Category: Features

Sr. Poole retiring after 42 years

David Poole, better known as Sr. Poole, is completing his forty-second and final year of teaching Spanish. At the age of 64, he has announced his retirement. His teaching journey began during his senior year of high school. He initially planned on majoring history, but after reading a list of majors and noticing Spanish was

Seniors plan for life after high school

The school year is coming to an end for the seniors. The seniors been working hard and been waiting for graduation. This year was principal Jason McGinnis’ first senior class. “I have been blessed with my first senior class because they all have succeeded and followed my expectations. They did everything I asked them to

German exchange student shares thoughts

Erik Senger is an exchange student. He’s been here for roughly three weeks. Often it is assumed that great differences exist between countries. “I don’t really see that much differences. Actually, it’s quite similar. Of course there are a few differences but not that many,” Senger said. There are a few things that are customary

‘Mountain Echo’ staffer experiences March

When I first heard about the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. for the March For Our Lives march and rally, I knew immediately that I was going to attend.  It took a lot of convincing to my parents to allow me to go, but they finally agreed. Friends, family members, and even my neighbor

Reckless driving real problem for teens

Reckless and distracted driving is the leading cause of death among teenagers ages 16-19. You may think that it’s not going to happen to you or that you’re the safest driver in the world, but recent events at the school prove that none of us are invincible. According to,  3,477 people died in 2015

2018 Major League Baseball Preview

It’s almost that time to smell the roasting nuts, chili cheese dogs and popcorn as the MLB season quickly approaches. Last year saw one of the most dramatic playoffs in awhile. From the New York Yankees beating the Cleveland Indians three games to two after being down two games to none, to the Houston Astros

Elder earns professional bowler status

Senior Stephen Elder has earned PBA professional bowler status. This status allows him to compete in PBA bowling competitions. He began bowling at the age of four and has been working towards earning this status for 14 years. His parents also bowl and encourage his bowling hobby. Elder highest scores are a 290 in League,

Seniors prepare for year’s end

The third marking period has begun and half of the school year is now over. To start closing out the end of the year, there are some dates and deadlines of which seniors shoudl be aware. Seniors Spirit week is a way for 12th grade students to express some school spirit during their final year

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

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