kcpipernews.com

  • September 16The sophomore class Prince and Princess are Adam Novak and Zoey Pudenz
  • September 16The junior class Prince and Princess are Kyron Fergus and Gwen Gambrill
  • September 16Candidates for senior class Queen are Morgan Haworth, Jamike Unoke, Jamir Jones, Sydney Rhodes, and Natalie Frick
  • September 16Candidates for senior class King are Jack Robinson, Miles Lockridge, Rene Evans, Drake Devine, and David Holmes

Cheer team celebrates accomplishments, looks forward to next year

Cheer team celebrates accomplishments, looks forward to next year

Kaleb Brown, Co-web editor

April 5, 2019

The cheer team have concluded their historic 2018-2019 year. From cheering on the Pirates at the first football game on August 31 to walking alongside Piper alumni Eric Stonestreet in the St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, the cheer team has been on a wild ride. “Obviously last year's cheer team was very...

Change in the Brain

Change in the Brain

Scout Molder, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

As  21st century version of the Roaring 20’s approaches, a first-of-its-kind generation is being raised. For the first time in history, children are being born into a world in which smartphones, laptops, the Internet and social media have already been invented and are in widespread use. Accordin...

They’re not in Kansas anymore

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor

March 28, 2019

It was an exciting Wednesday night, all Piper students were all celebrating the first round win for the boys basketball state tournament in Salina, Kansas. Until, seniors Brady Johnson and Dalton White and junior Henry Sharp ended up in Nebraska. Getting down to the game was fine for the three boys, but unlike...

Hooked on a feeling

Scout Molder, Co print editor-in-chief

February 28, 2019

*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

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

*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

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

*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

*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

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

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 ...

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