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  • Have a safe & happy Christmas Season.

  • Come out to the Pink Game December 9 in Tyrone.

  • Good luck to all Winter Athletes this season.

MS Leadership Team hosting holiday fundraiser

Brooke Beichler and Kaelynn Behrens

December 14, 2017No Comments

Next week is your chance to get your shopping on at Five Below while helping out the middle school. On Sunday, December 17 to Saturday, December 23, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., the Middle School Leadership Team is having a fundraiser at Five Below's Altoona location in the Log...

PA Media Association sponsoring It Can Wait Contest

Emily Dively, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017No Comments

Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. Eleven teens die every day as a result of texting while driving. Twenty-one percent of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were distracted...

BASD administrators not put off by SPP scores

Julie Bauer, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017No Comments

If Superintendent Dr. Thomas McInroy has a vision for students at Bellwood-Antis, it’s to find their way in the real world. To do that, he said, some degree of assessment is necessary. "When you guys leave us, I want you to knoc...

  • Bartlett takes first in speech opener December 6, 2017
  • Better late than never December 4, 2017
  • Christmas Craft Show returns this weekend November 30, 2017
  • November 22, 2017

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Andrekovich takes over as head wrestling coach

Colin McCaulley, Sports Writer

December 15, 2017

Tim Andrekovich started teaching at Bellwood-Antis 30 years ago, and his coaching career started soon after that.  Gradually, he progressed up the coaching chain. Coach Andrekovich started off with two terms as assistant junior high coach, followed...

Walker shines in Blue Devils win

Jake Miller, Sports Writer

December 15, 2017

Bellwood-Antis scored 70 to top Tussey Mountain by a score of 70-53 in Saxton on Tuesday. The Blue Devils led throughout the game and outscored Tussey Mountain in all of the quarters until the fourth, after B-A had already established a 25-point lead. Trent...

REBOUND!

Mya Decker, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

On Tuesday, the B-A girls basketball team lost hard to Altoona, but last night they rebounded to defeat Bishop McCort in the consolation game of the Jaffa Shrine Tournament, 71-54. The game put the Lady Devils in third place. Alli Campbell led the...

  • Lady Blue Devil’s fall to strong Altoona squad December 13, 2017
  • The Lady Blue Devils stomp rival Tyrone 78-45 December 11, 2017
  • Blue Devils drop home opener to Tyrone December 11, 2017
  • ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Owen Grondin December 8, 2017

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Sixth graders team with first graders on Christmas reading project

Cazen Cowfer and Mikala McCracken

December 15, 2017No Comments

Classic Christmas stories are one of the many memories that each child has. Sixth grade teachers tapped into that nostalgia this week with a special holiday reading project. Sixth grade grade reading classes, ...

Middle school announces Students of the Week

Olivia Stetter, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017No Comments

  The Bellwood-Antis Middle School announced four new students of the week on Tuesday. Jake Baker was chosen by the fifth grade teachers “because he was an excellent academic student, a great role model for his...

B-A comes down with buck fever

Kaelynn Behrens, Multimedia Editer

December 4, 2017No Comments

As most Pennsylvanians may know, buck season started last Monday. Many Bellwood-Antis students were successful in their hunt for the big one just in the first week of the season. Cassidy Shawley got to her spot at 8:30 a.m. and too...

  • Farber, Woomer lead B-A contingent at District band December 4, 2017
  • Middle schoolers have a business that is their own creation December 1, 2017
  • Aevidum Activity Fair coming soon November 20, 2017
  • Sign-ups for Winter Lights going on now November 20, 2017

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COLLEGE CORNER: Jack Showalter

Olivia Stetter, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

Senior Jack Showalter will be attending Lock Haven University in the fall of 2018 to major in Geological Engineering. Jack had considered applying to Chatham ad Slippery Rock ...

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Mr. Burch adopts rescue dog

Leah Farber, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

World Cultures teacher Mr. Burch always wanted to save a dog’s life, and now he has. Recently, Mr. Burch and his wife adopted a dwarf pitbull, also known as a mini-pitbu...

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Trump and his administration have failed in aiding Puerto Rico

Tina Hollen, Student Contributor

October 28, 2017

On September 5, category five storm Hurricane Irma barely missed Puerto Rico. This stroke of luck was short lived though, as in fifteen days another storm would hit, this o...

Sanctuary cities need to be abolished

Sanctuary cities need to be abolished

October 28, 2017

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Malia Danish

Briana Sisto, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Freshman Malia Danish is a multi-talented musician who as a freshman is already making a splash at Bellwood-Antis. She plays the piano and ukulele, and she also sings. She...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Trevor Sholly

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Trevor Sholly

December 6, 2017

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Activity Period Photo Story

Activity Period Photo Story

Kyra Woomer, Photographer

December 15, 2017

On Tuesday, December 12, students had one last activity period before break to prepare for the Activity Fair and other holiday-related club events.

2017 Powder Puff Football Game

2017 Powder Puff Football Game

November 7, 2017

The Seniors had a dominating defense performance last night in the annual powderpuff game, pitching a shutout in a 10-0 win over the juniors at Memorial Field. Most importantly,...

Myers Halloween Parade: PHOTO STORY

Myers Halloween Parade: PHOTO STORY

October 30, 2017

Myers Elementary students participated in the annual Halloween Costume parade on Thursday, October 26.  

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TUNE TALK: 90s rock

Willie Williams, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017No Comments

There are so many great bands that started out in the 90’s. Nirvana with Kurt Cobain started their band in ’87, but didn’t rise to the top until ’91. Pearl Jam’s best album Ten came out in 1991 and their song “Alive” became a hit. Metallica came out with their Bl...

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Tunes for the Holidays
BOOKLIGHT: Black Moon

Julie Bauer, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017No Comments

The third installment in Romina Russell’s Zodiac quadrilogy, Black Moon, keeps the series alive. Wandering Star Rhoma Grace fought against the Marad, a terrorist group determined to destroy unity in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now the group is seemi...

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