AP Tests: The Tests of Time

Quick tips for how to prepare for AP tests

Caitlyn Thomas, Entertainment Editor

April 9, 2019

What does AP season mean for high school students? A whole lot of shuffling through pages of notes, scanning the depthless amount of information to highlight a year’s worth of key-concepts and vocab, while preparing for the tests that decide whether or not you get college credit. This coming May,...

New Leadership

Coach Williams commands the field as the ultimate team leader of Waverly High School's football team. Next year, he will bring his leadership to PLHS.

Delani Watkins, Scepter Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

The Monarch football team will be under new leadership in the 2019-2020 season.  After former football coach Mr. Randy Huebert announced his departure, a search for a new head football coach began.   Athletic Director Mr. Jason Ryan and the administrative team advertised the open position for ...

Last Minute Scholarships!

Lily Allpress, Assistant Editor-In-Chief of PLPulse

March 1, 2019

Seniors! Still looking for some last-minute scholarships to apply for? Here’s a list of a few that haven’t quite hit their deadline yet.  2019 Student View Scholarship  Award: Up to 4,000 Deadline: 4/22 Requirements: Take a 15-25-minute survey and be entered in a drawing for scholarship money  A...

Paper Positivity

The Monarchs for Social Justice hung up posters around the school to advertise the paper drive.

Owen Sumter, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Most things in people’s lives are taken for granted while they are there: food, clothes, water, shelter. But once they are taken away, they are dearly missed. Some items are hardly even thought about, but leave a deep impact when they’re gone.  The Monarchs for Social Justice club is holding a paper drive this week to get toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and tissues for...

Music without Boundaries

Gulizia works with junior Jake Lumm on the steel drum. The percussion class worked on a piece with various exotic drums.

Rachel Pham, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Music. It echoes down concert halls and though our earbuds every day. For many, in such a bustling society, professionally performing music is merely a dream and only a determined few can call it their way of life. Joey Gulizia is one of few performers.  Gulizia is a professional musician and specializes in percussion. Gulizia has been exposed to music for nearly his whole life. His father held...

Show Choir Groups Take on Competition Season

Mikayla Galgerud performs with Free Spirit at the UNL Midwest Cup on January 12th.

Ashley Mason, News Editor

January 31, 2019

Starting the day at 6am, they gather up the colorful costumes and begin voice exercises before heading out to different schools in the state to sing their heart and soul out. This is how the typical morning goes for the show choir students that go compete in rigorous competitions.  For senior Wyatt Terrebonne, a bass on the varsity show choir ensemble, Free Spirit, this has been his life fo...

Questions We Need Answers to

Chloé Grimm

December 21, 2018

1) Why is every movie in America somehow #1 Movie in America?  2) Who closes the bus door after the bus driver gets off?  3) Is the S or C silent in scent?  4) If life is unfair to everyone, does that make it fair?   5) Who named them jet skis and not boater-cycles?  6) Why do they call them apartments if they’re built toge...

Seeing Past the Competition

Senior Dylan Rossbach and Sophomore Sebastian MacNabb play a heated battle in the new Smash Bros. game. This was only one of several games that ended in shocked faces and applause.

Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018

It started with a small group of about 15 people: a few friend groups, some dedicated fans and a couple of wanderers. Then the release of a revolutionary new game sparked a whole tournament that nearly tripled those numbers.  On Friday, Dec. 7, the PLHS esports club hosted a free-admission tournament to celebrate the new Super Smash Bros. game, which came out that very morning. The tournament was open to an...

See Something, Say Something

Mr. Raposa, a security guard at PLHS, patrols the pits during lunch.

Lissa Lafond, Features Editor

November 30, 2018

A voice comes over the intercom speakers, but it’s not for the usual announcements. Its urgent. In response, the teacher pulls the magnet from the door and students huddle into the corner. Staying out of view from the window, hoping the danger stays out. A lockdown drill is one of the many drills...

What’s the Buzz About Quiz Bowl?

Quiz bowl members eagerly await their next question.

Owen Sumter, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Buzz! “Solomon Islands”. Buzz! “Charles Dickens.” Buzz! “Chlorine.” Ding! Time is up and a victory cheer rings out from the classroom as the teams shake hands. This is competitive, this is intense, this is Quiz Bowl.  The Quiz Bowl season is now in full swing with the Bryan High competition, where three PLHS teams competed. One advanced and two novice rosters fou...

“Wear a Band. Change a Life.”

Student council members try on the Yuda Bands when they first come to PLHS.

Samantha Simmerman, News Editor

November 21, 2018

Yuda Bands is a nonprofit organization designed to raise money by selling handmade bracelets to allow kids in other countries go to school. In places such as Guatemala and Zimbabwe, the education rate is very low and there are next to no public high schools. This means that the adolescents that want...

Running For The Class

Juniors Abigail Saylor and Nate Brown run for the position of President and Vice President.

Kenzie Ward, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

The election for junior class board is usually a single race, but two students decided that their forces were better combined.   Junior Abigail Saylor and junior Nate Brown had worked together on their campaign. At first, Brown heard of the position and decided to run. Saylor then decided to jo...

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