Month: April 2017

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

New math books add up

The school district has made the decision to get new math books for grades 7-12. The books are called enVision A/G/A and are published by Pearson. The books are a series and are collaborative through all grade levels. New math books were needed in order to keep up with modern education in terms of  the

AASD needs to add spring break

Over the past few years, Altoona students have had a three-day week for spring break. We get Friday before Easter and Monday after Easter off ,but we always end up having a snow day on Easter Monday. These days off are considered spring break. It is actually just a long weekend. Colleges usually get a

Everything is to like about ‘Everything, Everything’

Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything, makes a heartwarming debut with this novel. It is a story about a 17-year-old girl named Madeline Whittier. Maddy has a rare disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, forcing her to never leave her home. The only people she ever sees is her mother and her nurse, Carla. Her life

Heat harms ability to learn

In many science classes in the Altoona Area High School students are learning about temperature, but all they think about is the extreme heat in the classroom. All the rooms in the high school are affected by the lack of functional air conditioning, but the rooms on the top floors of the A and B