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?

The PLHS Homecoming theme has been decided by the PLHS Student Council.

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...

The Omaha I Know

The Omaha I Know

Eva Burklund, Editor

September 3, 2019

My first thought when the Omaha Police Department arrested me was “this isn’t the Omaha I know.” I was attending a peaceful protest that occurred on the streets of Omaha. I was escorted through the streets of downtown Omaha with more than 100 protesters by police until they intentionally trappe...

Intolerance and Inaction

Intolerance and Inaction

Eva Burklund, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2019

We Americans constantly remind ourselves of how we serve as role models for the rest of the world. We are a society built on the prospect of freedom in a time where monarchies were absolute, and we continued to progress when other societies faltered. We as a nation were one of the biggest success sto...

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...

Juul Rooms

School Resource Officer Andy Mahan has a confiscation box of items from students. The majority of items collected from students are forms of e-cigarettes that have been used at school.

Megan Davey, Features Editor

April 26, 2019

In what feels like centuries ago, bathrooms were a public place where toilets could be used and hands could be washed in peace. This use of the room is rare nowadays, as a new primary use for the area has gained popularity. “Juuling." Juuls are a type of e-cigarette that are marketed as th...

Salute to Captain Marvel

Salute to Captain Marvel

REVIEW BY Owen Sumter, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

"Captain Marvel" follows Carol ‘Vers’ Danvers, an Air Force pilot involved in the top-secret Shield program ‘Pegasus’. One alien attack later, she finds herself on the Kree planet of Hala, without any memory of her previous life on Earth. From there, she returns to the Terran planet, also...

Alita: Endurance Test

Alita: Endurance Test

REVIEW BY: Gabriel Lyden, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

“Alita: Battle Angel” tells the story of a robot dug up in a garbage heap that discovers a strange and hostile new world in the form of Iron City, or at least that’s the story it attempts to tell. 20th Century Fox saw fit to give this film a 200-million-dollar budget to Robert Rodriguez, or as...

Snow Day Madness

Snow Day Madness

Tatum Jorgensen, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2019

It’s Sunday night and you didn’t do any of your homework, so you wait for the snow storm to pass through tonight, hoping it’s enough to call off school. Your Twitter feed is filled with students harassing Dr. Rikli into giving us yet another snow day.  Dr. Rikli and the other superintendents get pressured ...

Cutting the Inequality

Cutting the Inequality

Annie Waldman, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

School sports tryouts are usually used to weed out the less experienced players and set different teams. For girls, however, the former is not a common practice.  Girls sports have been overflowing with players for year, yet the coaches cannot do anything about it. PLHS has long had a precedent that coaches are not allowed to cut fem...

Killing the Taboo


February 27, 2019

Starting a conversation about suicide is just as hard as starting an article on it. The only time when we are allowed to talk about suicide is when someone has already taken their life. It’s disappointing that the death of someone loved by many is what is required for society to sit down to have...

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