kcpipernews.com

  • April 30Freshmen and sophomore, please check your school email and vote for your StuCo representatives for next year. Votes must be submitted by Friday.
  • April 18Art Club will be meeting Monday, April 22 in the art room.
  • April 18Attention NHS candidates, a Piper cleanup is being held April 27 through April 30. For more information, call 913-488-5478.
  • April 18Seniors need to complete the Post-Graduation Plans form due by April 26.

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 ...

Cheer goes to Nationals

Cheer goes to Nationals

Kaleb Brown, Co-Web Editor

January 24, 2019

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

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

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...

New teacher brings changes to senior project

New teacher brings changes to senior project

Kaleb Brown, co-web editor

November 30, 2018

Every year, the senior class is required to work on a year-long project about a potential career. This year, it’s a bit different. Cohorts will be used for the first time during presentations. “So cohorts are students with the same type of project that will be in the same room during presentation...

Biology, stress play factor in sleeping habits

Biology, stress play factor in sleeping habits

Morgan Haworth, social media manager

November 30, 2018

Teenagers need to get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, but the matter of the fact is that adolescents are getting an average of six to seven hours of sleep. “When I was younger I definitely slept a lot more than I do as a high schooler.,” junior Jack Robinson said. “I think that plays a b...

Thankful for Change

Thankful for Change

Caroline Zimmerman, Media Student

November 20, 2018

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. “...

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