Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor After it was petitioned in 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women throughout history. Below are nine Avon students explaining what meaning the month holds for them, followed by a short knowledge quiz of the ladies who have made an impact in America. What does National Women’s History Month … Continue reading National Women’s History Month at AHS (Quote Collection & Quiz)
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Movies tend to depict a stressed out student sitting and staring at a textbook in the comfort of their own home, but just how true is that for students here at Avon? And if not at home, where do students choose to study? For senior Sally Fox, studying outside of her home is just easier. “I’ve got cats and … Continue reading AHS Students Share Their Favorite Study Spots and Tips
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon Community School Corporation has closed its doors in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Shortly after that was announced, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said that this is not a vacation. She and the team of Indiana medical professionals had a clear message: go home and stay home while school is closed. If students will heed this … Continue reading Will Students Self-Quarantine During School Shutdown?
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon’s Business Professionals of America club was at its State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on March 9 when senior Chloe Gilmore received a call from her sponsor asking her and her friends to come meet with her. Gilmore had already heard that Avon schools were being closed, so she thought her sponsor wanted to talk about school being canceled. “Then she told … Continue reading AHS Extracurriculars Disrupted by COVID-19
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Seven periods, five days, two weeks. With Avon schools closed for two weeks after at least one student contracted the coronavirus, students have been told to complete e-Learning assignments in lieu of in-person schooling. These e-Learning assignments are to be posted daily by teachers. AP Calculus teacher Anthony Record said he plans to use web-based seminars to carry on class as normal. … Continue reading Students and Teachers Adjust to 2 Weeks of e-Learning Following ACSC Coronavirus Case
By Connor Brownfield | Contributor Avon High School sophomore Gunner Smyth lies in a dormitory bedroom at Brigham Young University in Utah, thinking about his future. He is there as part of a summer camp that allows him to live like a college student. He can go to classes and tour campus. He knows he wants to go to college, but what makes one college different … Continue reading College: The “Higher” Education?
On March 8, the Avon Community School Corporation was notified that a student at Hickory Elementary had tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. A message was sent to parents shortly following, and a notice was posted on the ACSC official website. Here’s what you need to know: Hickory Elementary School will be closed until April 6 for cleaning, per recommendation of the … Continue reading BREAKING: e-Learning Day Scheduled for March 9 Due to Local COVID-19 Case
Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter The Avon Boys’ Varsity Basketball team’s 2019-2020 season has ended in defeat, as it eventually does for every team except for one. After a heartbreaking 55-49 loss to rival Brownsburg in the first game of Sectionals, the team looks ahead to next season. Avon will only lose five seniors to graduation heading into next season. This will allow them to build up … Continue reading Avon Boys’ Basketball Ends Season, Looks Ahead to Fall 2020
Elijah Ybarra | Reporter The eSports Club at Avon plays a lot of games, such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Recently, the gaming club has hopped on last decade’s biggest bandwagon: Minecraft, where they’ve recently created their own server. The server was created by the eSports Club officers. Vice President and junior Christian O’Neil said he wanted to create the Minecraft … Continue reading eSports Club Cranks it Up A ‘Notch’, Opens Own Minecraft Server
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor The alarm blares. It’s 7:00 A.M. and time to get up for school, but your eyes feel heavy and your bed is warm. Surely hitting snooze for an extra couple minutes of shut-eye can’t do too much harm, right? According to the Director of Sleep Disorders Research, Reena Mehra, it just might. Mehra says the repetition of hitting snooze is … Continue reading Is Hitting Snooze Bad?