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Working Eight to Noon

Working Eight to Noon

Cat Boatwright, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Student Life

It may not be as catchy as the way Dolly Parton indented it to be, but at Papillion-La Vista High School the day starts at 8 a.m., and for some it ends as early as noon.   As a junior or senior, there is the choice of taking an early release. An early release is a slot in a person’s schedule that allows the individual to leave early from school.   ...

Jumpstarting Your College Career

Jumpstarting Your College Career

Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-In-Chief of PLPulse

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Student Life

Walking into your first day of college seems like a scary task for anyone but doing this as a senior in high school can heighten that fear. Your palms sweat, you have no idea where the classroom is, and you’re running late on time because you took too long to eat that sandwich. By using the...

Twitter Lockout

Twitter Lockout

Kenzie Ward, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

“Please insert your date of birth in the box below.” Little does the young 12 year old behind the screen know is that Twitter keeps record of the day that an individual creates an account.  Terms and conditions of Twitter state that one must be above the age of 13 to independently operate a Twitter account. Recently, severa...

Monkey Business

Monkey Business

Kyler Choquette, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

There are plenty of academies that you can choose to take part in here at PLHS. There is the always popular health academy and their scrubs, STEM academy, and Athletic Training. Each academy offers unique hands on experiences that can aid in a student's future, including what might be the most intriguing...

Go Big and Go Home

Go Big and Go Home

Lissa Lafond, Features Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Rivalries can spark a passion in fans, going to great extents to dress up, paint up, and show up for their team. Screaming at the top of their lungs, being united as a crowd, and exerting all the pride possible to muster.When on the home side the game is even more exhilarating.   For our big...

Party, Paint and Poms

Party, Paint and Poms

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Photography, Showcase, Slideshows, Student Life

  Just like the football team, the dance team and cheer team have a pre-game ritual that prepares them for each game. This tradition has been perfected over many years.  Car Parties are the cheer and dance team’s tradition for each home football game of the season.  “There’s food and everyone can hang out and talk with their friends,” junior chee...

Atop the Podium

Atop the Podium

Rachel Pham, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News Briefs, Showcase

Halftime: a time that gives football players and members of the audience a chance to settle down from the intense atmosphere of continuous plays and cheers. The band hustles down to the turf, eager to showcase all they have worked for. For three members of the Monarch marching band, however, halftime...

Ivy League Trained

Ivy League Trained

David O'Connell, Advertisement Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Student Life

Opportunity can be a hit and miss matter. The chance to achieve a better future may depend on a person’s perseverance to “seize the moment.” However, for some high school students, money can thwart dreams, but that is why certain opportunities in life can help one overcome this obstacle and lead...

One Last Go

One Last Go

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

Four years. Freshmen feel as if this will be a lifetime of going to class. Seniors are taking in each last as it comes, making every moment count. For senior athletes, their last year is everything they have worked towards. All the morning workouts, sprints and mental beatdowns, all building up to their...

Killing It

Killing It

Ashley Mason, News editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Student Life

Eerie music softly plays in the background as fog drifts across the stage with lights dimmed low. “CUT!” Students at PLHS have auditioned for the fall play, "Done to Death", which is a murder mystery. The play will be the first for this school year. For some, it might be their first audition...

An Enduring Legacy

An Enduring Legacy

Sarah Altman, Sports Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports

A low, rhythmic rumble hangs in the humid air as hundreds begin to file into the stadium seats. Kickoff is only seconds away, but the section at the south end of Foundation Field has been teeming with life for more than an hour and a half.  Here, students stand packed together, glittering golde...

Stacked Schedules

Stacked Schedules

Caitlyn Thomas, Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Student Life

Senior year: for some, this year means a nice easy time before heading off to college and working harder than they have previously. For others, however, senior year means getting a jump-start on college classes and making sure that they’re maintaining good grades and  GPA.  Advanced placement classes, more commonly known as AP classes, are a great way for students to challenge themselves and earn college credit w...

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