Stephen Dumeyer | Reporter “Oh, you play a sport? Don’t worry about taking P.E. then, just get a waiver.” That’s how graduation requirements have been met for all graduating classes here at Avon High School. However, for this year’s freshman and beyond, it won’t be quite as easy. Counselor David Thompson said the decision did not come from the school. “I know that we have to follow … Continue reading New P.E. Requirements to Come to The Class of 2023
Kadijatu Balde | Reporter With the diversity pool growing in Avon, it is important to make all students feel represented. For this purpose, a new club has been made at Avon called the Muslim Students Association. This club came from a few fellow friends who wanted to educate people about Islam. The president of MSA, Abdur Rahim Salim, said that there is a lot of misinformation about Islam … Continue reading Keeping Up with the Clubs: Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Sam Sublette | Reporter Long hours, monotonous schedules, and a repetitive cycle. Students experience this environment when attending school on a regular schedule. However, with a quarantine in place, students now have an extended break from this cycle. The academic setting has migrated from a physical place of learning to a virtual one. Does this newer method trump the traditional method of education or does … Continue reading The Lesser of Two Evils: Is E-Learning Better Than Traditional School? (Opinion)
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Most students are told to fill up their schedules, to make the most out of their high school career, and to impress future colleges or employers, but for students who seemingly are a member of everything, where do the plans stop? Where do free time and homework fit in? For senior Michaela DiPalmo, her free time comes on Sundays — her … Continue reading The Fine Line Between Balancing Extracurriculars and Free Time
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)
Savannah Abshire | Sports Editor On Feb. 11, 2020, four high school students from Saline High School in Detroit, Mich. filed a lawsuit against their own school district for taking disciplinary action against them after the students had been involved in a group chat on Snapchat where racist comments and slurs were being sent back and forth. The students filed the lawsuit with David A. Kallman who claimed that … Continue reading As a Student, Is Your Social Media Activity Protected by the First Amendment?
Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor Every American citizen possesses the freedom of speech, at least, to a certain extent. When it comes to personal, political, or religious views, teachers do not possess complete freedom of speech in the classroom. Not only because of their part in educating students, but because of their position in our state government. However, teachers’ freedom of speech is not 100 percent … Continue reading Teachers & Speech: How Limited Are They?
Joseph Souza | Features Editor It’s first period Etymology for senior, then junior, Connor O’Neill as he receives a yellow slip calling him down to the guidance office, immediately. He’s elated. “I was really excited to get the opportunity to express my views and discuss the issue,” he said. “I kind of figured what I was saying was gonna come back to get me.” O’Neill has … Continue reading Student Speech: Where Does Avon Draw The Line?
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Can you sit during the Pledge of Allegiance? Every morning, Student Government President Sophia Trinkle says the Pledge of Allegiance to start off the school day. While it’s been embedded into our head since the days of kindergarten, students do not have to join and salute the flag. In fact, it’s their constitutional right to stay seated, according to the 1943 decision … Continue reading Protesting: What Students Can and Can’t Do at AHS
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief This article has been banned because it’s not age-appropriate. A joke here, but very serious for some books in high school libraries. The American Library Association keeps a list of the most frequently challenged and banned books in high school libraries: “Harry Potter,” “Looking for Alaska,” and “Thirteen Reasons Why” have topped the charts in years passed. In the 1982 Supreme Court case … Continue reading Does Avon Ban Books?