The Kidd with the Rhymes

By Avon Echo Staff  “Check out my mixtape.” A lot of people say it. Senior Nick Newman, also known as “Nico The Kidd,” actually means it. He’s already put out one mixtape on SoundCloud, titled “Flu Game,” a nod to Michael Jordan’s famous flu-stricken performance in the 1997 NBA finals. Newman’s next mixtape, set to release March 17, is called “Lately I’ve Been Up to … Continue reading The Kidd with the Rhymes

Gender Stereotypes in School

Pink and blue, dolls and cars, English and math. For countless years, boys and girls have been starkly contrasted from one another, possibly contributing to the stereotype that math is for boys and English is for girls, but does gender really affect a student’s success in either class? There is a gap. SAT data broken down by gender from the year 1972 to 2013 shows boys … Continue reading Gender Stereotypes in School

Profile: Senior Maddie Howell Takes on Vegetarian Diet for Three Years

By Alyssa Bates| Business Manager The average American consumes an average of 270 pounds of meat per year. Therefore, going a week without eating chicken, beef or any other type of meat can be difficult for many people. For senior Maddie Howell, however, she hasn’t eaten meat for over three years. “I had always been against eating meat from a really young age. Back when … Continue reading Profile: Senior Maddie Howell Takes on Vegetarian Diet for Three Years

Japanese Teacher Mrs. Amanda Ramirez Approaches Classroom Setup with a New Perspective

By Tierra Harris| Reporter Until now, you would have thought that the words comfort and classroom couldn’t be used in the same sentence. In room A201, Japanese teacher Mrs. Amanda Ramirez has finally made that possible. Mrs. Ramirez and her students have tried a new classroom set up this year and the idea just may spark the interest of other teachers throughout Avon High School. “I … Continue reading Japanese Teacher Mrs. Amanda Ramirez Approaches Classroom Setup with a New Perspective

Featured Pieces in the AHS Art Gallery

By Brannigan Watson| Reporter Have you ever taken a moment to look at the artwork displayed in the halls? With a 6-minute passing period and some distance to travel, the answer is probably no. There are many pieces displayed across the halls. These pieces are created by Avon High School students. The display cases have changed since these photos were taken, so if you like … Continue reading Featured Pieces in the AHS Art Gallery

Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2016 Heritage Festival and Holiday Festivities

By Brooke Beaman| News Editor On Sept. 24, the 18th Avon Community Heritage Festival took place at Washington Township Park. “This is a free, fun, community event to pull Avon together, and just have families come out and have fun,” said Karie Sinclair, the head of the Festival for this year. The Festival had many activities, including a dog and cat adoption through the Humane … Continue reading Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2016 Heritage Festival and Holiday Festivities

Legends of the Avon Haunted Bridge

By Caroline Emenaker| Reporter The Haunted Bridge is notorious for its haunted roads, but where did the legend start? There are multiple tales of people dying and haunting the bridge since the start of construction 1907. Throughout the United States at the time, railroads and roads were being constructed to make transportation easier. In 1907 the building of a bridge over the White Lick Creek … Continue reading Legends of the Avon Haunted Bridge

Avon School Board Discusses Budget Use

Content by Gabby Cress| Editor-in-chief On October 27th a meeting regarding the Avon Community School Corporations budget took place at the School District Office. The board members, member David D. Webb, Secretary Anne L. Engelhardt, Vice President Pamela J. DeWeese and President Kimberly L. Woodward discussed a multitude of different subjects about Avon Community Schools’ budget for 2017. The superintendent of Avon schools, Dr. Margaret … Continue reading Avon School Board Discusses Budget Use