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  • January 22Parking passes should be displayed in the front window of cars. Parking lot checks will start on Friday
  • January 22HOSA is hosting a change drive to donate to the Australian Wildfires. Change will be collected in seminar classes
  • January 15Piper High School is hosting its annual Career and College Fair Day on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
  • January 6National Honors Society forms are due to Mrs. Beashore in room 124 by 3:00 p.m on Jan. 10, 2020

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Breaking records and tides

Breaking records and tides

Zoey Pudenz, Staff writer

January 26, 2020

There is a “young Michael Phelps” splashing in the midst of Piper High School. This “young Michael Phelps” being sophomore Jake Huisman who broke six records his freshman year.  Huisman has broken records in the 200 Free, 200 Individual Medley (IM), 50 Free, 100 Free, 500 Free and the 100 Bu...

Cheerleaders should be lifting weights for safety matters

Cheerleaders should be lifting weights for safety matters

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

January 26, 2020

Cheerleaders put a lot of strain on their bodies. Between lifting people into the air, tumbling and being sharp with every movement, they are strong. There are always dangers when cheerleading, but lifting weights could potentially help with injuries and make a team stronger. Powerlifting coach, Kevin...

Netflix’s CHEER shows the emotion and hardships involved within the sport

Netflix’s CHEER shows the emotion and hardships involved within the sport

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

Cheer is a sport. The raw beauty, as well as the refined perfection of the sport, is showcased in Netflix’s CHEER. The show follows the Navarro College cheer squad as they gear up for the National Cheer Association, or NCA, nationals held in Daytona, Florida. The Corsicana, Texas-based collegiate ch...

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 ...

NFL Championship Round brings strong matchups

NFL Championship Round brings strong matchups

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

January 19, 2020

Following the results of last week's NFL Divisional Round games, only four teams remain. In the AFC, the Championship round matchup is the Kansas City Chiefs v.s. The Tennessee Titans. In the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers are taking on the Green Bay Packers. Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs The Tenne...

Trends fade into the new decade

Trends fade into the new decade

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Just like years, trends come and go. From Tik Tok to low-rise jeans, many trends rose and fell throughout the decade. A few of these trends deserve a spot in 2020, while others should be left in the past.  “I would like to see VSCO girls stay in 2019,” said freshman Riley Merrick. “People always make f...

ACT changes aim to provide better experience for students

ACT changes aim to provide better experience for students

Megan Neal, Print editor

January 14, 2020

Beginning in September 2020, three new options will be available for students taking the ACT test.  Students will soon be able to retake individual subjects of the test to improve scores without having to take the full test again.  For some students, these changes will happen too late to impact their scores. For s...

NFL Divisional Round presents weekend of competitive games

NFL Divisional Round presents weekend of competitive games

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

January 10, 2020

Following last week’s wild-card round games, the NFL playoffs are left with eight teams preparing to compete in the divisional round.  The AFC matchups include the number one seeded Baltimore Ravens (14-2) v.s. the number 6 seeded Tennessee Titans (9-7), coming off of their big win against the...

Gaining Strength: Local stable provides aid to those with special needs

Gaining Strength: Local stable provides aid to those with special needs

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

In today’s society, many people are finding new ways to cope with mental, physical and emotional disabilities. One way to do this is through animal-assisted therapy. According to the Mayo Clinic, animal-assisted therapy can help reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems. One...

“YOU” season two lives up to expectations

“YOU” season two lives up to expectations

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

January 10, 2020

*This story may contain spoilers to the TV series “YOU”* Season two of Netflix's hit TV series, “YOU”, came out on Dec. 26, consisting of ten new episodes just as twisted as season one. Again, we have main character Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgley, willing to do anything for his new l...

New Year’s resolutions fail to come to fruition year after year

New Year’s resolutions fail to come to fruition year after year

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

A new year has come, and with a new year, comes New Year’s resolutions. According to Forbes, 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them. The idea of a New Year’s resolution is that on the first day of the new year, a promise is made...

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