• There will be no school for students on Jan. 17 or on Jan. 20.
  • The Rachel's Closet committee members who signed up for January will be staying after school Jan. 22
  • There will be a FOR club meeting on Jan. 22. Bring Chromebooks.
  • The GACTC open house is Jan. 23 form 5 to 8 p.m.
  • There will be a Mathcounts meeting on Jan. 16 in room C275 after school
  • The Altoona Hollidaysburg Wrestling match will be Jan. 14 at 5:00 p.m. in AAHS field house
  • Open Gym for Softball will be Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the B building auxiliary gym
  • There is a mandatory NJHS meeting on Jan. 14 at 7:10 a.m. Attendance will be taken!
  • Dec. 20 theme day is dress up as your favorite Christmas character
  • Dec. 19 theme day is ugly sweater day

New Year’s resolutions, possible or impossible?

New Year’s resolutions, possible or impossible?

Paris Lawson, Reporter

January 3, 2020

Why do New Year’s resolutions always have to be so grand? Many New Year’s resolutions always seem to be made on the more extravagant end of the scale. That’s not always a bad thing, but it might be the reason why so many quickly give up or lose interest in their own resolutions. People w...

Writing club needed

Writing club needed

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Writing is a pure art form that expresses feelings of others. It depends on the flow of latent thoughts and words. A few written words have the power of changing the history of the world. An author is willing to write a lively novel that may change a whole person which makes a better future for diver...

Students should take time to preview books during book fair

Students should take time to preview books during book fair

Myah Lear, Reporter

December 16, 2019

During the first two weeks of December, a Scholastic book fair took place during school. The students went down during English class. During this time, many students neglected the time they had to look at or buy books during the book fair. While some claim not to have money to spend they should thi...

Students could do better during class, assemblies

Students could do better during class, assemblies

Myah Lear, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Many students in this school do not know how to properly behave during class or other school activities. Students talk during class and assemblies when teachers and presenters are there for the students benefit.  Students should have learned early on that they must listen to understand. It seems th...

Moving ninth grade to high school will enhance education

Moving ninth grade to high school will enhance education

Editorial Board

November 19, 2019

Moving ninth grade to high school is an efficient action the school board has taken. Students will understand how their GPA works and how it affects their college applications. Additionally there will be a positive effect for students athletes and shared teachers. A lot of ninth grade students aren’t aware...

Sport, clubs, activities need more support from students, teachers

Sport, clubs, activities need more support from students, teachers

Editorial Board

November 12, 2019

There are over thirty different and diverse clubs, sports and music programs here. It can be quite difficult to have support from the student and staff bodies for everything.  Even though it may be difficult to find the time to go and support the clubs, sports and music programs, it is important t...

Is it a sport? The marching band debate

Is it a sport? The marching band debate

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter

November 5, 2019

In marching bands across the world members must do many things at one time, so it's best if they have amazing multitasking skills. The hardest part is playing some kind of woodwind, brass or percussion instrument...while marching and reading music. People may not think of this as a sport, and it is n...

Three fantasy books worth reading soon

Three fantasy books worth reading soon

Paris Lawson, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Almost everyone’s views are different when it comes to reading, and sometimes it can be hard to find a person with the same interest for books. But when it all comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter which books may be considered better than others, the common factor of finding joy in reading will ...

Green Bean Coffee offers delicious drinks, sweets

Green Bean Coffee offers delicious drinks, sweets

Cassidy Klock, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Having a place to grab a hot cup of coffee and a fantastic sweet treat to eat while you study for a test or chat with a friend, is a great addition to any town. But you might be asking yourself, which coffee house should we pick? Or should we go to a cafe? Maybe even a creamery! Greenbean is a coffee...

Life of a twirler: Finding your passion

Life of a twirler: Finding your passion

Danielle Bardelang, Reporter

November 1, 2019

The battle of finding a hobby wasn’t the easiest for me. I went from ice skating to gymnastics, to baton twirling in just two short years. When I finally settled with the sport of baton twirling in 2014, I knew that it was my sport. The ShowTwirlers (a company in town) became my family. The coaches, ...

Reading changes everything

Reading changes everything

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Books, the magical world of creative thinking, change many humans’ minds by using perennial lessons. Words have changed many societies and generations. Our teenagers are in need of books and their auspicious lessons that must make a difference in a reader’s life. Reading is a very generous action that ...

Altoona should switch to virtual snow days

Altoona should switch to virtual snow days

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter

November 1, 2019

When the weather effects going to school, it’s cancelled and students are forced to make up the day later in the year. The state of Pennsylvania recently approved virtual snow days allowing for alternatives to adding days into the school year at a later date.  It’s important for  all schools to ...

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