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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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Stories from Piper High School - KS
Students create fanpage for beloved teacher
Features

Audrey Menzies | April 21, 2021

Social sciences teacher Chris Brindle has been a beloved teacher for 12 years, but something out-of-the-ordinary happened this year. A student who chooses to stay anonymous created an Instagram fan account…

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Raising the Statistic: District’s first female superintendent inspires
Features

Zoey Pudenz | April 1, 2021

A little over a year after the announcement of the district’s first female superintendent, Dr. Jessica Dain has put her stamp on the community.

Dain was hand-chosen by a committee of students in December…

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Kansas Senate passes bill requiring full in-person learning throughout districts
News

Zoey Pudenz | March 11, 2021

On Mar. 3, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill no. 235 which would require all K-12 schools to have a full in-person and full remote option by Mar. 26. Up to this point, the district has offered a “half-day”…

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

Blake Beashore | April 8, 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…

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School closures raise concerns for low-income families
Coronavirus

Megan Neal | April 3, 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…

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

Zoey Pudenz | April 2, 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…

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Administration struggles amidst COVID-19
Coronavirus

Audrey Menzies | April 2, 2020

The recent escalation of COVID-19 has caused many people to adapt to a new temporary life of staying six feet apart at all times along with other out of the ordinary things. School administrators have…

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

Zoey Pudenz | 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…

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Coronavirus threatens to affect travel plans
Coronavirus

Morgan Haworth | March 12, 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. 

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After months of debating, Shawnee Mission School District teacher negotiations are at a standstill
News

Caroline Zimmerman | February 27, 2020

On February 10, 2020, Amanda Coffman, a teacher at Indian Woods Middle School in Shawnee Mission, resigned at a board of education meeting due to failed negotiations over teaching contracts within the…

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District finds disappoint in outcome of Baldwin investigation
News

Blake Beashore | 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…

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New research uncovers health risks of vaping
Vaping

Megan Neal | November 20, 2019

The teen vaping epidemic has taken a turn for the worst as new research surfaces, bringing into question if vaping is truly the safer alternative to cigarettes many companies claim it to be.
According…

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Alleged racial discrimination towards volleyball players sparks controversy
News

Megan Neal | October 23, 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…

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Students, teachers lean away from Mrs.
Features

Megan Neal | May 16, 2019

Students learn to address their teachers by a specific title and when to use each one in elementary school. However, the use of honorifics in schools has changed. Many teachers and students find themselves…

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Change in the Brain
Features

Scout Molder | April 18, 2019

As  21st century version of the Roaring 20’s approaches, a first-of-its-kind generation is being raised. For the first time in history, children are being born into a world in which smartphones, laptops,…

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Stretch to destress
Features

Scout Molder | November 7, 2018

Starting last fall, a yoga class consisting of a small group of students has taken place each Tuesday during seminar. The class was started by counselor Marge Eckard, with the purpose of helping students…

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