The Talon

The Juniors Almost Had It.

The Juniors Almost Had It.

Desiree Dewane

September 25, 2019

The 2019 Powder-Puff game surprised us all. Although even though the Juniors feared they would lose, they held onto the glimmer of hope until the end.   "I feel like we have a chance, a minimal one, but..." said Eleanor Pederson.  Each player gave the game their best, and it paid off. At halftime, the juniors le...

Stepping up after a (Short) Fall: Addressing Budgetary Gaps in Minnesota State Education Spending

Minnesota State Capitol Building

Tai Henrichs

February 27, 2019

Part One: Insufficient Funding, the History, and Impact By: Tai Henrichs “The stability of a republican form of government depending mainly upon the intelligence of the people, it is the duty of the legislature to establish a general and uniform system of public schools.”  These words fr...

Welcome to The Talon!

Join The Talon today!

Brady LaBahn, Editor

October 16, 2018

What is The Talon? The Talon is the official student newspaper of Apple Valley High School. We are accredited by the Student News Organization and the Minnesota State High School League. MSHSL Facebook Who can join? Anyone! We are open to all students in grades 9-12, regardless of experience. ...

Homecoming Week: Day 1


October 2, 2018

Homecoming week started and had a lot going on. Advisory activities included a rock-paper-scissors tournament with the winning advisory representatives scheduled to battle it out at Thursday’s Pep Fest.   It was jersey day and many were seen, even on the faculty members. After a rain-filled a...

2018 STAVID Night Brings Elementary Students from Across the District

2018 STAVID Night Brings Elementary Students from Across the District

Tai Henrichs, Writer

May 22, 2018

Apple Valley High School held the STAVID night event for its second year in the row on Friday, May 11th.  This event, whose name is a portmanteau of AVID and STEM, provided attendees the opportunity to explore five different stations each providing their own STEM themed activities; these were healthca...

Multicultural Night 2018

Up close of the items at the Eritrea booth

May 11, 2018

On May 3rd, Eastview High School held its annual Multicultural Night. This event brings together a variety of schools and cultures in one place where visitors are able to learn more about the world around them.   Upon entrance, visitors were greeted by a table lined with foods ranging from egg rol...

The Talon Wins the SNO Site Excellence Badge

Trinity Ek, Editor

April 29, 2018

The Talon was recently awarded SNO's Site Excellence badge, highlighting the website's visual merit. The website has seen some new additions this year, including new sections on the home page like "Creative Writing," "Tai's Thursday Tech Tip," and the monthly poll. However, it still retains the same colors a...

I STEM, You STEM, Apple Valley STEM

AVHS students meet with a digital marketer from Thomson Reuters.

Cori Roberts, Writer

March 7, 2018

The District 196 STEM Career Fair at Apple Valley High School in February was a huge success! With over 2,000 attendees from all across the district and beyond, it was a fantastic opportunity to network and connect with real world STEM professionals from a variety of career paths. There were over one hund...

A Night in the Spotlight

Trinity Ek, Editor

May 12, 2017

Prom season is tough stuff. It’s stressful “promposing”, arranging groups, making dinner reservations, organizing pictures, scheduling the night to the very last minute detail, and of course, buying the perfect dress and coordinating tux. “Promposing”: the art of asking someone to pro...

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...

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Thousands of science advocates marched on April 22nd

Sarah Crippes, Editor

April 27, 2017

In a time of such divisiveness and controversy, it seems almost rare to find consistency and unity in our world. Earth Day is just that sense of unity that some have been longing for. On April 22nd, a billion people celebrated Earth Day. This celebration, rather a movement, brings awareness to envi...

Neveplast Making Winter Last

Snowboarder trying out Buck Hill's new Neveplast all-year sking technology

Sarah Crippes, Editor

April 3, 2017

April showers bring May...skiing? With warmer weather and sunnier days ahead of us, winter is the last thing on a Minnesotan’s mind. But perhaps Buck Hill, a skiing hill in Burnsville, is trying to change this perception. Skiing has traditionally been seen as a sport for winter enthusiasts that...

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