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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...

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...

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