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A Day For All Mothers

A Day For All Mothers

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

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, Showcase

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, Showcase, Uncategorized

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
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“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, Showcase, Uncategorized

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
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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 ...

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