PLPulse

  • Welcome back!

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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

The people we pass by on the street are generally strangers; strangers that we normally do not think twice about. Usually, we cannot even remember the face of one from just a few days ago, but regardless, all strangers have histories.   When almost fifteen percent of the US population consists of immigrants, you are bound to come across someon...

Ten Days Abroad

Ten Days Abroad

Elizabeth Eidem, Copy Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Student Life

Trips abroad are always well sought after for everyone, but senior Alexa Rudner is going to Israel and Jerusalem on a free, 10 day trip for both fun and to increase her faith life.   Over the summer, Rudner and many other Jewish people, 18 to 32 years-old, will be traveling to locations th...

Opinion: Best Year of High School

Opinion: Best Year of High School

OPINION BY Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-In-Chief

February 12, 2019


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

Ah, high school, the “best” years of our lives...supposedly. The four years we spend in this building change us, usually for the better, but, out of all the four years, which one is truly the best? Freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year?   The angst that fills these walls is sometimes overpowering, the different age groups mingling and becoming friends. All the non-seniors f...

Music without Boundaries

Music without Boundaries

Rachel Pham, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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

Music. It echoes down concert halls and though our earbuds every day. For many, in such a bustling society, professionally performing music is merely a dream and only a determined few can call it their way of life. Joey Gulizia is one of few performers.  Gulizia is a professional musician and specializes in percussion. Gulizia has been exposed to music for nearly his whole life. His father held...

Valentine’s Day: Is It a Corporate Holiday?

Valentine’s Day: Is It a Corporate Holiday?

OPINION BY: Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of PLPulse

January 31, 2019


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

 Where the heck did Valentine’s Day come from? The holiday of “love” seemingly came out of nowhere with its heart boxes filled with chocolates, flowers, and expensive gifts. People spend so much money on a random holiday for “love," but is there really a meaning behind it besides the overhan...

Show Choir Groups Take on Competition Season

Show Choir Groups Take on Competition Season

Ashley Mason, News Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Media, News, Student Life

Starting the day at 6am, they gather up the colorful costumes and begin voice exercises before heading out to different schools in the state to sing their heart and soul out. This is how the typical morning goes for the show choir students that go compete in rigorous competitions.  For senior Wyatt Terrebonne, a bass on the varsity show choir ensemble, Free Spirit, this has been his life fo...

Student Teacher Slideshow

Student Teacher Slideshow

Cassie Kessler, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase, Slideshows

  Click to "read more" and scroll to meet the 2018-2019 student teachers for the second semester.

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...

The student news site of Papillion-La Vista High School
Features