Wind ensemble prepares for holiday concert

The music department consists the choir, the orchestra and the band.  All of these groups have other specialized separate groups.  The choir has vocal ensemble, varsity chorus, and the regular chorus.  The orchestra has an ensemble as well: string ensemble.  The band consists of multiple other groups including the wind ensemble.   The wind ensemble

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

Spectrum Club joins school organizations

A new club has been added to the collection of different clubs offered at AAHS. It is a support group for the LGBT+ community and its supporters. This club is called Spectrum. Senior Dustin Jones, the creator and student adviser of Spectrum club, first came to AAHS at the beginning of last school year. “When

Fulchiero organizes yard sale collection

Junior Madi Fulchiero is organizing the Yard Sale for Kiera fundraiser. Fulchiero received help spreading the word from students at MLTV and many of her friends. The collections are Friday, Dec. 8 through Thursday, Dec. 14 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the library. Items will also be collected at the chorus and orchestra

School choir to perform holiday concert

The concert chorus, along with the orchestra, is hosting a holiday concert filled with recognizable songs Dec. 8. This concert is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door for three dollars. The orchestra will perform a variety of songs by itself, then the concert chorus will

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

Patriotic Student Alliance provides meals to vets

The Patriotic Student Alliance loves helping people especially if those people are our beloved veterans. Last Thursday the Patriotic Student Alliance club had its annual soup kitchen for the homeless veterans in Blair County for Thanksgiving. The students feel an obligation to help the veterans. “It’s important to give back to those who put everything

Holiday parade lifts spirits

Downtown Altoona hosts its annual holiday parade known as the Spirit of Christmas from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 30. The parade route will start at Tenth Avenue and Ninth Street, then proceeds to Green Avenue, Twelfth Street and Eleventh Avenue. A tree lighting ceremony and fireworks will take place following the end of

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

Senior class discusses prom

The senior class committee meets every two weeks to discuss fundraisers, class activities and, of course, the prom. The advisers for the committee are  Kelli Stoudnour and David Aboud. Input from seniors outside of the committee, in regards to the planning for prom, would be greatly appreciated. The meetings are held every two weeks and