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The Award-Winning Resident of A209 

The Award-Winning Resident of A209 

Tyler Hocum, Contributor May 31, 2023

Janean Mestnik is a longtime teacher here at Prior Lake. She has been teaching here for 29 years and truly loves what she does.    Mestnik is one of the two math teachers available for seniors...

Changing campus supervising one candy at a time

Changing campus supervising one candy at a time

Abbigail Ziemkowski, Contributor May 31, 2023

The stigma around Campus Supervisors is no secret. To many, they are the adults who come to reprimand us. Granted, you only get a reprimand when you aren't where you're supposed to be or are breaking the...

I-35 at a show at the Driftwood Char Bar in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Veronica Maines

I-35: one student’s road to success

Audrey Lehnert, Contributor May 19, 2023

A packed schedule is no stranger to Veronica Maines.  “I prefer to be busy, so even if I get overwhelmed sometimes, I’m ok with it,” Maines said.  Frontwoman of student band named I-35, Prior...

Mr. Meiners teaches general chemistry and physics along with an S2S chemistry course

Mr. Meiners has ‘chemistry’ with students across the world

Ryan Glynn, Contributor May 19, 2023

Kirby Meiners could sing Johnny Cash's ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’ and apply it to his own teaching career. At the high school level, he has taught at many different schools. He started in Lamoure,...

The Art of Two Souls Colliding by Smriti Datta -- published in February 2023.

Published peers

Charlotte Moede, Contributor May 19, 2023

Smriti Datta loves to sit in her room snuggled up with a cup of chai while she writes. Pictures of her favorite celebrity, Taylor Swift, hang around her as a constant inspiration whenever she gets stuck.   When...

Brooklyn Rentschler -- Manager of the PLHS Boys Volleyball team

Let’s hear it for the management!

Rian Reetz and Rory Bellmont May 18, 2023

Prior Lake High School has a ton of sports to offer all year round. Most of us go to the games to cheer on the teams but what is going on behind the scenes? It's so easy to cheer for or feature the athletes,...

Breanna Lee plays the violin at a recent performance

Student musician strings together passion

Naylene Izumi, Contributor Apr 28, 2023

Breanna Lee, like other seniors at Prior Lake High School, spent much of her senior year applying to colleges. But unlike other students, Breanna is auditioning for prestigious music programs around...

Jackson Stout holding the 3rd place MSHSL Class AA Boys Swimming and Diving Award

Diving into the mindset of a swimmer

Vy Nguyen, Contributor Apr 26, 2023

His goggles and swim cap hugged his eyes and head. The water rippled as the splashing of water came closer and closer. As he dove into the water, he started swimming with so much passion you would have...

The Tea Club Table located in B207, with a box of tea, an electric kettle, and the inflatable palm tree hanging over.

A lesson in World History, with a side of tea

Ryan Cochenauer, Contributor Apr 18, 2023

Ryan Wagner, a Social studies teacher at Prior Lake High School, has been places.    His room is B207, and it is littered with various mementos: flags from each of the countries he's been to,...

Makenzie Bounds performing earlier this year in Prior Lake’s 2022 production of the musical Something Rotten.

“You know my ways, Watson!” — With a twist!

Cecelia King, Contributor Apr 18, 2023

In the Elizabethan era, acting troupes full of men performed in Shakespeare’s biggest hits. Romeo was played by Romeo, but so was Juliet.    Being illegal for women to act on stage, men completely...

Mrs. Devaney earns Teacher of the Year honors

Mrs. Devaney earns Teacher of the Year honors

Avery Mezyk, Contributor Apr 18, 2023

ESL teacher Katie Devaney is a gift to Prior Lake High School. Mrs. Devaney grew up in Savage until she and her family moved to Waconia when she was 12. She completed both her Bachelor of Arts and her...

Why you should cram this club into your schedule

Why you should cram this club into your schedule

Karishma Kumar, Contributor Mar 28, 2023

With the arrival of spring comes AP testing season.  From May 1st to 12th, students in every grade will be taking their AP tests down in the gym. AP Cram Club is designed to help students succeed on their...

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