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“Taking the L”

“Taking the L”

Claire Hoffa, News Writer

April 27, 2016


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“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

Happy Earth Day 2016

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

April 22, 2016


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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

Reality Check

Claire Hoffa and Kayla Kirtz

March 29, 2016


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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)

AP Stats (Not the Class)

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

March 14, 2016


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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

Fabricating the Future

Annemarie Roggow, Special to The Talon

March 11, 2016


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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

Minnesota Caucuses 2016: Super Cool Super Tuesday

Sophia Moschkau and Sarah Crippes

March 7, 2016


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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


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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

Women (Not) in Leadership

Claire Hoffa, News Writer

March 1, 2016


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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)

Don’t Stop Believin’ (In the Arts)

Ivan Calixto and Megan Navratil

February 26, 2016


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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


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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...

Beyonce’s Halftime Show Causes Scandal

Beyonce’s Halftime Show Causes Scandal

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

February 24, 2016


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Queen Bey isn’t just a star but a political activist.  Super Bowl? More like #BeyonceBowl.  In the recent Super Bowl halftime performance, Beyonce’s dancers, including herself, wore costumes that received a lot of attention. Supposedly, they were reminiscent of the Black Lives Matter movement a...

What’s New in the Media Center

What’s New in the Media Center

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer

February 19, 2016


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For many students, the Apple Valley High School Media Center is a place for occasionally checking out a book, occasionally using the computers, and occasionally printing off an assignment before it is due next hour. However, due to a few recent additions, the Media Center has transformed into so much more. AVHS M...

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