• February 19Email coach Baxter if interested in track and field
  • February 19PCR saliva COVID-19 tests are available at the high school
  • February 19Return any overdue library books from last school year to Mrs. Crouse
  • February 19Piper Esports team, Crossbones, is looking for players to take place in the Spring Major


Joe Biden delivers a speech during an event in Jackson, MS.

President Joe Biden signs record number of Executive Orders early in his Presidency

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 30, the president has taken over 50 executive actions, including the signing of 30 executive orders. Many of these executive actions either...

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Freshman Jack Wells writes on a piece of paper during a Scholars Bowl meet.

New hybrid model allows more in-person interaction for students

Annalia Escalante, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

After a year full of adjustments, students had to make the decision of whether or not they wanted to return back to school on Jan. 25. “We had to think through all aspects of the school day to ensure...

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Gamestop stock rises while Wall Street loses money, photo from Clay Banks.

Gamestop stock simplified

Adam Novak, Sports Editor February 16, 2021

The Gamestop stock had recently rocketed and much chaos had been stirred from it. Before January 11, the hedge funds had planned on the struggling business GameStop stock to tank. The hedge funds are...

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According to the CDC, there are two COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna release COVID-19 vaccines

Annalia Escalante, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

It’s no secret that people all over are wondering when life will return to what it looked like before the COVID-19 era. The answer to that question could be very soon.  On Dec. 11, 2020, the first...

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On Jan. 14 the debate state qualifiers headed into their first round of the weekend.

Debaters take on first virtual state competition

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The debate team attended the first-ever virtual State competition the weekend of Jan. 14. While their hopes were high, it was more difficult than expected when having to debate virtually. The 2-speak...

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Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have been declared the winners of the Georgia senate runoff election.

Georgia Senate Runoffs: How Democratic victory will shape the next four years

Brylie Reese January 17, 2021

Georgia politics is not traditionally a national topic. However, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s victory is not your typical Senate seat win. “By adding the two seats from Georgia it will give...

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Fine arts teacher Randy Robertson stands next to playground during cohort break.

District remains Hybrid despite rise in COVID-19 cases

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

With the rise in COVID-19 cases, many schools in the Kansas City area decided to switch back to virtual learning after having a hybrid schedule for a few months. For Piper, however, the school decided...

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Social media distractions can cause students to become behind on schoolwork and unfocused on Zoom.

The Effects of Social Media throughout Online Learning

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

It’s the 21st century and social media has become a necessity to most. With most students having access to social media, it can be easy to pick up the phone instead of completing online assignments. Throughout...

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Celebrations erupt Saturday, Nov. 7, following the announcement of president-elect Joe Biden.

Tik Tok creators speculate Civil War following election

Audrey Menzies, Design Editor November 11, 2020

Prior to the election many rumors of a so-called “civil war” began on TikTok, an app used to create short videos. These rumors were based on the responses to the predicted election results.  Before...

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Voter turnout sets for a record high as millions of mail-in ballots are still being counted.

Election Day Brings about Questions of Voter Suppression

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor November 4, 2020

According to Britannica, voter suppression is any legal or extralegal (illegal) measure or strategy whose purpose or practical effect is to reduce voting or register to vote, by members of a targeted racial...

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Election Updates

Election Updates

Blake Beashore, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

8:48 Monday, November 9 After most media outlets have projected Joe Biden as President-Elect, standing President Donald Trump has so far refused to accept the results. President Trump is claiming fraud...

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Junior Raven Corlee gets ready to set against Tonganoxie.

School growth results in 5A switch

Madi Welker October 22, 2020

After over 20 years of being 4A, all athletics excluding football will be moving up to 5A this year.  In the past several years, the district’s population has increased due to the number of jobs nearby.  “This...

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