Annie Qiu, Valedictorian

Annie Qiu, Valedictorian

Sanjana Nath, staff writer

Annie “Snezzies” Qiu known for her life-saving quizlets, friendly smile, and humble nature, didn’t plan to be valedictorian. “I didn’t really realize class rank...

May 15, 2017

Alli Jepsen, Salutatorian

Alli Jepsen, Salutatorian

Neha Konjeti, staff writer

When Alli Jepsen was young, she dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. Now, as the next-to- last salutatorian, she wants to pursue a career in the medical field. In the four...

May 15, 2017

AP Tests: How to Handle the Stress and Ensure Success

AP Tests: How to Handle the Stress and Ensure Success

Emily Pollock, staff writer

AP testing is right around the corner, which means, according to Student Services Coordinator Mrs. Schwartz, 422 students will be cramming for their exams in hopes that t...

April 26, 2017

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Elective Choices or Chains?

Elective Choices or Chains?

Collin Preves, staff writer

How much freedom do students really have over elective choices? Not. Enough. Graduation requirements, what colleges expect, and scheduling restrictions serve as limiting factors when it comes to student choice. When I was choosing classes for my freshman year at Prairie Ridge, I was excited to choose my electives. There are over 20 different classes listed in the course catalog from Student Services including culinary arts, choir, or art. However, t...

March 21, 2017No Comments

We Make America

We Make America

Mikey Speziale, staff writer

The news media shines the spotlight on marches that claim to be “peaceful protests” so often that the phrase starts to lose its meaning. But there’s one march that has stayed peaceful for over 40 years. Often this march isn’t show on the news--maybe from bias, maybe because of a lack of interest, or maybe it’s that the chaotic toddler will get more attention than the responsible one. Regardless of reason, the March for Life is an incred...

March 21, 2017No Comments

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#PRFamily2017

#PRFamily2017

Hailey Baker

Hi, everyone. My name is Hailey Baker, and I am here today to share some memories and leave you with a challenge. We have a lot to look back on as the class of 2017. We’ve faced many challenges over...

June 2, 2017

A Perfect Metaphor for High School

A Perfect Metaphor for High School

Annie Qiu and Alli Jepsen

As valedictorian and salutatorian, Annie Qiu and Alli Jepsen co-wrote and delivered this graduation speech: --- Annie: Welcome friends, family, faculty, and class of 2017!! Alli: Congratulations to each and every...

May 31, 2017

Commencement: The End and the Beginning

Commencement: The End and the Beginning

Connor Pils

“It will go by in a blink.” That is the phrase we all heard our parents utter as we prepared to embark on the journey of a lifetime. The journey that would teach us obedience, patience, discipline,...

May 16, 2017

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Coming Soon: More Live Action Movies

Coming Soon: More Live Action Movies

Sanjana Nath, staff writer

Beauty and the Beast was the most recent of the many live action movies created by Disney. Other films in the Disney’s live action series include Alice in Wonderland (2010)...

May 10, 2017No Comments

Falling in Love with Railhead by Philip Reeves

Falling in Love with Railhead by Philip Reeves

Shannon Batliner, staff writer

Earlier this year, the library at Prairie Ridge offered a selection of books they described as “Blind Date Books.” The idea was that students could go choose a book to...

April 21, 2017No Comments

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Literary Magazine 2016-2017

Mrs. Pham sponsored this year's year's literary magazine featuring original photography and writing by the following students: Abby Klimkowski Adya Kumar Alex Brucki Allen...

April 17, 2017

Creator of A Tale of Two Cities, the Musical, Visits Prairie Ridge

Creator of A Tale of Two Cities, the Musical, Visits Prairie Ridge

Carolyn Sveden, staff writer

The students involved in Prairie Ridge’s spring musical, A Tale of Two Cities, received a very special visit from the award winning composer, lyricist, and author of the...

April 4, 2017

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