• April 6Project Grad Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, May. 1 at The Venue at Willow Creek at 5 p.m.
  • April 6Project Grad Bingo tournament will be held Saturday Apr. 10 in the high school parking lot from 5-7 p.m.
  • April 6Submissions for the Literary Magazine are due Thursday, Apr. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 6Modified remote purple day on Friday, Apr. 9

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The Pirates’ Log Volume 38 Issue 1

October 19, 2020

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

Bring Us to the Digital Age with iPads

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...

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

Going one to one: Students share preferences

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...

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Horse SouixZQ provides support to student Savannah Adams during her lesson. Photo courtesy Mary Sharp

Gaining Strength: Local stable provides aid to those with special needs

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor 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...

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

Equality in Sports: Kansas expands inclusion in gendered sports

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor 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...

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Sophomore Maddie Lamb teaches choreography to cast at musical practice.

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

Audrey Menzies, Design Editor 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...

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The different contents within a Juul and a Vape pen.

New research uncovers health risks of vaping

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...

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

Living in the Shadow

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...

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

Cheer, volleyball undergo changes in coaching style

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor 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...

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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...

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Sophomore Nathan Hiatt texts while in class.

Administration, students debate phone policy

Cell phone policy revised, updated to allow more flexibility from class to 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...

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