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People of Color at Avon React to Critical Race Theory in School Curriculums

Morgan Armor | Web Co-Editor in Chief With tension rising around the discussion of racial equality, some schools around the United States have began to work towards implementing Critical Race Theory courses into their curriculums. Here are some opinions from P.O.C students at Avon on the situation. “I think it is very important and should be taught in schools. Students need to know about what … Continue reading People of Color at Avon React to Critical Race Theory in School Curriculums

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Kickoff with Coach Bless: Football Season Preview

Josh Hartman | Managing Editor Another school year has started, which means another football season just days away from kick off! Football teams throughout the state will take the field on Friday, August 20th to kick off their seasons, and Avon is no exception. The journey to State begins at home against the Lawrence North Wildcats. Going into his 12th year of coaching, head coach Mark Bless has been getting his team prepared for the start of the … Continue reading Kickoff with Coach Bless: Football Season Preview

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Answers for Games and Puzzles on Avon Echo Page 20

By Mira Branham and Connor Brownfield | Print Editor in Chief and Web Managing Editor Crossword Answers: Down (1-6) and Across (7-12) Thursday Softball Princeton Eighteen Club Sports Harp Ridgway Smiley Yamana Uno Accents Primer President Word Scramble ORIOLES CORONAVIRUS WE ARE AVON WE ARE ONE GRADUATION FINAL EXAMS MATTHEW SHOCKLEY SCHOOLOGY MARCHING BLACK AND GOLD ACCOUNTABLE RESPECTFUL ENGAGED THE ECHO Continue reading Answers for Games and Puzzles on Avon Echo Page 20

Are the Required Readings in English Classes Outdated?

Jamey Walker | Reporter A lot of things have changed since our parents have been in high school, but many of the required readings in Avon High School’s English classes are the same books that generations before us have read, such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. When deciding what books students will read each year there are many factors to look into. According to English … Continue reading Are the Required Readings in English Classes Outdated?

Avon Hosts Student Choreographed “Dance Gala”

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief On March 18 from 7 pm to 8 pm, Avon High School’s ADV Technique dance class hosted their very own Dance Gala. They’ve been preparing and choreographing since the beginning of the school year. “Gala is made up of all the students’ own dances and ideas,” said senior performer, Isabella Wall. While at a first glance a student choreographed performance … Continue reading Avon Hosts Student Choreographed “Dance Gala”

Worst and Best Aspects of AHS According to Students

Morgan Armor | Reporter “The best thing is probably the school spirit since a lot of schools don’t have that great of a student body. Also, the amount of different classes Avon has to offer like the AP classes and performing arts classes.”  “It is difficult to say what the worst thing about Avon is. But something that can be improved is the maintenance. The G-hall … Continue reading Worst and Best Aspects of AHS According to Students

Anime not MANime

Morgan Armor | Reporter The genre is called “anime”, not “MANime”. Yet, some members of the male anime demographic struggle with this concept.   Anime is for anyone who would enjoy watching animated series’ ranging from intense action to shows packed to the brim with heartwarming romance and everything in between. Despite this, female anime fans continue to be perceived as “band wagons”. In fact, Junior Morgan Hoard said that she rarely meets a male anime fan that doesn’t immediately try to test or discredit her authenticity as … Continue reading Anime not MANime

Boys’ Basketball Season Ends After Tough Loss to Plainfield (OPINION)

Josh Hartman | Sports Editor Friday was the sectional semi-final game as Avon welcomed the neighboring Plainfield Quakers to the “Orena” for a chance to play for the sectional championship vs Brownsburg on Saturday night. It was win or go home for both teams and our Orioles were hoping to pull off an upset against the 21-2 Quakers. After one quarter of play, Plainfield was … Continue reading Boys’ Basketball Season Ends After Tough Loss to Plainfield (OPINION)

Debunking Misconceptions of Cultures Across the World

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief As education on the reality of other cultures around the world stays limited, stereotypes and misconceptions continue to build upon themselves. The Echo offered students from different cultures at Avon an opportunity to debunk these stereotypes. Here’s what they had to say: Africa— “One of the many misconceptions about Ethiopia is that it is a place of starving children, poverty, … Continue reading Debunking Misconceptions of Cultures Across the World