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  • 8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

    8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

    Celia Nguyen, Newswriter

    November 23, 2017

    Treat Yourself READ MORE »»

    Olo Studio

  • A Great Run

    A Great Run

    Brady LaBahn, Editor

    November 20, 2017

    The Apple Valley Eagles’ football team ended their bid for their first football state title since 1993 Friday afternoon after a hard-fought 51-40 loss to Elk River at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Elks’ signature “T” offense kept rolling, as they racked up 700 rushing yards and didn’t pass the bal...

    Elk River running back Jon Suchy sprints away from the Apple Valley defense.

    Connor Van Hulzen

  • Remembering Our Veterans

    Remembering Our Veterans

    Lauren Bernard, Editor

    November 16, 2017

    On November 10th, 2017, Apple Valley High School welcomed in over 200 veterans from our community. In honor of our veteran's valor, there were performances from Valley Select Chorale and Wind Ensemble, speeches from Senior and Naval Academy Commit Reagan Roelofs and Major General Jon Jensen, and ceremonies...

    Valley Select Chorale Performs the National Anthem.

    Annie Nguyen

  • On to US Bank

    On to US Bank

    Connor Van Hulzen, Editor

    November 16, 2017

    The Apple Valley Eagles football team faced the Mankato West Scarlets for a chance to play at US Bank Stadium READ MORE »»

    Engler Images

  • The MinneApple: A Not-So-Mini Weekend

    The MinneApple: A Not-So-Mini Weekend

    Trinity Ek, Editor

    November 7, 2017

    This past weekend, Apple Valley hosted one of the largest debate tournaments in the nation. With over 20 states represented and three events offered, hundreds of debaters flocked to the highly coveted MinneApple. The week leading up to the tournament was jam-packed as Apple Valley’s speech team wo...

    Apple Valley's debate team poses for a picture after a long weekend of competition.

This Month's Poll

What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

  • Having time off school (42%, 8 Votes)
  • Eating delicious food (37%, 7 Votes)
  • Spending time with family (16%, 3 Votes)
  • Getting time with friends (5%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Celia Nguyen, Newswriter

Treat Yourself

November 23, 2017No Comments

Remembering Our Veterans

Remembering Our Veterans

Lauren Bernard, Editor

On November 10th, 2017, Apple Valley High School welcomed in over 200 veterans from our community. In honor of our veteran's valor, there were performances from Valley Select Chorale and Wind Ensemble, speeches from Senior...

November 16, 2017No Comments

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Annie Nguyen and Cori Roberts

The homecoming dance is a cherished tradition of many high schools across the nation, dating back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Typically thought of as the climax of homecoming week (which is composed of events such as s...

October 10, 2017No Comments

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The MinneApple: A Not-So-Mini Weekend

The MinneApple: A Not-So-Mini Weekend

Trinity Ek, Editor

This past weekend, Apple Valley hosted one of the largest debate tournaments in the nation. With over 20 states represented and three events offered, hundreds of debaters flocked to the highly coveted M...

November 7, 2017No Comments

A Night in the Spotlight

Trinity Ek, Editor

Prom season is tough stuff. It’s stressful “promposing”, arranging groups, making dinner reservations, organizing pictures, scheduling the night to the very last minute detail, and of course...

May 12, 2017No Comments

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

As nationally celebrated days such as Earth day and World Water day pass, the amount that we give back to nature is seriously questioned. From droughts to devastating floods, people have wondered of ways...

May 11, 2017No Comments

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Sarah Crippes, Editor

In a time of such divisiveness and controversy, it seems almost rare to find consistency and unity in our world. Earth Day is just that sense of unity that some have been longing for. On April 22nd,...

April 27, 2017No Comments

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Arts & Entertainment

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Annie Nguyen and Cori Roberts

The homecoming dance is a cherished tradition of many high schools across the nation, dating back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Typically thought of as the climax of homecoming week (which is composed of events such...

October 10, 2017No Comments

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Trinity Ek and Spencer France

No matter what age you are, spending cash doesn’t come easily, especially if you’re on a strict budget. Whether you’re looking for a date night idea or a place you can meet up with friends, here ...

January 3, 20171 Comment

Eight Last Minute Gifts

Eight Last Minute Gifts

Trinity Ek and Annemarie Roggow

Forgot that your distant aunt or uncle was coming in town? Lose your gift for that cousin you don’t really like? Well, no worries! Here are eight easy, quick, and cheap last-minute holiday gifts....

December 23, 2016No Comments

’Ad Enough?

’Ad Enough?

Emilia Galchutt, Arts & Entertainment Writer

Around the holidays, bells aren’t the only kind of jingles to be heard. In the last few months of the year, holiday advertisements inundate TV, radio, and social media. Not only do these holiday ads al...

December 22, 2016No Comments

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