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Mr. Trexler has big plans for outdoor classroom

Mr. Trexler has big plans for outdoor classroom

Beau Potter, Staff Writer

Middle school teacher Mr. Tim Trexler is seeking help from students, teachers, and community groups to make improvements to the outdoor classroom, which resides in the courtyard in between the middle and high school. People can...

February 13No Comments

Kustaborder wins District speech championship

Kustaborder wins District speech championship

Jarrett Taneyhill, Student Life Editor

The Bellwood-Antis Speech Team had a successful day last Monday, February 3, at the District 14 speech championships. Speech League Advisor Mrs. Sally Padula was very pleased with the team. “The speech team has younger members...

February 10No Comments

Five from B-A advance to state SkillsUSA competition

Five from B-A advance to state SkillsUSA competition

Corey Johnston, Staff Writer

Five Bellwood-Antis students recently qualified for the state SkillsUSA competition in the following categories for the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center: Senior, Adoria Kline, won a Basic Health Care/Health Occup...

February 10No Comments

  • B-A budgets for next school year February 9
  • District cancels County Band over weather concerns February 1
  • Weather forces County Band cancellation February 1
  • Students unhappy with decision February 1

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Makayla Carles

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Makayla Carles

Ali Wagner, Staff Writer

Last week the girls basketball team defeated the Juniata Valley Lady Hornets 64-47, with the help of senior forward Makayla Carles. Makayla had a total of 7 points, 4 assists and 7 rebounds. She averages at about 6.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 steals...

February 16

Devils get 15th win by breezing past West Branch

Devils get 15th win by breezing past West Branch

John Kost, Staff Writer

Last night the Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team beat the West Branch Warriors 67-31 on the road. Trent Walker led the Blue Devils in scoring with 24 points, and freshman Travis Luensmann added 12. In the first quarter the Blue Devils started...

February 15

Athlete Of The Week: Colton Gority

Athlete Of The Week: Colton Gority

Ethan McGee, Sports Editor

Before the campaign started, B-A wrestler Colton Gority was looking at this season with a big goal of finishing the year with more wins than losses. For the 170-pound sophomore it would have been a pretty big accomplishment due to the level of high competition...

February 10

  • Lady Devils hold on, clinching ICC North title February 9
  • B-A falls to Central Dragons on the mat February 8
  • Lady Devils sink all Vikings hope February 7
  • Bellwood-Antis hold off Mount Union February 7

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Four musicians advance to PMEA Regionals

Four musicians advance to PMEA Regionals

Jarrett Taneyhill, Student Life Editor

The following Bellwood-Antis High School students will be advancing to PMEA Region III Band in March after placing high enough to advance in District  6 band: Sophomore Alanna Vaglica, flute Junior Kaitlyn Farber...

February 16No Comments

Students see connection between social media and depression

Students see connection between social media and depression

Brooke Beichler, Staff Writer

There is something almost everybody does that can be a cause of depression. Many people start their day scrolling through social-media, but what they don’t realize is that it could actually be stressing them out, and...

February 13No Comments

Middle school announces Students of the Week

Middle school announces Students of the Week

John Kost, Staff Writer

Students of the week have been chosen this week for their contributions to the classroom as well as great example model students. Reagan Boyer was chosen by the fifth grade teachers “because she is a hard worker, is...

February 10No Comments

  • B-A middle schoolers place third at Mathcounts February 7
  • BA Band’s Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser February 7
  • B-A takes the Plunge February 7
  • Middle school Students of the Week announced February 2

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College Corner: Devon Zheng

College Corner: Devon Zheng

Kaelynn Behrens, Video/College Corner Editor

Devon Zheng, a senior, recently made his decision to attend the University of Pittsburgh next year. The Blueprint: How many colleges did you apply to? Devon: 4- UNC Chapel ...

February 10

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Feature Teacher: Mr. Andrekovich

Feature Teacher: Mr. Andrekovich

Anson Jones, Staff Writer

Freshman wrestler Julian Bartlebaugh said middle school teacher Mr. Tim Andrekovich is a lot to handle in the wrestling room. A one-time junior high coach and now a varsity...

February 13

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The Big Ban Theory

The Big Ban Theory

Eli Vaglica, Blogs Editor

I personally did not care for Trump's travel ban. I wasn’t entirely for or against it because while it could be seen as discriminatory or an act to protect the country...

February 18

Extracurricular activities should be mandatory

Extracurricular activities should be mandatory

February 2

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Sensational Sophomore: Nick Padula

Sensational Sophomore: Nick Padula

Corbin Nale, Staff writer

This month’s Super Sophomore is an artist of perfection, liking to draw the original, basic shapes, in architecture, seeing the good and not the bad. He’s the youngest...

February 9

20 Questions with Danielle Peters

20 Questions with Danielle Peters

February 9

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Tune Talk: Melanie Martinez

Tune Talk: Melanie Martinez

Cazen Cowfer, Staff Writer

Melanie Martinez is a singer, songwriter, music video director, and photographer. Melanie first got her start on The Voice singing Britney Spears’s “Toxic” in 2012. Melanie made it into the top 6 before being eliminated in the fifth week of live shows. Melanie was heavily...

February 13No Comments

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Best Love Songs for Valentines Day

The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body
The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body