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8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

8 Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Celia Nguyen, Newswriter

November 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

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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...

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 ...

The Incredible Impact of FIRST Robotics

The Incredible Impact of FIRST Robotics

Cori Roberts, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

FIRST (which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a world-wide organization aimed at promoting STEM and robotics for students everywhere. The vision of the organization is, as stated by founder Dean Kamen (who also invented the segway), “To transform our culture ...

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, 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

    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...

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