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Prior Lake’s robotics program made possible by student and parent mentors

Prior Lake’s robotics program made possible by student and parent mentors

Cole Medin, Contributor

December 18, 2017


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The Prior Lake Savage school district is very well known for having an incredible robotics program that starts in kindergarten with the FLL program, and ends in high school with the FTC and FRC programs.  But what makes the program so successful?     Many high schools throughout the Twin Cities...

New app “Smartify” Created to Augment the Exploration into the World of Art

New  app “Smartify” Created to Augment the Exploration into the World of Art

Cole Medin, Contributor

December 11, 2017


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Thousands of people throughout the world flood into museums and art galleries each day to discover and explore the only universal language, art.     Recently, developers created an innovative app to enhance the museum experience.  This app, known as Smartify, re-frames the use of smartp...

TBH-Do’s, Don’ts, and Why’s

TBH-Do’s, Don’ts, and Why’s

Sophia Lee, Contributor

December 11, 2017


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TBH is one of the biggest apps to hit the US teen population. Prior Lake is just as affected with more than 1,200 students using this app. It was created by Midnight Labs and is meant to be an anonymous, positive polling app. While it is currently only for Apple users, it's sure to expand to Android...

Stranger Things 2. Have You Watched Yet?

Stranger Things 2. Have You Watched Yet?

Sam Nissen, Contributor

November 29, 2017


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The popular Netflix Original TV show Stranger Things, with its drama, fantasy, and horror, released its second season on October 27th giving fans the alternative to trick or treating on Halloween night.   Season two starts out a year later from the previous season. Set in the 1980s, a new arc...

Blade Runner 2049 proves worthy sequel to 1982 Blade Runner

Blade Runner 2049 proves worthy sequel to 1982 Blade Runner

Cole Medin, Contributor

November 17, 2017


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In 1982, film writers Hampton Fancher and David Peoples created a fascinating film about bioengineered humans.  This movie, titled Blade Runner, captured the imagination and the attention of audience after audience by ingeniously depicting a captivating future of synthetic humans and the conflicts t...

See “A Christmas Carol” this Weekend!

See “A Christmas Carol” this Weekend!

Ellen DeCesare, Contributor

November 15, 2017


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What better way to kick off the holiday season than going to see the Prior Lake High School’s production of A Christmas Carol? This lively musical will be performed November 16-18 at 7:00 p.m. and November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the PLHS auditorium. Students and families of all ages will enjoy this...

The PLHS Choir puts the Master in Masterwork

The PLHS Choir puts the Master in Masterwork

Natalie Hoepner, Contributor

October 16, 2017


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At Prior Lake High School, the choirs are working on an exquisite masterwork, a work of many songs put together for one performance. The PLHS choir normally performs one masterwork annually, and this years selection was “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins. “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins is a...

Snowed-In During Spring Break

Snowed-In During Spring Break

Grace Cline, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2017


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The trip soon took an unexpected turn, however, when the city issued a severe winter storm watch for snow storm Stella

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Christian Group Looking To Expand

Christian Group Looking To Expand

Reid Larson, Contributor

March 9, 2017


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In Prior Lake High School, there are many activities that a student can get himself or herself involved in from robotics to quidditch, but the school also offers a prayer group called “Catalyst.” Catalyst is a student-run prayer group launched at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. According...

Ed Sheeran’s New Album

Ed Sheeran’s New Album

Devan DiGrado, Contributor

March 9, 2017


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Ed Sheeran is a 25 year old English singer who won the 2016 Song of the Year Grammy Award for “Thinking out Loud."  Sheeran also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance that same year. Obviously, Sheeran has been a very successful singer, so millions are excited to hear his recently released...

New York Choir Trip Update

Anna Stone, Copy Editor

March 2, 2017


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         Over spring break, many people will be staying in Minnesota, going to tropical places, or even venturing to colder destinations -- but not Prior Lake High School's choir. The group of singers will travel to New York City for break. Their jam-packed trip involves activities from visiting...

The Formation of Prior Lake High School Trapshooting

The Formation of Prior Lake High School Trapshooting

Reid Larson, Activities Journalist

February 23, 2017


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Who would expect an idea for a high school varsity sports program to arise from the dugout of a baseball game? Well, that’s exactly how the idea came up for a Trapshooting team for Prior Lake, according to Scott Conrad, head coach of the Prior Lake Trapshooting Team. This occurred in 2008. Coach...

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