So You Think You Can Tap Dance?

Emily Schmid February 28, 2023

Students participate in tap dance classes to prepare for the upcoming musical, "Big Fish."

Skills USA members that are going to state meet.

Skills for the Future

Hayden Hatch, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Monarchs is home to many different clubs, whether it be a foreign language club or a business club such as DECA. Most of these clubs are known to the school’s students, however, there are a few clubs...

The Paper Hearts

The Paper Hearts

Evie Brilz, News Editor February 20, 2023

Hundreds of hearts with the names of students can be found lining the halls in all areas of the school during the second semester. A little heart shaped paper may seem minuscule, but it lets students know...

Photo Illustration by Courtney Withers.

Signing up for your Future

Danae Collver, Assistant Editor-In-Chief February 14, 2023

With January registration always arriving sooner than expected, selecting next year’s courses at an expedited rate and finalizing a schedule is no easy task. High school is all about finding out what...

Senior James Rasser hits a pose during premier night.

A Fresh Start

Izzy Gerharter, Photography Editor January 19, 2023

New beginnings, songs, members, and costumes. PLHS Show Choirs, Monarchy, Heart and Soul, and Free Spirit took on their first competition at Gretna this past weekend, where they displayed their new shows...

Students enjoy the Homecoming dance that took place on Oct. 1, 2022. Like Winter Formal, Homecoming is a highly-anticipated event

Cancellation of Winter Formal Causes Disappointment

Addison Schmid, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

The Winter Formal at PLHS has always been a highly-anticipated event, but in recent years the dance has lost its majority support. Winter Formal is organized by the PLHS Dance Team, with proceeds from...

Spanish Club

Spanish Club

Hayden Hatch, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

At PLHS, once a month, students a part of the Spanish Club come together in Mrs. Wittrig’s room in order to learn about Spanish culture and topics alike. The Spanish Club has four officers, Hailey...

Putting the Women in STEM

Putting the Women in STEM

Evie Brilz, News Editor December 6, 2022

Mathematics, engineering, technology and science are all things that make up the acronym METS, but it may be better known as STEM. This year’s senior class holds a larger amount than the other grades...



Hayden Hatch, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Unknown to quite a majority of people at PLHS, there is a program here offered known as Teammates. In this program, there are adults that volunteer to be a student’s mentor. The program was created...

1st Row (left to right) Sahara Pandit, James Rasser, Joe Keller
2nd Row (left to right) Ethan Heger, Emily Stover
3rd Row (left to right) Kailey Waszak, Liz Buike, Liam McVey

The All-State Experience

Emily Schmid, Entertainment Editor December 5, 2022

Music has the power to change lives. Everyone views music differently, and some take it more seriously than others. For some, performing in a choir of more than 400 individuals is that life changing experience.  Each...

Papio Proud Heads to Psychologists’ Convention

Ellen Pham, Video Editor November 22, 2022

Student leaders of the Monarch social justice organization: Papio Proud head to Lincoln to speak at the Nebraska School Psychologist Association convention.

Drum majors Meredith Koehler, Cassidy Welsh, and Hudson Carrico strike a pose during downtime at the Star Fest contest.

Marching Band Wins Top Honors for “The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars”

Eleanor Prekker, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

Holly Shin wakes up at 5:00 in the morning–6:00 if she’s pushing it– to get ready for school. She can’t forget her trumpet, either, lest she face the consequences once she arrives. Then she practices...

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