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Marching band performs at stadium dedication

The Band Goes Marching On

40 years of the band program and still going strong
Leigh Rosenthal, Art's & Entertainment Writer April 10, 2016

In the words of composer Isaac Stern, “Everywhere around the world, music enhances a hall…” This quote can connect back to our school, where the sound of instruments have flowed down our hallways...

Dukes Tyus Jones (5) and Amile Jefferson (21), rear, react following Jones basket against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Duke won 90-60. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tyus Jones and the Blooming of Basketball at Apple Valley

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor April 9, 2016

If you live in Apple Valley, or for that matter Minnesota, you’ve probably heard of Tyus Jones. The current Minnesota Timberwolf etched his name in Minnesota basketball lore well before he became...

A collection of Golden Aquila editions...

The Golden Aquila: Our First Newspaper

An Overview of the school's recent newspaper
Neville Kahsai, News Writer April 9, 2016

As few students know, The Talon is not our first attempt at creating a newspaper. Running from the 80s to the late 90s, The Golden Aquila was a buzzing and friendly hub for students by students to keep...

Student Council in 1976

AVHS Clubs: Then and Now

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer April 9, 2016

There is something for everyone here at AVHS. Whether you’re interested in acting, journalism, science, math, or speech and debate, there is a club at this school that is right for you. Throughout...

40 Years of Diversity

40 Years of Diversity

Zynab Ahmed, Arts & Entertainment Writer April 9, 2016

The color of one's’ skin and the rich background each individual has is a part of who they are. The beauty of this identity is often overshadowed by the yearning to fit in and seem ‘normal’; however,...

1994-95 Apple Valley Girls Hockey team photo

Apple Valley Girls Hockey Wins First Ever State Championship

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor April 8, 2016

On February 24, 1995, over 3,000 fans packed into Aldrich Arena in Maplewood to see a first: Apple Valley was a part of history as the first ever girls hockey state tournament began. The inaugural 1994-95...

Courtesy of AV Yearbook.

Uniforms Through the Years

Nate Williams, Sports Writer April 8, 2016

Throughout Apple Valley High School's 40 years, there have been many uniform changes across all sports. One thing that has never changed, however, are our classic colors - brown and gold. There have been...

AVHS: Building on Tradition

AVHS: Building on Tradition

Sarah Crippes and Claire Hoffa April 8, 2016

In the fall of 1976, a new era emerged with the opening of Apple Valley High School. Students from the surrounding area began to roam the hallways, meet life-long friends and learn what it truly means...

I Voted stickers sit on a table during early voting for the Nov. 6th election, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Davenport Public Library in Davenport, Iowa. Early voting for the Nov. 6th election likely will set an Iowa record, as presidential candidates seek to lock-in votes in the battleground state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

America’s Favorite Pastime: Politics

Halima Badri, Features Writer April 8, 2016

There’s a magical place in the United States where grown adults go to act like children. You guessed it: Capitol Hill, where the 114th Congress resides. From the scandals in 1976 to the obscene comments...

The 1996 Apple Valley boys hockey team celebrates its state title
(Photo courtesy of Chris Sikich)

Together Too Long To Lose

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor April 7, 2016

The Apple Valley Sports Arena was buzzing on a winter night in 1996--but not in a way you’d normally think. The third-ranked  Apple Valley Eagles hockey team was playing a section quarterfinal game...

Side view of the home stands of the stadium

Home at Last: Our Stadium Story

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer April 7, 2016

The doors to Apple Valley have been open for 40 years; however the gates have not been. More specifically, the gates to the stadium haven’t been. For many who are not older or aren’t familiar with...

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