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Three-Day Finals

Three-Day Finals

Megan Davey, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

It's the best time of the year, full of holidays, winter spirit, and finals. Before students are free to spend their winter break as they wish, they have three days to either make or break their grades for the semester.  PLHS is, for the first time, having three days of finals, spanning from Tuesday, December 19 to Thursday, December 21. Days One and Two wi...

2017 Fall Blood Drive

2017 Fall Blood Drive

Megan Davey, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

The human body contains 206 bones, 78 organs, and an average of 10 pints of blood. People don't typically give away their bones or organs to complete strangers, but blood is a different story.   PLHS hosted its first blood drive of the 2017-2018 school year on November 17. It was stationed in the North Gym, and ran by the American Re...

The Book Fair is Back!

The Book Fair is Back!

Kennedy Sautter, Editor-In-Chief of the PlPulse

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Student Life

Mrs. von Nagy of the PLHS Media Center brings the students of PLHS another Book Fair. Bringing the usual colored erasers, new books, and interesting nick-knacks to students who love to indulge in the written word. The Book Fair is a store that is organized by Scholastic, aimed at interesting student...

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...

State Volleyball Information

State Volleyball Information

Aidan Cho, PLPulse Webmaster

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

ACTIVITY PASSES, STAFF ID PASSES, OTHER PASSES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. ONLY NSAA ISSUED PASSES WILL BE ACCEPTED(COURTESY PASSES,  VIP, MEDIA, NCA GOLD CARD, ETC) All Class Schedule: http://nsaahome.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2017-State-VB-Schedule.pdf  All Class Bracket:  http://nsaahome.org/textfile/volley/vbbr.pdf Pre-Buy...

Free Speech in America – Warple Poll

Free Speech in America – Warple Poll

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Opinion, Showcase

This poll is open to all to vote! The poll is real-time, continuous and will remain open indefinitely. Feel free to share the link to invite others to give their opinions! Thanks for taking part in our PLHS social experiment!

2017 Nebraska Hispanic/Latino Summit

2017 Nebraska Hispanic/Latino Summit

David O'Connell, Staff Writer

October 28, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

Imagine growing up in a world where your future is stereotyped. Imagine people assuming that you'll end up in blue collar construction or in an agricultural job, while other students talk of striving for a bachelor’s degree. Even being bilingual doesn’t make the cut for good opportunities. Thankfully,...

Spike in Temperature

Spike in Temperature

Lily Allpress, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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

You walk into Spanish class, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed with the desire to rip off your jacket. Is the world just out to get you, or is the air conditioner broken?   This summer, the air conditioner in the foreign language wing went out, and students have been noticing the shift in temperature.   "It broke over the summer, and it was just a very...

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Emma Higby, News Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

Mass destruction, families stranded, and worse of all, dogs left without homes. Hurricane Harvey has been the worst hurricane that the United States has seen in many years. There have been numerous relief efforts all across the country, even celebrities are donating large amounts of money to help. School...

Saving Lives and Sunbathing

Saving Lives and Sunbathing

Emma Higby, News Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

Watching kids, saving lives, and sun-tanning are all parts of a lifeguard's job description. Numerous student lifeguards are saving lives from Papio Pool to Papio Bay, and everyone in between. However, being a lifeguard is not as cracked up as one would think, it is difficult work. A group of junior...

Hello, Darkness

Hello, Darkness

Lauren Dominello, Features Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, News Briefs, Showcase

Cardboard glasses falling off your face, half the country standing outside, and the impending doom of possible blindness, according to all the adults in the school. These are all factors that make up a solar eclipse here in the United States. On Aug. 21, from Oregon to South Carolina, a total solar...

Mission Not So Impossible

Mission Not So Impossible

September 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News, News Briefs, Showcase

Most high school kids during the summer are sleeping in, working summer jobs or hanging with friends. When people think of high school kids they usually think of disrespectful, selfish and lazy teens. Although this may be the case on some occasions, some high schoolers use their summer to make a difference...

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