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...

Rising to the Top

Owen McLaughlin brings the ball down the court in a 2019 game against Westside. The Monarch boys will return this year to play them again.

Ellie Beiser, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

Teaching an old dog new tricks is difficult, which is why when the dog is still a puppy you train them to sit, stay, maybe even shake or play dead. In sports, few see the positives of starting over as this puppy.  The boys basketball team was a new puppy last year, learning the basics of what it means to be on the team.  “Last year we had a lot of young kids except Preston Kell...

No Day Like a Snow Day

The wrestling team enjoys a fun bonding day in the snow.

Bennett Clary, News Editor

November 22, 2019

When students think of winter, they frequently think of snow days the weather brings. Last school year, PLCS had a total of seven snow days, even though there is only an allotted three days for every school year. Superintendent Dr. Andy Rikli hopes the new two-hour late start policy will help dimi...

Including Everyone

Members of Circle of Friends gather together to play games.

Maddy Delos Reyes, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The PLHS club Circle of Friends evolves around including everyone. High school students are encouraged to join to include all special need students in activities. Freshman especially at PLHS have been involved and active throughout the Circle of Friends club.  As the 2023 freshman class joined the high scho...

Papillion’s Petition

Papillion's Petition

Maddy Delos Reyes, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Thousands of students across the nation are rallying together for one goal: no school after Halloween. This year, October 31 lands on a Thursday night and all students are eager to have the following Friday off.   Such unification among students is a rare sight but, teens throughout the Unit...

DECA Fall Leadership Conference

DECA members ready for the fall leadership conference

Alena Meyer, staff writer

October 24, 2019

DECA is one of the largest clubs that PLHS and many other high schools offer for all students. This organization is a program focused around leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students focused on marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship.   ...

State Warm-up

Brooke Dumont on Papillion's home field looks toward the dugout to receive signs to set up for the next pitch.

Lauryn Vacek

October 24, 2019

 An undefeated season, winning districts, and setting new school records are all small glimpses that led to another state title for the Monarchs softball team.   About three weeks ago the girls and coaches took a Charter bus down to Hastings to have practice on the state field. The coaches...

Malicious Malware

Malicious Malware

October 20, 2019

A typical school is reliant on many things to run like the well-oiled machine it is. It needs teachers, principals, janitors, electricity, books, pencils, students, the list is endless. Schools in 2019 however, are deeply rooted in technology in every way possible. Students take notes off a PowerPoint...

Football Slideshow

PLHS Varsity football team runs out on the field at the beginning of the Bellevue East football game.

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

October 14, 2019

The Season of Sickness

The Season of Sickness

Megan Davey, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

As the season of Autumn approaches, the days are shorter, the air is crisper, and illness is seemingly everywhere. Many students are affected by a variety of sicknesses as the new school year begins, and school is a breeding ground for bacterium and viruses.   As these illnesses are easily co...

The History of History Club

Mrs. Hubert talks to students about the process of passing legislative bills in the United States.

Bennett Clary

September 27, 2019

The creation of a club at PLHS takes multiple steps, but once the process is complete the results can be rewarding, even if it’s only for a few students. In 2017, students took a leap of faith and started the history club at PLHS even though not many students shared the same enthusiasm in history.   ...

The “Weight” is Over

Senior Hunter Scruggs hang cleans during his weights class.

Cassie Kessler, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Athletes are constantly looking for ways to better their performance in order to give the best effort they can when game night comes around. Athletic weight training has been a large staple in sports and programs at PLHS. This year, the weight program has undergone several changes to benefit all ath...

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