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Opinion: Tall Girl

Opinion: Tall Girl

Hannah Bishop, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

“You think your life is hard? I’m a high school junior wearing size 13 Nikes. Men’s size 13 Nikes.”  To think that in 2019, we as a society have yet to experiment with deeper and more meaningful coming of age stories is pitiful.  I’m not here to spread an anti-body positive agenda, because at ...

Review on the Current State of “Spider-Man”

Review on the Current State of “Spider-Man”

Gabriel Lyden, Scepter writer

October 31, 2019

I'm sure you all know this, but Marvel and its beyond lucrative cinematic universe wasn't always the powerhouse it was today. In fact, Marvel movies were, for the most part, ignored completely by even their fans. Facing bankruptcy, they sold off their most valuable properties to various companies for...

Challenging Yourself

Challenging Yourself

Parker Allen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

As students at PLHS are crossing the halfway mark of the first semester, they continue to push themselves with strenuous classes. Students sign up for these hard classes because they know it looks good on their transcripts, it will prepare them for college and introduce them to a possible career field. The AP classroom...

OPINION: Broken Spirit

OPINION: Broken Spirit

Katelyn Squiers, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The homecoming dance is an exciting point of the year that students can look forward to after surviving the first few months of school. Dresses are being bought, tuxes are being rented, and school spirit is alive throughout the hallways. At least, it usually is.  The school week that leads up to the h...

College Board

College Board

Annie Waldman, Assistant Editor in Chief

October 8, 2019

Even hearing the name College Board can get any high achieving AP student’s heart racing. The company has become so prevalent in today’s education that they out-profit both ACT and the International Baccalaureate, which is another smaller, comparable program to the Advanced Placement classes.  ...

Changing Courses

Changing Courses

September 20, 2019

Many students have feared the prospect of student debt since they were freshman. They have also been bombarded with ways to cut costs from filling out scholarships early to making sure you have good grades to being involved in many activities. Another way that is advertised to cut college costs is to take AP classes.  ...

OPINION: The Beginning of the Last

OPINION: The Beginning of the Last

Catherine Boatwright, Feature editor

September 13, 2019

With the new school year in full effect, seniors at PLHS are feeling the pressure of college planning. It may seem like an easy task, but planning for college is an arduous task. It takes nine months of constant preparation. With homework and senior seminars, senior year may be more stressful than...

OPINION: A New Era of Film

OPINION: A New Era of Film

Lauren Unverzagt, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

The Lion King, Aladdin, Cats and Sonic are all movies in 2019 that have been noticed and even called out for their use of CGI. CGI, also known as computer-generated imagery, has improved greatly over the years and gained popularity and necessity in more and more movies. While some argue this is the new...

OPINION: Snapchat Streaks

Alena Meyer, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

What’s the point of snapchat streaks? By the end of the day, isn't it just a number? Well for some people, Snapchat streaks mean a lot more.   A Snapchat streak is when you send direct Snapchats back and forth with a friend over a period of time while the app keeps count of the days. Sna...

OPINION: Homecoming, to go or not to go?

OPINION: Homecoming, to go or not to go?

Hannah Bishop, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Homecoming is the night to remember for a majority of Papillion-LaVista high school students, especially underclassmen. For a small number of students, the idea evokes a sense of disinterest, for a plethora of reasons. So many factors come together to create one’s homecoming experience; the game, their...

Party Poopers: Prom receives harsh reaction from attending students

Party Poopers: Prom receives harsh reaction from attending students

OPINION BY Cassie Kessler, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Whether it’s their first or last prom, people look forward to the dance for months. The excitement of getting ready, finding the perfect outfit, making plans for dinner and pictures. Everyone can’t wait for the event of the year.  But then they arrive.   As soon as they enter the building, it’s complai...

Money Can’t Buy a GPA

Money Can’t Buy a GPA

OPINION BY Vincent Lin, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Money alone won’t lead you to success. It sure helps in getting a head start though.  This was the sort of doctrine that several wealthy families across the United States held in previous months. In March 2019, around fifty business leaders, coaches, administrators, celebrities, and parents were charged for scandalous...

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