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Online newspaper of Altoona Area High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania
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The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

Wild reptiles. Reptiland has visited Altoona schools once before, when ninth grade was still in the junior high. Biology teacher Jessica Hogan hopes that the presentation will not only be educational, but also that some students may be inspired to visit Reptiland.
Biology and life science classes to attend Reptiland presentations
Emmalee Martyak, Reporter • April 22, 2024

On Monday, April 22, a representative naturalist from Reptiland will be presenting to students in biology, AP biology, zoology and life science...

Suprised Smile  Sophmores Aiden Aiken and Sydney Wilber laugh after hearing the news that they had won the State video competition. The third member, Parker Huey-Kish, could not make the meeting that day due to illness.
Sophomore team wins state organ donor video competition
Olivia G McMinn and Addisen McDonald April 19, 2024

Donate Life Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of donated organs to help save and heal lives through organ donation....

Follow their Instagram to show your support. They will be posting to let students and the community know what is next in their plans.
Black Student Union: Unionizing Black Culture in the Student Body
Abigail Rudy, Reporter • April 10, 2024

Black Student Union is a student-led organization where students can come to learn about history, diversity throughout  the school and community...

Mending clothes and healing hearts. Freshman MJ Miller works on sewing some clothes during the Mending Clinic.
Sewn together with a smile: Introduction to Family Consumer Sciences hold Mending Clinic
Madison Aboud, Associate Editor • April 24, 2024

During the week of April 8-12, students who are a part of Betsy Cron’s introduction to Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) spent time mending and fixing up clothes brought in...

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Push Through. Sophomore Emerson Snare  fights to beat the other teams through the finish line. This was in the 1600 meter race. Snare placed fifth.
The track to success: Altoona hosts annual Igloo Track and Field meet
Kihlee Noel April 18, 2024
Mountain Echo Voices
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A necessity for nuclear energy
Ryan Longstreth, Reporter • April 22, 2024

Energy is an essential resource in today’s world, powering  sectors from education to agriculture. However, energy generation requires a substantial amount of resources...

Gas station glory. A collage made of the mac and cheese, chicken and milkshakes rated based on appearance and taste.
Fueling up with flavor
Megan Shultz and Jordan Hescox April 19, 2024

The release of Lisa Frankenstein on February 9, 2024, has made it the best movie of the year so far. [Made with Canva]
Lisa Frankenstein is an underappreciated ‘weird girl’ movie
April 17, 2024

For the last two years, I’ve had an infatuation with the coming-of-age subgenre of movies that are considered “weird girl films.” This type of movie normally follows...

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Books through music. Comparing novels that must be read in school to popular and well known songs.
April Book of the Month
Madison Aboud, Associate Editor • April 4, 2024

For this Book of the Month, I have decided I am going to try something new. Along with being a massive bookworm, I also have always had a major love of music of all genres....

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Editorial Cartoon
Georgia Zlupko, Guest Reporter • March 4, 2024

Letter to the Editor: Transgender struggles
Letter to the Editor: Transgender struggles
Theo Kessling, Contributor • March 1, 2024
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Non-testing students benefit from asynchronous learning on Keystone days
Editorial Board April 2, 2024

During Keystone testing in May, administration officially declared that non-testing students will study at their homes. While this year takes...

St. Pattys Day
St. Patty's Day
Addisen McDonald, Reporter • March 7, 2024

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