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  • November 18Class Cup points will be awarded for attending the fall musical and checking in on the Superfan app
  • November 18The Piper Dance Team is calling all seniors to perform at halftime of the December 6 varsity boys’ basketball game. Cost is $15
  • November 15There will be a free in school ACT for juniors on Feb. 25, 2020. The deadline to register is Nov. 22, 2019
  • November 7There will be a meeting for any boys interested in swimming on the Piper High School team this winter on Friday, Nov. 8 after school in room 105

Opinion

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...

Biggest sporting event of the year flops

Biggest sporting event of the year flops

Blake Beashore, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

The 53rd Super Bowl was the worst Super Bowl ever. It was the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history. The final score was 13-3 Patriots, and what is normally the biggest event in sports was a lackluster, boring performance by each team. The game provided no excitement all the way through. The score w...

Social media controversy does not belong in the news

Social media controversy does not belong in the news

Scout Molder, Co Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2019

Recently, a video showing a confrontation between a high school student sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat and a Native American veteran during a protest in Washington D.C. went viral. Clips of the video were shared through social media, but the story was quickly picked up by news media outlets ...

Opposing View Points: Courtyard During Lunch

Opposing View Points: Courtyard During Lunch

October 2, 2018

The courtyard was opened to juniors this year. This causes a conflict between the upperclassmen.

Teen Lives are Going up in Vapor

Teen Lives are Going up in Vapor

Scout Molder, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 27, 2018

My mom was 15 years old when she started smoking cigarettes. She used to buy them from a vending machine at the bowling alley, no I.D. required, all while in her high school cheerleading uniform. When I was younger, I used to think it was crazy how easy it was for such a young person to access someth...

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