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  • October 9Seniors Scott Ladish and Elle Blake crowned homecoming king and queen

  • September 26The homecoming dance will be held 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 7

  • September 26The homecoming game will take place Oct. 6 against Bishop Ward

  • September 18The PSAT will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 from P1 to P2.

Cheerleading causes the same damages as football

Isley Ford, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Cheerleading and football are both dangerous sports that can cause injuries. Some people believe that cheerleading is not a sport, but football is.  I understand people saything that high school cheerleading isn't much of a sport, because I slightly agree. From being an all-star cheerleader for thr...

Shootings jump-start prayers with no change

Shootings jump-start prayers with no change

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I am so tired. I am tired of the same debate being held over and over after every mass shooting. Every time I am constantly faced with the same question: “Will there ever be change?” We send thoughts and prayers to the victims, which is nice, but it is not enough. Senators are sending prayers, yet...

Career cruising disrupts responsibilities

Career cruising disrupts responsibilities

Hannah Haworth, Co-Web Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The past few years, Piper has been slowly transforming to comply with the new technological age. With the addition of sign in, sign out systems, Piper has added Career Cruising to the curriculum, as required by Kansas to help students follow a career path. At the beginning of the semester, I was on b...

Legalization: A joint debate

June 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The debate on whether or not marijuana should be legalized is often heated. America has heard the opinions of politicians; get ready for the opinions of the news staff.

Saving money in college takes effort

Saving money in college takes effort

Patrick Cahill, Mass Media Student

May 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The cost of a college education has risen by over 260 percent in the past 25 years, according to Business Insider. This increase in cost has more than doubled the cost of consumer items. High school seniors like myself who are heading to college know that it will be expensive and are looking for wa...

Accepting rejection: A four-step plan to being dumped by your dream school

Accepting rejection: A four-step plan to being dumped by your dream school

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“I am writing you to offer you a place on our waitlist. While I recognize this is not what you were hoping for, you should know that the students on our waitlist are still among the most promising of our applicants.” Reading these words felt like that moment in cartoons when a character runs of...

Students should strive to become politically conscious

Students should strive to become politically conscious

Scout Molder, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

An important part of success is learning to prioritize, and sometimes it’s necessary to put off doing things that won’t really affect you for awhile. For example, it’s OK to put off doing that English project due in a month in favor of your math homework due tomorrow. However, there’s something we...

Academic competition harms students

Academic competition harms students

Raven Fletcher, Business Manager

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High school and college both come with competition, and a lot of it. Whether it be receiving valedictorian, applying for scholarships or getting into a dream college, there is always another student somewhere fighting for it. However, at a certain point the competition can be too much, and it can low...

20/20 leads to selfish project

20/20 leads to selfish project

Hannah Haworth, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I accidentally joined 20/20 leadership. I have not attended a single event up until two weeks ago where a few students and I presented for a board of judges. I was already nervous about our underprepared presentation, but I was not expecting to watch two hours of projects that made me feel guilty about ...

End-of-year apathy causes drop in grades

End-of-year apathy causes drop in grades

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

April 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Many students, especially seniors, face apathy to assignments during the last quarter. With summer coming, homework and standardized testing can feel less than important. Finding the strength to push through the last stretch of a long school year can be draining, especially when it feels like grades can o...

Implementing body positivity in media and stores today

Implementing body positivity in media and stores today

Katie Sullivan, Web Editor-In-Chief

April 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As prom quickly approaches, one thing has surfaced that has left me rather upset: body image. While scrolling through the depths of prom dress pictures, I found myself in the plus sized section, where the dresses are modeled by “plus sized” women. These women represented what I can only imagin...

Neurodiversity matters

Neurodiversity matters

Cailin O'Mara, Managing Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Diversity has been on the minds of students, staff and community members for the last few months. This initiative to cherish our differences has had a wonderful impact in our schools, but we are far from being able to end the conversation. One demographic is consistently left out of our diversity talks...

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