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  • February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28
  • February 3Piper Educational Foundation is hosting a trivia night as a fundraiser to support Piper Schools. This will be held Feb. 29 7:00 pm
  • February 3Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Feb. 12 and 13 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m
  • January 22Parking passes should be displayed in the front window of cars. Parking lot checks will start on Friday

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Bring Us to the Digital Age with iPads

IPads provide the best option for student devices, as they have the most value and versatility for the educational purposes.

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2020

Administration is considering the introduction of a one to one technology policy for the students. One to one is the practice of every student having a piece of technology for schoolwork. If the one to one policy is enforced, we should base the decision on the quality of the technology we are receiv...

Going one to one: Students share preferences

Junior Kaitlyn Bradbury uses her personal Apple Macbook in the school library.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

January 31, 2020

As classrooms and school work move online, the school district has begun the discussion of becoming one to one, a program where the schools provide each student with their own personal device. While many schools across the nation have already put these programs into place, the Piper schools have fallen b...

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

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

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 therapy can help reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems. One...

Equality in Sports: Kansas expands inclusion in gendered sports

Junior Sara Lake takes her spot on the podium for second place at the Kansas High School Girls Wrestling State Championship

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

For the first time, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHAA)has recognized girls’ wrestling as an official sport. Previously, the state of Kansas only allowed schools to have either a co-ed wrestling program, or an all boys program. Piper has a probation period of three years to decide w...

Setting the scene: Theatre department strives to bridge racial, equality gaps

Sophomore Maddie Lamb teaches choreography to cast at musical practice.

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

It’s 1962. Weight and race were what defined a person, and the fight for equality was stronger than ever. This is the scene the Piper Theatre department is trying to set. It is one of the heaviest topics they have ever taken on, and opening night is Nov. 21. “With ‘Hairspray’ being so race h...

New research uncovers health risks of vaping

The different contents within a Juul and a Vape pen.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

November 19, 2019

The teen vaping epidemic has taken a turn for the worse as new research surfaces, bringing into question if vaping is truly the safe alternative to cigarettes many companies claim it to be. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there have been 26 confirmed vape related deaths, along with 1,30...

Living in the Shadow

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

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

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 accomplishments. Cooper, plays football at Kansas State University, Colton graduated from and playe...

Cheer, volleyball undergo changes in coaching style

Coach, Rachel Ferguson, introduces a new passing drill at practice Wednesday, Sept. 25. This is Ferguson’s first year coaching at Piper.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

This year has brought big changes for the cheer and volleyball teams with both making adjustments to their new coaching staff. Cheer coach Morgan Kolenda, has coached at the collegiate level and was previously the head coach for the Bonner Springs High School team. “I like that she’s a hands-on coac...

Overgrowth Leads to Need for Change

Staff Editorial

October 2, 2019

Students sitting shoulder to shoulder, sharing textbooks and assignments. Some leave to go to another classroom to work due to a shortage of computers. Teachers rolling the entire contents of their desks down the halls to a different room each period. This is the reality of overcrowding in schools. ...

Administration, students debate phone policy

Sophomore Nathan Hiatt texts while in class.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Cell phones have become a fourth necessity for survival in today’s society, being used to communicate, store memories and keep up on current events. Administration reviewed the policy at the beginning of the year, making few changes. For returning students, one noticeable change was a reversible red and...

Overgrowth In schools brings new challenges

As the school district slowly grows, the high school has realized an issue with overcrowding in their classes.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

October 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has brought new challenges never seen by the high school before. With more students attending than ever before, issues of overgrowth have flooded the hallways. While the senior class contains 125 students, the freshman class contains 207 students, this is one of the highest clas...

Area 51 Rivets Nation, Raises Questions About Government Secrecy

The PHS student section throws baby powder at the beginning of their homecoming game. The Pirates walked away with a 40-6 win.

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Over the Summer, popular youtuber Matthew Roberts gained massive media attention after creating a petition to raid Area 51. This raid inspired the Homecoming theme since the proposed date of the raid happened to be the same day as the Homecoming game. Area 51’s existence was not uncovered until 2013, ac...

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