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Editorial: Work and home life must find a balance during quarantine

Brooke Lehrman, Editor

May 22, 2020

Day after day, students are rolling to the other side of the bed, logging on to the computer, and going straight into a zoom call. Afterwards, they go back to bed and the cycle starts again when it is time for their next Zoom session. Later in the day while sitting in bed, they turn on Netflix and t...

The Broadcaster Needs Your Help: National College Decision Day

The Broadcaster Needs Your Help: National College Decision Day

Ashlyn Weidman, Social Media Editor

April 15, 2020

Because all Pennsylvania schools are closed from the Coronavirus, seniors won’t get the chance to participate in National College Decision day on May 1st. It’s always been a tradition that on this day seniors announce what college they are attending by wearing their chosen college’s merchandise ...

Editorial: State colleges should be free

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

March 18, 2020

By: Maeve Reiter For a highly developed country with some of the highest esteemed educational institutions in the world, it would be reasonable to believe that the United States would have a very high percentage of college graduates. However, only 59% of American adults have a college degree, according ...

Editorial: Phone Use Should Be Strictly Regulated in Classrooms

Jenna Reiber, Reporter

February 12, 2020

A shocking 72% of teenagers check their phones right when they wake up, according to the  Pew Research Center.  And that’s just the start. Phone use in classrooms is lowering the focus and the test scores of students, and it needs to be regulated for the sake of students’ futures. Many s...

Editorial: HHS Dress Code Targets Female Students

Jenna Reiber, Reporter

February 12, 2020

Imagine being in class trying to focus on your education, when a member of the school staff pulls you out of class, possibly making you miss a crucial lesson, and forces you to change because of something that you happen to be wearing. School dress codes should be more inclusive, rather than specifi...

Editorial: U.S. Voting Age Should Be 16

Dan Hogan, Reporter

February 5, 2020

At the age of 16, people in this country are legally allowed to drive, obtain a passport, donate blood, get married, register as an organ donor, work full-time, etc. 16 year olds can do all these things but still cannot vote.  The United States voting age should be lowered to 16 years old. Changin...

Editorial: Social Media Increases Narcissism in Younger Generations

Adrianna Malena, Reporter

January 16, 2020

According to a study conducted by San Diego State University, narcissism among teens has doubled since 1982, from 15% to 30%.  Social media is the cause for this increase among generations in narcissistic tendencies. Professionals at Mayo Clinic, an academic medical center, describe narcissism as ...

Editorial: America Needs to Stand Alongside Hong Kong Protesters

Brooke Lehrman, Reporter

December 9, 2019

Being arrested for wearing a facemask, being shot for trying to set up a roadblock, and having tear gas shot at citizens for protesting are all actions that the Hong Kong police force has taken against protesters in Hong Kong. During the past few months, many citizens of Hong Kong are protesting for...

Editorial: Changing Age to Buy Tobacco Products is a Responsible Choice

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

December 9, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed legislation that prohibits the sale of any tobacco, nicotine or related item to anyone under 21 years of age, with an exception for veterans and service members who are at least 18. This new age requirement will take effect July 1st, 2020. This controversial change o...

Editorial: Life 360 is a Negative Parenting Skill

Julia Grenoble, Reporter

December 5, 2019

A child is sitting in the back seat of a car while a friend is driving, and they pick up their phone. As soon as the innocent action occurs, an alert is sent directly to their parent. A child’s every move sends a notification to their parent.  All parents worry about their children, but Life 360 cr...

Editorial: Self Driving Vehicles are the Future

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Nearly 1.25 million people die each year in a completely preventable way.  Self driving vehicles can provide many health, safety, and societal benefits to roadway users. According to the Association For Safe International Road Travel, an informational source for drivers, in addition to the fatal...

Editorial: Music Lessons Benefit Students

Karen Liu, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Imagine having a stressful, tiring day at school, and finally being able to express yourself and relax in the calming setting of your music class. Students should participate in a musical activity to benefit their mental and emotional skills.  According to the National Association for Music Education...

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