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Abandoning Professionalism

Abandoning Professionalism

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

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

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

Jacob Williams, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

The Great Email Fiasco

Caitlyn Thomas, Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2018

It all started with one well meaning email…  Most students have probably noticed their school inboxes getting bombarded with hundreds of emails all connected to one singular thread sent to the collective student body.  What started as an email sent to inform students of the after school c...

Leaving It All on the Ice

Leaving It All on the Ice

Emma Betts, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

With the elegance of each turn, the grace of each stroke and each move vividly different from the next, figure skating creates breathing art with the movement of a leg or the flick of an arm.  Figure skating is an intense sport, from the many vigorous practices to the stressful competitions.  Junior...

The Role They Play

The Role They Play

Hannah Shin, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

The curtain opens, Act One has started, and the lights on stage change color. As the stories are being told, a gunshot is heard. All these things are caused by the people right behind the curtain.  Juniors Kenzie Fairman and Olivia Love talk about what their job is like as run crew members and the role they play.  Now you might be w...

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