Joseph Souza | Features Editor It’s first period Etymology for senior, then junior, Connor O’Neill as he receives a yellow slip calling him down to the guidance office, immediately. He’s elated. “I was really excited to get the opportunity to express my views and discuss the issue,” he said. “I kind of figured what I was saying was gonna come back to get me.” O’Neill has … Continue reading Student Speech: Where Does Avon Draw The Line?
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
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief This article has been banned because it’s not age-appropriate. A joke here, but very serious for some books in high school libraries. The American Library Association keeps a list of the most frequently challenged and banned books in high school libraries: “Harry Potter,” “Looking for Alaska,” and “Thirteen Reasons Why” have topped the charts in years passed. In the 1982 Supreme Court case … Continue reading Does Avon Ban Books?
Infographic and Illustrations by Nathan Miller. Continue reading Do You Know Your First-Amendment Rights? (Infographic)
Letter From the Editor-in-Chief, Nathan Miller To the reader: Welcome to The Echo’s special edition, freedom of speech coverage. As stated in our policies, The Echo does not condone censorship. Freedom of speech and of the press are two civil liberties our staff value greatly, and in keeping with our goal of informing the student body, the editorial board has created content related to the … Continue reading Letter From the Editor-in-Chief, Special Edition Freedom of Speech Coverage
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon Community School Corporation has closed its doors in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Shortly after that was announced, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said that this is not a vacation. She and the team of Indiana medical professionals had a clear message: go home and stay home while school is closed. If students will heed this … Continue reading Will Students Self-Quarantine During School Shutdown?
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Avon’s Business Professionals of America club was at its State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis on March 9 when senior Chloe Gilmore received a call from her sponsor asking her and her friends to come meet with her. Gilmore had already heard that Avon schools were being closed, so she thought her sponsor wanted to talk about school being canceled. “Then she told … Continue reading AHS Extracurriculars Disrupted by COVID-19
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief Seven periods, five days, two weeks. With Avon schools closed for two weeks after at least one student contracted the coronavirus, students have been told to complete e-Learning assignments in lieu of in-person schooling. These e-Learning assignments are to be posted daily by teachers. AP Calculus teacher Anthony Record said he plans to use web-based seminars to carry on class as normal. … Continue reading Students and Teachers Adjust to 2 Weeks of e-Learning Following ACSC Coronavirus Case
Nathan Miller | Editor-in-Chief State-level health officials were present at the Avon Community School Corporation Administration Center for a press conference on March 9, 2020. Schools were closed that day after a Hickory Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19, more commonly called the coronavirus. The eyes of Indiana were upon this meeting. Superintendent Dr. Maggie Hoernemann was the first to speak after Communications Coordinator … Continue reading Avon Schools Close Doors for the Month
Photos by Nathan Miller. Continue reading Avon Symphony Orchestra Takes on Historic Hilbert Circle (Slideshow)