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Band for Life

Band for Life

Emma Stumpe, Author

October 12, 2018


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Prior Lake High School has a huge music department. However, band is the bigger portion of that category. Prior Lake band has many sub-categories. These include Blue and Gold Band for the 9th graders, Varsity Blue, Varsity Gold, and Marching Band for the 10th-12th, Jazz, Wind Ensemble, Fall Concert...

Not so Childish Gambino

Not so Childish Gambino

Kayla Dorshak, Contributor

October 9, 2018


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Donald Glover is a writer, musician, actor, comedian and director. Most people recognize him under his stage names Childish Gambino and MC DJ. He was born at Edwards Air Force Base, California and was raised in Georgia. Contrary to popular belief, he is not, despite the rumors, related to actor Dan...

Devin Townsend’s Addicting Testament to Progressive Metal

Devin Townsend’s Addicting Testament to Progressive Metal

Caleb Gilbertson, Contributor

June 1, 2018


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“Addicted” is perhaps the most accessible album ever produced by Townsend.

Celebrate is “Under Pressure”

Celebrate is “Under Pressure”

Natalie Hoepner, Contributor

May 2, 2018


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The Prior Lake High School’s choir program is getting ready for their annual hit show titled “Celebrate!" Celebrate has different themes each year, and this year’s theme features British artists from all different types of genres! This fabulous concert will take place on March 4th and 5th with a 7 ...

A Timeless American Classic: Catch-22

A Timeless American Classic: Catch-22

Katie Gauquie, Contributor

April 24, 2018


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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller explores the experiences of Captain John Yossarian while living off the island of Pianosa, a base for Allied Air support, off the coast of Italy during World War II. The book revolves around Yossarian’s interactions with fellow soldiers, his relationship with his superiors,...

Speaking for Success

Speaking for Success

Natalie Hoepner, Contributor

February 23, 2018


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Prior Lake High School has many intriguing clubs and activities -- one activity being Prior Lake Speech Team. This enormous team is crushing meets with their bubbling and energetic 85 team members, each being in a different category. One of the many competitive categories on the speech team is Informative...

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...

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