Science Olympiad Prepare for Uncertain Future

Sam Sublette | Managing Editor Avon’s Science Olympiad team is building their season off right even with the obstacle of COVID-19. One of the team’s sponsors, Zachary Rohrbach, has been with the team for seven years and is still unclear about the direction the season will take relative to COVID-19. “It is unclear at this point whether we will actually be traveling to meets. So there may … Continue reading Science Olympiad Prepare for Uncertain Future

Avon Varsity Football Team Leave Homecoming Game Victorious

Josh Hartman | Sports Editor It was a homecoming to remember on Friday, September 25 as our varsity football team welcomed the Fishers Tigers to town. Our Orioles looked to use the momentum they gained from week five’s big win at Franklin Central to try and build up a winning streak. The scoring for Avon was immediate as senior quarterback Henry Hesson hit senior receiver … Continue reading Avon Varsity Football Team Leave Homecoming Game Victorious

Chemical Hearts Film Review

McKensie Kappel | Reporter Chemical Hearts is a coming-of-age movie based on the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. It stars Austin Abrams (Euphoria) as Henry Page and Lilli Reinhart (Riverdale) as Grace Towns. It follows Henry and Grace as they work together as co-editors-in-chief for their school newspaper and as they fall in love. Henry is the awkward yet relatable unpopular student who … Continue reading Chemical Hearts Film Review

M.E.A.N. Girls Discuss Navigating through Senior Year (VIDEOCAST)

The Echo presents the first episode of reporters Mebele Onwuaduegbo, Ayoola Laleye, and Nuhamin Demeku and web editor-in-chief Elshadai Aberra’s [M.E.A.N. girls’] videocast. This video’s topic centering around the ladies’ senior years. Video edited by Elshadai Aberra. Continue reading M.E.A.N. Girls Discuss Navigating through Senior Year (VIDEOCAST)

Avon Varsity Boys Soccer Celebrate Senior Night with Victory Against Franklin Central

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-in-Chief Half time had arrived. Avon’s varsity boys’ soccer team was still down 1-0. The team was anxious. It was senior night. The pressure was on. “It was an emotional game,” said senior Israel Mazon. “We played against Franklin Central, but during the half, Coach Mark Nirrengarten talked to us and we came out strong.” Nirrengarten’s words must have been impactful … Continue reading Avon Varsity Boys Soccer Celebrate Senior Night with Victory Against Franklin Central

Orioles Continue to Battle Rough Season as they Lose to Rival Brownsburg Bulldogs (OPINION)

Josh Hartman | Sports Editor The football squad is coming off of a 39-28 loss that occurred last Friday September 5 vs Hamilton Southeastern. Our 1-2 Orioles came into week four of the season hungry for a win. And what better team to do that against than 3-0 rival Brownsburg Bulldogs. The rematch from last year’s nail biter in the playoffs went down Friday September … Continue reading Orioles Continue to Battle Rough Season as they Lose to Rival Brownsburg Bulldogs (OPINION)

Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

Elshadai Aberra | Web Editor-In-Chief Before this global pandemic, working at Chipotle did not feel essential to junior Morgan Wittenauer, and according to Wittenauer, it still doesn’t now. “It absolutely isn’t essential,” said Wittenauer. “You can make food at home.” With COVID-19 looming over not only America but the entire world, many businesses, workplaces, and schools have been shut down out of precaution, leaving essential … Continue reading Teenage Essential Workers on the Front Lines during Global Pandemic

Kate Steiner’s Diving Career Cut Short Due To Hearing Condition

Savannah Abshire | Sports Editor Senior Kate Steiner has always been hard of hearing. She has to keep closed captioning turned on. Sometimes she talks loud. It wasn’t until last spring, however, that an MRI scan revealed Steiner would have to choose between the sport she loves and potential hearing loss. Steiner, who has been a varsity diver on Avon’s swim and dive team since … Continue reading Kate Steiner’s Diving Career Cut Short Due To Hearing Condition

Avon Marching Black and Gold Places Second at Grand Nationals

Oliver Brobeck | Reporter Eight beautiful notes. Placed in perfect order. Avon’s Marching Black and Gold has dominated the high school band field, taking the title of national champion three times and, as of last weekend, the title of state champion 14 times. Avon was one of 16 matching bands from the state of Indiana competing at Grand Nationals, and they ended up placing second, … Continue reading Avon Marching Black and Gold Places Second at Grand Nationals

Red For Ed: Why Teachers Will Be Absent Nov. 19 (Slideshow)

Tara Martin | Web Editor-in-Chief   Biology and Honors Anatomy and Physiology Teacher Lauren Patton will not be at school on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and chances are, many of her colleagues won’t be either. Nov. 19 is Red For Ed Action Day. Teachers from all over the state plan to march downtown at the Statehouse and advocate for better funding for teachers and the school … Continue reading Red For Ed: Why Teachers Will Be Absent Nov. 19 (Slideshow)