National Women’s History Month at AHS (Quote Collection & Quiz)

Elshadai Aberra | Managing Editor After it was petitioned in 1987, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of women throughout history. Below are nine Avon students explaining what meaning the month holds for them, followed by a short knowledge quiz of the ladies who have made an impact in America. What does National Women’s History Month … Continue reading National Women’s History Month at AHS (Quote Collection & Quiz)

Is Hitting Snooze Bad?

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?

OK Boomer: Do Phones Really Impact Teen Mental Health?

Hanna Walker | Reporter YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, the list goes on. Generation Z is the first to ever have constant access to the internet, a thing becoming increasingly vital to modern society. People are becoming more dependent on mapping programs and search engines, and one thing is for certain: our social lives are becoming rapidly intertwined with the internet. To some degree or another, many … Continue reading OK Boomer: Do Phones Really Impact Teen Mental Health?

AHS Swim & Dive Teams Reflect on Season, Boys Work Towards State Finals

Josh Hartman | Reporter With the current 2019-2020 swim season coming to a close, there are many achievements to look back on. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams had their own successes and even broke some records along the way. Junior Hannah Jones swam a new record for the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.33, breaking her own previous 2019 record of 56.92. Jones currently holds three swim … Continue reading AHS Swim & Dive Teams Reflect on Season, Boys Work Towards State Finals

Opinion: Out With the Lectures. In With the Active Learning.

Sam Sublette | Reporter Dozing off in long, boring classes. Figuring out what page the rest of the class is on in the textbook. Watching the seconds on a clock sluggishly tick away until the bell rings and signals the start of the next monotonous class. These classes are not unbearably painful because of the teachers; instead, it is the lack of something more engaging for students … Continue reading Opinion: Out With the Lectures. In With the Active Learning.

Here’s How Avon Administration Declares Snow Days

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief “I don’t fit on buses,” tweeted frustrated junior Blake Fisher. When Avon superintendent Margaret Hoernemann declared Dec. 16 a normal school day via Twitter and advised student drivers to ride the bus, tweets criticizing the district’s decision were popular among students and parents alike: Fisher alone received 228 likes, and Hoernemann’s tweet garnered a total of over 100 comments. Many concerns came … Continue reading Here’s How Avon Administration Declares Snow Days

A Decade in Reflection

Morgan Jones | Web Editor-in-Chief As 2019 concludes after what seems like an everlasting eternity, it marks the end of a decade. From Gaga’s meat dress in 2010 to the 2016 release of Pokémon Go, the past ten years have been inarguably iconic and downright phenomenal. Since it’s easy to lose sight of all the good happenings in the world, here are the most positive … Continue reading A Decade in Reflection

Avon Students Lead Juice WRLD Memorial in Seventh Period

Morgan Jones | Web Managing Editor On Dec. 8, Jarad Anthony Higgins, better known professionally as Juice WRLD, suffered a fatal seizure at the Chicago Midway Airport. Today, on Friday, Dec. 13, students organized a memorial via Instagram to take place at the beginning of seventh period. In attendance were juniors Kyle Morgan and James Porzio. Porzio described the experience as ‘euphoric’ and ‘otherworldly’. According … Continue reading Avon Students Lead Juice WRLD Memorial in Seventh Period