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  • October 22Pre ACT 9 registered students will be taking the PreACT9 tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019.
  • October 10The Pirates football team take on the Paola Panthers on October 11 at 7:00 p.m
  • September 30Pre ACT 9 will be offered to current 9th grade free of cost. It will take place on October 23, 2019 and is scheduled during the school day
  • September 30AP Exam fees are due September 30. It is $40 per exam

Three members of the girls golf team tee off at state

Three members of the girls golf team tee off at state

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

October 16, 2019

Three girls golf team members punched their ticket to the state championship which starts on Oct. 21. Seniors Evelyn Turney and Sydney Rhodes and sophomore Ashlyn Rhodes all qualified for state. For Sydney, competing at state is nothing new.  “I went to state my sophomore and junior year, and...

Alleged racial discrimination towards volleyball players sparks controversy

Alleged racial discrimination towards volleyball players sparks controversy

Megan Neal and Caroline Zimmerman

October 16, 2019

Following the Piper vs Baldwin volleyball game on Oct. 8, claims of verbal and physical racism by the Baldwin students towards Piper players flooded social media.  According to Piper players, students and families, the Baldwin student section displayed blatant acts of racism towards the African A...

Project Grad implements new changes

Project Grad implements new changes

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

For the new school year, senior parents are taking new steps to improve Project Grad. Project Grad is a non-profit organization to help fundraise for the seniors' grad night. One of the parents on the Project Grad committee is senior parent, Danetta Pappert. “Project Grad is an evening that is...

Online school gains popularity

Online school gains popularity

Megan Neal, Print editor

October 14, 2019

As the world continues to advance to the technological age, students are finding themselves faced with more options when it comes to schooling, traditional or online school. Counselor Polly Vader said this year, there have been higher enrollments in online school, however, the population of the traditional...

The search for a new superintendent: Piper students and administration begin the search for a new superintendent

The search for a new superintendent: Piper students and administration begin the search for a new superintendent

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The search is underway, the Piper Board of Education plans to announce the school's new superintendent on December 23.  The students and administration began that search on October 7 in a meeting with consultants from McPherson and Jacobson. In the meeting, the consultants told the students the pr...

Joker: A look inside the madness

Joker: A look inside the madness

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Clown by day and a stand-up comic by night. Arthur Fleck is a miserable man who seems to be socially unseen. He just wants to put a smile on your face.  Arthur struggles from a condition that causes him to burst out into random high-pitched, hysterical laughter. Creepy Right? People started to mak...

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,...

Boys soccer looks to turn season around

Boys soccer looks to turn season around

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

The Pirate boys soccer team has started off the season 3-5-1, and are looking to improve this record in the second half of the season. “Everyone is struggling to work together, and we need to hustle more,” said junior Kyron Fergus. The pirates are led by five seniors, Miles Lockridge, Abraham...

Intergalactic homecoming celebrations

Intergalactic homecoming celebrations

Lauren Pappert, Photo Editor

September 30, 2019

 

Class Cup competition promotes school spirit

Class Cup competition promotes school spirit

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Class Cup is an incentive to encourage students to participate in student activities. The Class cup was created five years ago by counselor, Polly Vader. Class cup has evolved throughout the five years with competitions ranging from decorating the hallways for spirit week, to competitions based on...

Pirates football explode for 3-0 start

Pirates football explode for 3-0 start

Tyren Shelley, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

The Piper Pirates have started the 2019 season off with a bang. They have outscored their opponents 131 to 19. The offense has displayed an electric scoring ability led by junior running back LaJames White. White has started the season with 16 total touchdowns and 900 all-purpose yards. Most of the...

Seniors channel creativity for parking spots

Seniors channel creativity for parking spots

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Senior parking spots are custom made parking spots that have been going on for four years, and allow seniors to express their creativity. “It’s a creative way to express yourself and personality,” said senior Alison Vigil. “It’s a good way to get seniors into school spirit and start the s...

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