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15 Things You Learn in High School

15 Things You Learn in High School

Claire Doty, Features Writer
November 9
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High school can be a rough place. Apple Valley students spend 7+ hours at school every weekday from September to June-- that’s a lot of learning. But while knowing that the  mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell is a vital life lesson, let’s turn to Apple Valley students to find out, aside fro...

Finding a Better Caffeine

Finding a Better Caffeine

Natalina Tekie, Features Writer
November 8
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Coffee: a warm delicious alternative to hating everybody every morning forever. Coffee: the solution to everything. AVHS student Alyssa Kremer says, “Coffee is an easy way to get fake energy and beats the taste of healthy foods. Caribou is right around the corner as well so it makes it easy to just ...

Intra-What?

Intra-What?

Abby Loe, Features Writer
November 2
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“Eastview. All the smart people go there.”  “No, Apple Valley. The best athletes go to school there.”  “No, dumby, Eastview." And then a kerfuffle ensues, teachers rein in the unruly students, and finally order is restored. This scene is one rather familiar to Apple Valley stude...

Home is Homework

Home is Homework

Annie Nguyen, Features Writer
November 1
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My weekday consists of an anarchic cycle of rushed mornings, before-school activities, school, after-school activities, homework, then back to bed. Balancing studies with extracurriculars is thought of as significant, but there’s another undermining challenge for students: maintaining family relationship...

Freshmen and Fresh Technology

Freshmen and Fresh Technology

Alyssa Knapp, Features Writer
November 1
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Technology usage is climbing by the second. Out of the many new things happening at AVHS this year, the one-to-one computing program--also known as 1:1--is perhaps the most extensive. All ninth grade students have an iPad Mini to use both in and out of school for educational purposes, thereby lea...

The Science of Being Scared

The Science of Being Scared

Henry Dikeman, Sports Writer
October 31
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A jump scare in a horror film, getting called to the principal’s office, and skydiving from 10,000 feet are three very unique experiences united by one universal feeling: fear. Fear holds an interesting place as one of the very few emotions that we both pursue and avoid. Especially around Hallowee...

Thanks, but I’ll Pass

Thanks, but I’ll Pass

Lauren Bernard, Features Assistant Editor
October 28
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As the days are getting colder, many of us are rethinking our choice of not buying a parking pass and making the long journey from 145th street--more commonly known as Sophomore Road--every day. Some students say that $60 for a parking pass is too big of a bill to foot. Junior Kati Devitt says, ...

A Correct Educational System?

A Correct Educational System?

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer
October 19
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As the alarm blares in the morning and the sun aggressively pries open the eyes of poor restless students, we tend to automatically question the benefits of our schools. A specific high school structure will most likely make complete sense to one of its students, but the same cannot be said of a foreigner....

Let’s Taco-Bout the Bell

Let’s Taco-Bout the Bell

Claire Doty, Features Writer
October 18
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School is once again in full swing which means I'm eating a lot more Taco Bell. And according to my Twitter feed, a lot of you are too: about 60% of my followers said they eat at Taco Bell at least a few times a month. Less than 5 minutes away from Apple Valley High School, a 24-hour Taco Bell shi...

Just Clowning Around?

Just Clowning Around?

Sarah Crippes, Features Editor
October 17
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It is a dentist’s favorite time of the year: October. Millions of children worldwide will soon be eating pillowcases full of candy containing absolutely no nutritional value and--most frightening--enough sugar to rot their teeth. While many parents will fear this age-old reality later this month,...

A Cycle of Industry Cover-Ups

A Cycle of Industry Cover-Ups

Kallie Buss, Features Editor
October 17
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Exposed. After 50 years, nutrition scholar Marion Nestle of New York University uncovered the not so sweet truth about the real effects of sugar. Back in September, shocking research surfaced in JAMA Internal Medicine about an age old cover up of scientific evidence regarding sugar’s contribution to heart disease.   A sugar industry trade group was found to hav...

Summer 2k16 Bucket List

Summer 2k16 Bucket List

Kallie Buss and Ashley Knapp
June 7
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Summer is rapidly approaching, and less time in the classroom means more time for fun with friends. In case you’ve been spending your time studying, rather than daydreaming, here are some great things to add to your own summer bucket list!   Music Festivals and concerts  There’s nothing ...

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