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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, 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...

Don’t forget DECA!

Don’t forget DECA!

Liz Bolsoni

April 5, 2017


Filed under Features

  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...

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!

You Betcha We Have Slang

You Betcha We Have Slang

Kallie Buss, Features Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Living in Minnesota has a uniqueness that you can’t quite find in any other state; from the kindness people spread that has pegged them with the term “Minnesota nice,” to the winter wonderland that lasts from November to March, the state has a lot to offer. At the end of the day, the main thing that s...

A Different Normal

A Different Normal

Alyssa Knapp, Features Writer

January 5, 2017


Filed under Features

There are close to 1.4 million U.S. soldiers currently serving our country.  For many, those soldiers are moms, dads, aunts, uncles, brothers, or sisters. While fighting for our country on the other side of the world or the other side of town, there are many families behind these brave faces. T...

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