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Stories from North Platte High School
Teacher makes a difference in students’ lives
Features

Gracia Lantis | January 7, 2020

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…

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How absent parents affect students’ lives
Features

Jewels Zeiler | December 20, 2019

A parent behind bars

NPHS junior grows up with incarcerated parent

Junior McConnor Coon’s toddler years were spent by her father’s side in a tattoo shop and catching…

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Secondary Trauma
Features

Sierra Winder | December 20, 2019

Almost half of all U.S children have experienced some sort of trauma, according to the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). These children spend the majority of their time in classrooms, more…

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Pass the bill please!
Opinions

Gracia Lantis | December 19, 2019

Censorship is prevalent in communist countries. It happens in North Korea, China, Cuba, and Nebraska High Schools. Yes. You read that right. 

In 1988, the Supreme Court ruled that student journalists…

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Hungry for Success
Sports

Sierra Winder | November 22, 2019

“I haven’t eaten since Sunday and today is Thursday,” senior wrestler Dylan Nesslein said. Nesselein competitively wrestles on a traveling team and recently had a tournament over the weekend.

“I…

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Fox Theater shows locally filmed movie
Features

Kaylyn Casassa | November 4, 2019

Many students dream of their big break, fantasizing about Hollywood and Vine, but for senior Megan Jerabek, North Platte offered her that opportunity in her hometown. She has starred in a movie– filmed…

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The graveyard shift
Features

Anam Vaziri | October 30, 2019

Junior Will Kramer works the graveyard shift from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. at the McDonald’s in North Platte. “I work at least five nights a week and usually go in on one of my days off to help out,” he…

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The struggle of a teen caregiver
Features

Jewels Zeiler | October 8, 2019

A normal day at the lake, water splashing and soaking in the sun, changed 15-year-old Hillary Menghini’s life forever.

In 2016, a North Platte High School sophomore’s mom, former NPHS science teacher,…

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Swim injury opens new lanes of opportunity
Sports

Clay Stone | February 12, 2019

Livin’ the dream. No matter who you are, it’s safe to say that you’ve had some dream for the future. Senior Montana Heffernan was living his dream, he had the time and the talent to make it a reality,…

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Ruff decisions
Opinions

Morgan Fischer | November 14, 2018

Herbie the Husker. Chester the Cheetah. Even Toucan Sam from the Froot Loops box. These popular mascots exist to promote businesses. Each mascot is a way to symbolize individual companies to frame them…

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