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

Netflix Documentary Puts Cheerleading Center Stage

By Cassidy Cerny | Contributor “The American Cheerleader” is an exhausted cliché that has been kept alive for far too long. Cheerleaders are no longer just the popular, tan, skinny, white girls who date the quarterback. They are no longer just the queen bees of the school, or the dumb blondes with daddy’s money. “Cheer,” a six-part documentary on streaming platform Netflix, challenges this traditional … Continue reading Netflix Documentary Puts Cheerleading Center Stage

Album Review: "Fine Line" by Harry Styles

Lexi Carmack | Reporter British pop star Harry Styles’ sophomore album, Fine Line, is filled with influences from classic rock, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie. Styles has emerged into his own, and each track is filled with individualism and flare. Styles started as a lead heartthrob in pop boy band One Direction, and after the group broke up … Continue reading Album Review: "Fine Line" by Harry Styles

Opinion: Local Gems to Scout on Avon’s Hour-Delay Days

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Breakfast: the most important meal of the day (or at least, that’s what we’ve been told). While some students eat breakfast daily, some struggle to find the time on a regular school day. That’s where the beauty of hour delays come in: while some students spend the extra hour catching up on sleep, others use this time to go … Continue reading Opinion: Local Gems to Scout on Avon’s Hour-Delay Days

A Decade in Reflection

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief As 2019 concludes after what seems like an everlasting eternity, it marks the end of a decade. From Gaga’s meat dress in 2010 to the 2016 release of Pokémon Go, the past ten years have been inarguably iconic and downright phenomenal. Since it’s easy to lose sight of all the good happenings in the world, here are the most positive … Continue reading A Decade in Reflection

Rainbow Six Siege: Fight for Team USA

Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter Many teams in sports history have been crowned with the title “Team USA,” from the ‘92 Dream Team comprised of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird among others, all the way to the US Women’s National Soccer Team that has been dominant in recent years. This weekend in Las Vegas 8 of North America’s finest Rainbow Six Siege teams faced … Continue reading Rainbow Six Siege: Fight for Team USA

Streaming Wars: Disney Strikes Back

Matthew Barton | Design Editor It is a period of streaming wars! Countless companies have begun to offer their own streaming platform in hopes of bringing in large profits and becoming the most widely used service. Since streaming started in the United States in 2007, Netflix has become the main name in the streaming industry. But, striking from out of nowhere, Disney has announced that … Continue reading Streaming Wars: Disney Strikes Back

Avon Football Team Keeps Undefeated Streak Alive Against Westfield Shamrocks

Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter   The football team entered Friday night with a 6-0 undefeated streak, destined for a matchup with the Westfield Shamrocks. The Shamrocks entered the day with a 4-2 overall record and a 2-2 in conference record. First Half The scoring didn’t begin the way the Orioles would have liked as Westfield senior Eli Patchett put his first rushing touchdown of the … Continue reading Avon Football Team Keeps Undefeated Streak Alive Against Westfield Shamrocks