The Bulldogger

Junior Jack Bunger holds the awarded, bulldog inspired  guitar.

Gifted guitar

NPHS alumnus donates customized guitar to music department.
Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

  Chris Roy (‘81) of Lincoln gifted the North Platte High School music program a North Platte Bulldogs-inspired custom Les Paul Epiphone guitar. Roy wanted to give back to the program...

The pep band plays at a pep rally. Students have recently been let back into sporting events, so the band has as well.

The band’s back in the stands

UPDATE: The North Platte High School Pep Band has also returned to basketball games
Jonathan Dekleva, Editor-In-Chief February 26, 2021

With basketball games opening up and allowing students to attend, this also means that the school's pep band is back to cheer on the teams. Senior Jack Bunger has been a member of the NPHS Band all...

Brittani Daley stands holding her golden color guard flag at practice. The girls practice alongside band and split off after footwork. When asked about her favorite part with being involved in color guard Brittani replied  Marching and the excellence that comes with it and my friends; theyre my family, said Daley.

NPHS colorguard begins

Colorgaurd practices using Covid safety precautions
Chloe Walchesky, Social Media Editor August 28, 2020


A taste for talent

NPHS's Sweet Affair of the Arts
Priscila Mondragõn, Managing Editor February 26, 2020

It's been a decade since North Platte High School's Sweet Affair of the Arts started.  On Feb. 11, the arts and dessert showcase showed off the talents of more than 20 students.  

The All-State Music participants pose for a picture before leaving for Lincoln on Nov. 14.  Bradley (back, middle left) said he was glad to be a part of such an experience.

State-Wide Symphony

NPHS students go to All-State Music
Gracia Lantis, Online Media Editor November 30, 2018

Several North Platte High School students attended the annual All-State music ensembles Nov. 14-16 in Lincoln. Junior Joel Bradley was selected for All-State Chorus. “They pick about 400 kids from...

Being a starter for the Lady Dawgs puts more responsibility on Orr’s shoulders. “She knows that carries extra weight and that she has to do the extra work. If the best players on the team aren’t doing all the extra little things, why would anyone else?” Coach Barner said.

Swingin’ sophomore starter

Sophomore Abby Orr’s season so far
Ainsley Nichols, Managing Editor September 28, 2018

Sophomore Abby Orr is a silent threat. A varsity starter since she began playing high school softball last year, Orr has managed to prove her skill time and time again. Since the beginning of softball...

Time for the Thimes

Ainsley Nichols, Managing Editor April 7, 2017

“I have three other siblings and they always talked about doing something together, but never got around to learning an instrument that the other person plays,” sophomore Ainsley Thimes said. On April...

“Music changed my life,” said Cahill as he practiced his alto saxophone, the instrument he qualified for All-State with. He also plays an additional 13  instruments.

The Sound of Music

Ainsley Nichols, Managing Editor November 4, 2016

Sophomore Jacob Cahill has always been an avid fan of music, but he didn’t realize his own musical ability until middle school. “I didn’t really start doing anything with it [music] until seventh...

Band instructor Brett Bradley shows off his clean close shave, keeping true to his promise to shave his sacred ‘stache if the band received the Superior rating at State.

Super bass

Savanna States, Staff Writer November 4, 2016

This is the first State Superior awarded in the history of the Bulldog marching band. “We were a family at that point; we weren’t just a group of kids anymore,” drum major, senior Taylor Blagdon...

November Teacher of the Month

Savanna States, Staff Writer November 4, 2016

Mr. Bradley Favorite word: “No.” Fun fact: I’ve bungee jumped before. Favorite Thanksgiving food: Pumpkin pie

Senior Taylor Blagdon leads the marching band at the homecoming half-time show on September 9. He’s focused on directing the song but also on leading the band to a victory at State. “I want us to have fun musically, be challenged, and learn, over focusing on getting a superior [at State],” he said.

A major responsibility

Haley McKain, Co-Editor in Chief September 16, 2016

“My life’s pretty boring when it comes to anything other than music,” senior Taylor Blagdon, head drum major, said. Blagdon has high hopes to guide the marching band to a superior this season at...

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