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¡Hola Seniors!

¡Hola Seniors!

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

Taking a trip to an unfamiliar place can be overwhelming. Speaking, listening and comprehending a second language on top of that can be downright stressful. For some Spanish 2 students, this was just another learning experience.  Señor Johnson took a group of students to the Intercultural Senior...

Gamers Divided

Gamers Divided

Lily Allpress, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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

Who are you, really? There are two things that can, and will, eternally categorize you: Xbox or PlayStation. Each of these gaming systems have their own perks, but which one is truly the superior system?   Let's get down to the basics of the PlayStation. Created by Sony, PlayStation was first released in 1994. Sony was originally partnered with Nintendo, but when they backed out of the partnership, PlayStation lived on as Sony's brainchild. Sony...

You RaiseMe Up

You RaiseMe Up

Review By Kaylen Maltais, Assistant Editor-In-Chief of PLPulse

December 4, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

    When we were younger, dreams of the Boogeyman and of monsters chomping on our toes from beneath the bed while we slept kept us up in a cold sweat, but now that we're older, our rampant imagination is no longer what makes us bite our nails and hang our heads in dread. Instead, we cower and tremble at the thought of a bigger, scarier m...

Fear in the Fast Lane

Fear in the Fast Lane

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

To students, a driver's license leads to additional freedom and possibilities that they have been waiting on for what feels like an eternity. With obtaining this liberty, they begin to gain independence, inching closer to adulthood.  Although it leads to more opportunities, for senior Lauren Lafond it was nerve-wracking when first learning the rule...

Standardized Stressing

Standardized Stressing

Megan Davey, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

The door is shut, the room is silent, and looks of tension paint the face of every student inside. This is not a form of punishment; this is standardized testing.  Standardized testing comes in many forms, such as the ACT and SAT, but all have the same idea behind them. They are meant to test students' knowle...

Winter Wanna Dos

Winter Wanna Dos

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

As you feel the bitter cold seeping in from the cracks of your window during winter season, it can be difficult for some to drag themselves out of bed, leaving the warmth of their blankets.  In Nebraska, it is debatably harder trying to find something to do in the brutal weather.   Sophomore Mica Kielian has found ...

State Volleyball Semi-Final Information

State Volleyball Semi-Final Information

November 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Showcase, Sports

2017 NSAA State Volleyball Semi-Final Championship Papillion La Vista Monarchs vs Millard North Mustangs Friday, November 10 @ 7:00pm Pinnacle Bank Arena North Court Pre-Buy Tickets($5.00 Students, $7.00 Adults): https://nsaahome.ticketleap.com/2017-nsaa-volleyball-championships/ Bag Policy: Guest may only have ONE clear bag that is 12x12x6 or smaller https://www.pinnaclebankarena.com/assets/img/Clear-Bag-Policy-Graphic-FIN...

Two is Better Than One

Two is Better Than One

Lily Allpress, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

For many people, school causes a lot of stress. For others, that stress is elevated when they add in their after-school activities. Doing more than one activity after school can be a difficult task, especially when they overlap. For junior Maddie Stock, Trap and The Dance Team both demand time from her...

Monarch Nation Celebrates Other Nations

Monarch Nation Celebrates Other Nations

David O'Connell, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

Your teacher lectures with a monotone voice for the whole class period, then assigns homework each night that you spend hours trying to understand. Your daily life at school is a repetitive blandness that makes you struggle to keep awake. Meanwhile, the class next door eats Chinese cuisines and watches...

Well That’s an Odd Car…

Well That’s an Odd Car…

Kennedy Sautter, Editor-In-Chief of PlPulse

November 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News Briefs, Showcase

Well, that’s an odd car. Of all the things to bring to school, an odd vehicle was in the south parking lot of PLHS, one that is usually meant for travelling long distances or camping out with families. That’s right, an RV was parked at PLHS. Question is who was it, and how did security react? To ans...

Dancing Their Story

Dancing Their Story
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Lauren Dominello, Features Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, Showcase

The stage ripples with waves of sunshine yellow and deep, royal blue as the dancers gather into two straight lines for the beginning of their show.  This year, PLHS' all-girl show choir, Heart and Soul, will be putting on a show with the theme from 'Madeline,' a story about a young girl in boarding...

Rainbow Flags

Rainbow Flags

Lily Allpress, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News Briefs, Showcase

For many years, we've been celebrating and recognizing various aspects of students' lives. Ally Week is one of the many times we recognize minority groups within the school. It was celebrated this year on September 25th through the 27th. Ally Week brought many of our students together, which was one of th...

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