The Talon

Giving Talent Away: The Answer to Fulfillment

Kenan Lumantas solos on the trombone at a Jazz Ensemble Concert.

Aaron Sesay, Writer

December 18, 2017

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

Treat Yourself

Remembering Our Veterans

Valley Select Chorale Performs the National Anthem.

Lauren Bernard, Editor

November 16, 2017

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

Apple Valley's debate team poses for a picture after a long weekend of competition.

Trinity Ek, Editor

November 7, 2017

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

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

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

NATAS Award Ceremony 2016-2017

Connie Knipe, Writer

May 12, 2017

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

Children in Ukraine are taught about the importance of clean water during World Water Day.

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

May 11, 2017

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

Dale Nelson speaks to the crowd of upperclassmen.

Trinity Ek, Editor

May 8, 2017

“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

The 2001 prom credit from the Aerie.

Annie Nguyen, Features Editor

May 6, 2017

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 Iron Maidens, Attack on Robot, and the Regal Kiwis after their competition in Rochester in 2015.

Cori Roberts, Writer

April 27, 2017

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

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...

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