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Top 10 Budget-Friendly Healthy Lunches

Top 10 Budget-Friendly Healthy Lunches

Celia Nguyen, Newswriter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Eating healthy has always been a hefty topic among students and it stems from the idea that nutritious meals are always expensive, but that’s not always the case. Since the spring has arrived, new produce has been much more available. That gives starting a healthy journey a big opportunity! Good eati...

6 tips to help you tackle the AP exams

6 tips to help you tackle the AP exams

Osob Abas, Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Preparing for the Advanced Placement exams can be a tedious task. Demanding hours of studying stretched over the course of weeks.  AP classes offered at Apple Valley High School vary in subject from Computer Science to English Literature. For the first 2 weeks of May, students across the country test...

TWINS | SNIWT

TWINS | SNIWT

Hamdi Abas, Features
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

    Twins, not the baseball team but two offsprings produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can either be identical, meaning that they develop one zygote, or fraternal, meaning that they develop from two different eggs. Identical and fraternal twins have quite different traits. For exa...

Don’t forget DECA!

Don’t forget DECA!

Liz Bolsoni
April 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

  At a school like Apple Valley High School, where nationally ranked speakers as well as state champion athletes walk the halls, it can be quite difficult for other extracurriculars and programs to get the spotlight.   For example, did you know that the Apple Valley DECA (Distributive Educati...

People to Know: Michael Bolsoni

People to Know: Michael Bolsoni

Annie Nguyen, Features Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Features, People to Know

Mr. Michael Bolsoni, principal of Apple Valley High School, has a passion for education. However, his interests for wellness, documentaries, teaching, and administration have developed over time. Weekdays and Weekends As principal, each week Mr. Bolsoni has a unique experience giving back to educati...

People to Know: Yahya & Naima

People to Know: Yahya & Naima

Natalina Tekie and Zynab Ahmed
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, People to Know

Approximately 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, and within that, 39 million are blind. Blindness can affect a person’s life in ways that might seem unbelievable to most. Nevertheless, two phenomenal visually impaired students, Yahya Abdikadir and Naima Hassan walk the halls of Apple ...

Apple Valley Business Makes a STATEment

Apple Valley Business Makes a STATEment

Sarah Crippes, Features Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features

Blazers, blazers, and more blazers. Although not all business professionals can be seen rocking this wardrobe must-have, there is one defining characteristic all business professionals do have: they are prepared for the future. While not professionals quite yet, Apple Valley’s business program feature...

High Schoolers: Get Some Sleep

High Schoolers: Get Some Sleep

Laurel Dahedl, Features Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Features

Only 15% of students get the recommended eight and a half hours of sleep on a school night according to the Sleep Foundation. As a junior in high school, getting eight and a half hours of sleep on a school night is a joke. So, we resort to things like coffee to stay alert. What can you do for 10-30 min...

New Year, New Classes

New Year, New Classes

Zach Crowley, Sports Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Features

It’s registration season again! Each January, students around Apple Valley High School migrate to the Media Center and begin to register for classes for the upcoming school year. The 2017-18 school year ushers in a variety of new classes to choose between. From the English department to the ...

Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder?

Is Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder?

Hamdi Abas, Features Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Features

When most people think of the “ideal body,” they think of models, ranging from fashion models to commercial models.   A Chanel model has to meet the standards of height  5’9”- 6', bust 32”-36”, waist 22″-26″, and hips 33″-35″.  These measurements are the averages used by major ...

The Benefits of Joining Speech

The Benefits of Joining Speech

Kathy Dinh, News Writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Features

As a freshman, Kenan Anderson wanted to get more into politics, gaining more skills in both debate and the real world after high school. Joining speech has helped him achieve those goals. “I have become more confident speaking in front of large group of people, and I’ve learned more about the w...

How to Rock Your Resolutions

How to Rock Your Resolutions

Sarah Crippes and Sydney Schliesing
January 6, 2017
Filed under Features

New Year's resolutions:  one of the most popular--and ultimately unsuccessful--ways to kick off each new year.  However, if we can learn to approach these resolutions effectively, we can make these goals for personal improvement stick.  Check out these tips from two of our staff writers!

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