Read Across America | Avonews Edition

Senior Corey Clark studiously staring at his 1974 edition of The Avonews

Senior Corey Clark studiously staring at his 1974 edition of The Avonews

Today is Read Across America Day, and, in honor of the occasion, students in Mr. Tuffiash’s Journalism 2 class browsed through old copies of The Avonews dating back to 1925. Of course, back then, it wasn’t called The Avonews, and Avonworth wasn’t even a school. Nonetheless, the origins of our school’s paper go back to before the Great Depression. Think about that for a second. That’s an insane amount of time for such a small school to have a published paper. Senior Maryana Stern said “It was really interesting to see what students just like us published years ago. Someday, future generations of Avonworth kids may be doing the same thing, but with our articles.” Luckily for future Avonworth students, we have online records of our articles for easy access!

Seniors Corey Clark and Havilah Gaugler analyze their copy of old Avonews

Seniors Corey Clark and Havilah Gaugler analyze their copy of old Avonews

This Avonews is so old, it still has typewriter font and no pictures. Hello, 1920s!

This Avonews is so old, it still has typewriter font and no pictures. Hello, 1920s!

Cole Pokropowicz is absorbed in the ancient texts of Avonews 1925

Cole Pokropowicz is absorbed in the ancient texts of Avonews 1925

 

 

 

Senior Ericka Thomas holds up her 2004 issue of the Avonews--in only ten years, much has changed.

Senior Ericka Thomas holds up her 2004 issue of the Avonews–in only ten years, much has changed.

What do you think about some of the old Avonews articles? Want to see more? Let us know in the comments below!

1996 Avonews review of Nirvana's "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah" and Tool's "Anema"

1996 Avonews review of Nirvana’s “From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah” and Tool’s “Anema”

A Dolve v. Clinton v. Perot cartoon from a 1996 Avonews

A Dole v. Clinton v. Perot cartoon from a 1996 Avonews

 

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