Crossbones Esports is looking for new members. Visit esports coach, Josh Kelley in the band room or email him for more details
  • September 8 All juniors and seniors with a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible to apply for National Honor Society. Paperwork can be found on the NHS twitter @piper_nhs
The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.


The last day to register to vote for the Jan. 25, 2022 bond issue is Jan. 4, 2022.

Hitting the Polls: Seniors register to vote in upcoming Bond Issue

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 22, 2021

The community will hit the polls to vote on the new proposed Bond Issue on Jan. 25, 2022. The last day to register to vote is Jan. 4, 2022, which has many adult seniors eager to vote.  The proposed...

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The Young Democrats club meets on the first Thursday of every month. The Young Republicans club meets on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Politics in Piper: Students take the initiative to create political clubs

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2021

Following the highly political year of the 2020 Presidential election, it was not uncommon for politics to be discussed in schools. This inspired many students to take the initiative of creating political-based...

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Teacher Marta Yang assists student with an class assignment. Fun fact about Yang, she grew up in KCK and attended USD 500 schools her whole life.

New teachers adjust to new district, in-person learning

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2021

After countless months of online education, students as well as teachers are transitioning back into full in-person learning. Last year was filled with an empty, desolate school building, so it is exciting...

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Senior Kaycee Scott works a night shift at Daylight Donuts after school.

Balance is Key: Students juggle academics, athletics, employment

Julie Jones, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

As the back to school season fades away and students are swiftly moving into the year, some are left balancing their busy schedules with school, athletics and part-time jobs. While this is no easy feat...

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Junior Jillian Collier snaps a selfie at the first Diversity Club meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Students introduce new clubs as school starts back up

Adrienne McCoy, Staff Writer September 27, 2021

After a year and a half of no in-person learning, many students were eager to get back into the swing of clubs.  With this, there have been multiple new club additions including, Latin Leadership,...

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Meet the 2021 Homecoming candidates

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor September 15, 2021


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Art featuring what mental health struggles can feel like everyday.

Teen’s Mental Health Decline Over Pandemic

Adrienne McCoy, Staff Writer August 27, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES AND EATING DISORDER As the pandemic stretched on, teens felt the changes of their mental health. According to the RAW project, a study done in South Wales, Australia,...

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Experts say that since the beginning of the pandemic, substance abuse has increased exponentially.

Substance Abuse on the Rise

Avery Roellchen, Photojournalist August 25, 2021

Among the fear during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have seen a new kind of pandemic emerging. Due to the social isolation, substance abuse is on the rise.  “Humans are by nature, social creatures,...

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A pair of shoes float on a pond used for fishing in a small neighborhood. Photo by Astin Ramos

Plastic plagues the community

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor May 26, 2021

The plastic pollution and trash in the Piper community piles up year after year. With many organizations used to help combat plastic pollution, the community still has trash lining streets, sitting in...

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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, Co Editor-In-Chief 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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