How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst a Pandemic; Q&A with Avon’s Mental Wellness Provider, Brittany Cheviron

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Q: How should teenagers maintain their mental health during a pandemic? A: There are many activities that teens can do to create and maintain good mental health.  We all need outlets for expressing our emotions, and ideally we need to do it in ways that are more helpful than hurtful.  Some ideas for healthy expression are writing, creating art or … Continue reading How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst a Pandemic; Q&A with Avon’s Mental Wellness Provider, Brittany Cheviron

How Avon’s Cafeteria Workers Have Been Affected by COVID-19 and its Implications

McKensie Kappel | Reporter Lunch for students is an escape from other aspects of school. The cafeteria can be chaotic: kids yelling at the top of their lungs, seats filling with students trying to find a spot, and some students getting up whenever they want; however, a lot has changed for the cafeteria due to the implications of COVID-19 and the new procedures it has … Continue reading How Avon’s Cafeteria Workers Have Been Affected by COVID-19 and its Implications

Avon Fights COVID-19 with Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Product SaniTyze During the School Day

Mira Branham | Co Editor-in-Chief Coronavirus. COVID-19. Pandemic. These words have been swirling around since the virus appeared early this year, but what is being done at Avon High School to combat the spread of the virus, now that classes are back in session? According to Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor Cynthia Kaufman, the jury is … Continue reading Avon Fights COVID-19 with Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Product SaniTyze During the School Day

AHS Students’ Thoughts on Hybrid Schedule

Mebele Onwuaduegbo | Reporter “I honestly enjoy the hybrid schedule. Class sizes seem less overwhelming, hallways are much less congested, and teaching seems to be more “one-on-one”. I do miss seeing some friends, but taking necessary precautions is important for the safety of students.” -Hayden Sawyer, 12 “There are some things I do like and some I don’t. I like that there’s still physical classes. … Continue reading AHS Students’ Thoughts on Hybrid Schedule

Avon School Board Meets to Discuss Hybrid Learning Option at AHS: Here’s What It Could Look Like

Morgan Jones | Design Editor On Sunday, Aug. 9, Avon Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham announced to families that Avon High School would be making a transition to e-Learning until plans for a hybrid model could be discussed by the School Board.  The district’s decision came after two staff members and three students had tested positive for the novel coronavirus less than eight days into the … Continue reading Avon School Board Meets to Discuss Hybrid Learning Option at AHS: Here’s What It Could Look Like

Avon Schools to Return July 29

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief On June 19 it was announced that the Avon Community School Corporation (ACSC) had communicated and thus decided on June 17 that they would reopen all Avon schools July 29. While this may not have appeared as news a year ago, with COVID-19 it definitely does now. Times have changed and there are now steps for each Avon family to … Continue reading Avon Schools to Return July 29

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