The Bulldogger

Nine NPHS athletes sign to compete at collegiate level

Senior Madilyn Ayres signs to play soccer with Central Community College on January 5.

Gracia Lantis, Online Media Editor

February 6, 2020

Nine athletes signed to play sports at the collegiate level yesterday, January 4, on National Signing day. Madilyn Ayres signed with Central Community College to play soccer, and Shelby Berglund also signed with CCC to play basketball. Joel Bradley will continue to compete in both cross country and track...

NPHS Home Swim Meet

The girls from NPHS and McCook get ready to do the first race of the night.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

February 3, 2020

The local Rec Center was packed on Thursday for the yearly NPHS home meet against McCook. North Platte's pool is not regulation size, but the swimmers and divers do the best they can with what they have. "It's kind of hard without starting on the blocks to cut time... but I'm having a good time," junior...

Granting Willey’s wish

Willey helps three of his students edit their videos they were working on.

Jewels Zeiler, Feature Editor

January 31, 2020

After North Platte High School video production teacher Philep Willey applied and received three grants, NPHS expanded students’ opportunity to learn by adding video production in January.  NPHS had several students return from digital media. “We had about 50 kids from digital media join video pro...

Drone Sightings Cause Chaos

One of Mr. Peterson's drones in his classroom. Mr. Peterson teaches graphic design.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

January 31, 2020

  The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has gotten 19 calls, calls about the mysterious drones flying across the states of Nebraska and Colorado since early December. “Pretty much no one knows who is doing this,” Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Operations Lieutenant Dan Newton said. N...

NPHS offers breakfast after Bulldog Time

NPHS students take advantage of the second breakfast offered after Bulldog Time. Registered dietitian Tara Call said that eating breakfast is crucial for students to have energy and stay concentrated.

Mia Dugan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Studies show that when you eat breakfast, you have more energy and are consistently focused. This is what Principal Scott Siegel hopes to accomplish. According to Siegel, there are currently 297 people who eat breakfast at North Platte High School daily. But, there are also multiple NPHS students wh...

Tobacco age changes to 21 or wait 19?

A convenience store employee smoking a cigarette on their break. The first symptoms of nicotine addiction can start within a few days of starting to smoke and after just a few cigarettes according to

Mac Hardy, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

A new law has been put in place by President Donald Trump that raised the age to purchase tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vape products from 18 to 21. However, before the federal law was passed, Nebraska had passed its own law changing the age to purchase tobacco to 19.  In most cases, federal law tru...

Iran bombing sparks draft fear

Freshman Austin Underwood does pull-ups at a Marine workout on Jan. 23. These workouts help to prepare young men and women for boot camp.

Aspen Nelson, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

The United States Air Force dropped multiple bombs in Iraq and Syria on Dec. 27. The airstrike killed the Iranian commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Many teens think the attacks could cause WWIII, and that there could be a draft. However, there are 1.3 million soldiers on active duty and 800,000 reserves c...

Coffee with Demons

Johnny Guethlein (right), the creator of Coffee with Demons. “I just knew I wanted to help, and help as many people as I could,” he said.
Photo courtesy of Johnny Guethlein

Anam Vaziri, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2019

“I just knew I wanted to help and I wanted to do something where I could help as many people as I could,” said North Platte High 2015 graduate Johnny Guethlein.  Guethlein began a podcast called “Coffee with Demons” in May of 2019, and has been releasing approximately two podcasts a month...

Diplomas in December

Senior Taylor Chitty is one of the 60 students graduating at semester. She is graduating to work full-time and save up for college. Chitty said,

Aspen Nelson, Sports Editor

December 19, 2019

North Platte High School’s halls will be less crowded come January because 60 seniors will be graduating at semester. The students' last day of school will be Dec. 19.  Senior Ashlynn Durfee is taking the opportunity to graduate at semester to start college classes in January. “I am going to get ...

Secondary Trauma

Math teacher Sasha Welch discusses a calculus problem with her student, senior Savanna States. The two joke around between doing problems.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

December 19, 2019

Almost half of all U.S children have experienced some sort of trauma, according to the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). These children spend the majority of their time in classrooms, more specifically, with their teachers. “When I signed my teaching contract...I didn't realize that ...

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