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Thanksgiving and Black Friday Experiences

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Experiences

Megan Navratil, News Writer

November 30, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

Paving a New Path for Future Students

Paving a New Path for Future Students

Trinity Ek and Kallie Buss

November 15, 2016


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Apple Valley has STEMmed out from its tradition of arts, academics, and athletics and into a whole new field. Over the past couple of years, the STEM program has become a large part of what makes Apple Valley the institution that it is. With the creation of the Fab Lab—short for Fabrication L...

Are We Free to Speak Our Minds?

Are We Free to Speak Our Minds?

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

November 14, 2016


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They say if you don’t have anything nice to tell somebody, you might as well not say it at all. This quote teaches us from an early age to at least try and be kind to all. But in the ever-connected age of social media, something has changed.  Recently, the University of North Dakota has been under fire fo...

An Assembly to Remember

An Assembly to Remember

Ashley Knapp and Kallie Buss

November 12, 2016


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Freedom is not free, and many of our family members, neighbors, and coworkers, have paid that price to give us something that is unmatched by any material possession. Yesterday, Apple Valley came together to celebrate all those who have served and who are currently serving the country with our ann...

2016’s Lunar Surprise

2016’s Lunar Surprise

Zach Crowley, Sports Writer

November 11, 2016


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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a supermoon! On the night of Sunday, November 13th, to the morning of Monday, November 14th, a moon much bigger and brighter than normal should appear. With any luck, people will find themselves outside staring at the unique astronomical super hero known as a supermoon...

Sacred Land or Construction Site?

Sacred Land or Construction Site?

Osob Abas, News Writer

November 9, 2016


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Who knew a pipeline being built near our state could cause such an uproar? In the recent weeks, the protests in North Dakota have been in the media’s spotlight. Thousands of protesters have been camping out in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, speaking out against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline ...

ISIS Threatens Americans in Turkey

ISIS Threatens Americans in Turkey

Megan Navratil, News Writer

November 8, 2016


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For most Americans, "ISIS" is a far too common name. For those unfamiliar with them, here's a brief explanation: ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and it is an extremist militant group that originated in Syria. “ISIS has as many as 10,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria,” U.S. officials estimate....

Conquering the Fall Blues

Conquering the Fall Blues

Spencer France, Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 7, 2016


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 It’s official—Halloween has been over for a week now, and as we anxiously await the incoming horde of holiday cards wishing us “Greetings!” we cannot help but feel down in the dumps. There is more to this feeling of boredom than just a lack of creativity. Fall and winter are seasons where stress begins to b...

Pumpkins: A History

Pumpkins: A History

Jane Michaelson, News Editor

October 31, 2016


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We’re used to seeing pumpkins three times a year, as jack-o-lanterns, in our coffee cups and an entire section of Target. But these wonderful round vegetables--yes, that means your pumpkin spice latte is actually a vegetable drink--have been around much longer than we expect. So today, let's take a ...

To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question…

To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question…

Noah Packwood, News Writer

October 28, 2016


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November 8th.  The day when the nation votes for our next president to lead us through the trials and tribulations of the next four years. Despite their opinions on the issues of late, one of these candidates winds up with a desk in the Oval Office... whether we like it or not. This year however, it...

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