Let it Grow

Mr. Jay Ball, participant of

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

Junior Joe Bianchi holds the hammer with pride after receiving it for the second time.

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

Junior Kenzie Fairman works the

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...

Meet the Staff

Lucas Neill, Video Editor

November 1, 2018

This is a little inside look at the new journalism staff and the interesting things about them!

“DECAcation” at its Finest

DECA's 2018 annual State Development Conference, in Lincoln, NE.

Josh Hennings, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

DECA is one of PLHS’ largest clubs, containing over 115 students, yet only 25 members are attending one of their busiest events of the year. The 2018 annual Central Region Leadership Conference is held in Detroit, Michigan this, where over 1,800 DECA members from across the midwestern region attend...

Fall for All

Fall for All

Catherine Boatwright, Staff writer

October 31, 2018

Fall is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. Fall is suffused with vivacious energies, heart-warming colors and many festivities to partake in, and the clubs at PLHS are participating in the jollification.   Vala’s Pumpkin Patch seems to be a popular location for many people to join in on fall activities.   On Tuesday, Oct. 16, Student Co...

Life Isn’t Disposable

Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of PLPulse

October 12, 2018

  Plastic is in most things that we use in our daily lives, such as phones and cars. No matter where we go there seems to always be some sort of plastic. Even though it’s convenient to use, it has the potential to do a lot of damage to the environment.   Plastic is in most thi...

To New Lengths

Junior Sam Cahill runs at a Lincoln meet.

Sarah Altman, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018

He comes from a family of cross-country savants, all gifted with the grit of Mo Farah and an aptitude for aerobic respiration. His hair whips in the bitter autumn air as he plows forward, determined to overtake the nearest competitor with an extended stride at the finish line. His siblings have...

Evacuation Vacation

Ashley Mason, News editor

September 26, 2018

$17-22 billion is roughly how much it will cost to fix the damage Hurricane Florence has caused. As the storm weakens, it continues to grow and produce a drastic storm surge, leading force evacuations for most of the US east coast. For a recent PLHS graduate this means evacuating his college.   ...

Working Eight to Noon

Students leave school because of early release

Cat Boatwright, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

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.   ...

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