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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 ...

The Perks of Being a Senior

The Perks of Being a Senior

Megan Navratil and Kelly Carrillo
June 2, 2016
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Juniors, are you ready to be a senior? To 'rule the school'? As many of you know, senior year is arguably the best high school year for the majority of students. Why, you might ask? Well, before we say farewell to the class of 2016, lets find out what they think the best things about being a senior are.

AVHS Teacher Receives BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award

AVHS Teacher Receives BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award

Liz Harder, Special to The Talon
May 26, 2016
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Theresa Kuhn was honored with a 2016 BestPrep Teacher of Excellence Award for her usage of BestPrep’s programs to educate students about business, career and financial literacy skills. BestPrep is a Minnesota nonprofit founded in 1976 with a mission to prepare students with business, career and...

Thanks For the Memories

Thanks For the Memories

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer
May 26, 2016
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Well seniors, it’s finally here. The moment we have all been working towards for the past twelve years. And it will all be over in the blink of an eye when you reach for that diploma on June 4th. From the first day of freshman year to the last day of senior year, when we walk out of AVHS for the ...

Thanks, AVHS

Thanks, AVHS

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor
May 25, 2016
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Ms. RG, Mr. Kyle, Mr. Behnke, Mr. Scanlon, Mrs. Christiansen, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Peterson, Mrs. Moy, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Otto, Mrs. Moynihan, Mrs. Herschl, Mrs. Wycoff, Ms. Radichel, Mrs. Voss, Dr. Zimmerman, Ms. Miller, Mr. Melton, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Lee, Mr. Desens, Mr. Scalise, Dr. Helgeson, Mr. Sullivan, Ms....

A Work in Progress: Four Years of Believing

A Work in Progress: Four Years of Believing

Ivan Calixto, News Writer
May 25, 2016
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This is it. It's difficult to put into words just how fast high school went by. I mean sure, when you’re younger you probably hear it all the time: “Time flies. Enjoy it while you can.” But when do you ever take that phrase seriously? I sure didn’t. I didn’t realize how accurate it was unt...

Thank You

Thank You

Claire Hoffa, News Writer
May 24, 2016
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Dear AVHS— Thank you. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for pushing me harder than I thought possible. Thank you for giving me opportunities that will last a lifetime, relationships that changed my life, and a place to call home for four amazing years. When looking back at my four years...

Finally Distinguished

Finally Distinguished

Celia Nguyen, News Writer
May 23, 2016
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Apple Valley’s very own student newspaper--The Talon--has received the honor of becoming a Distinguished Site...and it’s not even been a year! A Distinguished Site is a recognition given out by the organization Student Newspapers Online (SNO). It gives a news staff six standards to meet over the course of a single school year.   ...

Survival 101: AVHS

Survival 101: AVHS

Megan Navratil, News Writer
May 17, 2016
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High school can be terrifying to many young students. Nightmares about embarrassment, bullying horror stories, and rumors about the teachers have made almost every incoming freshman wonder what their next four years will hold. That was the case for AVHS freshmen Tia Ahmed--her first impression of...

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