Mountain Echo

Run! Senior Mallory Cree runs down the court during the Jan. 12 game. The girls won 56 to 11.
Athletes return to practices, games
Ben Blackie, Editor In Chief • January 22, 2021

After the three-week postponement of winter sports, mandated by Governor Tom Wolf, all sports returned to practices and games. Although students have returned to winter sports, new guidelines and rules have been introduced. Due...

Hit the gym! All sports were allowed to resume on Jan. 4. Athletes are required to maintain social distancing when possible and to wear face masks.
Senior athletes stay in shape during shut down
Ben Blackie, Reporter • January 8, 2021

On Dec. 10, Governor Tom Wolf announced a three-week postponement of winter sports. Winter sports were allowed to start on Monday. Jan. 4. Many student athletes decided to stay active during the three-week shutdown. "I was...

Run! Austin Kravetz runs for the ball during a 2019 soccer game. Kravetz then scored a goal.
Boys' soccer team makes history
Amy Dean, Reporter • November 25, 2020

The boys’ soccer team came out with 10 wins and one loss throughout the season. They advanced to the playoffs and went into the championship game, but the outcome of it was a loss. “This season was for sure different than...

We did it! The football team poses for a picture with the D6 championship trophy. This was the first time in 18 years that the Mt. Lions were able to win the D6 game.
Football wins D6 championship
Ben Blackie, Editor In Chief • November 10, 2020

On Oct. 23, the Mt. Lions played local rival State College in the D6 championship. The Mt. Lions won with a score of 22-21. The team was able to win this game for the first time in 18 years. "This is a huge accomplishment for...

School board makes changes to schedule
School board holds emergency meeting

School board holds emergency meeting

January 14, 2021

On Jan. 14, the school board held an emergency meeting...

Student council membership surges

Student council membership surges

December 18, 2020

Starting this school year, freshman have joined the...

Harrington assumes new role as assistant principal

Harrington assumes new role as assistant principal

December 16, 2020

On Dec. 7, the AASD school board voted to appoint a...

Online schedule changes.
To start the new year of online school, the school board has altered the virtual model. Before holiday break, online classes were fully virtual every day.
EDITORIAL: New online model has few benefits, students prefer previous schedule
Editorial Board • January 8, 2021

Only a few days before the holiday break was coming to an end, the administration announced another schedule change with online classes. The...

Popularity. 
Movies fascinate their audience after years of being released. From 1939 to 2004, these movies are still popular today.
Movies maintain popularity years after release
Destiny Montgomery, Associate Editor • January 22, 2021

The Wizard of Oz  “The Wizard of Oz” was released on Aug. 25, 1939 and has made around 29 million dollars since its release. This movie is still a popular...

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Work smarter not harder. Students are using creative methods to get the motivation to get their school work done. Students Elijah McCune and Jocelyn Fetter sat at The Clay Cup on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Seniors project options limited during virtual instruction
Jocelyn Fetter, Reporter • January 22, 2021

During senior year, it is required to complete a senior project of some sort as a graduation requirement. Living through a pandemic has required teachers and students to conduct...

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January 15, 2021
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