Author: Baylee Ruggles

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

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

Three win Rotary speech award

Six students from Altoona Area High School went to the Calvin House for a Rotary Speech Competition Mar. 6, 2017. The students have been practicing since January. There were three winners. The first place winner will advance to the regional competition. First place was awarded to junior Ethan Catcher. Junior Frankie Price took second place. In third

Annual student talent show scheduled

Every year, AAHS hosts a student talent show to let students have the opportunity to show their talents on stage in front of an audience. Auditions for this year’s talent show are Thur., Apr. 6 right after school in the high school auditorium. Students can sign up for auditions by seeing any music teachers or

Watt takes over driver’s education spot

Driver’s education teacher Adam Watt joined the faculty earlier this year.   Watt has been teaching for 7 years. He attended St. Francis University for two years, then went to Slippery Rock for another two years for health and physical education. He wanted to become a teacher because of his family. “My whole family is

‘Doctor Strange’ continues Marvel tradition

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been releasing a couple Marvel movies each year and the last Marvel movie to be released this year has been Doctor Strange. It is an action-packed film that will make you question the world around you. Usually, Marvel movies tend to excel at the box office due to the high

Christie’s ‘Trap’ springs tonight

Each fall, students can look forward to many activities. One such event is the fall play. The fall play showcases student theatrical talent. This year’s fall plays is Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which is the longest running play in history. It is the only play that Christie wrote. The play is a murder mystery set

New superintendent values community, recognizes challenges

With the start of the new school year, the Altoona Area School District welcomed a new Superintendent, Dr. Charles Prijatelj. Dr. Prijatelj’s career started when he  graduated from Bethel Park High School in 1978. He went to Duquesne University majoring in music education. When he got out of college, he was a taxpayer service representative