Senior class prepares for prom

The last couple months of a senior’s high school career are filled with finals and senior projects. Once the work is over, a reward waits: the annual prom and afterglo.   This year’s prom is on May 18, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.. The senior class executive committee, under the advisement of Kelli Stoudnour, David Aboud

Speech league goes to competition

Speech league recently attended a competition that was held at the Bishop McCort High School on Dec. 5.   “There were 23 high schools now attendance,” adviser Michael Steininger said. As for how the students are judged during the competitions, each category has its own method of scoring.   “Judges have a score sheet or

Wrestling opens season with invitationals

The Altoona wrestling team has officially kicked off its season. The wrestlers competed at the Eastern Area Invitational. They placed eighth out of 23 teams. In the preliminaries freshman Matt Sarbo won by decision, junior Jordan Wagner pinned his opponent, sophomore Hayden Boutiller won by major decision, senior Hunter Stoudnour pinned his opponent and senior

Disney to Release Sequels to Favorites

Disney has made some of the most iconic movies in history. Recently, Disney has announced the sequels to some of these best movies from their Pixar animation studios. Movies like Cars 3, and Finding Dory are just the start. Disney still has more in store for moviegoers over the next few years. Coming in the

Club fosters love of science

The Junior Academy of Science (JAS) students gets to do their own  individual research projects. They then get to present and get judged when they go to science fairs. The club promotes student interest in science. The regional competition is at Penn State Altoona.  The state competition is at Penn State University in April. JAS

New bell schedule requires adjustment

Teachers and students are getting used to the new bell schedule. The new bell schedule is important for the students. “It’s important because students transportation was a big issue for our district,” English teacher David McCarter said. For McCarter it is hard for him to get on the new schedule because he was on the

Maniacs ready for winter sports

The Mountain Lion Maniacs are expected to show support and cheer on their team while in the student section. They are attempting to get more student involvement by planning fun and easy themes. The themes are planned for both boys and girls basketball. The schedule is available on posters located throughout the building. For the

Aevidum creates positive community

Aevidum is a club that strives to create a community that makes students feel comfortable. There are no officers and most of the decisions or ideas  come from the students themselves. It just assisted in the Ed Gerety presentation for the community. The students involved in the club also met with students involved with a

Wind ensemble prepares for holiday concert

The music department consists the choir, the orchestra and the band.  All of these groups have other specialized separate groups.  The choir has vocal ensemble, varsity chorus, and the regular chorus.  The orchestra has an ensemble as well: string ensemble.  The band consists of multiple other groups including the wind ensemble.   The wind ensemble

When Ed Gerety speaks, people (don’t) listen

Ed Gerety spoke of courage, gratitude, responsibility and awareness. His message was that people should be grateful for what they have. That includes food, parents, friends and a plethora of other idle pleasures. Many students didn’t understand the gist of the assembly at all. They felt Gerety was unorganized. Some had trouble hearing him, likely