Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking AP Exams

By Tierra Harris | Web Editor-in-Chief After sitting in AP classes for months, the inevitable exams really start hitting home around the last few weeks of the school year. With the anticipation of  getting a decent score to receive the college credits you worked hard for, preparing yourself mentally and physically is always the most difficult. So, here are a few tips and tricks to … Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking AP Exams

Students Share Thoughts on Finals

“I’d say that they’re almost unnecessary. I’d so much rather have a final project that’s been worked on for most of the semester than take tests.” Bella Rios, 9 “Finals week: The time I have to turn on my brain and remember what I learned in July.” Sriya Koganti, 9 “The one thing that I like about the finals setup is that most teachers give … Continue reading Students Share Thoughts on Finals

A Reflection on President Trump’s First Year in Office

By Cameron Sowder | Reporter On November 8, 2016, citizens of the United States elected Donald Trump as president. Trump made many, many promises in his election campaign and while it may seem like he should already be elbow deep in doing what he told the American people he would do, the problems and situations he vowed to end can be much more complicated than … Continue reading A Reflection on President Trump’s First Year in Office

Opinion: A Higher Class Rank Is the Key to Future Success

By Prabhvir Lakhan | Reporter My parents have always told me that I need to have a high-class rank. I agree with them because having a high-class rank can help you succeed in life. The first reason is that you have a much better chance of getting accepted to the college or university of your choice. According to top tier admissions, 97% of Columbia University’s … Continue reading Opinion: A Higher Class Rank Is the Key to Future Success

(Don’t Take This Too Seriously) 7 Teachers Who Would Have Killed It in Rio

Disclaimer: The content below is a work of satire. By Matt Kruze | Reporter Another year, another Olympic Games in the bag. Obviously, America crushed it. But something bothered me this year: In total, America earned just 121 medals, nearly doubling the second place China with 70 medals. I just can’t stand for that; we should definitely have quadrupled, maybe even quintupled those numbers. Needless … Continue reading (Don’t Take This Too Seriously) 7 Teachers Who Would Have Killed It in Rio

Seniors’ Top 10 Tips for a Fabulous Open House

By Rachel Moore | Editor-in-Chief Have a design: “You should have more of a design-type theme, like rustic or shabby chic, but not like Hawaiian theme or American themed or Donald Trump.” Madyson Mercer “I always felt like a theme at an open house made it seem more like a birthday that you just invited everyone to. It should look little put-together, but it doesn’t … Continue reading Seniors’ Top 10 Tips for a Fabulous Open House

The Echo Ranks the Top 10 Singer-Songwriters of All Time

By Josh Muller | Reporter  While it may not be considered its own instrument, the role of the songwriter is just as if not more important than any of the other parts in a band of any musical genre. Songwriting encompasses every word spoken, every note played, and every single second of the sonic hysteria known as music. In honor of the rock stars who’ve recently … Continue reading The Echo Ranks the Top 10 Singer-Songwriters of All Time

The Echo Ranks Avon’s Favorite Anime

By Lauren Crosier | Reporter  The word “anime” can evoke many different reactions. For some, it’s nothing more than big-eyed characters and subtitled English. But for fans, they’ll undoubtedly think of their favorite characters and shows. Or maybe they’ll think of Pokémon, which in February announced the release of a new game called Sun and Moon later this year. Not to mention their upcoming augmented reality game, Pokémon … Continue reading The Echo Ranks Avon’s Favorite Anime

Opinion: Equalists vs. Feminists

Why I am Not a Feminist (appeared originally in December 2015 issue of The Echo) By Lauren Crosier | Reporter  Okay, I will admit, at the beginning of this feminism boom I called myself a feminist. I was all for female power. Looking at it now, I cannot believe I was all for empowering the female whilst being completely ignorant to the suppression men face. It … Continue reading Opinion: Equalists vs. Feminists