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  • New Year, New Classes

    New Year, New Classes

    Zach Crowley, Sports Writer

    January 12, 2017

    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 school year ushers in a variety of new classes to choose between. From the English department to the ... READ MORE »»

    Students head to the Media Center to sign up for next year's classes

    Zach Crowley

  • Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder?

    Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder?

    Hamdi Abas, Features Writer

    January 11, 2017

    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”-36”, waist 22″-26″, and hips 33″-35″.  These measurements are the averages used by major ... READ MORE »»

    Models walk the runway at the Louis Vuitton Cruise Show at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate on May 6, 2015, in Palm Springs, Calif.

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  • The Benefits of Joining Speech

    The Benefits of Joining Speech

    Kathy Dinh, News Writer

    January 10, 2017

    As a freshman, Kenan Anderson wanted to get more into politics, gaining more skills in both debate and the real world after high school. Joining speech has helped him achieve those goals. “I have become more confident speaking in front of large group of people, and I’ve learned more about the w... READ MORE »»

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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...  Read More »

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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...  Read More »

Jan 9 • No 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...  Read More »

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How to Rock Your Resolutions

How to Rock Your Resolutions

Sarah Crippes and Sydney Schliesing

New Year's resolutions:  one of the most popular--and ultimately unsuccessful--ways to kick off each new year.  However, if we can learn to approach these resolutions effectively, we can make these goals...  Read More »

Jan 6 • No Comments

You Betcha We Have Slang

You Betcha We Have Slang

Kallie Buss, Features Editor

Living in Minnesota has a uniqueness that you can’t quite find in any other state; from the kindness people spread that has pegged them with the term “Minnesota nice,” to the winter wonderland that l...  Read More »

Jan 6 • 1 Comment

A Different Normal

A Different Normal

Alyssa Knapp, Features Writer

There are close to 1.4 million U.S. soldiers currently serving our country.  For many, those soldiers are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, brothers, or sisters. While fighting for our country on the other si...  Read More »

Jan 5 • No Comments

Better Desks, Better Students

Better Desks, Better Students

Annie Nguyen, Features Writer

Let’s face it: students have a lot of work to do, from homework to personal projects, but more often than not, current work spaces aren’t the ideal. The Ideal Work Space: From kitchen tables to couches,...  Read More »

Jan 5 • No 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 ...  Read More »

Jan 3 • 1 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....  Read More »

Dec 23 • No 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...  Read More »

Dec 22 • No 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...  Read More »

Dec 21 • No Comments

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