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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...

Students Mourn Snow Day That Never Was

Students Mourn Snow Day That Never Was

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor
February 9, 2016
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Starting last Monday afternoon and continuing through the night into Tuesday morning, southern Minnesota was pummelled with a winter storm. With snow falling at up to 1-2” per hour, metro areas were covered in almost 10” of snowfall. On Monday morning, before the first hour bell rang, Principal...

The N-Word and How Not to Use It

The N-Word and How Not to Use It

Ivan Calixto, News Writer
February 8, 2016
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Twitter erupted into a wave of outrage following the discovery of a controversial picture. In late January, a picture showing six high school students proudly displaying a troubling slur made its way into the depths of the interweb. The students stand side by side, locked in an embrace, wearing lette...

Woman Sues Twitter for ISIS Propaganda

Woman Sues Twitter for ISIS Propaganda

Celia Nguyen, News Writer
February 7, 2016
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Who would've thought Twitter would stir up so much rampage?  So much for tweeting. In a recent article on ABC News titled, “Woman Sues Twitter for Allegedly Allowing ISIS to Spread Propaganda,” it noted, “The widow of an American man killed in Amman, Jordan  during an attack on police there has sued Twitter, blaming the...

The Breakfast of Champions

The Breakfast of Champions

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer
February 1, 2016
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This past week, a firefighter, a veterinarian, and a director of government affairs walked through the doors of Apple Valley High School. Following on their heels were over 20 other female professionals. And they were all at AVHS for the same reason. On Thursday, January 28th, the E3 STEM (sci...

After School, After Dark

After School, After Dark

Neville Kahsai, News Writer
January 30, 2016
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This school in almost every sense belongs to us. There is not a room in Apple Valley High where we cannot learn a new thing. However, we are only allowed to roam beyond where the front doors are until 2:45 pm. Afterwards teacher supervision is required to stay on school grounds, especially for a pr...

Apple Valley High School: Hollywood’s New Hot Spot?

Apple Valley High School:  Hollywood’s New Hot Spot?

Megan Navratil, News Writer
January 26, 2016
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If you regularly stay after school for your studies, clubs, or to socialize with friends, you might have seen something a bit strange happening in Room 112 on Thursday, January 14. AVHS greeted a cast of filmmakers--as well as some students involved with STEM--to shoot a commercial for Best Buy. ...

Suit Up–Swimsuit Drive

Suit Up–Swimsuit Drive

Claire Hoffa, News Writer
January 25, 2016
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Make a Wave is right, and three Apple Valley High School students are setting out to do just that. Every middle school in District 196 has a pool, and along with it a gym class. Mrs. Thielen, Valley Middle School gym teacher, said, “Swimming is taught in all three middle school grades - 6th, 7th &...

Death by Cellphone?

Death by Cellphone?

Celia Nguyen, News Writer
January 21, 2016
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“First let me take a selfie.”  No-- it should be “First let me cross the street before I dare try.” This past year, the National Safety Council considered “texting-while-walking” one of the many easily avoidable causes of death.  It happens quite frequently.   In a recent Star Tribun...

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