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9 Months of Art

9 Months of Art

Spencer France, Arts & Entertainment Writer
May 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As the school year is coming to an end in the coming weeks, many seniors are saying goodbye to the high school that has offered them immeasurable opportunities. Reflecting back on the 2016-2017 school year, AVHS and its performing arts productions have raised the standard of excellence once again. At...

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Trinity Ek and Spencer France
January 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 are ten inexpensive activities to spend a day doing.     See a Movie: Carmike Theater has deals o...

Eight Last Minute Gifts

Eight Last Minute Gifts

Trinity Ek and Annemarie Roggow
December 23, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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.

’Ad Enough?

’Ad Enough?

Emilia Galchutt, Arts & Entertainment Writer
December 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 already saturate society, but their presence keeps growing, and there are differing viewpoints o...

What’s New at The Walker?

What’s New at The Walker?

Eva Hanks, Arts & Entertainment Writer
December 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With all the construction always happening in Minnesota, you may have not even noticed that the Walker has been undergoing some serious renovations of its own. The Walker Art Center has been around since 1927. Located near Lowry Hill, the contemporary art museum is one of the most visited in the United States with an annual attendance of around 700,000 visitors. It has long bee...

This is EP-ic

This is EP-ic

Annemarie Roggow, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Pop Culture Politics

Pop Culture Politics

Anna Watson, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 unexpected turn, and celebrities took to social media to share their thoughts. There were plenty of bot...

I AM MPLS: A Runway for the People

I AM MPLS: A Runway for the People

Trinity Ek, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 fashion show—it was a way to connect different people from different backgrounds.  Even people from...

Twitter In, Vine Out

Twitter In, Vine Out

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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 to all. The executive leaders of Vine and Twitter have decided to shut down the beloved app ...

Burnsville’s Hidden Gem

Burnsville’s Hidden Gem

Eva Hanks, Arts & Entertainment Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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, alcohol-free, and general admission. It is a four-time winner of City Pages’ “Best All-Ages ...

More Than Just A Spelling Bee

More Than Just A Spelling Bee

AnneMarie Roggow, Arts & Entertainment Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nothing spells F-A-L-L better than a trip to Putnam County. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six kids—Olive, William, Logainne, Marcy, Leaf, and Chip—who are competing in a spelling bee. The bee takes place in Putnam County, New York, at Putnam Valley Middle School. Although...

All Hands On Deck for the MinneApple

All Hands On Deck for the MinneApple

Jane Michaelson and Trinity Ek
November 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This weekend, Apple Valley High School hosted one of the most prestigious debate tournaments in the country. The MinneApple brought together 64 schools from 22 states for a weekend of tough competition and Minnesota hospitality. Hundreds of competitors were spread out between Scott Highlands Middle School, ...

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