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Spike in Temperature

Spike in Temperature

Lily Allpress, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, News Briefs, Showcase

You walk into Spanish class, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed with the desire to rip off your jacket. Is the world just out to get you, or is the air conditioner broken?   This summer, the air conditioner in the foreign language wing went out, and students have been noticing the shift in temperature.   "It broke over the summer, and it was just a very...

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Emma Higby, News Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

Mass destruction, families stranded, and worse of all, dogs left without homes. Hurricane Harvey has been the worst hurricane that the United States has seen in many years. There have been numerous relief efforts all across the country, even celebrities are donating large amounts of money to help. School...

Saving Lives and Sunbathing

Saving Lives and Sunbathing

Emma Higby, News Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

Watching kids, saving lives, and sun-tanning are all parts of a lifeguard's job description. Numerous student lifeguards are saving lives from Papio Pool to Papio Bay, and everyone in between. However, being a lifeguard is not as cracked up as one would think, it is difficult work. A group of junior...

Hello, Darkness

Hello, Darkness

Lauren Dominello, Features Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, News Briefs, Showcase

Cardboard glasses falling off your face, half the country standing outside, and the impending doom of possible blindness, according to all the adults in the school. These are all factors that make up a solar eclipse here in the United States. On Aug. 21, from Oregon to South Carolina, a total solar...

Mission Not So Impossible

Mission Not So Impossible

September 7, 2017


Filed under Features, News, News Briefs, Showcase

Most high school kids during the summer are sleeping in, working summer jobs or hanging with friends. When people think of high school kids they usually think of disrespectful, selfish and lazy teens. Although this may be the case on some occasions, some high schoolers use their summer to make a difference...

Logging On to Something New

Logging On to Something New

Delani Watkins, Copy Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

A new school year always comes with new things; new supplies, new teachers, and new students. This year, each staff member and student are adding another new thing to their list, new blogs. After constant battles with crashing websites, administration decided it was time for a change. The new program,...

Sounds New

Sounds New

Sam Simmerman, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

It is some unforgiving hour in the morning, and students are groggily moseying their way into classrooms to start the school day. All of a sudden, they are shocked awake by the fire alarms going off. Except, it is not the fire alarm, only the new warning bell.  It has been seven years since Mr. Jerry Kalina became head principal and added a minute warning bell to the school. This year, he decide...

From the Field to the Classroom

From the Field to the Classroom

Ashley Mason, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


Filed under Features, News, News Briefs

The new school year brings in new faces. PLHS welcomed many new teachers this school year, including Ms. Levin, the pottery teacher.  Ms. Levin has been a cheer coach at PLHS for four years, a teacher for five years, and is a high school graduate from PLHS. This is her first year teaching high schoo...

Classes in the Cloud

Classes in the Cloud

Elizabeth Eidem, Staff Writer

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

The course description at PLHS expanded to keep up with the times by adding a variety of online classes as an option for students in this 2017-2018 school year, and this option has been well received by students and teachers alike.   American Government, Psychology, Physical Science and Issues and Geography  in the Modern World are all offered online on a Canvas-based for...

Take a Trip to Home

Take a Trip to Home

Joanna Walton, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Information about getting started for families who are looking into hosting a foreign exchange student in future school years.

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Establishing Boundaries

Establishing Boundaries

Megan Friel, News Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Community feedback meetings and boundary proposals may seem meaningless and boring – simply there. The affect of the meeting is thrown to the side by students who deem them unimportant in the grand scheme of things. However, a new proposal that is bound to be approved soon will not only affect PLHS,...

A Learning Experience

A Learning Experience

Elliott Wolbach, News Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Feb. 4, 2017 the robotics teams from PLHS competed in the Benson High Magnet School VEX Robotics Tournament. This was the second competition of their short season and the last chance that they had this year to get to State. Both teams improved form their last competition in January. “I think...

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