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)
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)
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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