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The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

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Mountain Echo

Time to brew! Brenda Lenning brews a mocha as Barb Politi helps. The coffee cart is operated by the Autistic Support and Life Skills classes with the help of the adults in those classrooms.
Coffee cart is up and running
Myah Lear, Media Manager • September 22, 2022

The coffee cart started back up on Sept. 18. It will be running first through fourth period, and then after lunch during sixth period. They will be selling things such as...

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Sophomore Lia Sankey throws the ball back into the game. Lia has been playing soccer for 11 years.
Girls' soccer team lacks junior varsity team
Abigail Shearer, Reporter • September 23, 2022
Mountain Echo Voices
Planning Ahead. Notebook shows different advantages and disadvantages of a full-year school system. The debate has arguments both in favor and against full-year school.
Change to year-round system could help students
Bryana Ayala, Reporter • September 27, 2022

The Pennsylvania Department of Education  states that every school in the state of Pennsylvania must be in session at least 180 days. One thing that’s not specified is...

Empty tables, empty stomachs. Every school day during fifth period, students gather to eat lunch. The cafeteria workers prepare lunch everyday for the students.
Food for thought: why school lunches should be free
Makenzie Closson, Reporter • September 20, 2022

Food is fuel: The message that is plastered in school cafeterias across the United States. Posters scattered on the walls of the lunchroom, displaying proper food triangles...

Standardized tests are unfair to students. There are many other options that can be used to accurately test student knowledge.
Standardized testing unfairly judges students
Allison Little, Associate Editor • September 20, 2022

Standardized testing is an unfair way to test students. This form of testing does not measure students' true intelligence. There are few advantages of standardized testing...

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A secret history of witches catches attention of fiction lovers
A secret history of witches catches attention of fiction lovers
Lillian Roberts, Reporter • May 19, 2022

This review contains spoilers and themes of death. “A Secret History of Witches” is an historical fiction fantasy book about the bloodline of the Orchiéres. There...

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Editorial Cartoon
Lila Benjamin June 1, 2022
Working hard, Teachers Jamie Bergstein and Caitlin McGeary spend their prep period helping the school. They work hard and deserve an increase in salary.
Teachers deserve to be paid more
Editorial Board May 31, 2022

Teachers are hard working individuals who dedicate their time to helping the youth, and they deserve to be paid more.  The number of teachers...

Echo in the Halls May 2022
Echo in the Halls May 2022
Trey Boore, Reporter • May 9, 2022

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