Mountain Echo

We got it! Seniors Abbie Star and Ashley Steinbugl take a selfie while buying their water guns. Star and Steinbugl lasted until the third round.
Splish, splash, they're having a blast
Ben Blackie, Editor In Chief • April 16, 2021

With many school traditions getting canceled this year, students found it necessary to uphold certain yearly activities. On Feb. 20, the 2021 Altoona Assassins game was announced....

Senior Lydia Baum smiles for the camera. Her senior year was flipped upside down by COVID-19.
Senior year cut short
March 5, 2021
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Mountain Echo to host scavenger hunt
Altoona parent hosts alternative prom for current, previous seniors

Altoona parent hosts alternative prom for current, previous seniors

April 9, 2021

While the high school still plans to host prom for...

Free homework help offered after school for any student

Free homework help offered after school for any student

April 9, 2021

Due to the pandemic, some students have found an issue...

Adopt a senior program begins second year

Adopt a senior program begins second year

April 9, 2021

With everything that has happened this school year,...

Six Dr. Seuss books such as "If I Ran the Zoo" and "On Beyond Zebra!" have been recently discontinued for publishing due to suggested racist illustrations within them. Mr. Potato Head company has also changed their name.
EDITORIAL: Childhood classics should not be cancelled
Editorial Board March 29, 2021

Over the past few weeks, people have simmered over the suggested changes for some family favorites including Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss.  Many...

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Look on the bright side of Homecoming
Look on the bright side of Homecoming
Jaidyn Palladini, Guest Reporter • April 15, 2021

 If there is one thing we know about Covid-19, we know that everything has changed dramatically in both good and bad ways.   A few weeks ago, students discovered that...

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