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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...

Star Wars Toy Manufacturers Get a Wake-up Call

Star Wars Toy Manufacturers Get a Wake-up Call

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

January 21, 2016


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When Ironman 3 came out, they sold replica helmets. When Frozen came out, they sold Elsa and Anna singing toothbrushes.  And even before the new Star Wars release, we were inundated with BB-8 and Kylo Ren paraphernalia. Rey is Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ indisputable heroine. However, there are har...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

Claire Hoffa and Kayla Kirtz

January 19, 2016


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Well folks, it’s that time of year again: registration time! For students, signing up for classes often brings feelings of excitement, stress, and even a bit of confusion. What do I sign up for? How can I fit all that I want into my schedule? How many challenging classes do I need to take in order ...

Does Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control mean a Permanent Cease Fire?

Does Obama’s Executive Order on Gun Control mean a Permanent Cease Fire?

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

January 19, 2016


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President Barack Obama bit the bullet on January 5. Obama revealed his new proposal to address the nation’s issue with gun violence. His plans include new background check requirements and an increase in gun education and improved enforcement at the state levels. An executive order means that the...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Megan Navratil, News Writer

January 8, 2016


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What's your New Year's resolution, Eagles? Junior Kelly Carrillo’s New Year’s resolutions are simple: “Drink more water and eat somewhat healthier.” As we transition into the new year, most of us make resolutions to improve our lives. Whether it's to workout more, get better grades, or eat hea...

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