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Stories from Tyrone Area High School
Alumni Spotlight: Air Force Col. Aaron Vance
Features

Tyler Beckwith | November 11, 2019

For nearly thirty years, Tyrone native Aaron Vance has served his country in the United States Air Force in both active duty and as a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

Vance graduated from…

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Hometown Heroes: Recent Tyrone Grads Share Stories of Service
Features

Lindsey Walk | November 11, 2019

When 2015 Tyrone graduate Davina Lee faced the difficult decision of what to do after high school, she was at a crossroads. After considering her options, like many graduates Lee first decided to try…

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Veterans Day: More Than Just a Day Off
Opinions

Dean Grassi | November 8, 2019

Monday is an important day for all Americans. It is a day set aside to take time to thank all of those who serve, or have served in our armed forces. It is possibly the most important holiday for our nation.

Sadly,…

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Lady Eagles Honor ‘Team Mom’ Doreen Walls
Sports

Hailey Vanish | October 30, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Lady Eagles soccer team honored someone very close to them who is bravely fighting this disease.

Doreen Walls, the mother of goalkeeper Rayann Walls…

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The Struggle To Quit
Vaping

Nathan Yon | October 23, 2019

Thanks to vaping, I am one of the millions of American teens currently struggling with nicotine addiction.

I first tried a Juul when it became popular during my eighth-grade year. The buzz felt good…

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Senior Spotlight: A Model Scout and a Model Person
Features

Nicholas Vasbinder | October 15, 2019

Tyler Beckwith, a life-long Tyrone resident and senior at the Tyrone Area High School, has done some very admirable things as a standout member of the Tyrone Boy Scouts.

Beckwith joined the Cub Scouts…

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Remembering June
Features

Lucia Isenberg | October 7, 2019

Everyone in Tyrone knew him as June. Most people didn’t even know his last name. But everyone recognized his friendly face. Unfortunately beloved citizen John “June” Wolford Ott III passed away…

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TAHS House Project Enters Home Stretch
Features

Dean Grassi | October 1, 2019

In 2014 the Tyrone carpentry program broke ground on its most recent house project.  Five years later the students are still hard at work and hope to finish construction by the end of the 2019-2020 school…

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Tragedy Inspires Eagle Eye Focus on Mental Health
News

Daniel Parker | September 19, 2019

Disclaimer: This staff editorial contains mentions of death and suicide and may be triggering to some readers. Please use caution before reading. 

If you or someone you know needs help, visit the guidance…

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RDR2: Good Cinema Does Not Replace Good Gameplay
Arts & Entertainment

Caden Brooks | April 4, 2019

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is a colossal disappointment, and surely not a masterpiece. “Red Dead Redemption 2 is a masterpiece. 10/10…” wrote just about every video game critic on the internet….

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Triple Threat: Tyrone Grads Lead Penn State Altoona Lady Lions
Sports

Emma Hoover | March 14, 2019

Penn State Altoona head women’s basketball coach Casey Wilt isn’t from Tyrone and probably couldn’t tell the difference between a Macs and an East End hoagie, but she definitely knows a good Tyrone basketball…

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Groundhog Day is Bucket List Worthy
Opinions

Kolby Cowher | February 15, 2019

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a quaint town of just over 5,700 people, explodes to 25,000 or more every February 2 as visitors from all over the world make the pilgrimage to see Phil the Groundhog’s annual…

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Fifth Grade Transitions to Block Schedules
News

Cate Baran | February 12, 2019

The fifth graders are just like the “big kids” now. 

For the first time at Tyrone Area Middle School, the fifth grade switched classes at the end of the second marking period. This marks the end…

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Representatives of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Visit Tyrone; Thank Students for Years of Support
News

Meghan McMullen | February 5, 2019

Students from Tyrone Area High School received a visit last Friday from representatives of the organization founded to support the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege.

Panzi USA Foundation…

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How Cold Is Too Cold For School?
Features

Grace LeGars | February 1, 2019

A look inside the decision to cancel school and its consequences.

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TAHS Senior Completes Trilogy of Novels
Arts & Entertainment

Olivia Watson | January 28, 2019

Tyrone senior Connor Gority has yet to graduate high school, but as a writer he already has three published books to his credit.

Gority has been working on his Elderquest trilogy for six years, and…

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Have Your Teachers Been Disappearing?
News

Sarah Jackson | January 25, 2019

Since early November, teachers at Tyrone High School have been randomly disappearing. A morning here. An afternoon there.

What is the reason for this? Don’t they understand that students need to turn…

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Pitch Perfection! Junior High Girls Soccer Complete Undefeated 2018 Season
Sports

Cate Baran | December 13, 2018

The 2018 Tyrone/Bellwood girls junior high soccer team did something never before accomplished in Tyrone soccer history, an undefeated season. 
Going 16-0, the team scored an amazing 83 goals, while…

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Sophomores Support Four Year Old With Leukemia Through Birthday Donations
Features

Hannah Gampe | October 26, 2018

When sophomores Brandon Lucas and Rodney Shultz were in fourth grade, they lost their dear friend and classmate, Adam Fink, to cancer.  This year the boys honored the memory of their friend by celebrating…

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Founder of Panzi Hospital
News

Meghan McMullen | October 11, 2018

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to two campaigners against wartime sexual violence, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.  Tyrone has a special connection with one of the winners. Although his work…

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Rhodes Breaks Tyrone’s Cheerleading Gender Barrier
Sports

Grace LeGars | October 4, 2018

Sophomore Paul Rhodes may be the first male cheerleader in Tyrone High School history. Whether he’s truly the first is debatable, but either way, Rhodes is history in the making.

Rhodes got his start…

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