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Online newspaper of Altoona Area High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania
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The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School

Mountain Echo

Tradition  
Advisor Deidra Dumm shows the chapters book that has been signed by every class since 1977. The original book, started in 1929, was lost when the club when on a hiatus in 1938. AAHS went without a Honors Society club until 1977 when it was started back up again.
National Honor Society continues tradition after decades
Olivia McMinn, Reporter • March 1, 2024

On Friday May 10, the National Honor Society will continue their tradition of a formal induction ceremony, welcoming members into a century old...

On display! An example of one of the gifts made for a teacher sits in the classroom for students to see.
Mechanical design classes create gifts for teachers
Cevin Dively, Reporter • February 29, 2024

Todd Bennett, mechanical design and architecture teacher, has students design gifts for staff members within the building.  Students received...

Digital media. Senior Caleb Fries and Junior Luke Mitchell work on an edit for Mountain Lion Television. A high speed computer is needed to complete this task efficiently.
Broadcasting program receives new computers
Lincoln Frank, Reporter • February 27, 2024

In January, the Mountain Lion Television broadcasting program received a new set of Mac Pro computers to accommodate the current needs of the...

All smiles. District orchestra students pose before the concert on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Richland High School. Fourteen Altoona students moved on to Regions orchestra.
District orchestra harmonizes success
Melissa Krainer, Reporter • February 29, 2024

Emails for excitement. Students wait to receive an email from the school district announcing a FID. Everyone talks about the possibility of an online day during a storm.
Freedom of FID
February 27, 2024
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Podcasts
Locked in. Junior Triumph Kilmartin runs in the 4x4 at the same meet she ties the school record. Kilmartin ran a 68.1 in the 4x4.
Triumph Kilmartin ties high school record
Eric Weyant, Reporter • February 26, 2024
Mountain Echo Voices
I hang with the Vultures. Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign make up the rap duo ¥$. This album was their first collaboration.
"VULTURES 1" album review
Ryan Longstreth, Reporter • February 23, 2024

On Feb. 23, 2024, Kanye West joined forces with Ty Dolla $ign to produce the album “VULTURES 1.” This is the first in a series of three albums, with the other two to be...

Stacked up. These are just a few of Colleen Hoovers books. Over time she has written 26 books. All can be purchased in stores or even on Kindle.
The ups and downs: CoHo version
Megan Shultz, Associate Editor • February 20, 2024

As an avid reader, I have read almost every single book written by Colleen Hoover. I would have to place her as my number one favorite author. Hoover has been the number one...

SAT. Posters advertising the Scholastic Aptitude Test are hung around the school. These advertisements are simply to generate wealth for the College Board.
Colleges should opt for test-blind policy
Ryan Longstreth, Reporter • February 9, 2024

When preparing for college, students will submit grades, class ranks, lists of extracurriculars as well as other information to help them stand out to university admissions....

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February Book of the Month
Madison Aboud, Associate Editor • February 29, 2024

As the month of love comes to a close, I realize that many of the books I have read this month were not actually love stories. However, that doesn’t mean I didn’t have...

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Editorial cartoon
Rylan Cagle, Guest Reporter • February 7, 2024

Letter to the Editor: Transgender struggles
Letter to the Editor: Transgender struggles
Theo Kessling, Contributor • March 1, 2024
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Online restrictions limit learning experiences for secondary students
Editorial Board January 31, 2024

In 2000, concerns regarding children's internet access grew. A year later, Congress enacted the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to...

Valentines Day
Valentine's Day
Addisen McDonald February 9, 2024

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