• The greatest stuntman

    The greatest stuntman

    Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

    April 5, 2018

    Caleb Asch has worked with horses for years and had the opportunity to work as a stunt man in the feature film The Greatest Showman.  The movie is all based around the circus, and the story behind the Barnum and Bailey circus. (Read my last Column and you can hear more about the movie, and what I th...

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    Courtesy of Caleb Asch

  • Easter for Eli ‘springs’ into action

    Easter for Eli ‘springs’ into action

    April 2, 2018

    To honor the little boy, Elias “Eli” Garrett and his fight with Non-Hodgkin’s T-Cell Lymphoma in 2009, schools all over the nation get their students to bring in items such as coloring books, toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, etc. to place in baskets for the little boys and girls who are hospitalized...

    58 baskets full for those little kids who are not able to be home for Easter. The school all got together to make these baskets to send away.

    Photo courtesy of Randi Hovan

  • “Flight Academy” visits planetarium

    “Flight Academy” visits planetarium

    Maddy Pincin, Reporter

    March 23, 2018

    During the week of Feb 26, 2018, a group called “Flight Academy” went on a field trip they earned to the high school to see an astronomy show. The “Flight Academy” is a group of students who are involved in a non-fiction reading program with Justina McCaulley and Sonya DeArmitt. DeArmitt’...

    This was last year's pizza party for the students who were involved in "Flight Academy."

  • Clay Cup hosts mug give away

    Clay Cup hosts mug give away

    Maddie Detwiler, reporter

    March 20, 2018

    On March 13 in downtown Altoona, the Clay Cup hosted an event for pottery students to hand out free mugs to whomever wanted one. Recipients of the mugs then also could fill the cup with free coffee. The Altoona Area School District Foundation funded this project with a grant. The end goals of the proj...

    Anybody who came to the Clay Cup on March 15 could pick any mug of their choice. Any person could then get his or her mug filled with a free coffee.

    Maddie Detwiler

  • Teen shelter provides safe place to hangout

    Teen shelter provides safe place to hangout

    Chastity Brunner, Photographer

    March 20, 2018

    The Altoona PA teen shelter is located at 1701 sixth avenue. The shelter is a place for teens ages 12-17 to go. The shelter has various open nights for teens such as: game nights, pizza nights, taco nights, plus other various activities. It is also a place for teens to stay for up to 21 days. When...

    Shelter. The teen shelter sign is hung up in various places around the building. The shelter was built a little over a year ago.

    Chastity Brunner

  • Students learn “The Treasures of Leadership” at student council conference

    Students learn “The Treasures of Leadership” at student council conference

    Ben Blackie, Photographer

    March 20, 2018

    This year the school's Student Council sponsored and hosted a student council conference. Although most schools couldn't attend due to a snow storm, two schools did. Student Council members from AAJHS, AAHS, BGHS, HAHS and HAJHS enjoyed the conference and learned lessons from the workshops. Student Council...

    Public Speaking! Darrian Berkheimre and Cassie Kyle talk about their workshop. Kyle and Berkheimer also did their workshop with Adalynn Cherry.

  • Circus Schools help performers follow dreams

    Circus Schools help performers follow dreams

    Joleyna Martino, Reporter

    March 20, 2018

    In the United States alone, there are approximately 219 circus schools open and available for individuals who have a dream to join the circus. These classes offer training for all types of circus arts for children and adults. The most well-known circus schools for those 18 and under are Sailor Circus, Circus Smirkus and Circus Juventas. Some circus schoo...

    Trapeze performer, George Caceres performs at the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

    Photo courtesy of George Caceres

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Ice Cream Bunny  movie rates worst of all time

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March 23, 2018

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Editorial: 17 ways to honor those who lost their lives in the Parkland Shooting

Editorial: 17 ways to honor those who lost their lives in the Parkland Shooting

March 15, 2018

One month ago, the Parkland, Florida shooting occurred. This shooting was devastating and caused the...

Editorial:  Sweethearts dance steps ninth graders into new social world

Editorial: Sweethearts dance steps ninth graders into new social world

February 26, 2018

On Feb. 15 of this year, the Sweetheart's Dance, a Valentine’s Day dance for Ninth graders, took place...

Editorial:  Painted boxes spread happiness

Editorial: Painted boxes spread happiness

January 29, 2018

Peace boxes are cheering up students everyday. Peace boxes are such a good idea, and they could really bring tr...

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