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U.S. News Names Top High Schools

Current entrance to AVHS.

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer

April 29, 2016

For 40 years, Apple Valley High School has upheld a tradition of excellence. With the Triple-A philosophy in mind, the student body has grown to be one that excels in all things arts, athletics, and academics. But just how excellent is AVHS really? Well, according to US News and World Report:  ...

Islamophobic Groups Rapidly Increase

 (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

April 29, 2016

For a country that strives for its freedom and democracy, there sure has been quite a target put on the backs of Muslims in the U.S. Ever since the terrorist  attacks orchestrated from ISIS, there has been a heavy amount of discrimination against those who practice Islam. Recently a teen was escorted off a plane fo...

“Taking the L”

Senior Kathrine Groh takes a test in AP Calc

Claire Hoffa, News Writer

April 27, 2016

“It’s fine, I’m just going to take the L on this test.” Although some adults may not understand this phrase, it is becoming increasingly popular throughout the classrooms of Apple Valley High School. I would venture to say every high school student at AVHS has heard it before; I may even go ...

Happy Earth Day 2016

Flower plants are seen grown in a computer monitor shell at E-Parisaraa, an electronic waste recycling company in Dabaspet, India, on Friday, April 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

April 22, 2016

Homework. Prom. AP tests. Finals. Graduation. Summer. For many students at AVHS, Earth Day is not at the forefront of their minds. Trash and energy efficient bulbs probably don’t occupy a large percentage of thoughts in an average student’s day. However, for a man like Mark O’Brien, it’...

Reality Check

An African safari...virtually.

Claire Hoffa and Kayla Kirtz

March 29, 2016

Have you ever wanted to trek through the Amazon Rainforest, explore the Slovakian Caves, or travel to Barcelona, Spain? For free? Immediately? All in one day? Well, with new technology and a little bit of cardboard, “around the world in one day” can become a reality. Google Cardboard transforms...

AP Stats (Not the Class)

Desks arranged in rows for testing

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

March 14, 2016

That time of the year is approaching again! No, not prom, (though check out Sophia's article if you need advice for that)--the nerve wracking, stress inducing, hand numbing experience, also known as AP testing season. Tuesday, March 8, marked the closing of the sign-up window for students who’ve ...

Fabricating the Future

AVHS Iron Maidens FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team met with AVHS staff members to explain their new game challenged called Res Q and gain ideas for robot designs.

Annemarie Roggow, Special to The Talon

March 11, 2016

Creative. Inventive.  Innovative. Installed just this year, the Fabrication Lab (or "Fab Lab," for short) is one of the newest additions to Apple Valley High School.  A grant from the U.S Department of Labor made the lab possible. Currently, the lab is run by four advisors: Mr. Lynch, Mr. Blaine, Mr....

Minnesota Caucuses 2016: Super Cool Super Tuesday

A precinct room at the DFL caucus at AVHS

Sophia Moschkau and Sarah Crippes

March 7, 2016

Varied outspoken candidates have been captivating the media’s attention since last year, making the 2016 presidential race one of the most exciting campaigns in history. Senate District 57 was no different on Super Tuesday, the day on which the most states have their caucuses or primaries.  Senate...

As The Day Drags On

As The Day Drags On

Neville Kahsai, News Writer

March 2, 2016

A classmate told me how good it felt to smoke with the big kids once, how exciting it was to fit in with the crowd. This was around six years ago; rates today show that the same does not happen as often as a parent would fear. According to the CDC, surveys have shown that an average of 15% of high...

Women (Not) in Leadership

Powerful women in leadership.

Claire Hoffa, News Writer

March 1, 2016

Even if you aren’t an active member in politics you have heard her name. The first time may have come from history class when you learned about how her husband “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” And now, the former Secretary of State is running for President. Hillary Clinton is doing ...

Don’t Stop Believin’ (In the Arts)

Singers and dancers pose for the camera

Ivan Calixto and Megan Navratil

February 26, 2016

The audience burst into applause as the lights dimmed in the school auditorium at the end of one of the annual Broadway showings. With tunes such as “Blame it on the Boogie” and “Uptown Funk” performed by talented student singers, energetic beats played by members of our band classes, and groovy...

Girl’s Guide to Prom

Girl's Guide to Prom

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

February 25, 2016

Seeing Broadway: At the Dance previews reminds many students of a special event: the annual AVHS Prom! For girls that have not attended prom before, planning for it can seem overwhelming. The purpose of this article is to give female readers a leg up on planning this exciting day, focusing on what shoul...

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