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Sophomore Olivia McMinn applies mascara. McMinn got ready for the day ahead by applying makeup.
Students discuss pressures of unrealistic beauty standards
Eli Peteuil, Reporter • October 26, 2021

In the world today, some teens feel the need to live up to the beauty standards set by social media. Beauty standards are often defined in terms of hairstyles, skin color...

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Oct 29 / 7:00 Altoona Area High School vs. State College
Oct 30 / TBA Altoona Area High School vs. Central Mountain
Junior Maura Kiser walks on her crutches throughout the school day. Kiser plans to be off crutches by Nov. 5.
Student athletes cope with injuries
Cassidy Klock, Associate Editor • October 27, 2021
Senior Madison Cabell dives for the ball. Madison Cabell is the senior goalie. “We are all a lot closer this year and we all have one goal and we’ve had the same goal since freshman year,” Cabell said.
Girls' soccer seniors reflect after senior night
Danielle Bardelang, Reporter • October 14, 2021
Featured Video: Football highlights
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Working on it Junior Eli Peteuil and Editor in Chief, senior Destiny Montgomery go over a story in time to publish for the story rotation due date.
COVID-19 concerns continue
Jaidyn Palladini, Reporter • October 25, 2021

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, a virus that had started in Wuhan City, China. Two days later, the U.S. went into a nationwide shutdown. Several...

Lining up 
Students line up on Oct. 12   in the backpack line to be searched. This line was specifically designated for students with backpacks.
EDITORIAL: School should not enforce clear backpacks
Editorial Board October 12, 2021

This past summer, the school board announced that it would be mandatory to carry only clear backpacks and sports bags to school for safety reasons....

Echo in the Halls
Echo in the Halls
Connor George, Reporter • September 16, 2021

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Celebrities should not be held to double standards
Celebrities should not be held to double standards
Lillian Roberts, Guest Reporter • May 26, 2021

There are various standards that citizens have in society. There are people who aren’t just normal citizens; our celebrities. These standards are more often than not quite...

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