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The Nebraska Promise

Herbener sits with her dog, Ollie. She is a UNL alum.

Bennett Clary

May 3, 2020

During these uncertain times, Nebraska colleges are doing their part to ensure students can still have their desired future. The Nebraska Promise covers full tuition for undergraduate students at UNO, UNK, UNL, UNMC and NCTA that are Pell Grant eligible or have a family income of $60,000 or less. It does not cover a...

Zooming Through the Year

Zoom is the main way teacher teacher their classes and answer any questions students may have. It was a new experience to most students when they first used it.

Hannah Shin, PLPulse Writer

May 1, 2020

March 12, 2020, the PLHS school year suddenly comes to an end. The community closes, and everyone frantically stocks up on toilet paper.   Now, PLCS is in “Phase 2” of online learning. “Phase 2” refers to classes are resuming, and students are learning in their homes with the information and...

A Polished View On COVID-19

A Polished View On COVID-19

Jack Nieto, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

While many Americans are sitting at home in effort to slow down the pandemic that’s unfolding in front of us, healthcare workers are standing in the frontlines risking their lives for a greater good.   The year of 2020 has been an emotional roller coaster for many Americans and the rest of the ...

Academy Shutdown

Some seniors from PLHS and PLSHS that are in the Health Academy pose in front of Hillcrest, an assisted living home, after the academy's weekly service learning.

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2020

As everyone is aware, COVID-19 has taken over almost everyone’s lives. Students have been hit hard after schools have closed and classes are now moved to online. Students in academy have had a difficult time transitioning to their classes being online.  Senior Mitch Germany is in the EMT Academy...

Bouncing Back

The Monarchs finish their huddle by grouping together and going over their final game plans.

Ellie Beiser, Staff Writer

February 22, 2020

The Papillion Lavista Monarchs faced off against the Millard South Patriots Friday, February 21st. An extremely physical game that unfortunately did not have the end result the varsity girls had hoped for.  The end score came out to be 79-51, with a Patriot win. Although the Monarchs left in defe...

Winter Formal

A friend group poses for a picture at winter formal

Caitlyn Ryan, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Sung from the Heart

Sophomore Roshu Senthil buys a SIng-A-Gram for a friend after lunch. The money went to fund the Fine Arts Department.

Hannah Shin, PLPulse Design Editor

January 30, 2020

It’s that time of year where students start thinking about what they’re going to do for Valentine’s Day. Generally, students will buy flowers or chocolates for their significant other and friends, but sometimes it’s nice to do something a little more unique.  Every year, ITS, or Internatio...

Sharing Perspectives

Junior Micheal Theede enthusiastically points as he shares his opinion on political topics. He discussed the possible repercussions of WWIII

Hannah Shin, PLPulse Design Editor

January 29, 2020

The intercom goes off at the beginning of advisement, and Mr. Reposa or Mr. Kalina reads off the list of activities. An example is the clubs around PLHS. However, not all clubs get much recognition, such as Politics Club.  On Jan. 23, the club met to discuss the events in Iran. After the meeting, some members stay...

All Eyes North

PLHS students before attending opening sessions.

Lauren Unverzagt, Writer

December 13, 2019

At 4:00 A.M on Friday, December 6, 2019, a group of 47 students and three teachers from Papillion-La Vista High School boarded an Arrow charter bus that would drive six hours to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group attended DECA’s 2019 “All Eyes North” Central Region Leadership Conference (CRLC).   ...

Being Mindful

Ms. Vansteenbergen focuses on finding new ways to help students improve their mental health.

Bennett Clary, News Editor

December 5, 2019

Mental health is a topic that every person should be concerned about. A teenager should be mindful of their mental health because they are put under different stress factors throughout their day.   Ms. Sheryl Vansteenbergen, the school’s personal social counselor, runs a mindfulness group during advisement every Thursday. The 8-week program...

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