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Islamophobia Spreads Across America

Islamophobia Spreads Across America

March 1, 2016

By Adeena Syed Lately, there has been too much misrepresentation of Muslims in the media. If it’s not Fox News reporting on some sort of imaginary conspiracy, it’s presidential candidate Donald Trump ranting on about how all Muslims should be put in internment camps. What nobody seems to realize...

Blind Followers Sacrifice Individuality

February 7, 2016

By Marisa Balanda Adults are infamous for asking children, “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?” Often, children question how this extremely hypothetical situation relates to seemingly harmless situations they may be facing. Adults and parents, however, use this age-old sayi...

Stress Equals No Rest

Stress Equals No Rest

January 24, 2016

By: Julia Michaelson Students in honors classes always have been pressured to have the best grades. Not only by teachers, but parents. It’s outrageous. Teachers assign 30 minutes to an hour of homework in their classes each night, so that’s about 2-4 hours of homework for just honors courses,...

School Should Start Later

January 24, 2016

By Omer Qureshi Teen anxiety, drowsiness, and laziness has been befuddling parents for years, but it has a very basic root. Sleep. Studies show that teens naturally go to bed very late yet our school system forces them to wake up the earliest. School start times should be pushed back to better a...

Danger of video games overblown

January 24, 2016

By: Dan Buser Violent video games do not cause children to be violent, and therefore selling them to minors should not be banned. First entertainment censorship has never worked in the past whether it was TV, movies, radio shows, or even dating back to prohibition. Secondly in scientific studies there...

Life after being trafficked

January 24, 2016

By Zozan Kucukaydin As students growing up, we have learned Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and eliminated slavery. Yet today there are more slaves than any other time in American history. According to a user of, “today’s slavery focuses on big profits and cheap lives, and that i...

Teen Stereotypes: Breaking Out of the Box

January 24, 2016

By Rachael Schirato Let’s face it. Being a teenager is hard. We have numerous expectations to live up to and even more rules to follow. No one wants to be the girl to get pregnant, the golden boy whom’s future goes out the window after Homecoming weekend, the drug addict who is forced to drop...

Technology Overuse

January 24, 2016

By Elma Abdic In today’s digital world, technology uses with cellphones have exceeded to the highest maximal use according to studies from TIME. Cell phones may be entertaining and a great use for positive uses of communication, but could result in negative consequences. Social media are forms...

No Gym Class for Student-Athletes at HHS

January 24, 2016

By Brandon Hill It’s game day, you have a big game against your arch - rival. As you go on with your day you notice that you have gym class. Here at Hershey High School all student-athletes are required to participate . Student-athletes should not have to participate on game day. Students should...

Temptation of Technology

January 24, 2016

By: Lexie Corcoran When our parents went to school, the only distractions were doodling and passing notes. Most schools today use technology on a daily basis. It allows for students to access the world at just click of a button. Though it can be useful, it creates a world of distractions for students;...

Rape Culture: a culture we can all live without

January 22, 2016

By: Mason Benovy More than 20% of college women will be raped in their lifetime according to a study by The Association of American Universities. Our time in high school is preparing us for the exciting times of college. It’s nearing the time of year when seniors are applying to schools, juniors are preparing for the SATs, and underclassmen are...

On Anonymity in The Broadcaster

January 21, 2016

By: Robert Sterner, Adviser for The Broadcaster There are times when anonymous sources are a perfectly acceptable and ethical option for journalists. Deciding when and how to use them requires a dedicated application of a code of ethics.  But what is the dividing line between ethical and uneth...

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