College: The “Higher” Education?

By Connor Brownfield | Contributor Avon High School sophomore Gunner Smyth lies in a dormitory bedroom at Brigham Young University in Utah, thinking about his future. He is there as part of a summer camp that allows him to live like a college student. He can go to classes and tour campus. He knows he wants to go to college, but what makes one college different … Continue reading College: The “Higher” Education?

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

Is It a Student’s Responsibility to Report Vaping on Campus?

By Krishna Lathish | Contributor Senior Jose Campos stared, dumbfounded, as the student held out the Juul like an olive branch; one hit in return for his discretion. He wasn’t worried about what to do. What had Campos scratching his head is that he hadn’t come fiending for nicotine at a house party – he’d just wanted to use the bathroom between classes at Avon High … Continue reading Is It a Student’s Responsibility to Report Vaping on Campus?