The Bulldogger

Stolen senior year

Stolen senior year: how COVID-19 wiped out rites of passage.

Priscila Mondragõn, Managing Editor

March 20, 2020

The class of 2020 has been waiting 13 years to walk across the graduation stage. Yet, the COVID-19 virus threatens to steal that moment from seniors worldwide.  Last night, North Platte Public Schools canceled the rest of the school year. Remote learning will be scheduled for PreK-11th grade stu...

“I wanted his DNA off me”

Pictured above are the wings that are on the shed in front of the RDAP building.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

February 28, 2020

Warning: The following story may trigger memories and emotions in some readers.  Continue reading with caution. Sexual assault is the most underreported crime among teenagers. The Rape, Abuse, And Incest National Network (RAINN) organization reports that people ages 16-19 are four times more likel...

NPHS offers breakfast after Bulldog Time

NPHS students take advantage of the second breakfast offered after Bulldog Time. Registered dietitian Tara Call said that eating breakfast is crucial for students to have energy and stay concentrated.

Mia Dugan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Studies show that when you eat breakfast, you have more energy and are consistently focused. This is what Principal Scott Siegel hopes to accomplish. According to Siegel, there are currently 297 people who eat breakfast at North Platte High School daily. But, there are also multiple NPHS students wh...

Morning Routines

Senior Carter Lukas poses for a picture. Lukas often is on his phone before school.

Joe Stone, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Inside North Platte High School there is a very wide variety of morning routines. You may be surprised by what people actually do in the morning. Students throughout the school gave all sorts of answers from. There were a lot of interesting routines, ranging from Pacers practice to freestyling in the ...

Teacher makes a difference in students’ lives

Science teacher Scott King greets students in front of the school on Monday, Dec. 9. Monday's theme is always

Gracia Lantis, Online Media Editor

December 19, 2019

Morning people, non-morning people, meet Scott King, an NPHS science teacher. He may be a part of your daily morning routine without you realizing it. On a Monday morning, King clenches a whiteboard between two gloved hands. He pulls his stocking cap over his ears, smiles, and says, “Hi, how are...

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,” ...

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...


Pictured above is School Resource Officer Johnson's police car in front of NPHS.

Sierra Winder, News Editor

September 27, 2019

37 and 48. That is how many  minor in possession (MIP) arrests have been recorded in North Platte High School students in 2016 versus 2019. There are multiple theories about why these numbers are getting worse. Freshman Blaise Zeiler thinks that kids are simply getting into more trouble these days. “...

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...

Season Squabble

Sara Claymore

March 29, 2019

New year, new-trition

Morgan Fischer, Social Media Editor and Advertising Editor

January 25, 2019

If you're having any regrets about all the carb-loaded, sugary foods you may have consumed this holiday season, you're not alone. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the average weight for U.S. citizens increases 4 percent during the winter months. That weight, for the typical middle-aged...

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...

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