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The Curious Case Of Mock Trial

The Curious Case Of Mock Trial

Alyssa Kremer, Arts and Entertainment Writer
January 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Interested in law but hesitant to pursue it in the future? Check out mock trial! Mock trial is an imitation of real court cases. Every team member has appointed roles throughout the trial and they compete with other school teams. Apple Valley's team is off to a great start this year, winning every...

Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer

MaKenna Farrington, Arts and Entertainment Writer
January 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For more than 15 years Apple Valley High School has had a festive tradition that takes place in December. As the spirit of the holidays roll around, the teachers and students come together to compete for the best holiday themed classroom including winter, red and green, gingerbread house, and there's...

The Force Has Definitely Awoken

The Force Has Definitely Awoken

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer
December 23, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After 32 years in the making, the seventh movie of the Star Wars enterprise is definitely the movie we’re looking for. After collecting an astonishing $529 million dollars worldwide after three days of its release and rating a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Force Awakens has captured the fascinati...

Arts Spotlight: Laura Sankary

Arts Spotlight: Laura Sankary

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 21, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Art is more than just a pastime. For some, art is what they build their life on. Laura Sankary is in her senior year here at Apple Valley, and has already been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her latest project is a portfolio application to their graphic design program - a field s...

Scalise Navidad

Scalise Navidad

Jessica Leung, Arts & Entertainment Writer
December 15, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

His biggest hobby became his job -- teaching music. And that’s exactly what he does here at Apple Valley High School. Mr. Scalise had teaching stints at Cannon Falls High School, Minnesota, and at Coventry High School in Ohio before settling down again in Minnesota. The Kentucky native is in his secon...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Zynab Ahmed, Arts & Entertainment Writer
December 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With its phenomenal backdrop and amazing technical features, The Hunger Games Trilogy has finally come to an end, leaving a fiery path in its wake. Gaining $52 million over three days and earning a four out five stars in Fandango, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” depicts a fictitious world t...

2015-16 ExCEL Award Winners Announced

2015-16 ExCEL Award Winners Announced

Pete Buesgens, Special to The Talon
December 13, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Apple Valley High School is pleased to announce that Abigail Loe and Ethan Elumba have been selected as the 2015-16 Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Award Winners.  The ExCEL award — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership — is a unique recognition program designed exclusivel...

Dance Program Gives Young Performers a Chance to Shine

Dance Program Gives Young Performers a Chance to Shine

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A flash of light and movement erupt from the blank stage. A message is conveyed through a language that needs no words, relying only on motion. From a large group conveying their joy and freedom to a single performer delivering a cryptic message, the AVHS dance programs aims to express it all. But...

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