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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 ...

The profitable based education system that is now college

The profitable based education system that is now college

Drew Englis, Co-Business Manager

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It seems like the price of college is constantly rising. Fifty years ago it was roughly $1,000 per year. Twenty years ago, the cost of tuition and room and board was on average $6,813 per year. Why then, has the cost of college consistently risen to where it is today? In the past, attending coll...

National Anthem protests spark controversy

National Anthem protests spark controversy

Colton Lloyd, Co-Business Manager

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the biggest controversies this year has been on the field of America’s favorite sport. The national anthem protests started in the NFL in August 2016 with star quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers sitting during the anthem during preseason games. He took a knee during the an...

Isley Ford

Isley Ford

Isley Ford, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Halloweentown because it’s a Disney classic.

Megan Neal

Megan Neal

Megan Neal, Copy Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Twitches

Drew Englis

Drew Englis

Drew Englis, Co-Business Manager

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ghostbusters because I like science fiction.

Colton Lloyd

Colton Lloyd

Colton Lloyd, Co-Business Manager

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A Haunted Mansion because of the comedy.

Taylor McEachron

Taylor McEachron

Taylor McEachron, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Coraline because it’s spooky but not too spooky. It’s a movie that I’ve always watched since I was younger.

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