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  • People to Know: Michael Bolsoni

    People to Know: Michael Bolsoni

    Annie Nguyen, Features Writer

    March 17, 2017

    Mr. Michael Bolsoni, principal of Apple Valley High School, has a passion for education. However, his interests for wellness, documentaries, teaching, and administration have developed over time. Weekdays and Weekends As principal, each week Mr. Bolsoni has a unique experience giving back to educati...

    Michael Bolsoni

  • People to Know: Yahya & Naima

    People to Know: Yahya & Naima

    Natalina Tekie and Zynab Ahmed

    February 7, 2017

    Approximately 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and within that, 39 million are blind. Blindness can affect a person’s life in ways that might seem unbelievable to most. Nevertheless, two phenomenal visually impaired students, Yahya Abdikadir and Naima Hassan walk the halls of Apple ...

    Braille: A form of written language for the visually impaired.

    Michael Melloy

  • People to Know: John Boals

    People to Know: John Boals

    Annie Nguyen, Features Writer

    February 3, 2017

    From excelling on the AVHS Debate Team to overcoming mental health, Senior John Boals proved he has what it takes: a drive for a more inclusive world and a personality that changes the people around him for the better. Born and raised in Minnesota, Boals was diagnosed early with ADHD and as a resu...

    Trinity Ek, Hanna Clark and John Boals.

  • Apple Valley Business Makes a STATEment

    Apple Valley Business Makes a STATEment

    Sarah Crippes, Features Editor

    February 3, 2017

    Blazers, blazers, and more blazers. Although not all business professionals can be seen rocking this wardrobe must-have, there is one defining characteristic all business professionals do have: they are prepared for the future. While not professionals quite yet, Apple Valley’s business program feature...

    Apple Valley's strong and growing DECA chapter at districts.

    John Christiansen

Trending Stories

Meet the Mentor Program

Meet the Mentor Program

Jane Michaelson, News Editor

Registration season is upon us. When it comes to required courses, students don’t get a lot of choices, but electives are a whole different ball game. From athletics to arts, there are millions of combinations for those extra...

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No More Empty Nesters

No More Empty Nesters

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

It used to be that leaving home after high school was a great milestone. Think about the freedom and maturity that comes with owning a place. However, times have changed and many young adults are now looking forward staying...

January 9No Comments

A Change in Perspective

A Change in Perspective

Ashley Knapp, News Writer

Minnesota has a population of nearly 5.3 million, Dakota County has a population of 400,000, out of those nearly 30,000 live in poverty: that’s nearly the size of the city of Apple Valley. It’s easy to get desensit...

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Apple Valley Business Makes a STATEment

Apple Valley Business Makes a STATEment

Sarah Crippes, Features Editor

Blazers, blazers, and more blazers. Although not all business professionals can be seen rocking this wardrobe must-have, there is one defining characteristic all business professionals do have: they are...

February 3No Comments

High Schoolers: Get Some Sleep

High Schoolers: Get Some Sleep

Laurel Dahedl, Features Writer

Only 15% of students get the recommended eight and a half hours of sleep on a school night according to the Sleep Foundation. As a junior in high school, getting eight and a half hours of sleep on a school night...

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New Year, New Classes

New Year, New Classes

Zach Crowley, Sports Writer

It’s registration season again! Each January, students around Apple Valley High School migrate to the Media Center and begin to register for classes for the upcoming school year. The 2017-18 ...

January 12No Comments

Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder?

Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder?

Hamdi Abas, Features Writer

When most people think of the “ideal body,” they think of models, ranging from fashion models to commercial models.   A Chanel model has to meet the standards of height  5’9”- 6', bust 32”-...

January 11No Comments

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Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

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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 23No 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 22No Comments

What’s New at The Walker?

What’s New at The Walker?

Eva Hanks, Arts & Entertainment Writer

With all the construction always happening in Minnesota, you may have not even noticed that the Walker has been undergoing some serious renovations of its own. The Walker Art Center has been around since...

December 21No Comments

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