Mountain Echo

Letter to the Editor: The school should allow water bottles

Alexis Fraundorfer, Contributor

October 5, 2020

Dear Editor: Policies and Rules limit the number of people who are allowed to have water bottles during class. This rule affects many students during the day because they lack hydration. I know water fountains are accessible...

Letter to the Editor: School dress code

Jaidyn Plunket, Contributor

February 19, 2020

Dear Editor: According to the CNN article titled “Do School Dress Codes End Up Body-Shaming Girls?” a 13 year old was told by her teacher that “she couldn't wear yoga pants because the boys would get turned on and then...

Letter to the Editor: Stop school searches

Andrew Graupensperger , Contributor

February 19, 2020

Dear Editor,  Lately, I have been noticing an increase in random school searches. I was even a part of one of these searches recently.  I believe that these searches are illegal, and here is why. I recently learned of a S...

Letter to the Editor: Lower the drinking age

Riley Reid, Contributor

February 19, 2020

Dissent is a refusal to agree with an official decision or accepted opinion. I dissent with the law that the drinking age is 21. There are many reasons why I disagree with this law, and I believe it should be changed back to 18...

Letter to the Editor: Guns are not the problem

Kamryn Ryen, Contributor

February 19, 2020

Dear Editor, Every time there is a mass shooting, people always react the same way. They put up a fight about having more gun control laws. Having more gun control laws makes it harder for people to own guns for their own ...

Letter to the Editor: Full day off for prom

Rachel Palmerine, Contributor

February 19, 2020

Dear Editor, As a senior at Altoona Area High School, I believe it is unfair that the seniors don’t get the full day off for prom, as they have in past years. Instead of having the whole day off, we have to do our senior w...

Letter to the Editor: Graduation gowns

Kayla Moyer, Contributor

February 19, 2020

Dear Editor, It is my senior year at Altoona Area High School and the most talked about topic this year has been graduation gowns. As you may know,  Altoona has changed the rules about the color of our gowns this year. In previ...

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