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Mountain Echo

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

Mattie Baker

Mattie Baker, Reporter

My name is Mattie Baker, and this is my first year on staff! I've always loved reading and writing. My goal this year is to write a complete book. My dream job, at the moment, is to work at Barnes & Nobles and drink Starbucks on the daily. I'm obsessed with action movies like "Bullet Train," "John Wick" and "James Bond." I also have a passion for art. I've been taking extra art classes for over 10 years! Later in my life, I hope to be a storyboard artist and author.

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Women in business. From left to right, students Leah Petrunak, Rhea Liss, Miley Naugle, Kenly Bennett, and Cadence Ellick pose with their YEA plaques. After committing to weekly classes and growing their business plans, all the YEA students attended an investor panel and a graduation ceremony.

The YEA experience

Mattie Baker, Reporter
April 29, 2024
Gutsy. GUTS (spilled) is former Disney star, Olivia Rodrigos second album. Her first, SOUR, won her three Grammy awards in 2022.

A punch to the guts

Mattie Baker, Reporter
April 2, 2024
Thrilling. The Only One Left by Riley Sager is his most recent release to date. Readers can look forward to his next book, which will be released in the summer of 2024, Middle of the Night.

Murder Mystery March

Mattie Baker, Reporter
March 28, 2024
Sweet treats. Dunkins most recent release is the Pink Velvet Macchiato, perfect for the Valentines season. They also released a brownie batter heart-shaped donut to continue the trend.

The Dunkin’ Details

Mattie Baker, Reporter
February 5, 2024
Terrifying. The cover is much more horrifying than the pages that lie beneath it. It was Nat Cassidys most recent release after the popular novel, Mary: An Awakening of Terror.

January Book of the Month

Mattie Baker, Reporter
January 31, 2024
Case closed. The mock trial team celebrates another victory. The team has competed in both tournaments and singular trials throughout the season.

Mock trial season underway

Mattie Baker, Reporter
January 25, 2024
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Have a cup of cheer

Mattie Baker, Reporter
December 12, 2023
Swiftie spirit. Sophomore Natalie Duffy poses in her The Eras Tour outfit before the show. The surprise songs of the concert were The Last Time and Mr. Perfectly Fine (photo courtesy of Natalie Duffy).

Life of a Swiftie

Mattie Baker, Reporter
October 24, 2023
Golden Smile Abigail Herncane smiles as she is being crowned as the Homecoming Queen. Herncane was announced as the Homecoming Queen on Sept. 30.

Seniors run for Homecoming

Mattie Baker, Reporter
September 15, 2023
Cheering for the four by four team, Coach Eli Mencer helps motivate the runners. At the meet, Altoona faced State College, and the four by four team finished second in their heat.

Hurdlers face coaching situation

Mattie Baker, Guest Reporter
April 26, 2023
Editorial cartoon - Lunch

Editorial cartoon – Lunch

Mattie Baker, Contributor
March 6, 2023
Introduction to Publication students designed magazine covers to feature journalism students.  Mattie Baker designed this cover to feature Lillian Roberts.

Roberts shares writing journey

Mattie Baker, Guest Reporter
October 25, 2022
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