Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-In-Chief Before this global pandemic, working at Chipotle did not feel essential to junior Morgan Wittenauer, and according to Wittenauer, it still doesn’t now. “It absolutely isn’t essential,” said Wittenauer. “You can make food at home.” With COVID-19 looming over not only America but the entire world, many businesses, workplaces, and schools have been shut down out of precaution, leaving essential … Continue reading Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

COVID-19 & Season Cancellations Encourage Student Athletes to Get Active at Home

Lexi Carmack | Reporter Gyms are closed, seasons are cancelled, and Avon High School students are forced to rethink their workout routines. Junior Jaz Peterson’s gym has closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, and her workout routine has been turned upside down. Peterson is on the Unified Track Team. “If it weren’t for quarantine, I would always go to the YMCA gym to work out … Continue reading COVID-19 & Season Cancellations Encourage Student Athletes to Get Active at Home

Avon Students Start Peer Tutoring Website: Here’s How You Can Join

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor With schools going online, many students find that they’re struggling to keep up in coursework or simply to learn via the Internet. With covidtutor.live, juniors Jason Le and Sriya Koganti have started to help struggling students learn and others gain volunteer hours, with the assistance of another high school student in New Jersey named Steven. “I met Steven on … Continue reading Avon Students Start Peer Tutoring Website: Here’s How You Can Join

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

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)

Avon Students Reflect on COVID-19 Timeline as Virus Continues to Spread Throughout Indiana

Lexi Carmack | Reporter Coronavirus: what started as a joke on social media soon became a harsh reality for the students of Avon. Now, families have to adjust and make do with the unfamiliar territory of e-Learning. “We were kind of expecting it, but it still came as a surprise that of all places, it came to Avon,” junior Bella Rios said. The news broke on … Continue reading Avon Students Reflect on COVID-19 Timeline as Virus Continues to Spread Throughout Indiana

Will Students Self-Quarantine During School Shutdown?

Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon Community School Corporation has closed its doors in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Shortly after that was announced, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said that this is not a vacation. She and the team of Indiana medical professionals had a clear message: go home and stay home while school is closed. If students will heed this … Continue reading Will Students Self-Quarantine During School Shutdown?

AHS Extracurriculars Disrupted by COVID-19

Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon’s Business Professionals of America club was at its State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on March 9 when senior Chloe Gilmore received a call from her sponsor asking her and her friends to come meet with her. Gilmore had already heard that Avon schools were being closed, so she thought her sponsor wanted to talk about school being canceled. “Then she told … Continue reading AHS Extracurriculars Disrupted by COVID-19