The Bulldogger

Christmas Traditions

NPHS' librarians set up decorations. They had up too four trees in the library. There were also elves hidden in the books.

Emmalynn Berry, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

As Christmas is quickly approaching, North Platte High students and staff prepare for the holidays.  Freshman Bryley Smith says her family always decorates a lot for Christmas. “My family’s actually really big on decorating. We put up all the christmas lights and like five trees,” she said. S...

Ripping the record

Ripping the record

Jon Brouillette, Layout, Business Editor

February 22, 2019

His name is one of the many we pass on our way to the locker room: Jareb Liewer. 11-dives. 419 points. Year: 2000. Knocking his name off of that board was my goal this year; a feat I accomplished in January when I scored 457. He was just a name. Then I found out who Liewer really was--...

A white(head) Christmas

Jon Brouillette, Layout, Business Editor

December 20, 2018

This is the month for treats, but the gift you don't want this December is more zits! North Platte Dermatologist Daniel Mosel says chocolate, candy canes, and sugar don't cause acne. Your food choice shouldn’t affect your acne according to Mosel, “Hormones cause acne.” However there are small...

It’s just a prank, bro…

Zurn, Hipwell, McIntosh, and Mercer posing for a picture while sitting in the new room arrangement.

Jon Brouillette, Layout, Business Editor

November 30, 2018

I walked into my room and what I saw made me drop my bags to the floor. Nothing was the way it should be; my whole room was completely rearranged to madness. A couple of weeks ago, my friends put me, and my paranoia to the test. It all started on a Saturday morning after a sleepover. I had left my...

Dawgs at State

Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief

October 26, 2018

  One school, four State qualifying sports teams. This year, North Platte High got the chance to send softball, tennis, cross country and girls golf to the Nebraska State competition. On October 11, the boys’ tennis team competed at the State meet in Lincoln. Senior Avery Munson went 25-12 during the seaso...

An early goodbye to Bulldog country

Graduates of the class of 2018 eagerly await their turn to get their diploma. File

Maria Garcia

September 28, 2018

Out of the 276 students who received their diploma last year, 15% completed their graduation requirements prior to December 2017. Early graduation is a process offered by the school that allows seniors to be able to finish their high school career by the end of the second term in December. Students...

Real Life: How freshmen year has changed friendships

Freshmen Gracelyn Cauffman and Shelby Yoshida share a laugh during their lunch. Photo by Sophia Chingren.

Sophia Chingren, News Editor

May 11, 2018

Freshman year: Maybe your best friend since elementary school isn’t there for you anymore, and you slowly split apart. Nobody was mad or did anything; it just happened. That's high school, split apart or stay together. “It's sad knowing when you have such a great friendship with someone, it's sad...

Late night standoff

Princess Saguban, News Editor

April 30, 2018

On April 27, 2018, officers were called to a residence due to a rifle being shot off. An individual male in his 30’s fired a shot during a conflict with another male. According to School Resource Officer Jeremiah Johnson, the suspect had drove to the intended target’s house to confront him about ...

Marijuana related deaths in CO

Morgan Fischer, Social Media Editor and Advertising Editor

January 26, 2018

]A s a neighboring state of Colorado, Nebraska is at large risk of being exposed to more drug related deaths because of the increasing number of marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. According to a 2017 study by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA), there are more locations...

Generational opinions on marijuana usage

Josie Koubek, Online Editor

January 26, 2018

Over the last few decades, society has seen a change in drug culture. Over 30 states across the U.S. have legalized the use of marijuana in some form, the most recent being West Virginia. Since this change began, people all across the country have debated on whether the recreational use of marijuana...

How marijuana affects NPHS

How marijuana affects NPHS

Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief

January 26, 2018

Drugs are floating around NPHS, and we all hear about it but, do as many people as we think actually use? *Names have been changed to protect sources From the point of view of *Richard Lewis, he estimated that about half of the students that smoke weed are dealers too. “Some people you have to cal...

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