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 Student Services Coordinator Mrs. Schwartz, 422 students will be cramming for their exams in hopes that they ...

April 26, 2017

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed

Jack Bartucci, staff writer

After a year of debate over two nominees for the Supreme Court vacancy, conservative justice Neil Gorsuch was appointed by Republicans using the “nuclear option.” U...

April 19, 2017

What is Personalized Learning?

What is Personalized Learning?

Isabell Dobrzycki, staff writer

Educators always look to find potentially better ways to teach. Today the answer may lie in personalized learning. Personalized learning is a curriculum set to work with...

April 18, 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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Not Enough Sleep? You’re Not Alone

Not Enough Sleep? You’re Not Alone

Neha Konjeti, staff writer

Not getting enough sleep? Teens at Prairie Ridge get less than 8 hrs of sleep each night and it affects the way they feel at school. According to Healthline, sleep deprivation can cause lots of yaw...

March 6, 2017

The Scars I Wish You Saw

The Scars I Wish You Saw

Delaney Watson, contributor

I’m not a careful person, but I’m not a careless person. Anyone can look down at my legs and arms that are decorated with bruises and scars and gashes, and tell that I have been through a lot. Ever...

February 21, 2017

People of PR: Jessica Angeles

People of PR: Jessica Angeles

Jennifer Angeles and Kayla Meadows

Jessica has an enormous passion for art; not just one form of art but all sorts. Family is also really important to her. She looks up to her older sister, Jennifer, who is a good listener. Also, her basketball...

January 18, 2017

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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

Beautiful New Twist on a Tale as Old as Time

Beautiful New Twist on a Tale as Old as Time

Emily Pollock, staff writer

This spring, Beauty and the Beast joined the likes of Disney live-action remakes Maleficent and Cinderella after hitting theaters on Friday, March 17. This highly ant...

March 24, 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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