FCA Night of Champions

Student athletes gather together to hear a message through a Zoom meeting for FCA's Night of Champions event.
Caitlyn Ryan, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

It’s a Sunday evening and PLHS is dark and empty. Except for one room. A group of student athletes gathered together on the evening of Nov. 15th for the FCA’s, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Night...

Apple’s newest innovation

Junior Will Adair uses his phone often before class.
Tyler Henkel, Writer October 29, 2020

From the moment it was created, the telephone was a revolutionary invention. It allowed people to communicate instantaneously with people far away from them. In recent years, however, it has become less...

Bahl dominates in game against nationally ranked team

Senior Jordyn Bahl gets ready to pitch in a game against Lee's Summit North High School from Missouri. The Monarchs went on to win the game 3-1.
Caitlyn Ryan, Sports Editor September 28, 2020

Excitement filled the air Saturday afternoon at La Vista City Park as two nationally ranked softball teams competed in what became a battle of the pitchers. Monarch senior Jordyn Bahl dominated this pitching...

Season Endings

Brady Dumont on the sideline with his team after the injury.
Ellie Beiser September 21, 2020

The last season of a high school sport is one that leaves a lasting impression. After enduring challenges and building a strong team, this impression is not only remembered by teammates and coaches, but...

New Team, Same Beast

Andy Janovich rumbles his way to a 55 yard touchdown in a game back in 2015. Janovich finished his Husker career with 265 yards and three touchdowns.
Anthony Rubek, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

After months of uncertainty, the NFL is finally back. Many players head into the year with unique stories about how they got to this point. One of the most special stories revolves around the new fullback...

Hoco Happenings

Members of the 2020 homecoming court celebrate their nomination with a group picture. Coronation will take place on the evening of Friday, Sept. 25.
Katelyn Squiers, Assistant Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year has been like no other before. You don’t know what the smile of your classmate looks like, you can’t grab your own condiments at lunch, and every major school event has been...

Surfacing Petitions

The online view of the petition created by Roshu Senthil and her friends.
Ellie Beiser September 21, 2020

After months of quarantine, school is in session. This year, with cautionary procedures against COVID-19. The voluntary decisions of students and staff vary among their own personal stances and situations. Personal...

New podcast, This is! Episode one- NJROTC

Jaxon Carlson, Staff Writer September 18, 2020

Podcast about the NJROTC program with junior Titus Nissen and senior Gabriel Roseboro. A friendly reminder to our students, this is, Monarch Nation.  

Students Take Part in Supporting the USPS

Sophomore Meredith Koehler purchases stamps from a local USPS.
Alex Gryczanowski, Staff Writer September 13, 2020

There is a lot of anticipation that comes with getting a letter or package in the mail. It could be something you ordered online, like clothing or a book. No matter what it comes in the mail, postal services...

DECA pushes forward through uncertain times

DECA members attend the 2019 Central Regional Leadership Conference.
Nicole Perez, Staff Writer September 13, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world was put on pause. From schools to sports to spending time with friends and family, our way of life changed drastically.  Now, six months later, students...

Dance team finds a way to have their season

Monarch vs Titan half time performance
Alena Meyer, Social Media Editor September 13, 2020

Who thought we'd be here today living in the world we live in now. Going into quarantine for a couple months and now having to wear a mask every time you step out of your house.After a long break from...

My Experience as a Virtual Fan

Junior Anthony Rubek joins other virtual fans to watch the Nuggets vs. Clippers game on Saturday, September 5.
Anthony Rubek, Sports Editor September 11, 2020

The NBA restart has garnered mostly positive reactions from fans of the sport as the league's top teams battle for a chance at the title in Orlando, Florida. The NBA has tried to recreate many aspects...

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