Why Do We Care so Much About Celebrity Deaths? (Opinion)

Josh Hartman | Reporter Jan. 26, 2020, is a date that many people will remember forever. What started as a normal Sunday turned into a horrible nightmare as 41-year-old basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven others were killed in a tragic helicopter accident right outside of Los Angeles, CA. Following the tragedy, fans of Bryant voiced their grief on social … Continue reading Why Do We Care so Much About Celebrity Deaths? (Opinion)

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)

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)

Yes, I’m an Early Grad (Opinion)

Lexi Carmack | Reporter When I tell people I’m planning on graduating a semester early, I am usually told that I’m going to regret it, and that I’m going to be missing out on so much. However, I disagree. By the end of this year, my junior year, the only credits I will need for my senior year will be English, Government, and Economics classes. I don’t have … Continue reading Yes, I’m an Early Grad (Opinion)

I Put the B in LGBT (Opinion)

Mira Branham | Reporter How many LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) people do you know? I bet you don’t know me. I’m bisexual, and I’m not the only person in my family who identifies somewhere along the metaphorical rainbow. As a member of an LGBT family, I think I have a pretty extensive knowledge of the community and those who are … Continue reading I Put the B in LGBT (Opinion)

Avon Boys’ Basketball Ends Season, Looks Ahead to Fall 2020

Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter The Avon Boys’ Varsity Basketball team’s 2019-2020 season has ended in defeat, as it eventually does for every team except for one. After a heartbreaking 55-49 loss to rival Brownsburg in the first game of Sectionals, the team looks ahead to next season.  Avon will only lose five seniors to graduation heading into next season. This will allow them to build up … Continue reading Avon Boys’ Basketball Ends Season, Looks Ahead to Fall 2020

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?

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.

Opinion: Acting Stupid isn’t Cute

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor I understand that today marks the glorious Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day, which is meant to celebrate love, but bare with me as I (kind of) rant. The thing that bothers me the most in this world is the romanticism of stupidity. I simply do not understand why it is considered “cute” to ask someone a question, or why … Continue reading Opinion: Acting Stupid isn’t Cute