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.

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e-hallpass; Realization of struggle

Dyani Porter, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

Students have returned to Piper High School only to be greeted with another change.  The new program called e-hallpass was designed to help with the ongoing distraction of leaving the classroom, but...

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The Piper USD 203 school district used the hashtag #futureready to encourage voters to vote Yes on the bond.

Piper USD 203 prepares to implement $64 million bond

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief January 27, 2022

After a 1307 to 813 vote, the district passed a $64 million bond on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The bond, which was approved by the Board of Education on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, will create significant improvements...

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Advanced algebra students work together while in a class with 36 students.

District Prepares to Vote on Bond Issue, Jan. 25

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief January 11, 2022

Voting day for the bond issue is a heavily anticipated day for teachers, parents, students, and community members alike. For many students, they look at it as a day that determines the future of their...

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Business students work in a pod workspace while following the new optional masking policy.

Recent mask optional decision results in mixed opinions

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief November 12, 2021

Among other things discussed during the Nov. 8th Piper school board meeting, one of the most talked about is the unanimous decision to make masks optional for all high school students. This decision is...

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Piper Middle School uses cones to block incoming traffic. This is one of the new safety precautions implemented for pedestrian safety.

Traffic Turnaround: New campus driving plan causes unanticipated school traffic

Annalia Escalante, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 22, 2021

On Oct. 4, Piper Middle School created a new driving route to increase the safety of student pedestrians. This route, which only allows both middle and high school drivers to take the same entrance and...

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The last day to register to vote for the Jan. 25, 2022 bond issue is Jan. 4, 2022.

Hitting the Polls: Seniors register to vote in upcoming Bond Issue

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 22, 2021

The community will hit the polls to vote on the new proposed Bond Issue on Jan. 25, 2022. The last day to register to vote is Jan. 4, 2022, which has many adult seniors eager to vote.  The proposed...

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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, Co Editor-In-Chief 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, Co Editor-In-Chief 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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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, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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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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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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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