Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Feb. 22, Avon’s Japanese Olympiad team traveled to Purdue University to compete in an annual competition hosted by the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese (AITJ), an organization Mrs. Amanda (Sensei) Ramirez was President of for the 2019-2020 school year. This isn’t the first year the Avon club has competed; starting the tradition in 2018, participating Japanese students have traveled around Indiana … Continue reading AHS Japanese Olympiad Team Travels to Purdue University
Sam Sublette | Reporter Dozing off in long, boring classes. Figuring out what page the rest of the class is on in the textbook. Watching the seconds on a clock sluggishly tick away until the bell rings and signals the start of the next monotonous class. These classes are not unbearably painful because of the teachers; instead, it is the lack of something more engaging for students … Continue reading Opinion: Out With the Lectures. In With the Active Learning.
Photos by Nathan Miller. Continue reading Avon Symphony Orchestra Takes on Historic Hilbert Circle (Slideshow)
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Feb. 19, the annual Culture Fair was held during SRT and each lunch. The event gave clubs and students both a chance to help teach fellow peers more about the other cultural groups within AHS. With Mrs. Steppe taking lead, students filled out a ‘passport’ for extra credit in class and visited the many booths, many of which … Continue reading AHS Students Participate in Annual Culture Fair (Slideshow)
Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor The Echo tested the theory that “36 questions can make you fall in love” by asking two acquaintances the exact 36 questions (9 included in the video). Does the test work? Do the pair fall in love? Watch the video above to find out. Continue reading Can 36 Questions Make You Fall in Love?
Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor The Echo asked three couples 15 questions, ranging from “What is your partner’s favorite color?” to “What do they want to be when they grow up?” Watch the video to find out who manages to win first place and simultaneously get all 15 questions correct. Continue reading Three AHS Couples Compete in Newlyweds Game
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
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?
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
Mira Branham | Reporter ¡Bienvenidos al Ori-¡Olé¡ Café! On Wed., Jan. 29, the Spanish National Honor Society (SNHS) hosted their first Ori-¡Olé¡ Café of the semester. Once a month, club members, led by Spanish teacher Jared Emmons and a leadership team, set up the ALC Cafeteria with food, coffee, activities, and games for all five levels of Spanish offered at Avon High School. According to Emmons and the … Continue reading SNHS Hosts “Ori-¡Olé! Café”, A Unique Way to Get Extra Credit in Spanish