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  • December 6Student schedules for second semester will be available on Skyward, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at 3 p.m.
  • November 25A boys volleyball meeting will take place at 7:30 before school Friday, Dec. 6.
  • November 25Seniors can now place their vote for this year's Prom theme
  • November 21There will be no Project Grad meeting this month due to schedule conflicts

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Students debate when to get drivers licenses

Students debate when to get drivers licenses

Megan Neal, Print Editor

December 4, 2019

For many high school students, driving is a rite of passage that symbolizes freedom and independence. While some students prepare for the drivers test months in advance, some are not as eager as others to begin driving on their own.  Junior Dawnyale Bruce does not currently have a driver's license...

Working Overtime: Cheerleaders take on role in musical, participate at state cheer

Working Overtime: Cheerleaders take on role in musical, participate at state cheer

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

December 2, 2019

Cheerleaders prepared themselves for a long day of Cheer State and the school musical “Hairspray”. Knowing it was going to be an exhausting day, they prepared for it by drinking tons of water, mentally preparing and getting a good night's sleep.  Junior Taylor Sims knew she needed to prepare ...

The growing pressures of a high school student

The growing pressures of a high school student

Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Being a 21st-century student can be difficult. With academics, extracurriculars, the future, parents, and even your social life, stress can overwhelm. A stressor is defined as something that causes a state of strain or tension according to the Oxford Dictionary.  “I feel pressured to have good grades beca...

Cheer team brings home third place from state

Cheer team brings home third place from state

Audrey Menzies, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

With lots of anticipation and preparation, the Piper cheer team stepped on the mat for their first event at KSHSAA cheer state. The anticipation for this year was high considering the team’s past win at state. Coach Morgan Kolenda was excited about the potential of her new team and the opportunity to...

District finds disappointment in outcome of Baldwin investigation

District finds disappointment in outcome of Baldwin investigation

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

November 21, 2019

Baldwin High School released a statement following an independent investigation about the racial incident that occurred at the volleyball game at Baldwin High School on Oct. 8. The investigation included 20 written statements from Baldwin students at the game, 13 written statements from Baldwin st...

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Robotics team brings home Cowtown Throwdown victory

Adam Novak, Staff writer

November 20, 2019

The Robotics team, Team Stealth, coached by Stephan Brumbaugh and Eric Mabie, recently won a competition at the Cowtown Throwdown tournament. The robotics team works only on one robot a year. The team competes in 3 v 3 competitions with various schools competing with, and against them. According to Ma...

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Strict requirements stifle blood donations

Morgan Haworth, Print Editor

November 18, 2019

In preparation for giving blood, students drink an abundant amount of water, eat a nutritious breakfast and get plenty of sleep. Participants take their time out to prepare and donate blood, only to get told they can’t. Sophomore Grace Roland was one of the many that wanted to give blood but couldn’t....

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Fall Musical implements new online ticketing system

Zoey Pudenz, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

For the 2019 fall musical, the theatre department director Tori Deneault has implemented a new ticketing system. This is an alternative way to buy tickets to the traditional ticket at the door method. The new ticketing system includes early payment and seat reservations for those wishing to attend...

Cyber defense team doubles score in round one

Cyber defense team doubles score in round one

Megan Neal, Print Editor

November 14, 2019

The cyber defense team, made up of six students and coached by computers teacher Carol Grubbs, doubled their score from 100 to 226 points at their first competition.  The cyber defense team focuses on securing virtual networks in multiple software networks from viruses. The team competes in the U...

Jesus is King takes over Billboard charts

Jesus is King takes over Billboard charts

Blake Beashore, Web Editor

November 12, 2019

Kanye West’s Jesus is King is one of the best albums released across any genre this year. Released on Oct. 25, 2019, Jesus is King shot up to the top of the charts with 264,000 first week sales. This marked West’s ninth Number 1 album debut in a row. The album’s sound and lyricism allowed fo...

Cross Country finishes the season in stride

Cross Country finishes the season in stride

Rene Evans, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Five runners from the Piper cross country team participated in the state meet at Wamego on Nov. 2, 2019. For the girls, freshman Grace Hanson ran a 19:31.01 for second place, and freshmen Alexis Simpson finished with a 21:32.31. For the boys, senior Owen Roellchen ran a 16:54.66 for sixth place....

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