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Twitter In, Vine Out

Vine Logo

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 15, 2016

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

The Garage's logo on a wall near the stage.

Eva Hanks, Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 10, 2016

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

The set for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AnneMarie Roggow, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2016

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

Apple Trophies

Jane Michaelson and Trinity Ek

November 7, 2016

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, ...

The Music of Protest

Performing during marches has been a popular method of protest in the past.

Anna Watson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2016

Heads recently turned in response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in literature--never before has the prize gone to a songwriter. Even more surprising is Dylan’s apparent refusal to accept or even acknowledge the award. But perhaps this behavior matches perfectly what Dylan is arguably known best...

Music in the Megalopolis: Band Trip to NYC

On Liberty Island, the band performed next to the Statue of Liberty with the NYC skyline behind them.

Emilia Galchutt and Maria Larson

October 28, 2016

82 people. 70 hours on a bus. 12 attractions. 8 states. 2 (scheduled) performances. 1 band trip. Over MEA break, the AVHS marching band took a trip to New York City. Leaving Wednesday, October 19th, and returning on Monday, October 24th, the band had six days of new experiences that exposed them to...

Art Team: The Mia’s Teen Council

Rated T: Camp WildARTness

Trinity Ek, Arts & Entertainment Assistant Editor

October 27, 2016

Playing games, directing Snapchat stories, crafting with kids, snacking, and spending quality time with friends—sound like fun? It’s all a part of the job. The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s teen council, Art Team, is comprised of about a dozen high school students who meet weekly on Thursdays and help staff events at the museum. ...

What Has Happened to Our Animated Movies?

A popular animated film, Cinderella is another Disney film gone live-action.

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer

October 19, 2016

From the days where sippy cups and nap times were a daily occurrence and staying up until 3 am to study wasn’t a worry, most of us were introduced to a common childhood favorite: animated movies. Whether it was princess, action-based, or other, animated movies were and continue to be the timeless...

Movie Relief

Movie Relief

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer

October 18, 2016

Despite the roaring start of the new school year, some are already looking forward to the summer. An option for stress relief is taking some time to watch new movies. Although the common romantic comedy can be relaxing, there are some upcoming movies that are different from your average Pretty Woman.   Miss Pergerine...

Adventures Close to Home

Adventures Close to Home

Zynab Ahmed and Osob Abas

June 8, 2016

With the aspects of freedom days away, relaxing under the sun and breathing some fresh air are all people can think about. Some might be exploring another city with family and friends, but most might be planning to stay close to home. Minnesota is a great state to spend the summer; from local festivals...

Turning a New Chapter

Having fun with the marching band on game day!

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer

June 6, 2016

Tears of all kind rolled down the cheeks of the seniors on June 2nd. Tears of joy, of relief, of gratitude, of sadness. This was the day where the seniors finished their academic careers here at Apple Valley High School. The only way I can describe this day is that it was so bittersweet. With tears ...

Recognizing Creativity With NAHS

NAHS in the 2014-2015 school year

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer

May 31, 2016

Artists have the potential to impact others in a way that not many people can. Too often these artists don’t have a wide base of people that share their same interests, like sports and academics do. Thankfully a program exists that gives recognition to the young artists with a skill and a passion for ...

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