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  • January 15Piper High School is hosting its annual Career and College Fair Day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
  • January 6National Honors Society forms are due to Mrs. Beashore in room 124 by 3:00 p.m on Jan. 10, 2020
  • December 12The Courtwarming dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the commons
  • December 12Finals are Tuesday Dec. 17 through Friday Dec. 20. Thursday and Friday classes will end at 10:30

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ACT changes aim to provide better experience for students

ACT changes aim to provide better experience for students

Megan Neal, Print editor

January 14, 2020

Beginning in September 2020, three new options will be available for students taking the ACT test.  Students will soon be able to retake individual subjects of the test to improve scores without having to take the full test again.  For some students, these changes will happen too late to impact their scores. For s...

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...

Devastation occurs around the world due to wildfires

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, just in the last couple of months, but they always happen in Brazil. I just think our media only highligh...

District finds disappointment in outcome of Baldwin investigation

District finds disappointment in outcome of Baldwin investigation

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

November 21, 2019

Baldwin High School released a statement following an independent investigation about the racial incident that occurred at the volleyball game at Baldwin High School on Oct. 8. The investigation included 20 written statements from Baldwin students at the game, 13 written statements from Baldwin st...

New research uncovers health risks of vaping

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 to the Centers for Disease Control, there have been 26 confirmed vape related deaths, along with 1,30...

Cyber defense team doubles score in round one

Cyber defense team doubles score in round one

Megan Neal, Print Editor

November 14, 2019

The cyber defense team, made up of six students and coached by computers teacher Carol Grubbs, doubled their score from 100 to 226 points at their first competition.  The cyber defense team focuses on securing virtual networks in multiple software networks from viruses. The team competes in the U...

Teens share concerns of the sketchy environment at Walmart

Teens share concerns of the sketchy environment at Walmart

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

October 24, 2019

It’s dark out, you have to run an errand for your parents and the nearest store is Walmart, the environment at Walmart seems sketchy, so you go out of your way to go to Target. Most teenagers are feeling fearful and nervous about going to Walmart, especially past the curfew of nine o’clock at nigh...

Alleged racial discrimination towards volleyball players sparks controversy

Alleged racial discrimination towards volleyball players sparks controversy

Megan Neal and Caroline Zimmerman

October 16, 2019

Following the Piper vs Baldwin volleyball game on Oct. 8, claims of verbal and physical racism by the Baldwin students towards Piper players flooded social media.  According to Piper players, students and families, the Baldwin student section displayed blatant acts of racism towards the African A...

Online school gains popularity

Online school gains popularity

Megan Neal, Print editor

October 14, 2019

As the world continues to advance to the technological age, students are finding themselves faced with more options when it comes to schooling, traditional or online school. Counselor Polly Vader said this year, there have been higher enrollments in online school, however, the population of the traditional...

Search begins for new superintendent

Search begins for new superintendent

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The search is underway, the Piper Board of Education plans to announce the school's new superintendent on December 23.  The students and administration began that search on October 7 in a meeting with consultants from McPherson and Jacobson. In the meeting, the consultants told the students the pr...

Administration, students debate phone policy

Administration, students debate phone policy

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 of the year, making few changes. For returning students, one noticeable change was a reversible red and...

Overgrowth In schools brings new challenges

Overgrowth In schools brings new challenges

Megan Neal, Print Editor

October 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has brought new challenges never seen by the high school before. With more students attending than ever before, issues of overgrowth have flooded the hallways. While the senior class contains 125 students, the freshman class contains 207 students, this is one of the highest clas...

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