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Keeping Up with the Quarantined

Keeping Up with the Quarantined

Kat Paleogos, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

With the district’s decision for students to return to school in the midst of the pandemic, a rise in COVID-19 cases are inevitable. Along with this, surrounding students, teachers, and family members have been required to quarantine.  This is something to be expected when hundreds of people spend t...

Leo Club Makes Blankets to Support Kids in Need

Sophomore Jordan Bechner makes blankets for Leo Club. The club gathered to create blankets for the Linus Project this past Saturday.

October 16, 2020

This past Saturday, members of Leo Club, a group dedicated to volunteering, gathered to make blankets for the Linus Project, a non-profit organization that gives handmade blankets to kids in need. Leo Club settled on this first activity because the club had donated blankets to the Linus Project be...

Bahl dominates in game against nationally ranked team

Senior Jordyn Bahl gets ready to pitch in a game against Lee's Summit North High School from Missouri. The Monarchs went on to win the game 3-1.

Caitlyn Ryan, Sports Editor

September 28, 2020

Excitement filled the air Saturday afternoon at La Vista City Park as two nationally ranked softball teams competed in what became a battle of the pitchers. Monarch senior Jordyn Bahl dominated this pitching duel against junior Cierra Harrison from Lee’s Summit North (Missouri) by throwing a no-hitter...

Season Endings

Brady Dumont on the sideline with his team after the injury.

Ellie Beiser

September 21, 2020

The last season of a high school sport is one that leaves a lasting impression. After enduring challenges and building a strong team, this impression is not only remembered by teammates and coaches, but by one’s self. With a senior varsity football season cut short, Brady Dumont is staying as p...

Hoco Happenings

Members of the 2020 homecoming court celebrate their nomination with a group picture. Coronation will take place on the evening of Friday, Sept. 25.

Katelyn Squiers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year has been like no other before. You don’t know what the smile of your classmate looks like, you can’t grab your own condiments at lunch, and every major school event has been taken out of the schedule.  The homecoming dance is no exception to this new “normal,” a...

Surfacing Petitions

The online view of the petition created by Roshu Senthil and her friends.

Ellie Beiser

September 21, 2020

After months of quarantine, school is in session. This year, with cautionary procedures against COVID-19. The voluntary decisions of students and staff vary among their own personal stances and situations. Personal stances and situations in these times have an impact on the proper use of masks, c...

Students Take Part in Supporting the USPS

Sophomore Meredith Koehler purchases stamps from a local USPS.

Alex Gryczanowski, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

There is a lot of anticipation that comes with getting a letter or package in the mail. It could be something you ordered online, like clothing or a book. No matter what it comes in the mail, postal services are a vital part of our society. The United States Postal Service has been losing money for years...

DECA pushes forward through uncertain times

DECA members attend the 2019 Central Regional Leadership Conference.

Nicole Perez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world was put on pause. From schools to sports to spending time with friends and family, our way of life changed drastically.  Now, six months later, students are back in school where many changes are being made to adjust to the “new normal.”  DE...

The Future of Student Council

The Future of Student Council

Hannah Bishop, Editor

September 13, 2020

With the reign of COVID-19 having no end in sight, extracurriculars at PLHS are doing their best to find a new “normal”.  Student Council is just one of the organizations trying to conduct meetings in a safe, practical way.   The faculty members in charge of the Student Council are still i...

Mask Mania!

Mask Mania!

Tatum Kerr, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

People have seen them everywhere. Everyone probably has three or four, and if people don’t have at least one, everybody is silently judging them(and they totally deserve it.) What are these things? Masks of course! As the school district starts to come back into session, many precautions are being ...

Teacher Preperation

Students take notes during class while taking precautions against Covid-19

Ellie Beiser, Editor

September 8, 2020

Months turn into weeks that turn into days, marking the countdown to the first day of school. This school year however the countdown was not only longer, but increasingly questionable.  As the news of school beginning during Covid-19 grew more concrete, teachers continued to work to maintain as “norma...

To Play or not to Play?

Junior Tyson Money waits for the next play at the Papio South and Monarch football game.

Samantha Riggs, Feature Editor

September 8, 2020

As an athlete, the start to a new season is one of the most thrilling parts of a new school year. Working out every day of the summer, getting up early, practicing, and lifting weights is part of a routine to prepare them for the new competition for the upcoming season. After working so hard and putti...

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