Mountain Echo

We got it! Seniors Abbie Starr and Ashley Steinbugl take a selfie while buying their water guns. Starr and Steinbugl lasted until the third round.
Splish, splash, they're having a blast
Ben Blackie, Editor In Chief • April 16, 2021

With many school traditions getting canceled this year, students found it necessary to uphold certain yearly activities. On Feb. 20, the 2021 Altoona Assassins game was announced....

Senior Lydia Baum smiles for the camera. Her senior year was flipped upside down by COVID-19.
Senior year cut short
March 5, 2021
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George Boutiller runs during the track meet on April 13 against Harrisburg. The team won that meet 109-23.
Boys' track team remains undefeated
Sonia Yost, Reporter • April 29, 2021
SAFE! Sophomore Bryce Eberhart slides into third base. Eberhart stole third attempting to make it home before the end of the inning.
Athletes swing into season
Danielle Bardelang, Reporter • April 27, 2021
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Mountain Echo to host scavenger hunt

Mountain Echo to host scavenger hunt

April 9, 2021

On April 14, the Mountain Echo news staff will be conducting...

Altoona parent hosts alternative prom for current, previous seniors

Altoona parent hosts alternative prom for current, previous seniors

April 9, 2021

While the high school still plans to host prom for...

Free homework help offered after school for any student

Free homework help offered after school for any student

April 9, 2021

Due to the pandemic, some students have found an issue...

As of now, students are not permitted to have cell phones during the school day. This prevents communication during emergency situations.
EDITORIAL: School should allow student cell phone usage
Editorial Board April 28, 2021

Over the years, the Altoona Area School District has not allowed junior or high school students to carry cell phones while inside the school....

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Social media changes childhoods
Social media changes childhoods
Olivia McMinn, Guest Reporter • May 5, 2021

Nowadays, young children are more prominent on social media than most teenagers are. The kids are often found sitting inside on their devices, versus when we were their age,...

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