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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

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Powerlifting flourishes on home turf and claims State hardware

The Pirate Powerlifting team after a meet.

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

April 19, 2020

On Mar. 7, Piper High School hosted the powerlifting State Championship meet. The meet featured teams from all across the state. The Piper Girls claimed a second-place finish, while the Boys finished first to claim a State Championship. One of the leaders of the boy’s team is junior Tony Cobbs. Cob...

2020-2021 cheer team announced

2020-2021 cheer team announced

Megan Neal, Print Editor

April 19, 2020

Congratulations to the following that made the 2020-2021 cheer team. Taylor Sims Alyson Droppelmann Taylor Miles Phoenix Vogts  Kaycee Scott  Sydnee Pippert  Breeze Preu  Delaney Waters Aryana Deritt Charlotte Fee Mariana Terrazes Taylor Hinterlong Alana Crone ...

Administration announces upcoming move to the United Kansas Conference

Piper High School will be joining the United Kansas Conference to start the 2022 school year.

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Starting in the 2022-23 school year, the Piper Pirates will now be a part of the United Kansas Conference. This comes after being in the Frontier League for just three years. Change is believed to be necessary, due to racial incidents and long travel. “There have been too many incidents in just my time of highsch...

Online School is not as predicted

Online School is not as predicted

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

One way COVID-19 has affected the world is by having people switch to online school. Online schooling for Piper started on March 30th for most grade levels. Many classes require students to join a zoom call at least once a week. Zoom is one popular way for students to interact with their classmates...

Trial and Error of Online School

Trial and Error of Online School

Adam Novak, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

One effect that COVID-19 has had on students is having to switch to online school. For a majority of students, this was their first experience with online school. Many had to get Chromebooks from the school so they could continue their school year online because of the lack of resources in their home...

Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home order calls for social distancing to “flatten the curve”

Government officials look for ways to

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19 growing in severity, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a Stay at Home order that started March 30 and will last until at least April 19. Kelly was prompted by the increasing severity of the virus and its continued spread. As of April 5, there were 747 confirmed cases...

Spread of COVID-19 causes spring sports, activities to be canceled

Following Governor Laura Kelly's issue to cancel all K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year, all spring athletics and activities have been canceled until further notice. Illustration by Zoey Pudenz.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Tuesday, March 17 Governor Laura Kelly announced all K-12 schools would be closed for the remainder of the semester due to the outbreak of COVID-19. With the closing of all schools, cancellations of all spring athletics and activities occurred. According to athletic director Doug Key, KSHSAA decided to cancel all KSHSAA activities due to the decision f...

The Government Is Watching Us: What Is True about COVID-19?

With the world reeling, we rely on our healthcare professionals to provide answers.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

From The Flat Earth Society, to those that believe the world is secretly run by a race of humanoid lizards, conspiracies are ingrained into the fabric of everyday society. Something that is experienced by thousands to millions of people is bound to raise questions of, “Why?”, and, “How?”. ...

School closures raise concerns for low-income families

As the community self-distances, through the COVID-19 pandemicthe Piper School District offers free lunches for pick up at the high school. This was one of many ways the community came together to help others during the crisis.

Megan Neal, Print Editor

March 27, 2020

Following Kansas governor Laura Kelly’s announcement for all K-12 schools to close for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 virus, low-income families struggle to provide the same opportunities given at schools.  According to the Kansas Health Institute, over 48% of students get free or reduc...

The Last Hurrah: KSHSAA State Basketball Tournament cancelled after first-round due to increased spread of COVID-19

Hoping to advance their lead, junior Tamar Bates goes up for a jump shot. Bates nearly fouled out of the game with four fouls in the fourth quarter.

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Following the Pirates’ basketball team's first-round win against Buhler 71-52, the 2020 KSHSAA State Tournament has been canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19.  The Pirates’ are the defending state champions and went into the first round with a determined mindset. “My mindset coming into the game wa...

Back in Action: the Lady Pirates kick off the state tournament with a 63-48 victory

Senior Grace Banes drops 20 points against Baldwin in the first round of State.

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

The reigning substate champions are back in action at the state tournament in Salina, Kansas. The Lady Pirates kicked off their state championship run with a win against Baldwin, with a final score of 63-48. The Lady Pirates have been anticipating this moment all season long.  “We were ready to ...

Coronavirus threatens to affect travel plans

Extra precaution has been put into place following the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus.

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

March 11, 2020

Spring break is approaching and that means it is time for vacations. The nice, warm weather and cool ocean breeze is just a couple weeks away, but with the rising epidemic of COVID-19, plans may change.  COVID-19 or coronavirus, emerged in China in Dec. of 2019. According to the New York Times, the...

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