History in the making: Backyard Barbacue

History in the making: Backyard Barbacue

Bryce Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


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The North Platte Public Schools Foundation (NPPSF) held the 9th annual Backyard Barbecue prior to the North Platte Bulldogs football game against Omaha Central. Around 20 tents were set up in the NPHS parking lot donating their food to the cause. Senior Dalton Prokop helped his family's food truck,...

Making a change

Making a change

Bryce Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2017


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  It’s been a month and some odd days since school started, and life as a student is beginning to feel routine at North Platte High School. However, this school year is not the same as last. North Platte Public Schools has changed their grading system to an equal-interval, 10 point scale. “We...

Gas prices skyrocket after Hurricane Harvey

Gas prices skyrocket after Hurricane Harvey

Jasper Hunt, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey has caused at least 60 deaths, potentially $200 billion in damages and another thing to groan about at the gas station. The storm passed through Texas, one of the largest oil producers in the United States, during August. The oil industry took a big hit with Harvey. Many oil rigs...

Dangerous Distractions

Dangerous Distractions

Josie Preece, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


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Doug Peterson knows what it’s like to say no to drugs. The State Attorney General turned down acid in eighth grade and a line of cocaine a few years later. Now, Nebraska’s top officer of the law wants teens to have the courage to say no too. Peterson spoke to the entire North Platte High Schoo...

Tailgate Charity

Tailgate Charity

Josie Koubek, Staff Writer

August 25, 2017


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North Platte High School students are rallying around two of their classmates tonight after a fire demolished their Maxwell home Wednesday. Student Council's annual tailgate party will benefit sophomore Natalie Miller and junior Whitney Miller’s family. “Although Make-a-Wish is a worthy cause, the Mil...

What’s new to NPHS

Soha Vaziri, Business Manager

May 15, 2017


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Even though the school year is coming to a close, a new change is coming to North Platte High School next fall. The high school’s Vice Principal Scott Siegel said “We’re putting out a district wide policy; it’s kind of a philosophical shift in how grades are calculated. I think it’s goi...

Closed Campus Conundrum

Closed Campus Conundrum

Thomas Hoatson

May 12, 2017


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“Ever since I was in middle school, I saw that the juniors and seniors could leave for lunch [because] they had an open campus. So it was my sophomore year and I was so excited for open campus and then they closed it on us and I was very upset,” said class of 2018 vice president, Jake French. French is among ...

Environmental Club Cleanup

Environmental Club Cleanup

Princess Saguban, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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On May 9, the North Platte High School Environmental Club participated in this year’s Downtown Community Cleanup. This is the second year that any youth organization has helped in this event. NPHS students pulled every weed at the library flower patch, then traveled through the downtown streets,...

State Bound Bulldogs

State Bound Bulldogs

Princess Saguban, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017


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On April 23, eight Bulldog journalists made their way to Norfolk to participate in this year’s State journalism competition. Each live competitor was given a prompt to write or had to take photographs. “State was a super fun experience,” said senior Syble Heffernan. “I enjoyed myself more this...

County Government Day

County Government Day

Anam Vaziri, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Imagine sitting in a courtroom, watching your classmates participate in a jury trying to decipher between right and wrong.  You’re walking through a jail, viewing the housing areas and seeing what inmates’ daily lives consist of.  Afterwards, you get to learn from local government officials abou...

Powerful poetry

Josie Koubek, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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“Last spring I read an article in the North Platte Bulletin about the Ogallala High School slam poetry team and the success in the competition and [I] mentioned it to Syble and it went from there,” said Heather Heffernan, the North Platte High School poetry team’s sponsor. The team started at ...

State Senator Speaks to his Hometown

State Senator Speaks to his Hometown

Ainsley Nichols, Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2017


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Nebraska State Senator Mike Groene held a town hall meeting at the West Central Research and Extension Center. During the meeting, Groene briefly touched on proposed legislative bill 595, which would allow teachers to physically restrain a student if they become violent in the classroom, are damaging...

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