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  • October 25 There will be an informational FCA meeting on Oct. 26 for those interested in serving on the leadership team.
  • October 20 If your parent has purchased an activity pass and you have not received it, please stop by the office to pick it up.
  • October 20 Attention Girl's Basketball Players: There will be a pre-season informational meeting during advisory in Coach Stout's room on Tuesday, October 26.
  • October 18 Bring new socks to your advisory to celebrate Socktober. The winning advisory will receive a prize.
  • October 14 Caitlin Kirwan, Kendall Vest, Tatum Vallejo and Ashlyn Rhodes move on to Girls Golf State Monday, October 18 at Hutchinson.
  • October 14 Juniors: Free In-school ACT sign up : due by Friday, Oct. 29
  • October 14 To volunteer either as a group or individual at Piper HS concessions stand click this sign-up link.
  • October 14 Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 27-29. With Oct. 27 acting as a half day for students.
  • September 8 Piper Crossbones Esports is looking for new members. Visit esports coach, Josh Kelley in the band room or email him for more details
  • September 8 All juniors and seniors with a 3.50 or above GPA are eligible to apply for National Honor Society. Paperwork can be found on the NHS twitter @piper_nhs
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 Pirates’ Log Volume 38 Issue 1

October 19, 2020

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Sophomore Maddie Lamb teaches choreography to cast at musical practice.

Setting the scene: Theatre department strives to bridge racial, equality gaps

Audrey Menzies, Co Editor-In-Chief November 19, 2019

It’s 1962. Weight and race were what defined a person, and the fight for equality was stronger than ever. This is the scene the Piper Theatre department is trying to set. It is one of the heaviest topics...

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Coach, Rachel Ferguson, introduces a new passing drill at practice Wednesday, Sept. 25. This is Ferguson’s first year coaching at Piper.

Cheer, volleyball undergo changes in coaching style

Zoey Pudenz, Co Editor-In-Chief October 2, 2019

This year has brought big changes for the cheer and volleyball teams with both making adjustments to their new coaching staff. Cheer coach Morgan Kolenda, has coached at the collegiate level and was previously...

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Overgrowth Leads to Need for Change

Staff Editorial October 2, 2019

Students sitting shoulder to shoulder, sharing textbooks and assignments. Some leave to go to another classroom to work due to a shortage of computers. Teachers rolling the entire contents of their desks...

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Sophomore Nathan Hiatt texts while in class.

Administration, students debate phone policy

Cell phone policy revised, updated to allow more flexibility from class to class
Miles Lockridge, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

Cell phones have become a fourth necessity for survival in today’s society, being used to communicate, store memories and keep up on current events. Administration reviewed the policy at the beginning...

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As the school district slowly grows, the high school has realized an issue with overcrowding in their classes.

Overgrowth In schools brings new challenges

Megan Neal, Print Editor October 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year has brought new challenges never seen by the high school before. With more students attending than ever before, issues of overgrowth have flooded the hallways. While the senior...

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The PHS student section throws baby powder at the beginning of their homecoming game. The Pirates walked away with a 40-6 win.

Area 51 Rivets Nation, Raises Questions About Government Secrecy

Caroline Zimmerman, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

Over the Summer, popular youtuber Matthew Roberts gained massive media attention after creating a petition to raid Area 51. This raid inspired the Homecoming theme since the proposed date of the raid...

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Lauren Pappert

Advanced Placement exams change for the worse

Lauren Pappert, Photo Editor October 2, 2019

Advanced Placement (AP) exams have changed yet again. According to the College Board, the registration and payment deadline will be moved from early March to mid November.  Changing of deadline regulations...

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Halloween changes over time

Lauren Textor, Editor-In-Chief October 30, 2018

Halloween has undergone several transformations throughout the years, from pagan reverence of the dead to harvest celebrations to community parties to one candy-centric night of fun. Freshman Konner McDaniel...

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6,353 miles from home

6,353 miles from home

Megan Neal, Print Editor October 30, 2018

A new home, school and life awaited junior Polina Rakusheva as she traveled thousands of miles from her home in Kazakhstan to America. When Rakusheva was 14, she learned about a free program called Future...

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English teacher, Christine Kohrs received her most recent tattoo of her father in Nov. 2017.

Permanent Expressions

Trey Trumbo, Staff Writer October 30, 2018

From tribal to meaningful portraits, people choose tattoos for fun, to reflect who they are or to be a walking piece of art. The first recorded tattoos were in 1898 from a medical doctor in Egypt. Since...

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