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  • January 7Daffodil Sales are back! Help raise money for the American Cancer Society. Room 212 for info

  • December 18Winter break for students Dec. 21 to Jan. 2.

Editorial: Students protest new football rules

Editorial:  Students protest new football rules

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

In 2017, there was an addition to the rules for the students attending high school football games. This change has decreased the interest of Friday night games, and it has outraged students. The new rules are unnecessary and now students are finding other activities to do instead of going to the restricted...

Editorial: Chromebooks help save paper

Editorial:  Chromebooks help save paper

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

With the new introduction of Chromebooks for eighth and ninth graders, a multitude of paper is being saved by the school. Chromebooks are a wonderful resource for students and teachers. Since students have their chromebooks, they can now do and turn in assignments and essays virtually to their teach...

Editorial: Band deserves congratulations

Editorial:  Band deserves congratulations

Editorial Board

November 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

The Varsity band had an amazing marching band season and will continue to thrive.   They played many songs including “September” by Mike Story, “Everybody have fun tonight”  by Doug Adams and “Twenty one Guns” by Mike Story.  Along with these songs, they played their classic “Manh...

Students must carry cell phones

Students must carry cell phones

Jocelyn Fetter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is more good than bad that can come out of changing this rule, if it is approached and taken care of appropriately.

Don’t be a bystander!

Don’t be a bystander!

Chastity Brunner, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A student gets shoved in the hallway and you just stand there. You want to stick up for the kid, but you don’t want the bully coming after you next. Bullying is a huge issue all around the world, more importantly at our school. On a daily basis, just during my transition to classes, I see around t...

Teenagers need to stay alive and not drink and drive

Teenagers need to stay alive and not drink and drive

Maddie Detwiler, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns

You’re at a party and you see someone intoxicated getting ready to drive. How would you handle the situation? According to CDC Vital Signs, one in 10 teens in high school drive under the influence. Drinking and driving is a major threat among teenagers. After all of the assemblies about drinking a...

Women do not appreciate cat calls

Women do not appreciate cat calls

Mychenze Alberts, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women do not deserve to be catcalled or harassed while walking down the street, or told to smile “because it looks good on them,” by a man who thinks he has the right to view them as an object. “Boys will be boys,” is the dumbest quote ever stated. There is no reason boys’ actions shou...

Stranger Things season two filled with terrifying moments

Stranger Things season two filled with terrifying moments

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns

"Warning if you have not seen the new season of Stranger Things then do not read this review, because of several spoilers of the new season ahead (duh)* Wow I just finished watching season two of the Netflix original Stranger Things, and it was amazing. This season was filled with action packed eve...

Social media affects self esteem

Social media affects self esteem

Sarah Weathersbee, reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The world is constantly evolving. Each day trillions of posts, photos, comments and videos are shared and judged. New makeup and fashion looks change everyday. Everyone is pressured by the look of perfection and trends from beauty gurus and overall well known famous people. Seeing these posts can make peo...

Editorial: Students recollect school year

Editorial:  Students recollect school year

Editorial Board

May 30, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It’s time to say goodbye to the 2016-17 school year and, for ninth graders at least, the Altoona Area Junior High School. Some might be sad to see this year pass, while others might be letting out a sigh of relief; either way, there were many highlights to this school year with a couple standing out...

New cafe opens

New cafe opens

May 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The Clay Cup is a new cafe located in downtown Altoona. They offer a wide variety of drinks and food. They also have a variety of T-shirts and mugs customers can purchase. They are open seven days a week and their hours are 7-7 on Monday through Thursday and 7 am- 9 pm on Fridays.  They offer hot and ...

Trump administration changes school food guidelines

Trump administration changes school food guidelines

Stevie Hoover

May 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With a new administration in the Executive Branch, changes are going to be made. The previous First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, was instrumental in setting food guidelines for schools to follow that a majority of students did not like. Students were forced to get food that they did not w...

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