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Rises in sex trafficking cause unsafe situations

Rises in sex trafficking cause unsafe situations

Alexis Miles and Tori LaRocca

January 8, 2020

In 2018, the national human trafficking hotline recieved 41,088 contacts and 10,949 cases of human trafficking.  “Put your phone away and be aware of your surroundings and what’s around you,” said school resource officer Brad Lightfoot. “If anything feels weird go back where there’s peo...

Growing into the new decade: Alumni reflect on their time at Piper

Alumni Marge Scott-Englehart looks at her class pictures and points out her former classmates.

Zoey Pudenz and Audrey Menzies

January 8, 2020

Piper High School has had many changes occur in the past 100 years. The first graduating class, 1919, consisted of six students whereas the 2019 graduating class totaled 131 students.  The growth rate of students is only going up from here leaving alums reminiscing on their time at Piper. Proud Pip...

Devastation occurs around the world due to wildfires

Fires burn in California. The wildfires have burned 820 acres up and down the coast.

Sammi Trumbo, Journalism Student

January 8, 2020

Around the world, there are 75 million to 820 million hectares of land burned each year, according to the Earth Policy Institute. “For the first time we learned about the massive fires in Brazil, just in the last couple of months, but they always happen in Brazil. I just think our media only highligh...

TikTok takes over

Adam Novak, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

TikTok is the destination where people can make and watch short videos created by users to entertain others. Currently, TikTok is hovering over the top 1-3 apps and has 500 million people hooked on to it. “TikTok is very addicting because of the unique boys and girls,” said sophomore Jahnye Jamison...

Popeyes, Chick-fil-A battle for best chicken sandwich

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Popeyes sent the internet into a frenzy when they released a chicken sandwich similar to that of Chick-Fil-A on August 12, 2019. “Popeyes was honestly a last resort for me until they released their chicken sandwich,” said senior Kaulon Eason. The release of the sandwich prompted the debate...

Seniors share favorite high school memory

Senior Vanilla Davis shares her favorite high school memory.

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Students prepare for show choir performance in Branson

Senior Grace Vogel and junior Drew Novak dance to

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Lady Pirates fall short to Bishop Miege

The Piper cheer team preform for the student section during halftime.

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


Lady Pirates conquer round one at state

Junior Ryan Cobbins tries to get ahold of the ball during the second half of the game.

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Students participate in regional piano festival

Sophomore Philipp Bretschneider warms up before performing in front of the judge at the regional piano festival Feb. 3.

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Bullying extends to students in minority groups

Junior Chris Baumli tells his experience with bullying because of his sexuality.

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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