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Thankful for Change

Thankful for Change

Caroline Zimmerman, Media Student

November 20, 2018


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Mashed potatoes, turkey and pumpkin pie. This is what is on the mind of many Americans on a modern Thanksgiving day. But, Thanksgiving’s meaning has changed from the original intent. “I think we are reactionary and not revolutionary in terms of change sometimes,” said history teacher Toure Grimes. “...

Halloween changes over time

Lauren Textor, Co Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


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Halloween has undergone several transformations throughout the years, from pagan reverence of the dead to harvest celebrations to community parties to one candy-centric night of fun. Freshman Konner McDaniel experienced typical Halloween traditions growing up. “When I was little, I mostly just we...

6,353 miles from home

6,353 miles from home

Megan Neal, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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A new home, school and life awaited junior Polina Rakusheva as she traveled thousands of miles from her home in Kazakhstan to America. When Rakusheva was 14, she learned about a free program called Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) that gave students the chance to go on an educational exchange. After waiting...

Permanent Expressions

Permanent Expressions

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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From tribal to meaningful portraits, people choose tattoos for fun, to reflect who they are or to be a walking piece of art. The first recorded tattoos were in 1898 from a medical doctor in Egypt. Since the 1970s, tattoos have become a mainstream item around the world. While some people get tattoos t...

Fala: THE DOG THAT DOES IT ALL

Fala: THE DOG THAT DOES IT ALL

Kaleb Brown, Co Web-Editor

October 30, 2018


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In the freshman hallway sits a room that contains a fluffy black companion. Many people go to talk to Fala and even though she cannot talk back, she is always listening. “People come here because they want to talk to her, which then allows me to get to know the students,” counselor Polly Vader said. “...

Career Day

Career Day

Morgan Haworth, Social Media Editor

October 22, 2018


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Thursday, October 18, Piper is having a career day. Career day is when students travel to different adults listening to them explain everything about their professions. All types of careers can be seen, from a firefighter to an air traffic controller. Usually, students will get to see four or five different profess...

ESOL program helps bilingual students

ESOL program helps bilingual students

Melanie Mnirajd, Design Editor

October 12, 2018


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The ESOL program has been helping Piper students who speak different languages. “ESL (English Second Language), which is now referred to as ELL (English Language Learners) or ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), is a program that offers some form of assistance or accommodations to our...

Homecoming Royalty and Coronation

Homecoming Royalty and Coronation

Hannah Pappert, Photo Editor

October 11, 2018


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Senior Campaign starts new tradition

Senior Campaign starts new tradition

Hannah Pappert, Photo Editor

October 2, 2018


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High school football games have age-old traditions. For Piper, these traditions include players breaking through a banner, seniors hosting cookouts and students screaming class chants. However, a group of senior girls have taken on the challenge of creating some new traditions this year. The Senior Campai...

Students face struggles of junior year

Students face struggles of junior year

Megan Neal, Managing Editor

October 2, 2018


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Junior year has earned the title of the most complicated year of high school, due to the new endless options of AP classes available for students to take, as opposed to the one that was offered last year. Although all students are warned at enrollment to think carefully about the classes the sign up f...

Seniors plan for life after high school

Seniors plan for life after high school

Lauren Textor, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 27, 2018


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Senior year is meant to be filled with traditions, celebrations and friendships, but it’s also a stressful and surprisingly short period of time for teenagers to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives: what they’re going to do after high school. Although seniors across the country are e...

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