The Talon

Dare to Try

Photo Credit: 2019 AVHS yearbook, Valley Images
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...

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
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...

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

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...

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks

Homecoming 2017: Red Carpets and Paper Bag Coat Checks
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...

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10

Top Ten Ways to Spend $10
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...

Eight Last Minute Gifts

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

What’s New at The Walker?

View of the exhibition art at the center.
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...

This is EP-ic

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

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.
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...

I AM MPLS: A Runway for the People

The crowd gathers for Third Thursday: I AM MPLS!
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...

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