Opinion: Acting Stupid isn't Cute

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor I understand that today marks the glorious Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day, which is meant to celebrate love, but bare with me as I (kind of) rant. The thing that bothers me the most in this world is the romanticism of stupidity. I simply do not understand why it is considered “cute” to ask someone a question, or why … Continue reading Opinion: Acting Stupid isn't Cute

BPA vs. DECA: What’s The Difference?

Sofia Breuer | Reporter Avon High School’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and BPA (Business Professionals of America) clubs seem almost identical from a surface level. Both deal primarily with leadership and value development pertinent to a business environment. Each club, however, has their own underlying differentiating skills that make them stand out from each other despite their similarities. According the online description from the official … Continue reading BPA vs. DECA: What’s The Difference?

Here’s How Avon Administration Declares Snow Days

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief “I don’t fit on buses,” tweeted frustrated junior Blake Fisher. When Avon superintendent Margaret Hoernemann declared Dec. 16 a normal school day via Twitter and advised student drivers to ride the bus, tweets criticizing the district’s decision were popular among students and parents alike: Fisher alone received 228 likes, and Hoernemann’s tweet garnered a total of over 100 comments. Many concerns came … Continue reading Here’s How Avon Administration Declares Snow Days

Netflix Documentary Puts Cheerleading Center Stage

By Cassidy Cerny | Contributor “The American Cheerleader” is an exhausted cliché that has been kept alive for far too long. Cheerleaders are no longer just the popular, tan, skinny, white girls who date the quarterback. They are no longer just the queen bees of the school, or the dumb blondes with daddy’s money. “Cheer,” a six-part documentary on streaming platform Netflix, challenges this traditional … Continue reading Netflix Documentary Puts Cheerleading Center Stage

BREAKING: ACSC Superintendent Announces Retirement After Eight Years

Mira Branham | Reporter On Friday, January 24, Avon Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Hoernemann announced she would be stepping down from her position at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. It has not been said who will take Hoernemann’s place. In her eight years as superintendent, Hoernemann worked to improve the well-being and education of 10,000+ students and their families. Although she is retiring, … Continue reading BREAKING: ACSC Superintendent Announces Retirement After Eight Years

Mr. Peanut: A Fallen American Hero

Matthew Barton | Design Editor The nation mourns today as heartbreaking news is spread about one of America’s greatest icons. It was officially announced that the famous spokesperson for Planters Peanuts, Mr. Peanut, has died in a tragic accident. The announcement came from the official Estate of Mr. Peanut Twitter account. “It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Mr. Peanut has died at … Continue reading Mr. Peanut: A Fallen American Hero

Next on “My Strange Addiction”: O-Zone Cookies

Mira Branham | Reporter The aroma of freshly-baked cookies wafts through the halls. Stomachs growl and yearn for the buttery, sugary delights that are O-Zone cookies. The treats, branded under Otis Spunkmeyer, are sold for one dollar a pack, which contains two of either sugar, chocolate chip or M&M cookies. DECA sells them every day except A days, with the profits going towards their club … Continue reading Next on “My Strange Addiction”: O-Zone Cookies

Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Jan. 11, senior Haley Nichols scored her 1000th point in her high school basketball career, a feat she realized she wanted to hit going into junior year. She has played for the team since her freshman year. “My teammates are very supportive and have all said very positive things about [the point],” said Nichols. The point was not … Continue reading Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point

Students vs. Part-Time Jobs: Does it Impact Schoolwork?

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Let’s be honest: we all love getting an extra buck or two. While some students put their focus strictly on school, others concern themselves with working and earning their own money, but does this impact their grades and academic career? For senior Mackie Phillips, she feels like her job at Panda Express is a healthy balance. “I limit the amount … Continue reading Students vs. Part-Time Jobs: Does it Impact Schoolwork?