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The Band Goes Marching On

The Band Goes Marching On

Leigh Rosenthal, Art's & Entertainment Writer
April 10, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

In the words of composer Isaac Stern, “Everywhere around the world, music enhances a hall…” This quote can connect back to our school, where the sound of instruments have flowed down our hallways for the past 40 years. The band program at our school has grown and prospered since the beginnin...

Tyus Jones and the Blooming of Basketball at Apple Valley

Tyus Jones and the Blooming of Basketball at Apple Valley

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
April 9, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

If you live in Apple Valley, or for that matter Minnesota, you’ve probably heard of Tyus Jones. The current Minnesota Timberwolf etched his name in Minnesota basketball lore well before he became the 24th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Jones began his legacy as an eighth grader, earning the sta...

The Golden Aquila: Our First Newspaper

The Golden Aquila: Our First Newspaper

Neville Kahsai, News Writer
April 9, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

As few students know, The Talon is not our first attempt at creating a newspaper. Running from the 80s to the late 90s, The Golden Aquila was a buzzing and friendly hub for students by students to keep up to date with the school and community around it. There are a striking number of differences between the t...

AVHS Clubs: Then and Now

AVHS Clubs: Then and Now

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer
April 9, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

There is something for everyone here at AVHS. Whether you’re interested in acting, journalism, science, math, or speech and debate, there is a club at this school that is right for you. Throughout the years, there has been a strong and equal emphasis on academics, arts, and athletics at Apple V...

40 Years of Diversity

40 Years of Diversity

Zynab Ahmed, Arts & Entertainment Writer
April 9, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

The color of one's’ skin and the rich background each individual has is a part of who they are. The beauty of this identity is often overshadowed by the yearning to fit in and seem ‘normal’; however, this word is  very subjective and applies differently for each person. Over the past 40 years...

Apple Valley Girls Hockey Wins First Ever State Championship

Apple Valley Girls Hockey Wins First Ever State Championship

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

On February 24, 1995, over 3,000 fans packed into Aldrich Arena in Maplewood to see a first: Apple Valley was a part of history as the first ever girls hockey state tournament began. The inaugural 1994-95 season included 24 varsity girls hockey teams from around the state. Apple Valley came into the four...

Uniforms Through the Years

Uniforms Through the Years

Nate Williams, Sports Writer
April 8, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

Throughout Apple Valley High School's 40 years, there have been many uniform changes across all sports. One thing that has never changed, however, are our classic colors - brown and gold. There have been seasons ending in state championships and seasons ending in sadness but the Eagle pride was always ...

AVHS: Building on Tradition

AVHS: Building on Tradition

Sarah Crippes and Claire Hoffa
April 8, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

In the fall of 1976, a new era emerged with the opening of Apple Valley High School. Students from the surrounding area began to roam the hallways, meet life-long friends and learn what it truly means to be an Eagle. Although these students did not know this at the time, they were walking the halls of ...

America’s Favorite Pastime: Politics

America’s Favorite Pastime: Politics

Halima Badri, Features Writer
April 8, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

There’s a magical place in the United States where grown adults go to act like children. You guessed it: Capitol Hill, where the 114th Congress resides. From the scandals in 1976 to the obscene comments made by certain candidates today, U.S politicians never seem to fail us. Debates The 197...

Together Too Long To Lose

Together Too Long To Lose

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

The Apple Valley Sports Arena was buzzing on a winter night in 1996--but not in a way you’d normally think. The third-ranked  Apple Valley Eagles hockey team was playing a section quarterfinal game against eighth seeded Minneapolis Southwest. The Eagles, as expected, were dominating--outshooting, outs...

Home at Last: Our Stadium Story

Home at Last: Our Stadium Story

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under 40th Anniversary Edition

The doors to Apple Valley have been open for 40 years; however the gates have not been. More specifically, the gates to the stadium haven’t been. For many who are not older or aren’t familiar with our school’s history, Apple Valley’s stadium was built in 1999. To put this into perspective, the...

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