The Bulldogger

Lightning flashes across the sky during a storm over North Platte, NE.

Weathering the storm

The 2021 Spring Storm Season
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor March 26, 2021

According to the National Weather Service SKYWARN, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes in an average year. These storms may be...

More NPHS seniors are graduating early  than in previous years.

Moving on early

NPHS student is graduating early from NPHS.
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor December 17, 2020

Senior Maggie Cook has big plans for the future and she’s starting right away.  Cook is one of dozens of seniors whose last days in North Platte High Schools hallways and classrooms will be today. Principal...

Senior Jacob Godfrey poses in front of some of his collected items. These items include vintage comics and sports trading cards.

Beauty is in the eye of the cardholder

A look into a NPHS students collection
Beckett Allen, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

A piece of paper that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars may seem undesirable to most, but senior Jacob Godfrey views it differently.   From the age of 5, Godfrey developed a keen interest...

The boy behind the song

Robbie Schafer chooses songs over insults
Trinity Day, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Many people, even professional musicians tend to get nervous when they have to sing in front of others. Freshman Robbie Schafer, however, sings his heart out all for himself without fear right in North...

 Aerial view of the 43 production pods that sit just behind the hatcheries main building at the North Platte Fish Hatchery.

Reeling in conservation

North Platte produces fewer roe this year, due to the pandemic.
Chloe Walchesky, Social Media Editor December 8, 2020

If you've caught a fish between Kimball and Omaha, there's a strong chance that fish was born and raised in North Platte. “Walleye is the fish I catch the most in North Platte,” senior Kasch Morrison...

A style of her own

Student artist pursues her hand-designed dreams
Trinity Day, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Senior Megan Loving consistently impresses her art teachers and fellow students with her skills. She is committed to her artwork, especially her career goals for the future.  Loving paints, sketches,...

A box of food in math teacher Emily Hasenauer's classroom. The canned food drive started on November 16 and ended on November 30.

How we ‘can’ help fight hunger

The NPHS student council food drive
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor November 20, 2020

North Platte needs more food. The coronavirus has caused an economic crisis in our community, and student council wants you to help more than ever before.  Sponsor Ashley Werkmeister said more local...

North Platte High School's marching band earned a superior at the Kearney Columbus Corona Competition in Kearney on Oct. 24.

To the tune of Superior

NPHS marching band earns top award in Kearney
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor November 5, 2020

The North Platte High Marching Band earned a superior at the Kearney Columbus Corona Contest at Kearney High School. “It was really the only competition we got to go to in person,” said band director...

As of October 29, there are close to 600 active COVID-19 cases in the West Central District Health Department service area.

Red no longer means remote

North Platte Public Schools may not go to remote learning if the community COVID risk dial reaches red.
Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief October 30, 2020

The North Platte Public Schools' (NPPS) Return to School Plan no longer indicates that the school district will shift to remote learning if the West Central Health District’s Community Risk Dial moves...

Seniors Tom Moss and Abby Orr wear their homecoming crowns.
They were crowned during half-time at the Varsity football game. The Bulldogs played Millard West, winning 17-7.

2020 Homecoming king and queen crowned

Trinity Day, Staff Writer October 19, 2020


NPHS senior David Sack shows off his student pilot's license.

Life goals taking off

One student's journey to his private pilot's license
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor October 19, 2020

Senior David Sack flew an airplane by himself for the first time this month.  According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there were nearly 1200 active student pilots in Nebraska. Sack...

North Platte High School students shout the

School spirit and success

Fall sports pep rally
Sophia Walsh and Priscila Mondragõn October 14, 2020

North Platte High School students and staff gathered on Wednesday for the first pep rally of the year. Originally, the fall sports pep rally was supposed to take place about a month ago, but the postponed...

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