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Senior Sadness

Senior Sadness

Taylor McEachron, Co-Web Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We are now four weeks in to the new school year and after getting the swing of my new schedule it has still not really hit me that it’s senior year. Walking into this year I was very excited to get to experience the luxuries of being a senior. While getting to experience a bunch of “lasts” this yea...

Gifted class gives unfair advantage to advanced students

Gifted class gives unfair advantage to advanced students

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I am second in my class. Granted I am behind about four people tied for first, but I am still second, and I did this without ever being qualified for the advanced studies class. The reason I am so frustrated with this class is not because the “advanced” students are smarter than me, but rathe...

Eating disorders present harmful health damage

Eating disorders present harmful health damage

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Freshman year I overheard a girl in my grade admit to someone she weighed 120 pounds. The next day, I decided to eat less. Within three months I dropped twenty pounds, telling myself the whole time that this was the healthier option. For the first few weeks I skipped breakfast, ate a healthi...

Kansas City, Missouri, mayor writes letter appealing to students on gun control

Kansas City, Missouri, mayor writes letter appealing to students on gun control

Sly James

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Students, I’ve been listening and watching the news for several days since the violence in Parkland, Florida and wondering how did we, once again, allow more of you to be mowed down by an apparently disturbed, young man wielding a high-powered, military-style assault weapon with a large capa...

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ — Roaming the frozen north of Tamriel

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ — Roaming the frozen north of Tamriel

David Holmes, Mass Media Student

February 26, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Role-playing games have always been a popular genre of video games. Combined with the free roam aspect, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is one of the most well-known games of all time. Released on Oct. 28, 2016, the game is still having content added to it by its users. Even without the official downloa...

Reviewing ‘Justice League’

Reviewing ‘Justice League’

Kaylyn Noah, Mass Media students

January 4, 2018


Filed under Movie Review, Opinion

“Justice League” is an action movie about superheroes including the Flash, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and many others who get together to defeat a new villain that could destroy their planet. Wonder Woman and Batman work to get other superheroes together before the villain that has been asl...

Minorities continue to be targeted in communities

Minorities continue to be targeted in communities

John Pride, Student

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Not once in the 17 years of my life have I ever felt and endured the amount of disappointment, sadness or anger that I am experiencing today.  The words and actions of some of the student body have not only affected me but also an overwhelming amount of others. This situation goes far beyond the aspects of ...

Studying tips to survive finals

Studying tips to survive finals

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The approach of Christmas, while festive and merry for many, also means the approach of finals. End of the year exams are stressful for multiple reasons, especially at Piper where every class has at least a final worth 10 percent, but a few tips and tricks can ease the pressure on studying this holid...

Stigmatizing mental illness is harmful and unnecessary

Stigmatizing mental illness is harmful and unnecessary

Scout Molder, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What Mental Illness Stigmas Exist? As a person who struggles with anxiety, depression and OCD, I can personally attest to to the fact that mental illness is extremely stigmatized. When something is stigmatized, it often has a negative or disgraceful connotation, even though it isn’t necessarily bad. People ...

Hallways cause disruption for students

Hallways cause disruption for students

Taylor McEachron, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the main frustrations of my junior year has not been the overwhelming amount of work I have due to physics or pre-calculus, or stress from the crazy schedule I have. Something that has become increasingly annoying over my three years of being in the high school is the hallways. There are ...

“A Christmas Prince” is predictable but enjoyable

“A Christmas Prince” is predictable but enjoyable

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movie Review, Opinion

“A Christmas Prince” is Netflix’s latest original movie. A journalist (Rose McIver) travels to the fictional country of Aldovia to get the scoop on a playboy prince (Ben Lamb). Prince Richard of Aldovia is set to take the throne after his father’s death, but he’s been travelling ever sin...

Homelessness during the holidays impacts families across America

Homelessness during the holidays impacts families across America

Lauren Textor, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

According to NPR.org, as many as 1.6 million Americans experience homelessness or transitional housing during the holidays. Nearly half of these people are families, and only 20 percent fit the traditional stereotype of single adult men with mental illnesses, disabilities or substance abuse. During the ...

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