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Cities of the Dead

Cities of the Dead

Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-In-Chief of PLPulse

December 20, 2018


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

Usually picturing a cemetery consists of rows upon rows of headstones, but in New Orleans, Louisiana, it is common to see above ground “tombs.” These tombs are bought by families to store their loved ones, they will be used time and time again, if a year has passed since it has been last opened.   ...

Seeing Past the Competition

Seeing Past the Competition

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

It started with a small group of about 15 people: a few friend groups, some dedicated fans and a couple of wanderers. Then the release of a revolutionary new game sparked a whole tournament that nearly tripled those numbers.  On Friday, Dec. 7, the PLHS esports club hosted a free-admission tournament to celebrate the new Super Smash Bros. game, which came out that very morning. The tournament was open to an...

Nurturing Nature

Nurturing Nature

Ashley Mason, News editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News Briefs, Showcase

Walking through each classroom door the walls are covered by a teachers’ personality from sports teams to vacation pics. But for one history teacher, she brings her room to life with her to devotion as a plant mom.   A “plant mom” is one who embraces the current trend of collecting houseplants, ranging from potted succulents to hanging plants. The o...

Abandoning Professionalism

Abandoning Professionalism

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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

Music ensembles depend on deadlines and schedules that consist of specified concert dates, consistent performance times, an idea of a rehearsal countdown. They are luxuries that help strengthen efficiency and time management. They are luxuries that musicians use to gradually work toward greatness....

See Something, Say Something

See Something, Say Something

Lissa Lafond, Features Editor

November 30, 2018


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

A voice comes over the intercom speakers, but it’s not for the usual announcements. Its urgent. In response, the teacher pulls the magnet from the door and students huddle into the corner. Staying out of view from the window, hoping the danger stays out. A lockdown drill is one of the many drills...

Sliding Through the Season- PLHS & PLSHS Hockey Team

Sliding Through the Season- PLHS & PLSHS Hockey Team

Jacob Williams, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Video

The joint Monarch & Titan hockey team struggles at the beginning of their season with a 0-9 record and a young roster. They look to improve their season with more and tougher practices and teaching younger players the skills of the game.

What’s the Buzz About Quiz Bowl?

What’s the Buzz About Quiz Bowl?

Owen Sumter, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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

Buzz! “Solomon Islands”. Buzz! “Charles Dickens.” Buzz! “Chlorine.” Ding! Time is up and a victory cheer rings out from the classroom as the teams shake hands. This is competitive, this is intense, this is Quiz Bowl.  The Quiz Bowl season is now in full swing with the Bryan High competition, where three PLHS teams competed. One advanced and two novice rosters fou...

Take Five

Take Five

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

Hours of rehearsal. Early morning practices. Blinding lights. Hundreds of engrossed onlookers. All-State ensembles are certainly a strain on the body, but it couldn’t hurt to take a load off in downtown Lincoln.   From Nov. 14 to Nov. 16, thirteen talented PLHS musicians travelled to Lincoln to participate in various All-State music ensembles, earn...

Running For The Class

Running For The Class

Kenzie Ward, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


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

The election for junior class board is usually a single race, but two students decided that their forces were better combined.   Junior Abigail Saylor and junior Nate Brown had worked together on their campaign. At first, Brown heard of the position and decided to run. Saylor then decided to jo...

A Personal Account of Six Days in Washington D.C.

A Personal Account of Six Days in Washington D.C.

Delani Watkins, Scepter Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Last April, I sat in my fifth hour Intro to Business Management and Leadership class. There was a substitute teacher that day, and the class was watching an episode of “Shark Tank” that I had already seen. Both of my table mates were absent, so looking for something to do, I checked my email. At...

Let it Grow

Let it Grow

Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of PLPulse

November 11, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News Briefs, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

It’s that time of year again, the time where people are encouraged to grow out their body hair for “No Shave November” and “Movember”. In case you didn’t know, both organizations encourage people to grow out their hair for the month of November. Who started this, and where did it come from?   ...

Unheralded Kings

Unheralded Kings

Kenzie Ward, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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

Most teams have a sense of tradition that grows throughout each season. The Papillion-La Vista football team is no different when it comes to cherishing theirs.  A tradition carried over to Papio three years ago, the King of the Trenches, is rewarded to the player that proves they have what it ta...

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