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Mountain Echo

Online newspaper of Altoona Area High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania
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  • April 12Lunch for 04/12/2024 - Toasted Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup
  • April 11Breakfast for 04/12/2024 - Biscuit with Sausage Gravy
  • April 11Lunch for 04/11/2024 - Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit
The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

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Black Student Union: Unionizing Black Culture in the Student Body
Abigail Rudy, Reporter • April 10, 2024

Black Student Union is a student-led organization where students can come to learn about history, diversity throughout  the school and community...

Anticipation. Senior Lilian Roberts and junior Charlie Kephart wait excitedly for the PSPA state competition to begin. Both Roberts and Kephart are editors for the Mountain Echi.
A story to tell: Seven publication staffers participate in the PSPA State competition.
Madison Aboud and Charlie Kephart, Associate Editor and Associate Editor • April 4, 2024

On April 3, members of the Mountain Echo and Horseshoe Yearbook staffs traveled Penn State University for the Pennsylvania Scholastic Press...

Staying healthy. Staff members are eating healthier meals and staying active for the next coming months.
Staff members participate in Biggest Loser competition
Cevin Dively, Reporter • April 2, 2024

The Biggest Loser Competition is a healthy competition between staff members that runs from March 11 until May 17. The teachers are in teams...

Fair game. Participants like computer teacher Jesse Frailey hope to advance by advertising.
AAHS hosts second March Madness
Gracie Gioiosa, Reporter • April 18, 2024

March Madness ended with South Carolina women and UConn men winning. Even though the college basketball tournament is over, Altoona’s second annual teacher March Madness...

Exploring the marvels of Biology. Students and Partsch collaborated in the classroom together, now posing for a picture before Partschs absence.
Striking out cancer
April 11, 2024
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Podcasts
Push Through. Sophomore Emerson Snare  fights to beat the other teams through the finish line. This was in the 1600 meter race. Snare placed fifth.
The track to success: Altoona hosts annual Igloo Track and Field meet
Kihlee Noel April 18, 2024
Mountain Echo Voices
The release of Lisa Frankenstein on February 9, 2024, has made it the best movie of the year so far. [Made with Canva]
Lisa Frankenstein is an underappreciated ‘weird girl’ movie
April 17, 2024

For the last two years, I’ve had an infatuation with the coming-of-age subgenre of movies that are considered “weird girl films.” This type of movie normally follows...

Rivals. Spotify and Apple Music are the most even on the streaming-service playing field. Spotify was officially launched in 2008, and Apple Music in 2015. [Made with Canva]
The superior streaming service
Emmalee Martyak and Mattie Baker April 17, 2024

Lets go Bucs! The Pirates 2024 season started on March 28 with a game against the Marlins. [Made with Canva]
Pirates season underway - record winning or just an average season?
Brandon Auker, Reporter • April 17, 2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates are having their best start with an 11-5 record, their best since the 1992 season. This record comes with a total of 87 runs which puts them in seventh...

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Books through music. Comparing novels that must be read in school to popular and well known songs.
April Book of the Month
Madison Aboud, Associate Editor • April 4, 2024

For this Book of the Month, I have decided I am going to try something new. Along with being a massive bookworm, I also have always had a major love of music of all genres....

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Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon
Georgia Zlupko, Guest Reporter • March 4, 2024

Letter to the Editor: Transgender struggles
Letter to the Editor: Transgender struggles
Theo Kessling, Contributor • March 1, 2024
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Non-testing students benefit from asynchronous learning on Keystone days
Editorial Board April 2, 2024

During Keystone testing in May, administration officially declared that non-testing students will study at their homes. While this year takes...

St. Pattys Day
St. Patty's Day
Addisen McDonald, Reporter • March 7, 2024

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