• April 6Project Grad Poker Tournament will be held Saturday, May. 1 at The Venue at Willow Creek at 5 p.m.
  • April 6Project Grad Bingo tournament will be held Saturday Apr. 10 in the high school parking lot from 5-7 p.m.
  • April 6Submissions for the Literary Magazine are due Thursday, Apr. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 6Modified remote purple day on Friday, Apr. 9


The Frankenstein Bill would allow state funding for private schools.

‘Frankenstein’ Bill moves through state legislature

Brylie Reese April 21, 2021

The “Frankenstein” Sub House Bill 2119, introduced on Jan. 22, sets out to change the format of funding for private and public schools. The bill will allow state funding to go to private schools for...

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Sophomores Jackie Gildo, Annalia Escalante, and Deanna Jones converse during newspaper stay late night.

Kansas Senate passes bill requiring full in-person learning throughout districts

Zoey Pudenz, Managing Editor March 9, 2021

On Mar. 3, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill no. 235 which would require all K-12 schools to have a full in-person and full remote option by Mar. 26. Up to this point, the district has offered a “half-day”...

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High School teacher Stephan Brumbaugh poses with vaccination card which shows receipt of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Update: District’s staff receives COVID-19 vaccine

RIley Merrick, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

While trying to get the country back to normal after getting hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to the COVID-19 vaccine for some hope. About 70% of Piper High School’s teachers have been...

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2020 seniors pose for a photo at prom in june. Project grad hosted a senior only prom last year but allowed outside guests. Photo Courtesy Morgan Haworth

Recent senior only prom decision causes disappointment

Audrey Menzies, Design Editor March 8, 2021

Covid-19 has taken away many things from the class of 2021 and many were optimistic that prom would not be one of them. However, as prom plans are being put in place it is being added to the list of let...

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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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