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Palfey also organizes field trips for the gym classes. He plans on continuing to run Sophmore Executive club for years to come.
Sophomore/Freshman Executive Committees plan for Cedar Point field trip
Allison Little, Reporter • May 19, 2023

Millenium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Valravn, GateKeeper, Maverick, Blue Streak, Rougarou and Raptor.  Some students will get to experience...

We did it. Future Business Leaders of America members Webster, Houp, Balog advance to Nationals. The competition will occur during the week of June 26.
FBLA members advance to Nationals
Stayley Drenning, Reporter • May 17, 2023

During the week of June 26, seniors Patryk Webster, Tyler Houp, Owen Balog and junior Warren Leberfinger will attend the National Future Business...

Time to shine. Marasco shows off his talent at the karaoke night held by the chorus.
Faculty to take center stage in teacher talent show
Ryan Longstreth, Reporter • May 11, 2023

On Friday, May 26, a teacher talent show will be held in the auditorium. The talent show will take place during the school day in the morning...

Teams of teachers and students helped at sites across Altoona on Tuesday May 30.  Groups painted, spread mulch, cleaned areas and more to help beautify the city.
Juniors, seniors help Altoona for 'Toona Tune Up
Makenzie Closson, Associate Editor • May 31, 2023

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Senior Reese Wilber makes States
Senior Reese Wilber makes States
Eva Drumm, Reporter • May 25, 2023
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Look forward. Altoona high security guards are on high alert. Security guards guard different entrances to ensure student safety.
Impact of March 29 Lockdown
May 31, 2023

Star Wars: Jedi Survivor features Cal Kestis going against an all new intergalactic foe, the Bedlam Raiders.
Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is not defined by its launch
Lincoln Frank, Reporter • May 10, 2023

After much anticipation, “Star Wars: Jedi Survivor” has finally been released. While the launch of the game was a bit shaky, it has come out very well. As a fan of the...

Team sports should be excluded from gym class
Team sports should be excluded from gym class
Camille Krug, Guest Reporter • May 1, 2023

Imagine being a tiny freshman on your first day of gym class. The class consists of a handful of freshmen and sophomore, and multiple senior boys on the football team who...

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In the month of April, I read 14 books
April reading wrap-up
Madison Aboud , Reporter • May 2, 2023

As a huge bookworm, I often read multiple books a month. In April, I read 14 books. Here they are! I rate all of the books I read between one and five stars. If I love...

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Editorial cartoon:  Global warming
Editorial cartoon: Global warming
Cevin Dively, Guest Reporter • April 21, 2023

Laid back and relaxed. A students lounges in the student commons area to complete homework. Some have debated on whether or not pajamas should be allowed at school.
Letter to the Editor: Dress Code
Paige Kilcoyne, Contributor • April 2, 2023
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Teens must uphold productivity during summer
Editorial Board May 31, 2023

During the school year students are more able to maintain productivity as they work on school assignments and club work. This skill helps them...

Echo in the Halls - May Edition
Echo in the Halls - May Edition
Addisen McDonald and Melissa Krainer May 22, 2023

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