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Editorial: High School Athletes Shouldn’t Have to Participate in PhysEd. Classes

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

November 4, 2019

When Jake began playing basketball in second grade, he had no idea what was to come. Soon he would have morning lifts before school, practice after, and games until late at night. Additionally, he is expected to be an athletic and academic role model at school. He must find time to study, do homework...

Editorial: Mental Illness is Too Often Overlooked

Alina Zang, Layout

October 30, 2019

Depression. Anxiety. Schizophrenia. Those are just a few of the many mental illnesses out there. Millions of people deal with disorders like these everyday, having to suffer through symptoms such as  a severe lack of motivation, difficulty differentiating fiction from reality, a feeling of constant ...

Editorial: Caffeine Consumption Should Be Limited for Teenagers

Julia Grenoble, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Imagine going through a day of high school classes with dizziness, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and even muscle tremors. Daily tasks such as concentrating, studying, and writing notes could seem impossible to accomplish. These are all possible side effects of consuming caffeine, which is al...

Editorial: Women Should Have the Right to Abortion

Jenna Reiber, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Around 68,000 women die worldwide due to unsafe abortions, that are without doctors or sometimes with no medical experience every year. That is nearly five times the population of Hershey.   Women deserve to have the universal right to an abortion. According to a National Institutes of Health ...

Editorial: High Schools Should Promote Dual Enrollment For Students

Ashlyn Weidman, Social Media Editor

October 21, 2019

In high school, Advance Placement (AP) classes are the main source of obtaining college credit, but students have to obtain a certain score on the AP test to receive that credit. With the dual enrollment however; students automatically get credit for college as long as they pass the course. The issue...

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...

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