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

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

High School Never Ends-Avon Teachers Share Their Experiences as AHS Students

Connor Brownfield | Web Managing Editor Every Avon High School teacher was once a student. They did homework, took tests, participated in extracurriculars, and eventually walked across the stage to collect a diploma. But some of them did it at Avon High School. There are several teachers at Avon High School who donned the black and gold in their teens, and who have seen AHS … Continue reading High School Never Ends-Avon Teachers Share Their Experiences as AHS Students

Indoor Band and Guard Preview Their 2021 Shows

Zoe Benson| Reporter Although the guard and band come together to form the marching band Avon is known for, these groups separate to have their own seasons in the winter. Guard and show choir are similar in the aspect that they both have two different groups. The guard groups are: World Guard and A Guard. World Guard’s show this year is all about the Star. … Continue reading Indoor Band and Guard Preview Their 2021 Shows

Review: Best Rap Music of the Decade

Kyle Morgan |Reporter “Blonde” by Frank Ocean Making its debut in 2016, R&B maestro Frank Ocean’s sophomore album “Blonde” was labeled as one of the best albums from the past decade. Released after a four-year hiatus from his first album “Channel Orange”, “Blonde” is a daring project where Ocean openly explores the circumstances of love, depression, and the stress in juggling his newfound fame. Taking … Continue reading Review: Best Rap Music of the Decade

Mental Health: Perception versus Reality

Myles Miller |Reporter Sadness is not depression, fear isn’t anxiety, and mood swings do not equate to being bipolar. Nearly one in five adults in America live with a mental illness or disorder (nimh.nih.gov). The subject of mental health can be a sensitive subject for most, possibly due to misconceptions of what it’s really like living with a seemingly invisible illness. At Avon, many students … Continue reading Mental Health: Perception versus Reality

Avon High School Show Choirs Prepare for 2020-2021 Season

Zoe Benson |Reporter A-double C-E-N-T-S! GO ACCENTS GO! LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION! ATTRACTION! Although ISSMA events are canceled, it did not stop Avon High School show choirs from continuing their season. They have created shows and are still able to travel to different high schools in Indiana to compete. Accents’ show this year is called Iconic. This mixed show choir takes some of the most iconic … Continue reading Avon High School Show Choirs Prepare for 2020-2021 Season