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  • Men’s Soccer Clinches State Berth in OT Win

    Men’s Soccer Clinches State Berth in OT Win

    Brady LaBahn, Editor

    October 21, 2017

    Apple Valley men’s soccer advanced to the state tournament Tuesday night after a goal in overtime by senior midfielder, Justin Mutua. He lifted the Eagles over the Rosemount Irish in the closely contested section final game. Scoring chances were few and far between for both teams in the first half, wit...

    An overtime win over Rosemount vaulted the Eagles to the state tournament.

    Cori Roberts

  • Men’s Soccer Advances to Section Finals!

    Men’s Soccer Advances to Section Finals!

    Cori Roberts

    October 16, 2017

    Congratulations to the Apple Valley High School Men’s Soccer team for their win against Eastview this past Thursday! With a final score of 1-0, Apple Valley managed to beat the #1 seeded team in the state of Minnesota. This was an especially impressive victory given that Apple Valley, seeded ...

    The team celebrates after winning the game.

  • Chaska Spoils Homecoming in Late Rally

    Chaska Spoils Homecoming in Late Rally

    Brady LaBahn, Editor

    October 3, 2017

      The Chaska Hawks ended the Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season--on homecoming, no less-- in a 20-17 come from behind victory on Friday. Chaska’s first scoring drive was set up by a failed fake punt by Apple Valley that gave the Hawks the ball deep into the Eagles’ territory in the ...

    Chaska celebrates its first touchdown in a win over Apple Valley in AVHS' homecoming game.

    Brady LaBahn

  • Seniors Take on Powder Puff

    Seniors Take on Powder Puff

    Connor Van Hulzen and Trinity Ek

    October 3, 2017

    This year’s homecoming week tradition of the Powder Puff Football game took place on Monday night. This yearly competition sees the upperclassmen girls pitted against each other in an extremely competitive and sometimes controversial game of flag football. This year’s game broke tradition by having...

    Apple Valley's senior and junior girls smile for their post-Powder Puff photo.

    Lauren Bernard

  • Senior Inspiration: Tanyi Besong

    Senior Inspiration: Tanyi Besong

    Celia Nguyen, Newswriter

    June 5, 2017

    Optimistic and goal-oriented would be an understatement when it comes to describing Tanyi Besong. The senior at AVHS, has found ways to defeat the odds while keeping his mind positive. The wrestler, lacrosse, and football player has become a student leader that has inspired many throughout his years...

  • The Curious Case of the One and Done

    The Curious Case of the One and Done

    Brady LaBahn, Sportswriter

    May 24, 2017

    The average college dropout makes $37,388 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, for a small group of students with only a high school diploma, the minimum amount they will earn in their first year on the job is just under $6 million dollars. Although this job isn’t at Google or G...

    The NBA Draft has evolved in recent years to become a highly publicized event.

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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, buying the perfect ...

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 to rationalize our...

May 11, 2017No Comments

Heroes on the Road

Heroes on the Road

Trinity Ek, Editor

“We are not heroes. We’re the cleanup crew.” A hysterical mother is trapped in her car, an infuriated father storms out of his seat, a boy lies dead on the pavement and four prom-goers are confused at the scene....

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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

Senior Inspiration: Tanyi Besong

Senior Inspiration: Tanyi Besong

Celia Nguyen, Newswriter

Optimistic and goal-oriented would be an understatement when it comes to describing Tanyi Besong. The senior at AVHS, has found ways to defeat the odds while keeping his mind positive. The wrestler, lacr...

June 5, 2017No Comments

A Day For All Mothers

A Day For All Mothers

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

Ever since President Wilson signed a declaration marking Mother's Day as a national holiday, many individuals showed their mothers some well-deserved appreciation. Taking place on the 14th of May this yea...

May 15, 2017No Comments

EaglEye on the Prize

EaglEye on the Prize

Connie Knipe, Writer

On Friday, March 31st, our Eagle Media Crew and EaglEye programs voyaged to Crowne Plaza near the Mall of America for the 2017 Upper Midwest Student Production Awards, or more famously known as the NATAS...

May 12, 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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