An AP Student’s Guide to 2020 AP Exams

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief Senior prom, March Madness, Coachella: the list goes on of events doomed to the grave by the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19; however, in a recent statement released by College Board, the show must go on for 2020 AP Exams. From past years, the exams will look different for this year’s test-takers: the tests are now 45 minutes long and consist of just … Continue reading An AP Student’s Guide to 2020 AP Exams

New P.E. Requirements to Come to The Class of 2023

Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter “Oh, you play a sport? Don’t worry about taking P.E. then, just get a waiver.” That’s how graduation requirements have been met for all graduating classes here at Avon High School. However, for this year’s freshman and beyond, it won’t be quite as easy. Counselor David Thompson said the decision did not come from the school. “I know that we have to follow … Continue reading New P.E. Requirements to Come to The Class of 2023

Keeping Up with the Clubs: Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Kadijatu Balde | Reporter With the diversity pool growing in Avon, it is important to make all students feel represented. For this purpose, a new club has been made at Avon called the Muslim Students Association. This club came from a few fellow friends who wanted to educate people about Islam. The president of MSA, Abdur Rahim Salim, said that there is a lot of misinformation about Islam … Continue reading Keeping Up with the Clubs: Muslim Student Association (MSA)

The Lesser of Two Evils: Is E-Learning Better Than Traditional School? (Opinion)

Sam Sublette | Reporter Long hours, monotonous schedules, and a repetitive cycle. Students experience this environment when attending school on a regular schedule. However, with a quarantine in place, students now have an extended break from this cycle. The academic setting has migrated from a physical place of learning to a virtual one. Does this newer method trump the traditional method of education or does … Continue reading The Lesser of Two Evils: Is E-Learning Better Than Traditional School? (Opinion)

Bored During Quarantine? Click Here. (Opinion)

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor As the world faces a global pandemic and people worldwide are stuck in quarantine, our population is subject to boredom. Nowadays, it is easy to find yourself sitting at home, dull and motionless, but fear not as The Echo has a list of different media you can check out while stuck at home. Music Albums Bazzi, Soul Searching: This album, … Continue reading Bored During Quarantine? Click Here. (Opinion)

The Fine Line Between Balancing Extracurriculars and Free Time

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Most students are told to fill up their schedules, to make the most out of their high school career, and to impress future colleges or employers, but for students who seemingly are a member of everything, where do the plans stop? Where do free time and homework fit in? For senior Michaela DiPalmo, her free time comes on Sundays — her … Continue reading The Fine Line Between Balancing Extracurriculars and Free Time

Yes, I’m an Early Grad (Opinion)

Lexi Carmack | Reporter When I tell people I’m planning on graduating a semester early, I am usually told that I’m going to regret it, and that I’m going to be missing out on so much. However, I disagree. By the end of this year, my junior year, the only credits I will need for my senior year will be English, Government, and Economics classes. I don’t have … Continue reading Yes, I’m an Early Grad (Opinion)

As a Student, Is Your Social Media Activity Protected by the First Amendment?

Savannah Abshire | Sports Editor On Feb. 11, 2020, four high school students from Saline High School in Detroit, Mich. filed a lawsuit against their own school district for taking disciplinary action against them after the students had been involved in a group chat on Snapchat where racist comments and slurs were being sent back and forth. The students filed the lawsuit with David A. Kallman who claimed that … Continue reading As a Student, Is Your Social Media Activity Protected by the First Amendment?

Teachers & Speech: How Limited Are They?

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor Every American citizen possesses the freedom of speech, at least, to a certain extent. When it comes to personal, political, or religious views, teachers do not possess complete freedom of speech in the classroom. Not only because of their part in educating students, but because of their position in our state government. However, teachers’ freedom of speech is not 100 percent … Continue reading Teachers & Speech: How Limited Are They?