Next on “My Strange Addiction”: O-Zone Cookies

Mira Branham | Reporter The aroma of freshly-baked cookies wafts through the halls. Stomachs growl and yearn for the buttery, sugary delights that are O-Zone cookies. The treats, branded under Otis Spunkmeyer, are sold for one dollar a pack, which contains two of either sugar, chocolate chip or M&M cookies. DECA sells them every day except A days, with the profits going towards their club activities and supplies, as well as O-Zone maintenance. The high demand for the cookies has prompted the question – why they are so popular? Junior and DECA member Ariana Hendricks said she thinks it’s because … Continue reading Next on “My Strange Addiction”: O-Zone Cookies

Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Jan. 11, senior Haley Nichols scored her 1000th point in her high school basketball career, a feat she realized she wanted to hit going into junior year. She has played for the team since her freshman year. “My teammates are very supportive and have all said very positive things about [the point],” said Nichols. The point was not the easiest for Nichols to get. With a possibly broken wrist, she had to be careful during the game, which was against Danville. “It was hard with my wrist, but our trainers take care of … Continue reading Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point

Students vs. Part-Time Jobs: Does it Impact Schoolwork?

Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Let’s be honest: we all love getting an extra buck or two. While some students put their focus strictly on school, others concern themselves with working and earning their own money, but does this impact their grades and academic career? For senior Mackie Phillips, she feels like her job at Panda Express is a healthy balance. “I limit the amount of work I get at school by taking an internship and working in class,” said Phillips. Phillips said her reason for working is to support herself and her many pets, including her rats, fish, and … Continue reading Students vs. Part-Time Jobs: Does it Impact Schoolwork?

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 School. As the e-cigarette epidemic sweeps the nation, American students might sympathize with Campos; for them, being confronted with a Juul on bathroom visit isn’t too far-fetched. Sometimes students are caught, sometimes not, but for … Continue reading Is It a Student’s Responsibility to Report Vaping on Campus?

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 out and get breakfast or hang with friends. Junior Sophia Garcia said she spends her time getting a bit of extra sleep but while still going to get breakfast with her friends. “I usually go … Continue reading Opinion: Local Gems to Scout on Avon’s Hour-Delay Days

Seven Lessons from Seven Semesters

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief So my time has come. As the end of winter break rolls around, I will have to face the inevitable; I am about to become a freshman all over again. While most of my peers pack their bookbags for another semester at AHS, I will once again show up unprepared. This time, however, I’ll be showing up unprepared to college. But that’s the life of a mid-year graduate. From me to you, in the midst of the school year, here are seven high school lessons from seven high school semesters. Bleed black and gold. It … Continue reading Seven Lessons from Seven Semesters

Nathaniel James Squats 750 Pounds, Is Featured on Instagram Account ‘BenchMob’

Senior Nathaniel James is Avon’s High School’s version of the Incredible Hulk. The 6’0″ 260-lb defensive lineman will be headed to Washington State next year to play football, but he’s not done smashing records at Avon. On Dec. 11, with about twenty teammates watching, James squatted 750 pounds, setting a new school record. The lift was featured on the Instagram account benchmob. See the video below. View this post on Instagram 750 let’s goooo @n.james.90 (submitted by @ty2wavyy__) A post shared by BenchMob \\: (@benchmob) on Dec 11, 2019 at 1:29pm PST Continue reading Nathaniel James Squats 750 Pounds, Is Featured on Instagram Account ‘BenchMob’