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  • February 28The registration deadline for the April 4th ACT is today, Friday, Feb. 28
  • February 3Piper Educational Foundation is hosting a trivia night as a fundraiser to support Piper Schools. This will be held Feb. 29 7:00 pm
  • February 3Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Feb. 12 and 13 from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m
  • January 22Parking passes should be displayed in the front window of cars. Parking lot checks will start on Friday

Opinion

When the World Stops: This is bigger than us

When the World Stops: This is bigger than us

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

Administration employs new drop policy

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

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...

Change starts with you

Change starts with you

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

What America fails to realize about mental health

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

Controversial musical portrays racial and social issues

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

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. ...

Advanced Placement exams change for the worse

Advanced Placement exams change for the worse

Lauren Pappert, Photo Editor

October 2, 2019

Advanced Placement (AP) exams have changed yet again. According to the College Board, the registration and payment deadline will be moved from early March to mid November.  Changing of deadline regulations and fees for AP Classes will put pressure on students who are already stressed enough trying t...

Coping with college rejection letters

Coping with college rejection letters

Lauren Textor, Co print editor-in-chief

April 23, 2019

Since I was twelve years old, everything that I’ve done in school, at work, and even at home has led back to one goal: getting into Duke. I made college into a dream instead of a reality, pushing myself to and even past my limit, because I knew that one day it would be worth it. Then, two weeks...

More minutes for more days of summer

More minutes for more days of summer

Morgan Haworth, Social media editor

February 28, 2019

The sun is gleaming, the grass is green and the sky is blue. You want to be enjoying the beautiful weather, but you’re stuck at a desk inside a cold building. With the amount of snow days we’ve had this school year, administration is debating between adding days to the end of the year or adding f...

Taking dance too far

Taking dance too far

Morgan Haworth, Social Media Manager

February 22, 2019

Participating in a sport, competitive or not, is already a lot of extra work aside from school. From basketball to volleyball, the requirements and commitment to a team can be exhausting. The sport I happen to love is dance. As a child I obviously did not know the extreme hours I would put into da...

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