The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The STEM department at Bellwood-Antis is gearing up to take on the new STEELS Standards adopted by the board of education.
Pennsylvania set to change STEELS Standards for STEM education
Abigail Eckenrod, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

Effective by the 2025-26 school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Education will be integrating an updated set of STEELS (Science, Technology & Engineering, Environmental Literacy & Sustainability) standards for teachers...

B-A students were temporarily evacuated on Wednesday in response to a hoax bomb threat email.
Schools evacuated over hoax bomb threats
September 20, 2023

Bellwood-Antis students were briefly evacuated to Memorial Stadium on Wednesday as a precaution following a bomb threat hoax that has been spreading in Western Pennsylvania. Students were moved to the stadium just before noon,...

A bulletin board in the Media Center advertises for the dance.
Homecoming dance set for next Saturday
Olivia Hess, Editor in Chief • September 20, 2023

This year’s homecoming dance is set for next Saturday, September 30, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The dance will be held in the Myers Elementary gymnasium. All tickets are ten dollars and must be purchased in Mrs. Stinson’s room...

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Avah Hassler serving.
Volleyball team loses at Hollidaysburg
Colin McClellan, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

The Bellwood-Antis girls volleyball team got swept by Hollidaysburg on the road Thursday night. Hollidaysburg improves to an 8-1 record and Bellwood falls to 6-3. Although it was a sweep, B-A competed, with each set being, 25-19, 25-13, and 25-23. In...

Blue Devils taking the field.
Blue Devils more than ready for Backyard Brawl
Connor Cobaugh, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

Tonight, the Blue Devils will take on the Tyrone Golden Eagles at Tyrone in the Backyard Brawl. Both teams are coming off a loss from last Friday. Bellwood suffered a 42-21 loss against the Central Dragons, while Tyrone lost to Bald Eagle with a final...

Martin Fatzinger is leading the way for the cross country team.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Martin Fatzinger
Anthony Caracciolo, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

The athlete of the week this week is sophomore cross country runner, Martin Fatzinger. Martin has been selected for being the fastest runner on the boys team so far this season.  This is only Martins second year running cross country, and he is already...

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2023-24 freshman class officers include: (front row, l to r) Ian Clark, Noah Corclic, and Eric Johnson; (backrow, 1 to r) Blake Pennington, Morgan Snowberger, and Julie Kraft.
Freshman class officers announced
Chloe Brown , Staff Writer • September 19, 2023

The freshman class officers were announced on Monday. Listed below are the winners: President: Blake Pennington Vice President: Julie Kraft Treasurer: Eric Johnson Secretary: Ian Clark Social Chairs: Noah...

Home Ec. students ready to feast on their phenomenal dish.
What's Cookin?
Connor Cobaugh , Staff Writer • September 15, 2023

This week in the Home Economics class, students made their first dish. They prepared gourmet, cinnamon sugar roasted tortilla chips with some exquisite fruit salsa to complement it. This was like nothing I’ve ever...

I SURVIVED: Chemistry
I SURVIVED: Chemistry
Olivia Hess, Editor in Chief • September 8, 2023

Although it’s challenging, Mr. Carr’s chemistry class is loved by all who have taken it, especially Miranda Tornatore. Mr. Carr is here to discuss what goes on in the chemistry lab, and Miranda will share her take. Mr....

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Jacob Caracciolo is the artist of the week for his passion in choir!
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Jacob Caracciolo
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

Jacob Caracciolo is a junior at Bellwood-Antis and this week’s Artist of the Week for his excellence in choir. Jacob participates in chorus and theater as well as cross...

Cami Focht is this weeks Super Senior.
Super Senior: Cami Focht
Peyton McCahan, Staff Writer • September 13, 2023

Cami Focht is a Senior at Bellwood who participates in sports and clubs such as Renaissance Club, Softball, and Bellwood Varsity sideline and competitive cheer team. Cami's...

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Spotlight On Staff: Kate Wallace
Kate Wallace, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Name: Kate Wallace Class: Senior Age: 17 Years in BluePrint: 2 What I Do in BluePrint: I write articles and co-host the video series The Blue Devil's Advocate. Favorite...

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Trinity Riva recently stared in the ACT Production of Matilda!
Abigail Eckenrod, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Trinity Riva is a senior at Bellwood-Antis, and outside of participating in choir, she participates in the Altoona Community Theatre. The group's latest production is Matilda,...

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Get outside for the first day of fall!
Holiday-ish: Autumnal Equinox
Colin McClellan, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

Today is the day where Football, Thanksgiving, and Halloween starts. Today is the Autumnal Equinox, Fall has officially started. The NFL season...

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Jamey in his Tropic-O-Ice element.
Olivia Hess, Editor in Chief • September 14, 2023

From selling handmade bracelets and necklaces out of his locker in seventh grade to founding and operating one of the most successful start-up businesses in Central Pennsylvania,...

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Students carrying their essentials
Chapped lips no more with Aquaphor
Chloe Brown , Staff Writer • September 21, 2023

Aquaphor is the only answer if you want your lips to be moisturized. School air always makes your lips dry, so bringing the Aquaphor will help...

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The Beatles were overrated, says writer Jayden Bartlebaugh.
Unpopular Opinion: The Beatles are overrated
Jayden Bartlebaugh, A&E Editor • September 22, 2023

Years ago The Beatles were at the top of the music chart with their hit album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. However, if you listen to the album today and aren't a...

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Pepperoni and meat lovers pizza are two of the best.
Power of Three: Best types of pizzas
Jackson Dorminy September 21, 2023

Yesterday being National Pepperoni Pizza day, it's only right to talk about the best types of pizzas. 1: Pepperoni Pizza. Pepperoni pizza is the most original pizza, but...

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