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    Teen’s Mental Health Decline Over Pandemic

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    Substance Abuse on the Rise

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    Plastic plagues the community

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  • September 8Piper Crossbones Esports is looking for new members. Visit esports coach, Josh Kelley in the band room or email him for more details
  • September 8All juniors and seniors with a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible to apply for National Honor Society. Paperwork can be found on the NHS twitter @piper_nhs
  • September 8Project Grad is selling 8" and 12" mums. The 8" pot will be $8 and the 12" pot will be $20
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The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

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

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Humans of PHS

Sophomore Lilly Ladish and other Piper students in Ft. Lauderdale, FL pose before going to dinner.

COVID-19 does not stop spring break travel

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

As spring break arrived in schools, many tried to keep their plans as normal as possible. However, some had to alter their plans due to the pandemic.  Between airports and hotel rooms, there can be...

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Juniors Emely and Elizabeth Lopez-Cardona celebrated their Quinceañera in July, 2019.

Quinceañera: A young Latina’s first step into adulthood

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

The diverse community of Piper allows people to learn about a storied tradition in the Hispanic community, Quinceañeras. A quinceañera is a celebration held at the age of 15 about coming-of-age....

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The Community Connections drive hosted a shoe drive throughout the month of November to donate to Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

Scarves, Shoes bring Smiles over the Holiday Season

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief December 11, 2020

 Over the holiday season, the weather gets colder and the amount of people in need grows larger. Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities seem scarce, but there are a few students who have gone the extra...

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Social sciences teacher Matthew Reitemeier stands in front of a fire truck while in full uniform.

Making an Impact Outside the Classroom

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 24, 2020

At a young age, social sciences teacher Matthew Reitemeier would frequently visit the Piper Prairie Fire Department as his father was the department Chief. His love for climbing over the fire engines...

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Front entrance of Piper High School.

Get to know the new faces in the building

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor August 22, 2019

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O'Neal intructs freshman English class on February 1.

Humans of PHS: Dona O’Neal

Megan Neal, Print 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...

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Tamar Bates proposal to Evelyn Vazquez

Homecoming Proposals

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2018

She didn’t see it coming. He had told her he wasn’t going to ask her. It was a normal Monday when sophomore, Tamar Bates, told his girlfriend, sophomore Evelyn Vazquez, that he had to go home with...

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Freshman London Rodela has a YouTube channel called

YouTuber Interview

Raul Villegas, Mass Media Student January 4, 2018

Freshman London Rodela is the host of the YouTube channel “Magestic.” Rodela's content contains rants, storytime videos and Photoshop videos. He started his YouTube channel March 6, 2016. He said...

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Palmgreen refused a picture, but he posts his work on Soundcloud.

Student pursues rap career

Megan Neal, Print Editor December 19, 2017

Sophomore James Palmgreen is one of the newest aspiring rappers to hit Soundcloud. Palmgreen has been rapping for three years on his own and plans to continue for as long as he can imagine. “I had...

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Junior Jamie Foglesong qualified for state debate and received 3rd place with his 4-Speak team.

Balancing time as an involved student can be difficult

Drew Englis, Co-Business Manager December 12, 2017

Three AP classes, boys’ soccer, marching and pep band, the musical, as well as debate and forensics are just a few of the many things junior Jamison Foglesong participates in. Foglesong doesn't just...

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Deena Liston poses for a photo. Afterwards, she asked to see it to make sure she looked OK.

Humans of PHS: Deena Liston

Scout Molder, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2017

Imagine you’re having a normal morning at school, and your teacher asks you to run something to the office. You take your drink with you, and somewhere along the way, you drop it and it spills everywhere....

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Humans of PHS

October 24, 2017

Piper High School is approaching its centennial year. Shown below are a fraction of the students who have walked its halls and their stories.

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