The Bulldogger

Taking a rest from The Rec

A news brief over the closing of The Rec center and North Platte's wish for people to stay home.

Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor

March 19, 2020

Thank you, North Platte and Lincoln County, for putting our health first. It was a good move to shut down the courthouse, library, senior center, and the Recreation Center. The Rec is a place where people often come to workout, swim, and have fun. This is also a place parents can send their childr...

Things to do in quarantine

A list of different restaurants that deliver, movies and shows to watch, songs to listen to, and a few Instagram accounts that can help lift your spirits.

Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief

March 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 virus knocking at our doors being stuck in your house all day can be boring and sometimes lonely, so what can you do to stay entertained and happy? Here are just a few options to help keep you healthy and engaged in these trying times. What's for dinner? Restaurants that wi...

Kettle bells ring, are you listening?

Bell ringers stand next to the red kettle to collect money. “The money raised supports our operation or ministries all throughout the year,” Poff said.

Priscila Mondragõn, Managing Editor

December 19, 2019

Normally with the Christmas season, comes the sound of volunteers ringing bells, but this year the sound isn't as loud as it once was. Bell ringers are volunteers who stand in front of stores with a Salvation Army red kettle collecting money. This year, the charitable organization is short by 700 vol...

Staff member spotlight

Mesharia Montgomery makes pizza for the students of NPHS. She cooks and serves food to students. “I love my job at NPHS. The kids are great and I couldn’t ask for better co workers or supervisors,” said Montgomery.

Aspen Nelson, Sports Editor

December 19, 2019

Cooking, rescuing animals, gardening, and working are all hobbies of a staff member at North Platte High School. Mesharia Montgomery cooks and serves food to students at NPHS.   Montgomery was born in North Platte but raised in Denver, and has now ended up back as the cook at NPHS. She is mar...

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,” ...

Putting to victory

Karsen Morrison looks at the landscape of the green to plan her put.

Emmalynn Berry, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Playing her way to the top, freshman Karsen Morrison has proven that she can golf with the best competition. Girl’s Golf was the runner-up at state with Morrison tying for 6th. Their final team score was 322 for their win at districts, Morrison golfed a 74. The lady dogs also got a win at GNAC, Mor...

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...

The Shakespeare of NPHS: Senior writing a play to be produced this summer

Senior Michael Richey works on his computer. “I plan to continue writing,” Richey said, “but I don’t think I’ll get another chance to produce another play for a while.”

Jon Brouillette, Layout, Business Editor

April 26, 2019

It’s not the most unusual thing to hear about a play production in North Platte; what is unusual however, is to hear about a North Platte High School student writing a drama to be produced this summer at the Fox Theater. This is a challenge that senior Michael Richey has taken on. Every year, NPHS theat...

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--...

Testing the school

Standard urine drug test, similar to the ones the hospital brings to NPHS to test students. The tests are sent away to an independent laboratory for results.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

February 22, 2019

My heart raced as assistant principal John Byrn pulled me out of my business law class and down to the makeshift drug testing lab in a teacher workroom. It felt like I was about to be in some serious trouble, and I started panicking. In front of the bathroom door, he told me that I had been randomly se...

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