eSports Club Cranks it Up A ‘Notch’, Opens Own Minecraft Server

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

Is Hitting Snooze Bad?

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?

Avon Wrestling Team Takes Seventh at IHSAA State

Camden Mercer | Reporter The Avon boys’ wrestling team participated in the IHSAA-sanctioned State competition on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The team finished seventh overall, with a dual meet record of 11-6. One State wrestler from Avon, senior Ke’Tre Dickens, finished the season with a 15-7 record. “It was new. I’ve never made it to a State … Continue reading Avon Wrestling Team Takes Seventh at IHSAA State

OK Boomer: Do Phones Really Impact Teen Mental Health?

Hanna Walker | Reporter YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, the list goes on. Generation Z is the first to ever have constant access to the internet, a thing becoming increasingly vital to modern society. People are becoming more dependent on mapping programs and search engines, and one thing is for certain: our social lives are becoming rapidly intertwined with the internet. To some degree or another, many … Continue reading OK Boomer: Do Phones Really Impact Teen Mental Health?

Why Are There 29 Days in February This Year? A Look Into Leap Day History

Mira Branham | Reporter One year is equal to 365 days… technically. Every four years, the trend is broken and 366 days are recorded on the calendar: all thanks to an extra day inserted onto the end of February. Here’s why we “leap forward” every few cycles. There are three facts about Feb. 29 you should know: It actually takes the Earth 365.2421 days to … Continue reading Why Are There 29 Days in February This Year? A Look Into Leap Day History

AHS Swim & Dive Teams Reflect on Season, Boys Work Towards State Finals

Josh Hartman | Reporter With the current 2019-2020 swim season coming to a close, there are many achievements to look back on. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams had their own successes and even broke some records along the way. Junior Hannah Jones swam a new record for the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.33, breaking her own previous 2019 record of 56.92. Jones currently holds three swim … Continue reading AHS Swim & Dive Teams Reflect on Season, Boys Work Towards State Finals

AHS Teacher Mrs. Heather Meunier Recipient of Armstrong Educator Award

AP English Language & Composition instructor Mrs. Heather Meunier has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Armstrong Teacher Educator Award, a prize given by the IU School of Education. This coming April, Mrs. Meunier will be honored on the IU-Bloomington campus. She is joined by prior Avon recipients Mr. Tony Record, Mr. Dean Westman, and Ms. Ranielle Moore. According to its official website, the award recognizes … Continue reading AHS Teacher Mrs. Heather Meunier Recipient of Armstrong Educator Award

AHS Japanese Olympiad Team Travels to Purdue University

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

Opinion: Out With the Lectures. In With the Active Learning.

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.