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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


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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

Multicultural Night 2018

May 11, 2018


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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


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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

I STEM, You STEM, Apple Valley STEM

Cori Roberts, Writer

March 7, 2018


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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


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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

Replenishing Our World Drop by Drop

Zynab Ahmed, Features Writer

May 11, 2017


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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

Minnesota Marches for Science on Earth Day

Sarah Crippes, Editor

April 27, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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