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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...

Apple Valley Girls Are Not For Sale

Apple Valley Girls Are Not For Sale

Ashley Knapp, News Writer

October 26, 2016


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The world’s oldest profession?  More like the world’s oldest oppression. This is all the more prevalent in light of the breaking news that startled members of the metro community earlier this month: an international sex trafficking ring had been broken up in Minneapolis. Thai women, called “f...

Teens “Stay Woke”

Teens “Stay Woke”

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

October 24, 2016


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Growing up most kids are the ones to complain when their parents switch from Nickelodeon to NBC. But times have changed and studies have shown that today’s millennials are more likely to watch the news than their elders. Today’s slang term, “woke”--defined by urban dictionary as ‘being aware ...

Virtual Reality: Clever Gimmick or the Future of Tech?

Virtual Reality: Clever Gimmick or the Future of Tech?

Henry Dikeman, Sports Writer

October 19, 2016


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We live in an era where technology once considered science fiction is now rapidly becoming reality. The generation that first saw films like Tron or The Matrix, where humans could enter a virtual world held in a computer, is now watching them come to life with innovations such as practical, interacti...

Hurricane Matthew in Minnesota?

Hurricane Matthew in Minnesota?

Megan Navratil, News Writer

October 19, 2016


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Here in Minnesota we aren't in the eye of the storm when it comes to hurricanes. We see the aftermath on TV and hear advertising for relief efforts on the radio or on social media, but we have never felt the reality of the disaster. People may ask themselves, “Is there even anything we could do to h...

Islamophobia on the Rise

Islamophobia on the Rise

Osob Abas, News Writer

October 19, 2016


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For a country founded on religious freedom and liberty, Americans have made it clear that there is an exception where the Bill of Rights doesn't apply: Islam.  It is a peaceful religion that has experienced backlash ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Hate crimes have risen to an alarming rate s...

Fresh Fall Faces

Fresh Fall Faces

Jane Michaelson, News Editor

October 17, 2016


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With the start of a new school year, teachers and students face the challenge of meeting (and remembering) all the new names and faces. This fall, there are 27 new staff members added to the Apple Valley community, along with the 411 new freshmen, a new principal, and many transfer students from in ...

Bolsoni Named Next Principal at Apple Valley

Bolsoni Named Next Principal at Apple Valley

Tony Taschner, Special to The Talon

June 3, 2016


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Apple Valley High School Assistant Principal Michael Bolsoni has been selected to be the school’s next principal, District 196 Superintendent Jane K. Berenz announced today. Bolsoni will replace Steve Degenaar, who is retiring at the end of this school year after a 31-year career in District 196, the last 17 as principal ...

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