The Bulldogger

Crossing Lines

The student section poses for a picture on Sep. 17 The theme was western.

Gracia Lantis, Online Media Editor

October 29, 2019

It's 6:55 on a Thursday night, anticipation builds among North Platte High School volleyball fans. Five senior players are about to play their last-ever home game. The student section turn-out is great. The theme is pink-out for breast cancer awareness. After warm ups are over, the announcer introduces the opposing...

The graveyard shift

Junior Will Kramer working the night shift at McDonald’s. “I like the challenge of running around and covering three positions, but inside you’re mentally screaming,” he said.

Anam Vaziri, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Junior Will Kramer works the graveyard shift from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the McDonald’s in North Platte. “I work at least five nights a week and usually go in on one of my days off to help out,” he said. In addition to being a night manager, he is also a full time student.   He works ...

Runner’s High

Evan Caudy runs across the finish line at the GNAC cross country meet in North Platte on Oct. 11, 2019.

Anissa Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Running the mile in gym class changed Sophomore Evan Caudy’s life forever.  Starting out his freshman year, he had never done a school running sport. The only sports he did his freshman year was basketball in the winter, and football in the fall. He started football season playing the cornerback posit...

Sinking in Repairs

The sinks in the upstairs bathroom are in the process of being repaired.

Joe Stone, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

If you talk to boys at North Platte High School, they'll tell you that the upstairs bathroom sinks have been broken since last spring. Have you ever wondered why they aren't working yet? “Last year when people were sitting on them, they were causing them to break, and we had to replace them,” ...

Growing through confidence

Freshman Makenna Snider chats with friends in front of NPHS.

Priscila Mondragõn, Managing Editor

October 28, 2019

Freshman Makenna Snider is as tall as your average second grader.  She was born with a condition known as spondylometaphyseal type kozlowski (SMDK), a genetic bone disease. When she was born, her back was not straight like most babies. “My mom noticed when she brought me home from the hospital,” ...

A growing epidemic

Illustration by the courtesy of the editorial cartoonist Jakob Fisher.

Jewels Zeiler, Feature Editor

October 28, 2019

In 2003, China introduced a product that would later result in more problematic lung issues: vapor cigarettes. The respiratory therapy supervisor at Great Plains Health, Andy Gochenour, believes that the reason vaping has become more problematic is that it's been advertised. They have advertised it...

Retired teachers say goodbye

Sophia Chingren, News Editor

May 2, 2019

Patty Thompson What has been your favorite thing about helping kids in high school? "Those ahha moments." How long have you been teaching? "This is my 18th year." What have your students taught you over time? "Patience, you can't rush them you have to take everything down as simple as possible for every...

Big wins and bruised shins

Senior Codi Guerrieri hits her first serve against Hershey on March 26. North Platte placed second as a team in this home meet.

Clay Stone, Managing Editor

April 26, 2019

This season, the girls’ tennis team has been thwarted several times by weather. The girls were forced to practice indoors on makeshift courts for the first three weeks of the season. “This spring weather has been a challenge,” said coach Jeff Barner, “We only had three outdoor practices this y...

No words for acceptance

Sophomore Sophia Walsh poses for a picture on the Day of Silence.“It’s good to show people, even if they don’t agree with what you’re doing, that you’re going to stand up for the things that you believe in,” she said.

Gracia Lantis, Online Media Editor

April 26, 2019

Going an entire day without speaking would be difficult, if not impossible for most people. But on April 12, NPHS Gay-Straight Alliance members joined other young people across the nation in a day-long muted protest. The Day of Silence was a student-led event in which students took a vow of silence...

Golf Timers

Coach Jim Orcutt gives sophomore Bailey Steele advice during a meet.

Mac Hardy, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Have you ever been able to teach someone how to do something that you love? That’s what Coach Jim Orcutt has been doing for 35 years. Orcutt started playing when he was 8 years old and he's played on his high school team and he qualified for his college team but he did not play in college becaus...

Four Friends Fiasco: The Budding Bromance Begins

A post from Josh Bruck last year, that all of the other three teachers insisted I should put in.

Clay Stone, Managing Editor

March 29, 2019

Several recent studies and polls have shown that 85 percent of people hate their jobs. Sometimes it’s because of the pay, but it could also be because of the long hours. Worst of all, it could be because of bad co-workers. But for a certain group of North Platte High School teachers, the job is a perfect...

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