Category: Opinion

When Ed Gerety speaks, people (don’t) listen

Ed Gerety spoke of courage, gratitude, responsibility and awareness. His message was that people should be grateful for what they have. That includes food, parents, friends and a plethora of other idle pleasures. Many students didn’t understand the gist of the assembly at all. They felt Gerety was unorganized. Some had trouble hearing him, likely

Assemblies becoming unnecessary

Rumors have been swirling regarding a pep assembly Dec. 8. I believe this pep assembly is unneeded. Students will have to leave class. There have been so many assemblies in the fall where we miss fifth and sixth period. In the second marking period, there are so many breaks, and benchmarks are right after the

Christmas celebration starts too early

The month of October is over which means the start of the the Holidays. When most people hear about the holidays, they think of Christmas. Many people skip over Thanksgiving and start to celebrate Christmas. Most stores start putting Christmas decorations out by the end of October before Halloween starts. Other stores will play Christmas

GM cars define Muscle Era

Throughout many years car companies have been hard at work making us our favorite super cars. America was built on muscle and the muscle car was a great thing for the states when they started to come out of Detroit. Three cars define the muscle car era. All three come from General Motors. Topping the

Astros Series win brings pride to Houston

After everything that has happened to Houston this year with the floods and a hurricane, it has been a rough year. That was until last night when the Astros brought home a World Series championship. It is the team’s first championship since entering the league in 1962 as the Houston Colt .45s and then changing

Cafeteria offers little for vegans

There is a serious lack of vegan options in the cafeteria.  The only vegan option in the cafeteria is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with your choice of fruit and fruit juice to drink. Most of the time it is impossible to even take a bite out of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Booters understand injury risks

From August to November, the school’s soccer teams practice up to six times a week, sometimes more than once a day. This is almost constant exercise for high school students who also have jobs, school work and families.  Not only does it take up a lot of time, but doing this can also cause injuries,

Amazon, the mall changes shopping atmosphere

Online shopping has increased in popularity each year. One of the most popular online stores is amazon. Amazon has nearly limitless items, with a special membership called Prime. Prime members can be introduced to many special deals, free returns and free two day shipping. But, is Amazon really better than shopping at the mall? Amazon is

Two new coffee houses open

Over the past few years, there have been independent coffee shops growing in fame in Altoona.  The coffee shops Greenbean and The Clay Cup  serve our community, as the employees wake up and fuel tired customers. They both offer very different atmospheres- the Clay Cup being an art studio and Greenbean offering live music. I brought

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