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?

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’