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  • January 15Piper High School is hosting its annual Career and College Fair Day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
  • January 6National Honors Society forms are due to Mrs. Beashore in room 124 by 3:00 p.m on Jan. 10, 2020
  • December 12The Courtwarming dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the commons
  • December 12Finals are Tuesday Dec. 17 through Friday Dec. 20. Thursday and Friday classes will end at 10:30

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Gaining Strength: Local stable provides aid to those with special needs

Gaining Strength: Local stable provides aid to those with special needs

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

In today’s society, many people are finding new ways to cope with mental, physical and emotional disabilities. One way to do this is through animal-assisted therapy. According to the Mayo Clinic, animal-assisted therapy can help reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems. One...

Growing into the new decade: Alumni reflect on their time at Piper

Growing into the new decade: Alumni reflect on their time at Piper

Zoey Pudenz and Audrey Menzies

January 8, 2020

Piper High School has had many changes occur in the past 100 years. The first graduating class, 1919, consisted of six students whereas the 2019 graduating class totaled 131 students.  The growth rate of students is only going up from here leaving alums reminiscing on their time at Piper. Proud Pip...

Students debate when to get drivers licenses

Students debate when to get drivers licenses

Megan Neal, Print Editor

December 4, 2019

For many high school students, driving is a rite of passage that symbolizes freedom and independence. While some students prepare for the drivers test months in advance, some are not as eager as others to begin driving on their own.  Junior Dawnyale Bruce does not currently have a driver's license...

Working Overtime: Cheerleaders take on role in musical, participate at state cheer

Working Overtime: Cheerleaders take on role in musical, participate at state cheer

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

December 2, 2019

Cheerleaders prepared themselves for a long day of Cheer State and the school musical “Hairspray”. Knowing it was going to be an exhausting day, they prepared for it by drinking tons of water, mentally preparing and getting a good night's sleep.  Junior Taylor Sims knew she needed to prepare ...

The growing pressures of a high school student

The growing pressures of a high school student

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Being a 21st-century student can be difficult. With academics, extracurriculars, the future, parents, and even your social life, stress can overwhelm. A stressor is defined as something that causes a state of strain or tension according to the Oxford Dictionary.  “I feel pressured to have good grades beca...

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Adam Novak, Staff writer

November 20, 2019

The Robotics team, Team Stealth, coached by Stephan Brumbaugh and Eric Mabie, recently won a competition at the Cowtown Throwdown tournament. The robotics team works only on one robot a year. The team competes in 3 v 3 competitions with various schools competing with, and against them. According to Ma...

Living in the Shadow

Living in the Shadow

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

November 19, 2019

As the youngest of four, freshman Camden Beebe is used to living in the shadows, but he thinks it’s an opportunity rather than something holding him back. His three older brothers all have significant accomplishments. Cooper, plays football at Kansas State University, Colton graduated from and playe...

The overlooked epidemic of student ADHD

The overlooked epidemic of student ADHD

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

At five years old, sophomore Reagan Montgomery was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At the time, she did not realize that she would have to take medication in order to be able to complete everyday tasks and to focus.   “I was very young. I remember thinking I have no clue what thi...

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

November 18, 2019

In preparation for giving blood, students drink an abundant amount of water, eat a nutritious breakfast and get plenty of sleep. Participants take their time out to prepare and donate blood, only to get told they can’t. Sophomore Grace Roland was one of the many that wanted to give blood but couldn’t....

Students call for increased environmental awareness

Students call for increased environmental awareness

Tori LaRocca, Journalism Student

November 18, 2019

Earth is struggling to live due to world wide pollution. It’s affecting and changing people not expected.  “I think people don't realize how much pollution and plastic waste is affecting our oceans and everything. You could lose the best thing about Earth right now,” said sophomore Julie Jon...

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

For the 2019 fall musical, the theatre department director Tori Deneault has implemented a new ticketing system. This is an alternative way to buy tickets to the traditional ticket at the door method. The new ticketing system includes early payment and seat reservations for those wishing to attend...

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