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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...

Editorial: Laboratories Shouldn’t Be Able to Test on Animals

Lauren Cribbs, Reporter

November 26, 2019

An estimated 10,000 animals are killed for every new chemical pesticide being tested, and the animals used in these experiments are feared to face extinction in the future.  Animal testing is killing many innocent animals, and it needs to be stopped.  Living animals are being used for researc...

Editorial: Voting Age Should be Changed

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Education, gun control, climate laws. All of these topics in politics today deal heavily with the younger generation. But teenagers have no say in the future of their country because they cannot vote. The voting age should be lowered to sixteen. In politics and everyday society, there are many proble...

Editorial: Safe2Say Makes a Difference for Pennsylvanian Youth

Brooke Lehrman, Reporter

November 18, 2019

One million students reported being harassed, threatened, or subject to other forms of cyberbullying, according to Safe2Say Something.  Safe2Say Something has been successful in keeping schools and their students safe all across Pennsylvania. After the shootings in Parkland, Florida, state legisl...

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