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

Cori Roberts, Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

‘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...

Net Neutrality: The Fights for Its Return

Net Neutrality: The Fights for Its Return

Tai Henrichs, Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

Introduction In the previous article, the historical background and importance of net neutrality were detailed.  But, of course, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) had already repealed Net Neutrality.  That does not mean plenty of people from activists, to state legislatures, to Congress are n...

Giving Talent Away: The Answer to Fulfillment

Giving Talent Away: The Answer to Fulfillment

Aaron Sesay, Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Here at Apple Valley High School, everyone has a talent. A talent is like a gift of ability. It is what you are good at. A talent can be excelling in a class like math or social studies, or having a skill like making music or running a mile in record-breaking time. We all have a talent, even if we do...

8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Celia Nguyen, Newswriter

November 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Treat Yourself

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Remembering Our Veterans

Remembering Our Veterans

Lauren Bernard, Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On November 10th, 2017, Apple Valley High School welcomed in over 200 veterans from our community. In honor of our veteran's valor, there were performances from Valley Select Chorale and Wind Ensemble, speeches from Senior and Naval Academy Commit Reagan Roelofs and Major General Jon Jensen, and ceremonies...

The MinneApple: A Not-So-Mini Weekend

The MinneApple: A Not-So-Mini Weekend

Trinity Ek, Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This past weekend, Apple Valley hosted one of the largest debate tournaments in the nation. With over 20 states represented and three events offered, hundreds of debaters flocked to the highly coveted MinneApple. The week leading up to the tournament was jam-packed as Apple Valley’s speech team wo...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Uncategorized

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...

A Day For All Mothers

A Day For All Mothers

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Ever since President Wilson signed a declaration marking Mother's Day as a national holiday, many individuals showed their mothers some well-deserved appreciation. Taking place on the 14th of May this year, this day is dedicated to the hard-work and kindness of mothers.   This holiday is not onl...

EaglEye on the Prize

EaglEye on the Prize

Connie Knipe, Writer

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features

On Friday, March 31st, our Eagle Media Crew and EaglEye programs voyaged to Crowne Plaza near the Mall of America for the 2017 Upper Midwest Student Production Awards, or more famously known as the NATAS Awards. Awards are given to productions that best meet the qualifications of specific categories...

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features, News

As nationally celebrated days such as Earth day and World Water day pass, the amount that we give back to nature is seriously questioned. From droughts to devastating floods, people have wondered of ways to rationalize our natural resources in hopes of saving lives and the ecosystem. “I understand...

Heroes on the Road

Heroes on the Road

Trinity Ek, Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

“We are not heroes. We’re the cleanup crew.” A hysterical mother is trapped in her car, an infuriated father storms out of his seat, a boy lies dead on the pavement and four prom-goers are confused at the scene. The police arrive with EMS personnel and firefighters quickly following. Finally,...

AVHS Alumni Reveal What Prom Was Really Like

AVHS Alumni Reveal What Prom Was Really Like

Annie Nguyen, Features Editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s prom season! Take a trip down memory lane as AVHS alumni share their experiences with that time of the year where boys and girls get glammed up for the best night of their high school careers. The suit and tie event that produces lifelong memories and awkward photos has been an American tradition ...

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