The Bulldogger

Joy DeVoe demonstrates how to create a pinch pot for her art class.

NPHS teacher is DeVoe-ted

Art teacher committed to children in and out of school
Priscila Mondragõn, Managing Editor March 26, 2021

Most high school students think that their teachers only lecture and grade papers, but that's not what North Platte High School Art teacher Joy DeVoe does.  For a short period of time in 2020, DeVoe...

This week's COVID-19 risk dial. The dial was updated by the West Central Health Department on March 19.

COVID-19: A year in review

Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

Mar. 12 marked the one year anniversary since North Platte High School closed its doors to students and faculty after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reached North Platte. The abrupt ending...

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...

Number one girls' double team competes at NPHS invitational. Seniors Brianna Plaster and Samantha Bowers prepare to start their first match of the day.

NPHS girls’ tennis hosts first home meet of the season

Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief March 26, 2021

The girls’ tennis team participated in their first home matches on Mar. 19. This match is the first players have competed since the abrupt halt before last year’s season, due to the Covid-19...

Senior David Sack speaking to members of Cadet Staff in March 2021.

Landing a dream

David Sack achieved his full private pilot's license at the age of 17.
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor March 26, 2021

David Sack turned 17 in January, and just two months later, he is now a licensed  private pilot.. The Lieutenant, a cadet commander of the Lee Bird Composite Squadron (LBCS), passed his practical test...

Senior Josh Stoner during his entertainment speech that won the NSAA State Speech Competition.

Senior qualifies for nationals

Senior Josh Stoner qualifies for nationals and wins the NSAA State Speech Competition in Entertainment.
Jonathan Dekleva, Spotlight Editor March 26, 2021

Senior Josh Stoner placed first in entertainment speaking at the Nebraska State Activities Association (NSAA) Speech Contest held at North Platte High School on March 20. Entertainment is an event...

Junior Ty Hilderbrand runs after the ball during their match against Lincoln Southeast on March 18th.

NPHS soccer teams have their first home game

On Mar. 18, north Platte high school soccer teams had their first games of the season 
Annalisia Hernandez, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

North Platte kicks off the soccer season with their first game against the Lincoln Southeast on Mar. 18. The varsity boys soccer team fell short as they experienced their first loss of the season with...

Pages of the coloring book laid out, ready to be combined.

Coloring Book

Art students produce coloring book for nursing homes.
Sophia Walsh, Editor in Chief February 26, 2021

This year, Art teacher Joy Devoe’s Drawing I class worked together to create a coloring book for area nursing homes. The collaborative effort by Devoe’s art class has been a project Devoe has done...

Medical club president Ellie Fisher helps demonstrates a wrist cast.

Medical Club

NPHS medical club students gather to practice techniques with podiatrist Joshua Wray.
Tony Booth, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Picture a hacksaw cutting through a bone. That’s what drew dozens of NPHS students to this month’s medical club.  The students weren’t actually sawing a bone like in a horror movie; they were using...

Sophomore Tony Booth poses in his blue outfit to match his energy drink.

Energy Drink Matchup

Tony Booth matches his daily outfits with his energy drinks
Damion Howell, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Not many try to dress like their drinks, but sophomore Tony Booth has been doing this for about four years. He likes to choose daily outfits to match his energy drinks he gets almost daily from the Prairie...

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, Spotlight Editor 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...

Brooks Greene running in one of his long-distance races.

Run Greene, Run

High school history teacher shows his talent for running
Natalie Haines, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Blistering heat. Sun beating down on your head as you struggle to keep your pace. Cracks and rocks in the road causing you to stumble. Run, keep running. You are only 63 miles into your 100 mile race....

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