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

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden and gun violence victims, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. Also on stage are stakeholders, and individuals whose lives have been impacted by the gun violence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

January 19, 2016

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

Is your resolution to shed some pounds?

Megan Navratil, News Writer

January 8, 2016

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

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

Donated hats at a table in the main office.

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

December 22, 2015

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

In this photo provided by NASA and posted on Twitter on Oct. 26, 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly tries on his spacesuit inside the U.S. Quest airlock of the International Space Station. NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18, 2016.

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

December 22, 2015

“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

Jobs aren't so easy to find without a college degree...

Celia Nguyen, News Writer

December 18, 2015

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

Air America being inflated in the parking lot

Sophia Moschkau, News Editor

December 16, 2015

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 ...

World Unites Against Terror

World Unites Against Terror

Megan Navratil, News Writer

December 13, 2015

November 13, 2015: a day that left the world in shock. At 9:20 pm, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) started its series of terrorist attacks on Paris that lasted 33 minutes. The attacks took place at various locations including the Stade De France stadium, A La Bonne Biere bar, Bataclan concert ...

IS(IS) Not Islam

American Muslims United Against Violent Extremism

Ivan Calixto, News Writer

December 13, 2015

The Donald strikes again! “What I’m doing is, I’m calling very simply for a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States — and here’s a key — until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” These were the words that brought presidential candidate Donald...

Bonding Time

Bonding Time

Claire Hoffa, News Writer

December 12, 2015

The most recent bond referendum passed on November 3rd in District 196—the first in ten years. Now we have $180 million burning a hole in our pocket until we figure out how to spend it. With big things planned for the investment, it is surprising how under the radar the bond flew. Leading up to ...

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