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

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

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


Social Sciences teacher Matthew Reitemeier leads his AP European class in a discussion over the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Sparks Rumors of WWIII

Avery Roellchen and Annalia Escalante March 11, 2022

In February 2014, Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, invaded and annexed the Crimean Peninsula beginning the enduring territory struggle between Russia and Ukraine. Eight years later, Generation...

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Top Row: (left to right) Olivia Blankenship, Olivia Golden, Alexis Gerber, Abigail Cahill, Zoey Pudenz  Bottom Row: (left to right) Langston Bassett, Ethan Walker, Jai Moore, Adam Novak, Alex Ivanuska

Meet the 2021 Homecoming candidates

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor September 15, 2021


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Completed tik tok recipe  blueberry muffin, and cinnamon roll baked oats.

Viral TikTok recipes with Audrey & Julie: Episode 2

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief March 23, 2021

Staff members Julie Jones and Audrey Menzies take on another fun kitchen challenge, this week the recipe being tackled is baked oats. Watch for a giggle and to see whether or not baked oats could be your...

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Widely popular media platform TIk Tok has become home to many different food recipes.

Viral Tik Tok recipes with Audrey & Julie Episode 1

Audrey Menzies and Julie Jones February 11, 2021

Staff members Julie Jones and Audrey Menzies attempt the wildly famous Feta Cheese and Cherry Tomato pasta recipe. On the social media platform Tik Tok, the feta pasta hashtag has received over 370 million...

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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,”...

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

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

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...

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

Devastation occurs around the world due to wildfires

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,...

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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...

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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...

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Senior Vanilla Davis shares her favorite high school memory.

Seniors share favorite high school memory

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer May 8, 2018

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Senior Grace Vogel and junior Drew Novak dance to  Footloose while rehearsing for Stage Live.

Students prepare for show choir performance in Branson

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer March 21, 2018

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

Lady Pirates fall short to Bishop Miege

Heather Nguyen, Staff Writer March 10, 2018

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