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Editorial: HHS Cafeteria Should Stop Selling Mountain Dew Kickstart

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2019

Walking through the hallway, a student hands begin to jitter, head pounds, and their stomach turns in circles. These may be the same symptoms of a student catching the flu, but they are experiencing the side effects of consuming too much caffeine. At Hershey High School (HHS), Mountain Dew Kickstarts ...

Editorial: Common Core Should Be Repealed

Eva Baker, Reporter

September 23, 2019

In 2012, the United States of America was ranked 30th in terms of mathematical literacy out of 65 countries and global education systems according to the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES). The educational system has been slipping in comparison to other countries. The Common Core Standard...

Broadcaster Launches Digital Newsletter

Robert Sterner, Advisor

September 3, 2019

Last year The Broadcaster launched our print newsletter on a monthly basis. The response we got from students, teachers, and other staff was very positive. This year our goal is to expand this to a digital newsletter delivered to our subscribers and supporters. Those interested in receiving our...

Editorial: Schools Should Have Later Start Times

Emma Russell, Reporter

August 23, 2019

“Nationwide, 25.4% of students got 8 or more hours of sleep on an average school night,” said the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a United States federal health organization, in a 2017 research study. It is recommended teenagers get eight and a half to nine and a half hours of sleep every night. Insuffi...

Editorial: It’s time to change the snow day system

Té Burkholder, Reporter

June 23, 2019

Hershey High School’s recent spring break was short—depressingly so. Vacations that were planned for the full time were either cut short or caused missed classes. Clearly, the snow day make-up system in the school district needs to change. The current system sets up the schedule so that th...

Editorial: Universal Healthcare is a Must

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

June 7, 2019

America has the 35th highest life expectancy in the world. This is very low for an incredibly developed country. The United States should adopt universal healthcare. 32 out of the 33 developed countries have implemented a form of Universal Health Care(UHC). The United States is the only developed coun...

Editorial: HHS Should Adopt School Uniforms

Caroline Corcoran and Julia Cream

June 4, 2019

In 1999 and 2014 school year, the percentage of public schools that reported requiring students to wear uniforms increased from 12 to 20 percent, according to the National Center for Education statistics. Public schools, such as Hershey High School, should consider implementing uniforms. Man...

Editorial: Vaccinating Children Should Not Be Debatable

Kate LaCoe and Caroline Corcoran

June 4, 2019

Parents not vaccinating children has always been a divided issue, but is now becoming a big problem. There’s a growing number of parents who believe that some vaccinations lead to measles and other diseases or conditions. This should not be a choice if children want to attend public school. Al...

Editorial: Push School Starting Times Back

Matt Keeler, Reporter

June 3, 2019

Students wake up early in the morning to get ready for the long school day ahead. They are tired and groggy, and they know they won’t be able to function during the day. They wish they could just turn off their alarm and go back to sleep. School starting times should be pushed back to at least 8:30 AM....

Editorial: Football Must be Banned in High Schools

Matthew McCurdy, Reporter

June 3, 2019

30 high school athletes died playing football between 2015 and 2017 from direct and indirect causes. Football must be banned in high schools across America. Football puts a lot a lot of stress on your body. It can cause severe injuries that may affect a player the rest of their career. Broken b...

Editorial: Smoking Should Be Illegal

Benji Keeler, Reporter

May 31, 2019

Imagine a teen hanging out with her friends. She excuses herself and steps outside to indulge in her unhealthy addiction, a cigarette. She isn’t thinking of the health risks each cigarette brings. It never came to mind that each puff she takes shortens her life. The thought of becoming one of the ...

Editorial: Pop music isn’t as good as it used to be

Benji Keeler, Reporter

May 31, 2019

The thing that Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Queen all had in common is that they were all great musicians... who wrote their own music. You can hear the sincerity and the emotion in their songs. Real instruments are being used and it feels authentic. That authenticity and emotion is missing from a lot of current p...

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