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

Some Skip The Lunch Line, Some Wait for Bosco Sticks Each Thursday

Lexi Carmack | Reporter Junior Colton Niehus exits the Homestyle Line, his tray occupied by Bosco Sticks and a water. It’s an average Thursday lunch at Avon High School. Niehus, like many Avon students, buys his lunch almost every day of the week. “I prefer buying lunch because it’s easier to not have a lunch box to carry around,” Niehus said. Though the school offers a … Continue reading Some Skip The Lunch Line, Some Wait for Bosco Sticks Each Thursday

Keeping Up with the Clubs: Computer Science Honors Society

Kadijatu Balde | Reporter The amount of classes relating to computer science are starting to grow at AHS. From the AP Computer Science courses to the new Cyber Security class, the interest in computer science has been proven to be prominent. Now, some students at Avon have decided to further this interest by joining Avon’s new Computer Science Honor Society. The club first met in … Continue reading Keeping Up with the Clubs: Computer Science Honors Society

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)

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

The Impending Cyber Olympiad: Should Esports Be Held to the Same Standards as Traditional Sports?

Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter Of all markets of competition, esports is one of the fastest growing. With a plethora of games like League of Legends, CSGO, DOTA, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, PUBG, Overwatch, and Call of Duty, there are many pathways for gamers to go pro. Do any of these qualify as a sport? Junior Esports Club Vice President Christian O’Neil doesn’t believe so, despite his … Continue reading The Impending Cyber Olympiad: Should Esports Be Held to the Same Standards as Traditional Sports?

Student Parking Lot or Manhattan Traffic Jam? Student Drivers Voice Their Concern

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor There are two words senior Sophia Trinkle would use to describe Avon’s student parking lot: awful and hellish. “Everyone needs to be more aware of their surroundings and just be good people,” said Trinkle. Trinkle said the parking lot comes with a boatload of issues, ranging from rude drivers to intense traffic. “The traffic at AHS is so congested,” said … Continue reading Student Parking Lot or Manhattan Traffic Jam? Student Drivers Voice Their Concern

AP Environmental Teacher Lisa Kern Awarded Environmental Educator of the Year

Mira Branham | Reporter Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! On Jan. 27, the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District (HCSWMD) presented Chemistry and AP Environmental Science teacher Lisa Kern with the Environmental Educator of the Year Award. According to the HCSWMD member Amy Sieferman, the award was created in 2010 as a way to acknowledge local science educators who encourage environmental awareness, as well as to highlight student participation … Continue reading AP Environmental Teacher Lisa Kern Awarded Environmental Educator of the Year