Canyon Echoes

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

June Jung, Reporter

November 16, 2018

We have all seen people subject to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders,  and, personality disorders. These illnesses are hard to deal with. Having a pet around you can help, or even fix some of these disorders. Having a pet can also decrease cholesterol levels, anxiety, and your chance of having a heart attack or s...

The Science Behind Crushes

The Science Behind Crushes

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

November 14, 2018

Crushes. The worst, most dreaded part of middle and high school that's basically unavoidable for the majority of students. Sometimes it's a simple, "they're kind of cute!" crush. Other times, it's an unhealthy obsession. While the latter is thankfully uncommon, both kinds (and everything in between)...

Join Austinites in the Turkey Trot

Join Austinites in the Turkey Trot

Ehan Umatiya, Reporter

November 14, 2018

Everyone has at one point or another heard about the turkey trot footrace that happens in Austin as an annual occurrence. If you haven't heard about it let me break it down for you. The turkey trot is a Thanksgiving race that happens in Austin every year. The turkey trot is one of the most well-known...

Decoding The Science Of Dreams

Decoding The Science Of Dreams

Andrew Watson, Reporter

November 12, 2018

We all know what dreams are. Those weird experiences in your head during unconsciousness. They could be anything. From going into gladiatorial combat with your friends to fleeing the border with a cop, to having a literal gender war. (I have very strange dreams.) So you might ask: Why? Why are so many...

Boil Water Notice in Austin

photo by Hannah McDonough

Hannah McDonough, Editor

October 26, 2018

Have you noticed all of the "Out of Service" signs on the water fountains? How about the water they hand out in the Student Center? This is due to a boil water notice. A boil water notice is when our water is contaminated and we have to find another way to get clean drinking water.  It isn't just something...

Why You Should Stay Away from Soda

Why You Should Stay Away from Soda

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

October 24, 2018

What I can say about soda is it's a silent killer, it's a disaster on your doorstep. Here are some things that will hopefully curve your soda addiction: Your teeth will never forgive you because as you (hopefully) know soda is not good for your teeth. Soda contains acids like phosphoric and carbonic...

The Pacer Test

The Pacer Test

Oliver Barnfield, Cool Guy/Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2018

I stand on the line. My palms are sweaty. Then I hear it: the smooth words of an anonymous man over the loud speaker. He says: "The FitnessGram™ PACER Test is a multistage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues. The 20-meter pacer test will begin in 30 se...

Why Is Gym Class Important?

Why Is Gym Class Important?

Hannah McDonough, Editor

October 10, 2018

Most students are enrolled in a Physical Education (PE) class here at CVMS. Sixth grade takes wellness or dance. Seventh and eighth grade take dance, Sports and Fitness, Girls Athletics, or Boys Athletics. Usually, we pick these classes to have fun or to try out for sports. But that's not the only reason...

What Would You Do If There Was A Fire

What Would You Do If There Was A Fire

October 4, 2018

Just yesterday, Canyon Vista's fire alarm went off. Everyone gathered outside on the football field. Later that day they let us in and found out hat it was a blue helium balloon that hit the fire alarm in a science class. So what would you do if there would a fire? First, don't investigate the fire....

Are Mug Cakes Actually Good?

Are Mug Cakes Actually Good?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

October 1, 2018

If you’re like me, you’ve always been skeptical of mug cakes. I’ve always seen those “tutorials” for them online, and they seem to turn out moist and chocolate-y. One night I had a peculiar craving for chocolate and decided to put the most popular recipes to the test. I decided to try out ...

Are there More Introverts or Extroverts and Why?

Are there More Introverts or Extroverts and Why?

June Jung, Reporter

September 24, 2018

If you're like me and you've had someone tell you there are more extroverts than introverts, then everyone you meet is most likely an introvert. People tend to confuse introversion with being shy and extrusion to being outgoing and popular, but what it really means is when people; Extroverts find social...

How Much Sleep do Canyon Vista Students Get?

Hannah McDonough is sleepy during class but the girl next to her ( Mehak Mehmi) is exited for class.

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

September 24, 2018

Sleep so annoying you need it to survive but you can't just be tired whenever you want it's so annoying but that got me thinking how much sleep do Canyon Vista students get and how much sleep should I be getting. To see how much sleep on average do students at Canyon Vista get? A recent poll ( done...