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  • This is EP-ic

    This is EP-ic

    Annemarie Roggow, Arts & Entertainment Editor

    December 9, 2016

    Musical, multi-talented and motivated. These attributes perfectly describe some of Apple Valley’s most talented musicians. Graden Hill, George Knier, and Ben Schwartz are juniors here at Apple Valley High School. After meeting in seventh grade, the three guys formed their own band together and encouraged... READ MORE »»

    Graden Hill's great-grandpa in his bar in Chandler, MN: 1940s

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  • The New Valley Hoops

    The New Valley Hoops

    Daniel Dessalew, Sports Writer

    December 8, 2016

    The boys basketball Eagles are back on the court ready for another promising season, with a new-look roster and great aspirations. Last year, the Eagles had an amazing record of 18-0 in the regular season. The team also breezed through sections playoffs, ultimately finishing third in state after l... READ MORE »»

    Tre Jones in game against Minneapolis North.

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Justice for Philando

Justice for Philando

Osob Abas, News Writer

Most Americans have heard about at least one unarmed black man being shot by the police in recent months. However, the growing attention has lead to many officers being charged with murder and manslaughter during the las...  Read More »

Dec 7 • No Comments

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Experiences

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Experiences

Megan Navratil, News Writer

Now that the Thanksgiving and Black Friday madness has passed, we can finally sit back and reflect on our experiences from the long weekend. Within Apple Valley High School, we have a wide variety of students and staff w...  Read More »

Nov 30 • No Comments

The Medicine Cabinet Killer

The Medicine Cabinet Killer

Ashley Knapp, News Writer

Opioids: substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects, most often used medically to relieve pain. Opioids: the current number one cause of accidental death in the the United States. Opi...  Read More »

Nov 30 • No Comments

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Starbucks vs. Caribou:  The 24-Year-Old Minnesotan Conundrum

Starbucks vs. Caribou: The 24-Year-Old Minnesotan Conundrum

Ethan Elumba, Special to The Talon

Coffee makes the world go ‘round. It’s true, isn’t it? 76% of Americans alone run on coffee according to the National Coffee Association (NCA). Minnesota is definitely no exception. However, for ...  Read More »

Dec 6 • No Comments

Greek life: Is it truly worth it?

Greek life: Is it truly worth it?

Hamdi Abas, Features Writer

Fraternities and sororities are a group of men or women who have common goals and aspirations, making a commitment to each other for life. The members that form a fraternity or sorority also share their ef...  Read More »

Dec 1 • No Comments

Cell Phone Policy: It Never Changed

Cell Phone Policy: It Never Changed

Natalina Tekie, Features Writer

Funny how an electronic device can easily drive us from learning and have us completely absorbed in another world. We hear a buzz or see a light come on and our focus instantly turns to our cell phones, and w...  Read More »

Nov 29 • No Comments

Cyborgs Among Us

Cyborgs Among Us

Claire Doty, Features Writer

When my sister Haven stumbles out of bed most mornings, the first thing she does is head to the bathroom to pop in her contact lenses. Immediately, her vision improves--she can see details clearly. Many m...  Read More »

Nov 29 • No Comments

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Pop Culture Politics

Pop Culture Politics

Anna Watson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

It’s been two weeks since Election Day, but the American people still have a lot to say about the results. Celebrities are no exception. As the nation decided on its 45th president, the polls took an u...  Read More »

Nov 22 • No Comments

I AM MPLS: A Runway for the People

I AM MPLS: A Runway for the People

Trinity Ek, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor

The I AM MPLS biannual fashion show took place last Thursday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It was a night of creativity, celebration, and, of course, fashion. However, this was more than just a fashi...  Read More »

Nov 22 • No Comments

Twitter In, Vine Out

Twitter In, Vine Out

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer

When the first announcements of Vine’s closing began circulating, most people thought it was a joke. Within hours, news spread that Vine had lost the social media platform war, and it became a revelation...  Read More »

Nov 15 • No Comments

Burnsville’s Hidden Gem

Burnsville’s Hidden Gem

Eva Hanks, Arts & Entertainment Writer

Among its theatres, malls, and parks, there is a world of opportunity hidden in the heart of Burnsville. The Garage is a non-profit music venue located on Civic Center Parkway. The shows are all ages, a...  Read More »

Nov 10 • No Comments

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The student news site of Apple Valley High School
The student news site of Apple Valley High School