• October 19Pirates football team takes on Eudora Friday, Oct. 30.
  • October 19Last day of first quarter is Wednesday, Oct. 28.
  • October 5Deadline to register to vote in Kansas is Oct. 13
  • February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28


Did Krab Kingz claw their way to success?

Sophomore TyJanae Hooks tested out the lemon pepper crab legs from Krab Kingz over quarantine.

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

The Krab Kingz franchise recently opened up a store in Kansas City, Kansas. It has been getting a lot of recognition for their crab, lobster, and shrimp meals. Krab Kingz has many other locations, some of which are located in Missouri, Tennessee, and Florida.  Krab Kingz is only open Thursday throu...

Trial and Error of Online School

Trial and Error of Online School

Adam Novak, Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

One effect that COVID-19 has had on students is having to switch to online school. For a majority of students, this was their first experience with online school. Many had to get Chromebooks from the school so they could continue their school year online because of the lack of resources in their home...

COVID-19 Takes Away Lifelong Memories

KSHSAA canceled the 2020 State Basketball Tournament on March 12. Allowing the tournament to only surpass the quarterfinal round.

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

I was two games away from being a 2 time State Champion. I wasn’t able to get my second ring. I didn’t miss out on a ring because we lost, I didn’t get it because of COVID-19. We had already won our first game at State and were going to be playing Bishop Miege in the Semifinals. There was a different...

When the World Stops: This is bigger than us

Covid-19 forced students to stay indoors and participate in e-learning.

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

I woke up on Wednesday morning hoping that the events of Tuesday, March 17 were just a dream. Realizing that they weren’t was a true nightmare. Governor Laura Kelly shut down Kansas schools for the rest of the school year. I was shocked. When I heard the news, I cried for almost two hours...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Strict rules from KSHSAA prevent athletes from performing efficiently

STAFF EDITORIAL: Strict rules from KSHSAA prevent athletes from performing efficiently

staff editorial

March 20, 2020

Kansas State High School Activities Association is an organization that oversees interscholastic competition at a high school level, and their rules are getting outrageous. KSHSAA may think their rules are helping student-athletes stay safe but all they are doing is preventing students from competin...

Administration employs new drop policy

Junior Olivia Hilty participates in a lab in Principles of Biomedical Science, one of the career pathway classes.

Audrey Menzies, Design Editor

February 19, 2020

For years, students have been able to pick up classes without fear of completely being locked in. This year, however, is different. PHS counselors announced during the scheduling process that once a student picked a class they would not be able to drop it the coming year. This has given some students...

Bring Us to the Digital Age with iPads

IPads provide the best option for student devices, as they have the most value and versatility for the educational purposes.

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2020

Administration is considering the introduction of a one to one technology policy for the students. One to one is the practice of every student having a piece of technology for schoolwork. If the one to one policy is enforced, we should base the decision on the quality of the technology we are receiv...

Change starts with you

Wildfires are one of the many effects of climate change on wildlife.

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2020

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This age-old phrase is becoming more real than ever. To keep our earth clean people need to take this elementary phrase more seriously. Some people may believe that they do not affect our earth's climate. This is the completely wrong mindset for the next generation. We may be ...

What America fails to realize about mental health

Senior Caroline Zimmerman

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

I once read that in Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. This, in American culture, has come to symbolize that when humans break down, we often come back better than we were before. But lately, in today’s society, we have reached the point where we aren’t repairing with “gold.”...

Controversial musical portrays racial and social issues

Senior Caroline Zimmerman

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Lights, camera, action! The Piper High School stage has been the setting for countless stories, from Little Shop of Horrors to last year’s Little Women. This year, PHS is displaying a show with a more serious message: Hairspray.  The theater department has had to approach this show differently...

I’m not tired

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

October 8, 2019

“You look tired, are you feeling okay?”  At first, I’m confused, what makes them think I’m not okay? Then I realize. Yes, I feel fine, I just didn’t put makeup on this morning. I get these questions more often than one would think, and each time I get offended.  Foundation, bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadow,...

Overgrowth Leads to Need for Change

Staff Editorial

October 2, 2019

Students sitting shoulder to shoulder, sharing textbooks and assignments. Some leave to go to another classroom to work due to a shortage of computers. Teachers rolling the entire contents of their desks down the halls to a different room each period. This is the reality of overcrowding in schools. ...

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