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  • March 6Spirit bus signups for State basketball will be Tuesday and Wednesday morning in the commons.

  • February 28Powerlifting competes at 4A State Saturday at Basehor-Linwood.

  • February 28Interested in becoming a PHS dance team member? Pick up a flier from the office or Coach Kohrs.

  • February 28Prospective PHS volleyball players should plan on attending a meeting in the PHS commons area during seminar on Monday, March 4.

Hooked on a feeling

Scout Molder, Co print editor-in-chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under Featured

*Names have been changed due to source requests for anonymity When they first got together, they were happier than they had ever been before. They said they were in love. As time wore on, though, their attachment to each other—to that feeling they had in the beginning— started to feel less like l...

Homework taken to the next level

Homework taken to the next level

Taylor McEachron, Co-web editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Featured

High school students are often encouraged to put school work first. However, with extracurricular activities, sports and more, many students find themselves spending extra hours striving to reach perfectionism. Senior Anh-Dao Do said that she spend around an additional seven hours outside of school t...

Life with an addict

Life with an addict

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Featured

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of sources. When someone becomes addicted to a substance of any kind, they are no longer in control. Whether it’s taking that one sip of alcohol or taking a single unprescribed pill, addiction can be right around the corner. In other cases, people ...

Overeating remains largely unaddressed

Overeating remains largely unaddressed

Melanie Mnirajd, Design editor

February 28, 2019


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Compulsive eating is often overlooked as a form of addiction since there are no issues of legality, but it’s more common than it’s given credit for. “Food addiction occurs when someone can’t stop eating a certain food, even if they know it is not good for them,” nutrition and wellness teacher ...

Drugs can have beneficial qualities

Megan Neal, Managing editor

February 28, 2019


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*Names have been changed due to source requests for anonymity. Inherently “bad” drugs, such as marijuana and Adderall, have recently undergone studies that suggest more positive effects. Studies have shown these drugs can help treat chronic pain, mental health issues and more. While this has led to...

Hoping to suppress anxiety, teens look to drugs to self-medicate

Hoping to suppress anxiety,  teens look to drugs to self-medicate

Blake Beashore, Staff writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Featured

*Names have been changed due to source requests for anonymity. Drug usage among teens is up to 50 percent, according to a 2017 survey by Project Brand. Psychologists say this is due to high levels of stress and anxiety, as teens are using substances to numb their pain, which then leads to addiction. ...

Courtwarming updates

Courtwarming updates

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Featured, News, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Congratulations to the following for being nominated by their senior class as Courtwarming candidates: Josie Barbosa Grace Hawley LaKya Leslie Charity Monroe Jada Simmons   Kimball Backus Braijion Barnes Tyrone Bates Charlie Connor Esrom Griffin   All...

Humans of PHS: Dona O’Neal

Humans of PHS: Dona O’Neal

Megan Neal, Managing Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Featured, Humans of PHS, Showcase

When a teacher is gone for the day, a substitute is trusted to take over their class. Students may see this as a day of busy work or a chance to mess around, but some substitutes are known to be able to control the classroom as the regular teacher would. One of these substitutes is Dona O’Neal. O’Neal ...

Cheer goes to Nationals

Cheer goes to Nationals

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Featured, From the sidelines, Showcase, Sports

After winning the state competition Nov. 17 in Topeka, the cheer team will be heading to Dallas, Texas to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association High School Nationals Jan. 26 and 27. The team will be competing in the "Game Day" category. They will perform a band chant, a cheer performed...

Debate places at State

Debate places at State

Blake Beashore, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Featured, News, School News, Showcase

The Piper High School Speech and Debate team travelled to Fort Scott this weekend to participate in the State Tournament. There are two parts of the state tournament, 2-Speak Debate and 4-Speak debate. Last year, the 4-Speak team ended up as state champions. Senior Dylan Hendrix has confidence that ...

Trading in the Christmas turkey

Hannah Pappert, photo editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Featured, Student Life

A turkey lays at a center of a dining room table. Delicate plates and folded napkins are neatly placed around scattered festive dishes. For most people, this is the average Christmas dinner; it’s a tradition that can be relied to be the same year after year. However, not all families like to stick...

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