No trivial pursuit: Scholastic Scrimmage hopes to dominate

The European Swallow’s unleaded air speed is 11 miles per second! If you’re into trivia, then Scholastic Scrimmage Club is the club for you. “This year we look to compete and win,”  adviser Jennifer Lowe said. The club competes in an annual Blair – Bedford quiz league. It can advance to regional and state competitions.

Team feeds off fan support

Every fall Friday night, the football team leaves everything it has on the field.  However, to have success on Friday nights,   the boys have to put in hard work every other day of the week.   For some, these first few years on the team are an eye-opener about how many people put hope into

Majorette squad sparks audience

Every Friday night the football team hosts a game against many of its rivals at Mansion Park. In addition to football action, the audience enjoys the halftime show from the majorettes. The majorette squad performs during halftime every football game instructed by adviser Kelly Detwiler. Detwiler is in her first year advising the majorette squad

Candidates race to win crown

There is one thing that almost every high school does in the fall: homecoming. It is synonymous with dancing, fun, and, of course, the homecoming court. Every year the high school will let any club or organization nominate a homecoming queen or king. Candidates must win points. The candidate earning the most points at the

Mathematics department receives new textbooks

Students burst through the front doors of the A building as the bell sounds for 7:40 a.m..  Classes begin to start, but students have noticed a change. Something has been replaced. Something is brand new. The old textbooks were not up to par.  New to this school year are Pearson math textbooks. To keep up

Two English teachers join faculty

The 2017-2018 school year has begun and there are many new faces to be seen in the halls. Two of those faces are new English teachers Caitlin McGeary and Megan Lamb. McGeary attended Altoona Area High School and Penn State University. “I graduated from [Altoona] so I was really excited when positions popped up. It’s

End-of-year calendar packed with events

Students and staff begin to close the 2016-2017 school year. The month of May has many events to mark on the calendar. Finals for English, health, driver education and business education are May 15. That evening National Honor Society induction is from 7-8 p.m.. Finals for social studies, music, art, and world language are May

Collins complicates writing process

The high school implemented Collins Writing into the curriculum, to the displeasure of a multitude of students.  The activities involved are no different than what is normally done by teachers. These include brainstorming, regular questions and writing with guidelines: not exactly the most original ideas. The only difference is that Collins has given students a

MLTV to stream live events

With the access channel now departed, the AASD has invested in a portable broadcast system called a TriCaster. The system will be used to broadcast AAHS sporting events as well as other school events. One of the events to be broadcast is the June 2 commencement. “[Commencement] will be streamed live on YouTube,” said AAHS

Literary magazine on sale now

During the month of May, the school offers a literary magazine called Et Cetera. It is a student-run  magazine that has poems, short stories, essays, photographs, and art work. The magazine is being sold through Apr. 28. They cost $5 and can be ordered in English classes. The two top selling English classes will be