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  • Summer 2k16 Bucket List

    Summer 2k16 Bucket List

    Kallie Buss and Ashley Knapp

    June 7, 2016

    Summer is rapidly approaching, and less time in the classroom means more time for fun with friends. In case you’ve been spending your time studying, rather than daydreaming, here are some great things to add to your own summer bucket list!   Music Festivals and concerts  There’s nothing ... READ MORE »»

    Ed Sheeran concert

    Kallie Buss

  • Thank You Seniors

    Thank You Seniors

    Sarah Crippes, Features Writer

    June 6, 2016

    Yeah, I guess it’s kind of cool roaming the hallways without the seniors.  We are the top dogs--the big kids on campus now.   As exciting as it is to be seniors next year, it is bittersweet.  We would not be where we are without the class of 2016.  Your senior goodbye articles have thanked t... READ MORE »»

    Seniors 'cap off' their time at AVHS

    Dave Kirtz

  • Turning a New Chapter

    Turning a New Chapter

    Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer

    June 6, 2016

    Tears of all kind rolled down the cheeks of the seniors on June 2nd. Tears of joy, of relief, of gratitude, of sadness. This was the day where the seniors finished their academic careers here at Apple Valley High School. The only way I can describe this day is that it was so bittersweet. With tears ... READ MORE »»

    Having fun with the marching band on game day!

    Leigh Rosenthal

Bolsoni Named Next Principal at Apple Valley

Tony Taschner, Special to The Talon

Apple Valley High School Assistant Principal Michael Bolsoni has been selected to be the school’s next principal, District 196 Superintendent Jane K. Berenz announced today. Bolsoni will replace Steve Degenaar, who is...  Read More »

June 3, 2016 • 0 comments

The Perks of Being a Senior

Megan Navratil and Kelly Carrillo

Juniors, are you ready to be a senior? To 'rule the school'? As many of you know, senior year is arguably the best high school year for the majority of students. Why, you might ask? Well, before we say farewell to the class...  Read More »

June 2, 2016 • 0 comments

AVHS Teacher Receives BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award

Liz Harder, Special to The Talon

Theresa Kuhn was honored with a 2016 BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award for her usage of BestPrep’s programs to educate students about business, career and financial literacy skills. BestPrep is a Minnesota nonprofit...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 0 comments

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Hip Hop is My Culture, But Rap is My Passion

Jane Michaelson and Casey Dudley

When the weather turns above 10 degrees, Casey and I roll down the windows and turn up the bass. You might not have expected it, but rap music is our passion. From Nicki Minaj to Nelly, hip hop is an amazing way of life. In spite of some...  Read More »

June 3, 2016 • 0 comments

An Open Letter to the Class of 2017

AnaLiisa Olson, Features Writer

To the Class of 2017: Holy crap! You guys are seniors next year, and that’s big--go you! Next year is going to be stressful and fun and blurry. It's going to feel like times moving 10 miles per hour...  Read More »

May 23, 2016 • 0 comments

Corgi Minnesota Day

Sarah Crippes and Elizabeth Bertie

Queen Elizabeth II of England is often known for her charisma and devotion to Britain.  Her Corgi fascination, on the other hand, is a lesser known fact.  Multiple reports suggest that during her life, she has been the owner of over thirty Corgis. Queen Elizabeth isn’t the...  Read More »

May 16, 2016 • 0 comments

Life: Explained by Game of Thrones

Jane Michaelson, Features Editor

SPOILER ALERT! If you’re only thinking of starting Game of Thrones now, turn back before it’s too late. Life sucks. I know that sounds a little cynical, but let me explain. As a teenager in high ...  Read More »

May 13, 2016 • 0 comments

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Arts & Entertainment

Adventures Close to Home

Zynab Ahmed and Osob Abas

With the aspects of freedom days away, relaxing under the sun and breathing some fresh air are all people can think about. Some might be exploring another city with family and friends, but most might...  Read More »

June 8, 2016 • 0 comments

Recognizing Creativity With NAHS

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer

Artists have the potential to impact others in a way that not many people can. Too often these artists don’t have a wide base of people that share their same interests, like sports and academics do. T...  Read More »

May 31, 2016 • 0 comments

A Love Letter To Theater

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor

What could be said to convince you to sacrifice twenty hours of your free time every week? How about more than that? Thirty? Forty? It seems like a ridiculous idea - those precious hours of after school time are the o...  Read More »

May 26, 2016 • 1 comment

Danceworks 2016

Micaela Garcia, Arts & Entertainment Writer

The music blasts a melody--the dancers mimic the rhythm with their bodies, moving each part in sync to create a masterpiece of twists and turns. Their heartbeats become the beat of the song. The room ...  Read More »

May 20, 2016 • 0 comments

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