• November 23Thursday morning help sessions run from 7:30-10:15 A.M.
  • November 23Picture retakes will be Dec. 8 at the CTE building
  • November 23Thursday and Friday classes now start at 7:30 and end at 11
  • November 12Project Grad will be hosting a cornhole tournament Saturday, Dec. 5, at The Venue at Willow Creek


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

Horse SouixZQ provides support to student Savannah Adams during her lesson. Photo courtesy Mary Sharp
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...

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

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...

Students debate when to get drivers licenses

The Piper High School south parking lot during the school day.
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...

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

Senior Emma Turley playing as Penny in the school musical
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,...

The growing pressures of a high school student

Junior Landon Evans completes homework in Algebra 2 class.
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...

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Team Stealth celebrates after their victory in the competition.
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...

Living in the Shadow

Cooper Beebe 2019 alumni who now plays for Kansas State, alongside his freshman brother Camden.
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...

The overlooked epidemic of student ADHD

Adderall is one of the medications prescribed to people with ADHD
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...

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Junior, Jeweliet Nigh, donates blood on Nov. 7. Many students were unable to donate blood due to restrictions.
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...

Students call for increased environmental awareness

Volunteer workers do all they can to clean up what is left of the normal waters.
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...

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Tickets are available for reservation on the website showtix.
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...

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