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Student teacher Joseph Tanguay assists both students in the classroom and quarantined in Kathryn Chestneys eighth period math class. Chestney and Tanguay worked together to assure they could help both groups of students as much as they needed.
Virtual learning for quarantined students continues
Cassidy Klock, Associate Editor • September 15, 2021

With COVID-19 continuing to send students back to the roots of virtual learning, teachers and staff are continuing to work on finding ways to give students the best possible...

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All smiles! The Lady Spikers get ready to attend their first tournament of the season. Im really excited for whats to come, senior Macy Yost said.
Lady Spikers start season with tournament
Amy Dean, Reporter • September 20, 2021
Swing! Sophomore, Daniel Batrus gets ready to swing his club. The golf team plays on many local courses including Park Hills.
Golfing on the green with Sean Eakins 
June 1, 2021
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Administration plans to make use of new Flexible Instruction Days. The Department of Education permitted five FID days per school year.
Administration to make use of new flexible instruction days
Connor George, Reporter • September 15, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has granted the use of flexible instruction days (FIDs) during the 2021-2022 school year.  “FIDs are days that the state Department...

As of now, students are not permitted to have cell phones during the school day. This prevents communication during emergency situations.
EDITORIAL: School should allow student cell phone usage
Editorial Board April 28, 2021

Over the years, the Altoona Area School District has not allowed junior or high school students to carry cell phones while inside the school....

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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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