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Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Sarah Crippes, Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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

Neveplast Making Winter Last

Sarah Crippes, Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Meet the Mentor Program

Meet the Mentor Program

Jane Michaelson, News Editor
January 9, 2017
Filed under News

Registration season is upon us. When it comes to required courses, students don’t get a lot of choices, but electives are a whole different ball game. From athletics to arts, there are millions of combinations for those extra classes every single trimester; choosing just three each trimester can b...

No More Empty Nesters

No More Empty Nesters

Celia Nguyen, News Writer
January 9, 2017
Filed under News

It used to be that leaving home after high school was a great milestone. Think about the freedom and maturity that comes with owning a place. However, times have changed and many young adults are now looking forward staying in the nest for a little while longer. According to a recent article by CBS, a stu...

A Change in Perspective

A Change in Perspective

Ashley Knapp, News Writer
December 23, 2016
Filed under News

Minnesota has a population of nearly 5.3 million, Dakota County has a population of 400,000, out of those nearly 30,000 live in poverty: that’s nearly the size of the city of Apple Valley. It’s easy to get desensitized to statistics: hearing a thousand percentages from a thousand sources can...

Prepared for the Worst

Prepared for the Worst

Megan Navratil, News Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under News

Mass shootings in America, especially school shootings, averaging at least one per week, have been on the rise for many years now. We listen in shock to the devastating reality of the epidemic that is sweeping our nation. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 brought attention to the risin...

Is Snapchat Making You Look Whiter?

Is Snapchat Making You Look Whiter?

Uzo Ngwu, News Writer
December 13, 2016
Filed under News

Is Snapchat making you look whiter? Some users have noted that the “beautify” filters lighten their skin and slim their nose. An example of a beautify Snapchat filter: Many people have noticed how this filter makes their eyes bigger, nose slimmer, and skin lighter. Even celebrities are n...

Did Facebook Decide the 2016 Election?

Did Facebook Decide the 2016 Election?

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under News

This was the craziest election ever. Our country elected the first president ever who has never held a position in government before. It was the fifth time in U.S. history that a candidate won the electoral college and lost the popular vote. And more importantly, it was an election where the two c...

Justice for Philando

Justice for Philando

Osob Abas, News Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under News

Most Americans have heard about at least one unarmed black man being shot by the police in recent months. However, the growing attention has lead to many officers being charged with murder and manslaughter during the last two years. There have been 77 officers charged with murder or manslaughter,...

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Experiences

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Experiences

Megan Navratil, News Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under News

Now that the Thanksgiving and Black Friday madness has passed, we can finally sit back and reflect on our experiences from the long weekend. Within Apple Valley High School, we have a wide variety of students and staff with different cultures, beliefs, family backgrounds, and traditions who all celebrat...

The Medicine Cabinet Killer

The Medicine Cabinet Killer

Ashley Knapp, News Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under News

Opioids: substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects, most often used medically to relieve pain. Opioids: the current number one cause of accidental death in the the United States. Opioids: the most accessible gateway drug to heavy substance abuse with chemicals l...

Apple Valley Takes Illinois By Storm

Apple Valley Takes Illinois By Storm

Uzo Ngwu, News Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under News

The click of heels on a hard floor, professionalism projected in a every hallway, the nervous chatter and the itch to perform. All common sights, feelings, and sounds at a speech and debate tournament. Getting back into the swing of things since the end of last season, Apple Valley’s speech and de...

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