Mama Randazzo’s remains family favorite restaurant

Mama Randazzo’s remains family favorite restaurant

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Mama Randazzo’s is a locally owned, Italian food restaurant in Altoona. They serve many homemade Italian dishes, and they have very good food and service. They are a family favorite restaurant in Altoona, and it is very enjoyable to go. They are locally owned, and they have authentic Italian food which i...

International Women’s Day needs to be a U.S. federal holiday

International Women’s Day needs to be a U.S. federal holiday

Sydney Wilfong, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Most federal holidays, such as Washington's Birthday (or Presidents’ Day when Lincoln is included) and Columbus Day are based on celebrating specific men or their accomplishments. Independence Day and Thanksgiving Day are based on colonial times when only men were leaders. Labor Day, Memorial Day and...

Generation Z makes decisions on gun control

Generation Z makes decisions on gun control

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Gun protesters need to understand background checks should be stronger, but both Millennials and Generation Z need to stop protesting guns in general. Honestly, trying to ban guns completely is a terrible idea.  Let’s be real, you don't see crystal meth being sold on shelves, but people are still...

The Greatest Showman thrills circus lovers

The Greatest Showman thrills circus lovers

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Let's begin by saying this movie was one of the best films I have ever seen, and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I had the pleasure of seeing this movie with my Grandma and my little sister, and it was truly a movie that pleased all. As soon as I sat down in the seats and the m...

I survived eating alone

I survived eating alone

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? It had great food and all, but no atmosphere! Good morning, good afternoon and goodnight. Today we are going to dive into dangerous territory, my mind. Only God knows what my imagination can think of. Today I'm going to share with you my own personal...

Betsy DeVos wants to dismantle public education

Betsy DeVos wants to dismantle public education

Sydney Wilfong, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a part of the incoming Trump Administration, Betsy DeVos has been the Secretary of Education since February 2017. After a year of working as the Secretary of Education, DeVos has proven she’s a narrow-minded woman whose only priorities are to eradicate public education and give as much money as...

Strut your stuff

Strut your stuff

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On March 10, a TU baton twirling competition was hosted in the junior high field house.  I attended the competition and competed. There was plenty of food, and they were very efficient with saving time during the competition.   The only thing I did not like was the fact that they did not let...

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


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One month ago, the Parkland, Florida shooting occurred. This shooting was devastating and caused the tragic loss of 14 high school students and three male staff members. Across the nation, many schools planned to walk out on March 14. Although many students participated in the walkout, it wasn’t the...

Expectations vs. reality of being an average teenager

Expectations vs. reality of being an average teenager

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This column is for kids in about sixth grade who think high school is exactly like the movies. The kids who were just like me. High school is nothing like how they depict it in movies. It could actually be much better or much worse depending on the movie.  In the movies, they make being a teena...

The brightest day of the week is Sun-day

The brightest day of the week is Sun-day

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Columns

The year is 1994; "Ice-Ice Baby" is playing. There’s a woman bathing in Crisco in 90 degree heat. Get your mind out of the gutter, it’s my mother.  At this point in time, most people didn’t care or even know about the sun’s harmful UV rays. UV radiation (as told by encyclopedia.com) is a f...

Marvel fans must see Black Panther

Marvel fans must see Black Panther

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The newest edition to the Marvel movie franchise is already a huge hit. This is the eighteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it's a killer. The story revolves around T’Challa, a newly appointed king of the African nation of Wakanda. He struggles with the power and with the people of...

Editorial: Sweethearts dance steps ninth graders into new social world

Editorial:  Sweethearts dance steps ninth graders into new social world

Editorial Board

February 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On Feb. 15 of this year, the Sweetheart's Dance, a Valentine’s Day dance for Ninth graders, took place at the junior high. The dance was well attended, and in small ways, it was like any other dance. There were drinks and snacks such as Mountain Dew, water, Pepsi, pretzels, chips and Ruffles. It was...

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