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EaglEye Excellence

EaglEye Excellence

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you attend Apple Valley High School you’ve probably seen at least one episode of EaglEye, the school’s news show. What you may not know is that our school’s show has won many awards -- and that they recently won three out of seventeen categories at the regional awards ceremony. On April 10...

Of Girls And Games

Of Girls And Games

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer: We’re living in a golden age of technology, E-sports (professional competitive gaming) are quickly gaining fame, but most importantly, the female demographic is growing. This is more than just a pleasant statistic--it’s a major shift that’s changing the gam...

17 Apple Valley High School Musicians Named “All-State”

17 Apple Valley High School Musicians Named “All-State”

Bill Blatzheim, Special to The Talon
April 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On behalf of the instrumental and vocal music departments at Apple Valley High School, we are proud to announce that the Minnesota Music Educators’ Association (MMEA) has named seventeen AVHS musicians to “All-State” ensembles for 2016-17. Students submit recordings through a rigorous process ...

Tech-Crew: Behind-the-Scenes Heroes

Tech-Crew: Behind-the-Scenes Heroes

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Ever since Apple Valley High School opened up its doors in 1976, the arts department has become a thriving aspect of our daily school lives. From the band program, to the choir program, to every art and dance program in between, the art department has grown and excelled into the successful, creative f...

Celebrating the Speech Team

Celebrating the Speech Team

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
April 21, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In the last few weeks, our decorated speech team attended section and state tournaments. As always, our talented students took home many victories and awards. Like other Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) competitions, teams aim to win their way through several location-based ranks. The f...

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Osob Abas, Arts & Entertainment Writer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every year there are least 600,000 different books published in the U.S. alone. Thousands of writers from Harper Lee to J.K Rowling have published great books. As readers we are blessed with new books every year to fulfill our interests. With so many books out there, it’s sometimes hard to know where...

YouTube: The Good, The Bad, and The Viral

YouTube: The Good, The Bad, and The Viral

Samantha Brandt and Osob Abas
March 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

YouTube, the world's third largest site. Held within its realms are millions of videos - and every hour, three hundred more hours-worth are added on. The site's popularity reflects how useful it is: Looking for music? YouTube's got you. Want to see some top ten lists?  Got you. Blooper reels? Movie...

Men’s Fashion Takes a Back Seat at the Oscars

Men’s Fashion Takes a Back Seat at the Oscars

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts and Entertainment Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On February 28, 2016, the red carpet exploded with famous celebrities as they awaited the main event of the night: the 87th Academy Awards. Also known as ‘The Oscars,’ this award ceremony celebrates the brilliance of the film world, giving awards to winners of categories such as Best Actor/Actress and ...

Hamilton Revolutionizes Broadway

Hamilton Revolutionizes Broadway

Samantha Brandt, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To many, the words “Founding Fathers” seem to conjure up a stale image of powdered wigs and out-of-date speeches that drag on for way too long. So how does a hip-hop historical piece about the founding father best known for his place on the ten dollar bill become the biggest thing on Broadway? By b...

Harper Lee Dies at 89

Harper Lee Dies at 89

Alyssa Kremer, Arts & Entertainment Writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every new school year, each incoming freshman is assigned to read the famous book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Through many debates and discussions it's easy to see the book's significance and why it’s highly regarded in the world of literature. Harper Lee--author of To Kill a Mockingbird--died on February 19 at...

Exploring the World Through AVHS

Exploring the World Through AVHS

Zynab Ahmed, Arts & Entertainment Writer
March 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

21% of people ages 5 to 17 speak a second language in the United States.  Compared to the 80% of students living in Europe, the gap is hard to miss. Bilingualism is spreading throughout Eurasia and is becoming acknowledged as an invaluable asset to students. Due to their historical and regional complexity...

Broadway 2016: At The Dance

Broadway 2016: At The Dance

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Apple Valley’s annual variety show is back with new twists and tricks -- it's like nothing you've ever seen before. Whether you’re a long time never-miss-a-show fan of Apple Valley productions, or just a student who enjoys getting out of class to see theater previews, Broadway 2016: At The Da...

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