The Talon

Dare to Try

Photo Credit: 2019 AVHS yearbook, Valley Images

Aaron Sesay

April 9, 2019

Photo credit: 2019 AVHS Yearbook, Valley Images The band director was standing boldly and attached to the music as he continued to conduct the piece. The song he had dreamed of teaching a band for decades but never tried in the past due to intimidation, was now a reality. The music created a magic...

Only 3 more showings of BROADWAY- WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

March 2, 2018

Take your family out for a evening of great entertainment! Showings: Friday, March 2nd at 7pm. Saturday, March 3rd at 7pm, and Sunday March 4th at 2pm. Click HERE to order tickets online. ...

AVHS One Act Play Silent Sky Wins at State MSHSL Competition

Students involved in the 2018 AVHS one act play

Annie Nguyen, Editor

March 2, 2018

The Apple Valley High School Theatre Department took home a win for their production of their winter show, the one act play. On February 8th, the cast and crew of Silent Sky starred in the 2018 MSHSL State One-Act Play Festival. In theatre, the award is equivalent to a state championship. Silent S...

Porgs, Puffins, and Droids: What You Missed in “The Last Jedi”

Cori Roberts, Writer

January 26, 2018

‘Tis the season for the extreme sport of analyzing Star Wars movies! With the recent release of The Last Jedi, fans have had plenty to talk about and the internet has been flooded with everything from easter egg hunts to fan theories. Here are three things we bet you didn’t know about about The Las...

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Annie Nguyen and Cori Roberts

October 10, 2017

The homecoming dance is a cherished tradition of many high schools across the nation, dating back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. Typically thought of as the climax of homecoming week (which is composed of events such as spirit week, pep fest, and a football game), homecoming dances originated as a way t...

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Trinity Ek and Spencer France

January 3, 2017

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

Perfectly wrapped presents stack up under the tree as the days 'til Christmas dwindle down.

Trinity Ek and Annemarie Roggow

December 23, 2016

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?

Shoppers walk past a Christmas advertisement outside Sears Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, in downtown Chicago as consumers around the nation crowded stores and malls on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Emilia Galchutt, Arts & Entertainment Writer

December 22, 2016

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?

View of the exhibition art at the center.

Eva Hanks, Arts & Entertainment Writer

December 21, 2016

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

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

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...

Pop Culture Politics

Lady Gaga's actions reflect her words as she speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Raleigh, N.C.

Anna Watson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2016

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

The crowd gathers for Third Thursday: I AM MPLS!

Trinity Ek, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor

November 22, 2016

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...

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