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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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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...

Six Dr. Seuss books such as "If I Ran the Zoo" and "On Beyond Zebra!" have been recently discontinued for publishing due to suggested racist illustrations within them. Mr. Potato Head company has also changed their name.
EDITORIAL: Childhood classics should not be cancelled
Editorial Board March 29, 2021

Over the past few weeks, people have simmered over the suggested changes for some family favorites including Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss.  Many...

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Is social media creating a harmful overshare culture?
Is social media creating a harmful overshare culture?
Marin Cooney, Guest Reporter • April 19, 2021

At this time in technology, almost everyone has been exposed to social media. Regardless of platform, they all have one thing in common; instant communication. Some may argue...

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