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Australia Olympics U.S. Track 
August 24, 2000 
This is a photo of Alvin Harrison and Calvin Harrison

Hamdi Abas, Features

April 21, 2017

    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!

Tayla Rawdah, Ford Dreidel, and Carleen Olson proudly displaying their Marketing Plan-Services trophy

Liz Bolsoni

April 5, 2017

  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's strong and growing DECA chapter at districts.

Sarah Crippes, Features Editor

February 3, 2017

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

Student falls asleep while working on school work

Laurel Dahedl, Features Writer

February 2, 2017

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

Students head to the Media Center to sign up for next year's classes

Zach Crowley, Sports Writer

January 12, 2017

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?

Models walk the runway at the Louis Vuitton Cruise Show at the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate on May 6, 2015, in Palm Springs, Calif.

Hamdi Abas, Features Writer

January 11, 2017

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

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

File-This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows marchers making their way down Boylston Street during a parade as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in Boston.

Sarah Crippes and Sydney Schliesing

January 6, 2017

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

Minnesota's flag created to look vintage.

Kallie Buss, Features Editor

January 6, 2017

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 soldiers child at a parade

Alyssa Knapp, Features Writer

January 5, 2017

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...

Better Desks, Better Students

Work spaces can affect student's productivity. (Annie Nguyen)

Annie Nguyen, Features Writer

January 5, 2017

Let’s face it: students have a lot of work to do, from homework to personal projects, but more often than not, current work spaces aren’t the ideal. The Ideal Work Space: From kitchen tables to couches, student work spaces vary, but which will rein over the rest? Some key aspects of an effecti...

A Few Good Memes

Memes playing off of themes of Nazism and fascism have become common in many parts of the internet.

Henry Dikeman, Features Writer

January 3, 2017

Whether you’re a casual internet user or a frequent keyboard surfer, chances are you’ve seen a meme at some point in your life. Memes, defined as “ideas, behaviors or styles that spread from one person to another in a culture,” have become commonplace in American internet culture, especially a...

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