Kaitlyn Mason | Co-Editor-In-Chief On Nov. 18, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced with BioNTech in a press release that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate had met all of its checkpoints in their Phase 3 study. The data shows the vaccine candidate was effective in helping to prevent COVID-19 with an overall favorable safety profile. According to the data from their study of nearly 44,000 people, the vaccine … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Available Soon
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
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
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor Movies tend to depict a stressed out student sitting and staring at a textbook in the comfort of their own home, but just how true is that for students here at Avon? And if not at home, where do students choose to study? For senior Sally Fox, studying outside of her home is just easier. “I’ve got cats and … Continue reading AHS Students Share Their Favorite Study Spots and Tips
Elijah Ybarra | Reporter The Esports Club at Avon plays a lot of games, such as League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Recently, the gaming club has hopped on last decade’s biggest bandwagon: Minecraft, where they’ve recently created their own server. The server was created by the Esports Club officers. Junior Vice President Christian O’Neil said he wanted to create the Minecraft server … Continue reading Esports Club Cranks it Up A ‘Notch’, Opens Own Minecraft Server
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor The alarm blares. It’s 7:00 A.M. and time to get up for school, but your eyes feel heavy and your bed is warm. Surely hitting snooze for an extra couple minutes of shut-eye can’t do too much harm, right? According to the Director of Sleep Disorders Research, Reena Mehra, it just might. Mehra says the repetition of hitting snooze is … Continue reading Is Hitting Snooze Bad?
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Feb. 22, Avon’s Japanese Olympiad team traveled to Purdue University to compete in an annual competition hosted by the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese (AITJ), an organization Mrs. Amanda (Sensei) Ramirez was President of for the 2019-2020 school year. This isn’t the first year the Avon club has competed; starting the tradition in 2018, participating Japanese students have traveled around Indiana … Continue reading AHS Japanese Olympiad Team Travels to Purdue University
Kaitlyn Mason | Web Managing Editor On Feb. 19, the annual Culture Fair was held during SRT and each lunch. The event gave clubs and students both a chance to help teach fellow peers more about the other cultural groups within AHS. With Mrs. Steppe taking lead, students filled out a ‘passport’ for extra credit in class and visited the many booths, many of which … Continue reading AHS Students Participate in Annual Culture Fair (Slideshow)
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 … Continue reading Senior Haley Nichols Scores Her 1000th Point
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 … Continue reading Students vs. Part-Time Jobs: Does it Impact Schoolwork?