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Never Again Movement: It’s time to demand common sense gun laws from Congress

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

April 25, 2018

Headline after headline, a new tragedy involving gun violence is broadcasted. Thousands of innocent lives have been lost, but somehow, it is still not enough devastation for our government to make a change. The United States Congress needs to initiate legislation that will decrease gun violence in A...

Editorial: phones are good for our brains and our language

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

April 25, 2018

As a teenager, the only consistent thing in my life is being told that texting is rotting my brain. But the truth is, texting is beneficial for cognitive function and language development. Texting has been found to help cognitive functions. According to Dr. Jim Taylor, a professor at the Universi...

Editorial: School Theaters Have to Make Cuts

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

April 20, 2018

As it is done commonly with sports teams, school theater programs must make cuts when it comes to the cast of a musical or play. Allowing someone to be a part of a group or team just because they auditioned may have a negative impact on this person’s mindset in the future. Those who audition prepare ...

Competitive cheerleading deserves more recognition

Halle Burk, Reporter

April 18, 2018

Cheerleading has many different variations, similar to any activity. But the debate of whether or not it is a sport has been ongoing since the beginning. Competitive cheerleading is its own branch of cheerleading. Athletes perform a two minute and thirty second routine that includes stunting, tumblin...

Editorial: Economics of Why College Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid

Editorial: Economics of Why College Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2018

Not only should college athletes not be paid to attend college, but paying them would deter from the spirit of the game, educational opportunities, and academic experiences. Playing a sport is not a job. Playing a sport should be a gift. By paying athletes to play the sport they love, it take...

Editorial: 15 Years in Iraq, but No One Wins

Editorial: 15 Years in Iraq, but No One Wins

Brooke Daniels, Editor-In-Chief

April 10, 2018

It has been over a decade since the United States has entered Iraq, and there is still no clear winner. Fifteen years ago on March 20, 2002, U.S. troops invaded Iraq in the aftermath of 9/11 terrorist attacks under the guise that Saddam Hussein was harboring, “weapons of mass destruction.” It...

Never Again Movement: Stricter Gun Control of Assault Rifles

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

April 9, 2018

The moral injustice and national disgrace regarding Americans’ legal ability to purchase killing machines leaves our country broken and crying out for a change. How many lives have to be taken in order for action to occur?  Destructive weapons like semi-automatics, designed specifically to kill humans...

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

March 19, 2018

Cheating is going unpunished. Barry Bonds defined the steroid era. As one of the premier players in the 90s and early 2000s, Bonds became an icon for all baseball fans and players. Little did they know that Bonds was involved in PED (Performance Enhancing Drug) usage deals with BALCO (Bay Area Labo...

Editorial: Overtures Need to Make a Return to Theatre

Chris Santiago, Copy Editor

March 14, 2018

Nowadays, many musicals do not include overtures, or in other words, orchestral pieces usually played before the showing of a musical or opera. During an overture, there is usually nothing, or little to nothing going on on stage. Simply put, overtures are that special part of a performance that make you ap...

School Starting Times Should be Later

Caroline Corcoran, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Imagine having to take a test, eyes barely open, still half asleep. Many Hershey High School students can relate. As a result of sleepiness, teens are mentally and physically unprepared for the long school day ahead. The school starting time needs to be pushed back for teens to perform better acad...

Students Should Not let Rankings Affect their College Decision

Emma Quillen, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Imagine you’re buying a new car. Naturally, you may look up rankings to see efficiency, comfort, and overall visual appeal. Looking at these rankings wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing; unless the rankings were based on factors unrelated to the car, or written by a biased company.  This is what U...

Dodgers and Yankees show off phenoms in 2017

Dodgers and Yankees show off phenoms in 2017

Sam Allery, Section Editor

November 30, 2017

Easy victory for the young studs? The 2017 Rookie of the Year (ROY) awards will be announced soon, and this one could be no contest. The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and the Yankees’ Aaron Judge both displayed power rarely seen by rookies, and few rival them in any aspect. But it’s not over until ...

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