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Stories from Altoona Area High School
School district says “No” to virtual snow days
News

Ben Blackie | November 26, 2019

On July 2, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill allowing all schools, public and private, to incorporate cyber snow days into their school year. Senate Bill 440 allows schools to have up to five cyber snow…

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Apollo space capsule restored for planetarium museum
Features

Jada Quinn | November 7, 2019

Expect to see a new space capsule outside of the planetarium doors of the high school in spring 2020.

Mark Koch, a friend of astrononmy teacher James Krug, found the space capsule rusting on a farm…

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Sparkle provides school spirit to all
Features

Destiny Montgomery | October 16, 2019

The Sparkle Effect Cheerleading/Pep club continues cheering on sports teams and other events to show their full school spirit.

Sparkle is an inclusive, student-led cheerleading/pep club led by cheer…

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Roller coasters speak loudly in library
News

Nina Cipriani | March 20, 2019

Academic physics classes created roller coasters to showcase in the high school library March 13 and 14. Students had to put together a roller coaster from scratch. This is the third marking period benchmark…

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Graduation gets pushed back as snow days pile up
News

Nina Cipriani | March 20, 2019

One of the most controversial things having to do with school is the snow days: whether or not there should be one and whether or not there should be a two-hour delay. But, with snow days comes makeup…

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Teachers plan to build wall of cereal
News

Sydney Wilfong | February 5, 2019

With all the talk of walls in the news, perhaps the wall we all can agree on is the “Wall of Cereal” being built by teachers and students. The wall is an annual food drive where students bring in cereal…

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French film engages learners
Arts & Entertainment

Sonia Yost | December 18, 2018

Studying a foreign language, especially at a high school age, can be a difficult task. One thing that can help students learn a new language is to listen to and watch media in that language.

On Monday,…

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