Jumpstarting Your College Career

The front of the Metro Sarpy Center, or the La Vista Public Library.

Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-In-Chief of PLPulse

September 17, 2018

Walking into your first day of college seems like a scary task for anyone but doing this as a senior in high school can heighten that fear. Your palms sweat, you have no idea where the classroom is, and you’re running late on time because you took too long to eat that sandwich. By using the...

Monkey Business

Captured by Hannah Olson

Kyler Choquette, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

There are plenty of academies that you can choose to take part in here at PLHS. There is the always popular health academy and their scrubs, STEM academy, and Athletic Training. Each academy offers unique hands on experiences that can aid in a student's future, including what might be the most intriguing...

Go Big and Go Home

Monarchs' defensive line face off the Titans during the third quarter.

Lissa Lafond, Features Editor

September 11, 2018

Rivalries can spark a passion in fans, going to great extents to dress up, paint up, and show up for their team. Screaming at the top of their lungs, being united as a crowd, and exerting all the pride possible to muster.When on the home side the game is even more exhilarating.   For our big...

Party, Paint and Poms

Senior Paige Pankow paints her car window before the Papillion South football game.

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018

  Just like the football team, the dance team and cheer team have a pre-game ritual that prepares them for each game. This tradition has been perfected over many years.  Car Parties are the cheer and dance team’s tradition for each home football game of the season.  “There’s food and everyone can hang out and talk with their friends,” junior chee...

Atop the Podium

Junior drum major Amy Roach directs the band through pregame.

Rachel Pham, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Halftime: a time that gives football players and members of the audience a chance to settle down from the intense atmosphere of continuous plays and cheers. The band hustles down to the turf, eager to showcase all they have worked for. For three members of the Monarch marching band, however, halftime...

Ivy League Trained

Saray Bedoya smiles with her program peers as they visit numerous universities.

David O'Connell, Advertisement Editor

September 7, 2018

Opportunity can be a hit and miss matter. The chance to achieve a better future may depend on a person’s perseverance to “seize the moment.” However, for some high school students, money can thwart dreams, but that is why certain opportunities in life can help one overcome this obstacle and lead...

One Last Go

Conner Barnett gives some pointers to Logan Anderson during the game against Westside.

Josey Ryan, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018

Four years. Freshmen feel as if this will be a lifetime of going to class. Seniors are taking in each last as it comes, making every moment count. For senior athletes, their last year is everything they have worked towards. All the morning workouts, sprints and mental beatdowns, all building up to their...

Killing It

Killing It

Ashley Mason, News editor

September 5, 2018

Eerie music softly plays in the background as fog drifts across the stage with lights dimmed low. “CUT!” Students at PLHS have auditioned for the fall play, "Done to Death", which is a murder mystery. The play will be the first for this school year. For some, it might be their first audition...

An Enduring Legacy

Student Section leader Hayden Bahl waves a Monarch flag at the Papio South game.

Sarah Altman, Sports Editor

September 5, 2018

A low, rhythmic rumble hangs in the humid air as hundreds begin to file into the stadium seats. Kickoff is only seconds away, but the section at the south end of Foundation Field has been teeming with life for more than an hour and a half.  Here, students stand packed together, glittering golde...

Stacked Schedules

Stacked Schedules

Caitlyn Thomas, Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2018

Senior year: for some, this year means a nice easy time before heading off to college and working harder than they have previously. For others, however, senior year means getting a jump-start on college classes and making sure that they’re maintaining good grades and  GPA.  Advanced placement classes, more commonly known as AP classes, are a great way for students to challenge themselves and earn college credit w...

Student Stress Leads to Some AP Class Drops

AP class books scattered across the floor of a classroom.

Josh Hennings, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

The arrival of the new school year comes with many great occasions, seeing new friends, meeting more people and growing as a person. The new challenge also brings many hardships, especially for those in many challenging classes.  There are many contributing factors to students dropping, but stress, homework and difficulty levels are some of the main causes. Some st...

Educated Educators

Experienced teacher Gretta Hubert begins class. Teachers work hard every day to provide a good experience for all their students.

Alecsis Moguilner, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018

As students, we’re always told to go to school, get an education, go to college and eventually leave school forever when we get a job. But for some people, getting a job means going back to school, but as a teacher this time. Coming back as a student teacher or new teacher can be a tough process,...

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