The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

The student news site of Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas.


Top Row: (left to right) Olivia Blankenship, Olivia Golden, Alexis Gerber, Abigail Cahill, Zoey Pudenz  Bottom Row: (left to right) Langston Bassett, Ethan Walker, Jai Moore, Adam Novak, Alex Ivanuska

Meet the 2021 Homecoming candidates

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor September 15, 2021


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Meet the Northern Lights themed 2021 Prom King and Queen candidates.

Meet the 2021 Prom Candidates

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief April 16, 2021

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Senior Caleal Kennedy poses after getting a line up. Photo courtesy of Dameon Weathers

Piper alumni grows business with support from students

Astin Ramos, Photo Editor March 30, 2021

Since discovering a love for cutting hair, Dameon Weathers is on a successful path to owning his own shop. With inspiration from his mom, he decided to take a deeper look into becoming a barber.  “I...

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Fine arts teacher Randy Robertson stands next to playground during cohort break.

District remains Hybrid despite rise in COVID-19 cases

Riley Merrick, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

With the rise in COVID-19 cases, many schools in the Kansas City area decided to switch back to virtual learning after having a hybrid schedule for a few months. For Piper, however, the school decided...

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According to Mayo Clinic,  alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe based on amount of symptoms.

Alcoholism: More than just the Drink in Hand

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

In movies, TV shows, and everyday life, the consumption of alcohol is talked about in this cool and almost romanticized way. For many teenagers, what they see in the media and the actions of their peers...

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Social media distractions can cause students to become behind on schoolwork and unfocused on Zoom.

The Effects of Social Media throughout Online Learning

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

It’s the 21st century and social media has become a necessity to most. With most students having access to social media, it can be easy to pick up the phone instead of completing online assignments. Throughout...

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Juniors Emely and Elizabeth Lopez-Cardona celebrated their Quinceañera in July, 2019.

Quinceañera: A young Latina’s first step into adulthood

Jackie Gildo, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

The diverse community of Piper allows people to learn about a storied tradition in the Hispanic community, Quinceañeras. A quinceañera is a celebration held at the age of 15 about coming-of-age....

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Freshman Alison Asbury and her grandmother FaceTime over the holiday break.

COVID-19 hosts holiday gatherings over Video Chat

Madi Welker December 11, 2020

As the worldwide pandemic continues to progress, holidays will look different. Video chat programs including "Zoom" and "FaceTime" have become to new norm for family gatherings.  “My holidays are...

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The Community Connections drive hosted a shoe drive throughout the month of November to donate to Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

Scarves, Shoes bring Smiles over the Holiday Season

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief December 11, 2020

 Over the holiday season, the weather gets colder and the amount of people in need grows larger. Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities seem scarce, but there are a few students who have gone the extra...

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With only one week left of the semester, students are low on motivation.

The Virtual Learning Burnout is Here

Julie Jones, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

Many students have started to reach their breaking point with online learning. With only one week until finals, students are having to push through the burnout and hold themselves accountable to achieve...

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HBO MAX users can now stream Euphoria season two teaser episode before its initial release date on Dec. 6.

Euphoria’s filler episode is exactly what fans needed

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief December 4, 2020

The long-awaited Euphoria holiday special is finally here and fans are raving about it. HBO decided to release the episode three days early on HBO MAX so many, including myself, got the chance to watch...

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Wearing a mask has proven to reduce the risk of transmitted infection.

Why aren’t we taking more precautions?

Madi Welker December 4, 2020

COVID-19 is the talk of the town these days. We have all been affected by the pandemic, some more than others. Whether it’s the school being canceled, you or a relative test positive, or even stores...

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