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  • October 9Seniors Scott Ladish and Elle Blake crowned homecoming king and queen

  • September 26The homecoming dance will be held 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 7

  • September 26The homecoming game will take place Oct. 6 against Bishop Ward

  • September 18The PSAT will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 from P1 to P2.

Students with family-owned businesses tell their experiences

Students with family-owned businesses tell their experiences

Isaia Wilcoxen, staff writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

You get home from a busy day at school, exhausted. The minute you walk into the house, your parents are telling you to get to work. For some students, this is the norm as they are a part of a family-owned business. Sophomore Colton Lloyd knows this feeling of exhaustion as his family owns The Pullman...

College-bound students fit plans to finance

College-bound students fit plans to finance

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Featured

Applying for every scholarship available. Working three jobs at once. Calling distant family members to beg for gifts of graduation money. For many seniors, these actions have become absorbed into daily life, all in pursuit of enough money to finance a college education. Senior Michelle Obiesie is the second in a f...

Accepting rejection: A four-step plan to being dumped by your dream school

Accepting rejection: A four-step plan to being dumped by your dream school

Abby Neal, Web Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“I am writing you to offer you a place on our waitlist. While I recognize this is not what you were hoping for, you should know that the students on our waitlist are still among the most promising of our applicants.” Reading these words felt like that moment in cartoons when a character runs of...

Students choose Armed Forces over traditional college path

Students choose Armed Forces over traditional college path

Cailin O'Mara, Managing Editor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Featured

As graduation rapidly approaches, most seniors are finalizing plans to attend a university. Scholarships, college visits and acceptance letters have permeated the otherwise carefree atmosphere of the senior class, making it clear that it’s time to prepare for the next step in life. However, for a ha...

Staff members say goodbye

Staff members say goodbye

Isaia Wilcoxen and Sascha Dean

May 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Mike Briggs Math teacher Mike Briggs has worked at the high school for the past 23 years.  After retirement Briggs plans to continue his life in Missouri, but does not know what his next career path will be after leaving. “Teaching at Piper was a wonderful experience, and I had the pleasure t...

Brownback reviews mixed

Brownback reviews mixed

Taylor Green, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under News

Surveys have shown that Gov. Sam Brownback has been unpopular within Kansas. As of April 2017, Brownback has had a 66 percent disapproval rating. Now he may be leaving the state. However, opinions differ on whether a change in administration will be positive or negative. In early March, the Kansas...

Students should strive to become politically conscious

Students should strive to become politically conscious

Scout Molder, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

An important part of success is learning to prioritize, and sometimes it’s necessary to put off doing things that won’t really affect you for awhile. For example, it’s OK to put off doing that English project due in a month in favor of your math homework due tomorrow. However, there’s something we...

Injury fails to impede swimmer

Injury fails to impede swimmer

Karli Trumbo, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Senior Megan Dailey is often recognized by her talent in swimming. Dailey has qualified for state for all four of her high school years and has signed to Quincy University in Illinois for a swimming scholarship. Dailey seemed unstoppable in the water until last summer, when she started to experi...

Students start band for creative outlet

Students start band for creative outlet

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Video

At times it may seem as if the music industry is dominated by the same sounds and artists. However, thanks to advancing technology, sites such as SoundCloud and the lessened importance of being signed to record labels, it is easier than ever to break through into producing music. Sophomores Jamie Fog...

Club leaders don’t see change for the future

Club leaders don’t see change for the future

Scout Molder, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

At the beginning of the school year, many students expressed discontent as they learned that all club meetings had been moved to Friday mornings during late start. The change had what assistant principal John Nguyen called an “unintended effect” on club participation. “To have around four Frid...

Students fit schools to personality

Students fit schools to personality

Lauren Textor, Copy Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Featured

The decision on what to do after high school is one of the biggest that students face. With so many options, many change their minds based on financial need and distance, as well as family and personal reasons. Senior Ricky Wilson has decided to attend Mississippi State University. “I hope to gain ...

Being a Piper athlete is an honor

Being a Piper athlete is an honor

Dirk Beashore, Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured, From the sidelines, Sports

The flag. The purple. The white. The black. The Pirates of the Caribbean theme music. The Skull. That’s just a sip of what its like to be a Piper Pirate, even if you’re the last player on the sideline. You need to know you’re part of something special that you’ll cherish the rest of your life. ...

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