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Teachers and Apple Valley Graduates

Teachers and Apple Valley Graduates

Jane Michaelson, Features Editor

April 7, 2016


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Apple Valley High School, for four years, is our home. If you’re an athlete or an arts kids, you know what I mean. With practices and events, we can spend 12 hours a day here and barely even notice. But for some students, Apple Valley High School is more than just a place to complain about sleep d...

The Faces of Apple Valley: Then & Now

The Faces of Apple Valley: Then & Now

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

April 6, 2016


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Apple Valley High School has been constantly evolving since its inception in 1976; from building renovations, to fashion fads, class offerings, and sports championships, AVHS is always moving forward with the times--and the student body is no exception. According to the student statistics--courtes...

AV’s Other Dynasty: 2009-10 Men’s Soccer

AV’s Other Dynasty: 2009-10 Men’s Soccer

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

April 6, 2016


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During a cold day outside on November 4th, 2010, people from across the state packed into the Metrodome in Minneapolis to watch the men’s soccer state championship game between Minneapolis Southwest and Apple Valley. Going into the game, the Lakers were heavily favored to steal a win from the undefea...

Technology Over the Years

Technology Over the Years

Megan Navratil and Celia Nguyen

April 6, 2016


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Nowadays our whole lives revolve around our devices, but in 1976--which may seem like the Stone Age to current high schoolers--technology wasn't as big of an influence in our society. AVHS was a much different environment back then, when the school first opened, especially in terms of technology. We have...

A Tradition of Arts Excellence

A Tradition of Arts Excellence

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2016


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Like the ancient Greek pursuit of balance in mind, body, and spirit, Apple Valley High School has always strived to fulfill its Triple-A philosophy.  Our superb athletics and academics come as a surprise to no one. But through the years, our art programs have. Step into the building, and one of the first...

AV Wrestling Dynasty

AV Wrestling Dynasty

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

April 5, 2016


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The Apple Valley boys wrestling program has accomplished huge things over the 40 years that  Apple Valley has been around. With 24 team state titles and 33 state qualifications, the wrestling program has proven themselves #1 in the state and 18th in the country. And the 2015-2016 season has proved to ...

What’s In The News: 1976 vs. 2016

What’s In The News: 1976 vs. 2016

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer

April 5, 2016


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In September of 1976, Apple Valley High School officially opened its doors for the first time. A lot has changed within the walls over its forty years of existence, but it is safe to say that we have experienced even greater changes throughout the world in that time. Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer in ...

Forty Years, Forty Songs

Forty Years, Forty Songs

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 5, 2016


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Although the average teen is busy saying Hello and indulging in mindless Pillowtalk, music is an aspect in everyone’s lives that remains timeless. As Apple Valley High School became a well-rounded institute of learning and a unique community of individuals, music evolved from disco to rock-and-roll...

Fashion Through The Years

Fashion Through The Years

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2016


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Fashion -- it’s a word that can describe anything from an over priced flannel to an ornate outfit that you’ll never see in public. Put simply, it just means clothes that are popular. But there’s so much more to it. America is one of many countries that has an intense interest in fashion. We devote...

40 Years of Success

40 Years of Success

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer

April 4, 2016


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Apple Valley’s motto is “A Tradition of Excellence”.  In the 40 years of the school’s existence, it is safe to say that they have lived up to the tradition. The Eagle’s first of 83 team state titles came just seven years after the school opened, when the wrestling team began their dynasty under head coac...

Old School Apple Valley

Old School Apple Valley

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

April 3, 2016


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Imagine waking up and going to the following classes:  Model Store, Stenography, or Clothing and Contemporary Society. Today, a student at AVHS might start with AP Chem, Fab Lab Essentials, and end the day with Spring Racquet Sports. Since 1976, Apple Valley High School’s inaugural year, the registr...

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