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  • November 18Class Cup points will be awarded for attending the fall musical and checking in on the Superfan app
  • November 18The Piper Dance Team is calling all seniors to perform at halftime of the December 6 varsity boys’ basketball game. Cost is $15
  • November 15There will be a free in school ACT for juniors on Feb. 25, 2020. The deadline to register is Nov. 22, 2019
  • November 7There will be a meeting for any boys interested in swimming on the Piper High School team this winter on Friday, Nov. 8 after school in room 105

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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...

New leadership takes over Booster Club

Megan Neal, Print Editor

August 15, 2019

The booster club met Jul. 31 to appoint a new president after Nancy Evans stepped down. Danell Collins agreed to take over, in order to prevent the club from dissolving.  Evans announced her wish to step down as president and pass the job on to the next set of high school parents at the end of t...

Senior Barbecue and Grad Walk Cancelled

Senior Barbecue and Grad Walk Cancelled

Blake Beashore

May 7, 2019

The senior barbecue and grad walk, which were scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, are canceled due to poor weather conditions. The grad walk has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 9, after senior breakfast. The senior barbecue will not be rescheduled.

PHS dance team showcase

PHS dance team showcase

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor

March 21, 2019

The Piper Dance Team will be having their second annual showcase. They will be performing many group routines from throughout the 2018-19 season. The team will also be showcasing many solos and duos and a guy/girl routine including seniors Kaleb Brown and Corbin Fullerton, juniors Christian Arndt, Miles...

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