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I Love You a Latte

I Love You a Latte

Sarah Crippes, Features Writer

January 20, 2016

You love her.  She is always there for you when you need her most. She is your best friend. She can keep you company on your late night procrastination, early morning meeting, or even Sunday lunch date.   You are in love with a cup of coffee. Recent studies on America’s obsessive love affai...

To Drink Or Not To Drink: Do We Make Healthy Lunch Drink Options?

To Drink Or Not To Drink: Do We Make Healthy Lunch Drink Options?

Halima Badri, Features Writer

January 12, 2016

Do you want Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or obesity? If you answered "yes" to any of those options, drink sugary beverages. Although the previous statement is harsh, it’s alarmingly true. And it’s not like we haven't received any warning. A recent statement released by the USDA states that we ...

Strong Start For Apple Valley’s New DECA Chapter

Strong Start For Apple Valley’s New DECA Chapter

Henry Dikeman, Features Writer

January 12, 2016

After four years of inactivity, and with the approval of Principal Steve Degenaar, advisors have brought back the AVHS DECA club.

Want to Make $1000 Per Hour?

Want to Make $1000 Per Hour?

Kevin Cranmer, Features Writer

January 6, 2016

As high schoolers our job options can make us what--10, 15 dollars an hour? There's a way that we can be making much more. Instead of working for money to pay for college, we can work to lower the price. Just looking for and filling out scholarship applications can save thousands on college tuition. ...

Star Wars: The Energy Wars

Star Wars: The Energy Wars

Moti Begna, Features Writer

January 4, 2016

December 17th, 2015, saw the resurrection of a gigantic franchise. Millions of geeks, nerds, and cosplayers in herds stampeded towards their nearest movie theater to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In accordance with all its hype, the reviews were fantastic. Not only did the critics love all of the action-p...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Jane Michaelson, Features Editor

December 23, 2015

The holidays are a time of giving, family, and love. Or more specifically, giving all your patience, dealing with your annoying family, and loving that moment when they leave you alone. But in truth, the holidays hold a special place in all of our hearts. For students: there’s no school. For teachers:...

Students or Animals?

Students or Animals?

Ashley Flake, Features Writer

December 18, 2015

In the zoo, lions are led into a caged area for feeding in order to minimize disruption. In a similar way, students at Apple Valley High School are prodded into the cafeteria at lunchtime, where they are locked in the lunchroom for 30 minutes in preparation for their own feeding. However, as much...

Dress Well, Test Well – Fact or Fiction?

Dress Well, Test Well – Fact or Fiction?

Sarah Crippes, Features Writer

December 18, 2015

Everyone is familiar with the atmosphere on finals day: students scraping away at whatever motivation they still have left from the trimester, walking through the hallways sleep-deprived, staring blankly into space, the coffee and caffeine powerless against their pure exhaustion. Most students arrive...

20 Things You Need to Know Before You Cast Your 2016 Votes

20 Things You Need to Know Before You Cast Your 2016 Votes

Jane Michaelson and Moti Begna

December 13, 2015

2016 is an election year, and if you're like us, you have been unable to escape the tsunami of debates, ads, and political tension. So to clear up some of the ambiguity in these candidates, here are twenty things you need to know before you cast your 2016 votes:   1 Not every state can be labeled as simply a...

America’s Food: Waste Not, Want Not

America’s Food: Waste Not, Want Not

Kevin Cranmer, Features Writer

December 9, 2015

A turkey and cheese sandwich: a simple and fulfilling snack that is even simpler to make. But how upsetting can it be when you take out the cheese only to see that the “sell by” date is dated to yesterday? Recently, however, people have begun to realize that not all food is expired when the date c...

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