Author: Frankie Price

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

Theme days to close out 2017

The Mountain Lion Maniacs have announced Friday Fundays. Fundays will be every first and third Friday until winter break. Each day will have a theme in which students can dress up and participate. There is no cost to participate and a random winner will be chosen each time. The winner gets a free Little Caesars

Fall full of fun festivities

Autumn began Sept. 22 and it is in full swing. It’s the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice, the season of giving. The few months of this crisp season is packed full of activities and family gatherings. It can be difficult to fit everything you want to do within a short amount of time

Netflix removes ‘One Tree Hill’

Netflix took off many shows, including One Tree Hill, Oct. 1. One Tree Hill is a television drama about a fictional town in North Carolina that follows the lives of two half brothers, Nathan and Lucas Scott, and their friend group. The show displays the how a family’s past affects its children’s lives and how

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

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

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

Drama club prepares to go ‘Into the Woods’

On April 6-8, 2017 the drama club will be presenting its production of the musical Into the Woods. Into the Woods is a musical of Grimm’s fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel with a modern twist. All of the tales are tied together with a story

Earlier start time detrimental to student achievement

The school board made the decision Nov. 14  to start the school day 10 minutes earlier in the next school year for the junior and senior high schools and two elementary schools. This means the warning bell will now be at 7:35 a.m. and dismissal time at 2:40 p.m.. The goal of the change is to