Modified, Socially Distant Graduati...

Piper staff The class of 2020 has missed out on so many of the rites of passage that come with being a senior like prom, Class Day, and graduation....

Somerville Public Schools Works to ...

Piper Staff Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has extended the stay at home order through May 18th. Before April vacation, he announced that sch...

The Red Sox Traded Mookie Betts for...

[caption id="attachment_15293" align="alignright" width="300"] photo credit: WCVB[/caption] Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 After six years, almost eight...

NBA Community Mourns the Death of K...

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star, 5-time NBA champion, and 2008 MVP passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26...

A & E

Rapper Juice Wrld Dies at 21

Corinne McKeller, 2021 Popular rapper Juice Wrld, whose real name was Jarad Higgins, died in Chicago on Sunday, December 8, seemingly as ...

Opinion

Trump Provokes Iran With Soleimani Killing

Corinne McKeller, 2021 The President of the United States, Donald Trump, ordered an airstrike tha...

Sports

The Red Sox Traded Mookie Betts for Next to Nothing, and It Was a Disaster

[caption id="attachment_15293" align="alignright" width="300"] photo credit: WCVB[/caption] Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 After six years, al...

Modified, Socially Distant Graduation To Be Held at Dilboy Over Two Days

Piper staff

The class of 2020 has missed out on so many of the rites of passage that come with being a senior like prom, Class Day, and graduation. Finally, some welcome news: Graduation will take place at Dilboy on Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th. Mr. LaGambina notified families this week. His full statement appears below.  Read more →

Somerville Public Schools Works to Meet the Needs of Families

Piper Staff

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has extended the stay at home order through May 18th. Before April vacation, he announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of this school year. However, the state continues to look at ways to reopen the state safely and gradually. Those plans will be announced prior to May 18th. In the meantime, Somerville Public Schools will continue to offer remote learning during the extended closure period (ECP). And the list of services being provided by the school district and the city continues to grow.  Read more →

The Red Sox Traded Mookie Betts for Next to Nothing, and It Was a Disaster

photo credit: WCVB

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

After six years, almost eight hundred games, and a memorable World Series championship in 2018 with the Red Sox, Mookie Betts packed his bags and headed west to Los Angeles with teammate David Price after a pair of two-team trades was finalized on February 11.  Read more →

NBA Community Mourns the Death of Kobe Bryant

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star, 5-time NBA champion, and 2008 MVP passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th. He was 41. Read more →

Australia Burns As The World Watches

Sabrin Zahid, 2020

Our planet is hot and it’s only getting hotter. Since July, Australia has been suffering a deadly wildfire season that has been getting worse by the day. Social media uproar has brought millions of eyes onto Australia, as video footage has been capturing koalas’ habitats being destroyed. Overall, thousands of other animals are dying. Read more →

The Warriors’ Reign of Doom is Over, But it Might be Bad For The League

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

LeBron James moved West, Giannis Antetokounmpo now co-owns the Eastern Conference with the Celtics and Heat, and 20-year-old sophomore Luka Dončić has returned the Dallas Mavericks to prominence. The 2019 NBA season is filled with new, exciting narratives as the league becomes younger and more electric. One problem: NBA TV ratings are refusing to follow the trend, finding themselves in a steep decline highlighted by a respective 23% and 20% drop in TNT and ESPN’s ratings.  Read more →

MLB Sign Stealing Scandal Rocks Astros, Red Sox, and Mets

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022

After Corey Seager grounded out to José Altuve to end the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros seemed destined for a decade of success. Led by Altuve, Carlos Correa, and Alex Bregman, Houston had a young, flashy team that appeared ready to rule the American League for years to come.  Read more →

Trump Provokes Iran With Soleimani Killing

Corinne McKeller, 2021

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, ordered an airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, sparking possibilities of a third world war. Iran has already threatened retaliation, specifically against military presence in the country. This not only poses a threat to American people, but also it primarily endangers citizens of Iran, where we can assume almost all of the physical consequences will happen.  Read more →

Titans Stifle Pats Offense, New England Gears Up for Future

Aidan O’Sullivan, 2022 

A glum New England locker room after a disheartening 20-13 Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans told the story of a disappointing season and broken hearts. The Titans’ Ryan Tannehill joined Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez as the only quarterbacks to beat the power duo of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in Foxborough, and tailback Derrick Henry ran over New England’s defense for 182 yards and a touchdown. Deemed the “Boogeymen” after an 8-0 start to the season, New England’s defense proved the hype was an early illusion, finishing the season by going 4-4, including a loss to the hapless Dolphins. Read more →

President Trump Impeached by the House of Representatives

Corinne McKeller, 2021

On December 18th, it was announced that the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. That makes Mr. Trump the third president in United States history to be impeached. Read more →