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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...

The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Kayla Kirtz, News Writer

January 4, 2016


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For high school students of the Wayzata School District, it is time to adjust the alarm clocks. Wayzata High School, the largest high school in Minnesota with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, made a big decision on December 14th: starting in the fall of 2016, high school students will begin sc...

No More Cold Days for Forrey

No More Cold Days for Forrey

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

December 22, 2015


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Cancer does not discriminate based on the seasons. As Jack Forrey says, “Most people don’t understand how cold our heads get when we lose our hair.” AVHS students may recall a few weeks ago principal Steve Degenaar announcing the development of a new donation drive aiming to deliver hats of any ...

NASA Now Accepting Applications from Hopeful Astronauts

NASA Now Accepting Applications from Hopeful Astronauts

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

December 22, 2015


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“When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut!” Many of us remember saying that at some point in our childhood. Every kid dreams of being in space, and since the release of the new Star Wars movie, some of those dreams may be resurfacing! Now, for those with a bachelor's degree from an accredited...

High Caliber for Jobs

High Caliber for Jobs

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

December 18, 2015


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Back when things were simpler, all you needed was to finish your senior year, then suddenly you’re off into the real world and set to support a family and make decent money. These days, from innovative inventions made by college graduates, the caliber for jobs is very much higher. “Our current industrial...

Physics Department Blows Up

Physics Department Blows Up

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

December 16, 2015


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Earlier today, the physics department blew up. No, the science wing did not explode--between 8:00 and 9:30 Tuesday morning, a hot air balloon was inflated in the AVHS main lot. In class, some physics students are learning about buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle. “We’re also building mini hot air ...

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