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Editorial: Animal Testings Should be Banned in the United States

Lisa Wang, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Imagine standing in a laboratory. Countless cages, row upon row, fill the room.. Each has a rabbit in it, whose eyelids are held open by clips, keeping it from blinking. These rabbits are currently the subjects of eye tests for cosmetics use, and will probably not survive afterward. Testing on anima...

Editorial: Michael Phelps is the Greatest Athlete of All Time

Noah Drexler, Reporter

May 17, 2019

ESPN recently published a list of the top 20 athletes who dominated their respective sports in the last 20 years. The list is based on data that ESPN collected and they gave each athlete a dominance rating, and contained famous names like Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning. One name that was omitted was...

Editorial: Production of Tobacco Should be Illegal

Melina Dhital, Reporter

May 17, 2019

“Smoking and tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year worldwide. Current trends show that this will increase to more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030,” according to STAND, anti-tobacco organization. The cultivation of tobacco must be made illegal worldwide. Tobacco is ...

Editorial: 11 is Too Young For An Cellphone

Sophie Beck, Reporter

May 16, 2019

The average age for when a child gets their first phone is about 11, according to researchers at ParentingNI. Even though most social media apps that kids want require a minimum age of 13. This means that kids are more likely to be exposed to content that they may not know how to handle at such an age. 12 or olde...

Editorial: All Grades at HHS Should Have Final Exemptions, Not Just Seniors

Emily Massage and Keela Delves

May 16, 2019

As a senior there are lots of perks to look forward to, specifically final exemptions. The idea is that if you do well enough in your classes, that you will be exempt from you finals, and rightfully so. The issue is, however, why is this not an incentive for other grades too? Hershey High School sh...

Editorial: Trump’s Wall Will Damage Our Economy

Gina Roscoe, Reporter

May 7, 2019

$55 million to replumb Flint, Michigan. $1 billion in lost crops from Hurricane Florence. $3 billion for California wildfires. $300,000 for the Parkland school shooting. These tragedies would cost less to rebuild than putting up a $5 billion border wall on just one third of the Mexic...

Editorial: Anti-Vaccination Should Not be an Option

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

May 6, 2019

Vaccine hesitancy is defined as the “reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability.” In recent years especially, there has been a rise in what many refer to as anti-vaxxers in America and other developed countries around the world. Vaccine hesitancy is one of the biggest threats to c...

Editorial: Uber and Lyft should have stronger background checks for their drivers

Caroline Diem, Reporter

April 26, 2019

After a long day at work, it’s hard to keep from falling asleep. A young woman got into an Uber and expected to be driven back to her house, an hour away. Her Uber driver Harbir Parmar had other plans. The lady fell asleep and woke up being sexually assaulted and was dumped on the Interstate an hour away from home. Many questions were had about what it takes to become a driver for Uber and Lyft and the reliability of the companies. The requirements to become ...

Editorial: The Model Minority Myth Must be Dismantled

Abigail Lee, Reporter

April 24, 2019

A subconscious stereotype exists in American culture known as the model minority myth. The model minority myth characterizes Asian Americans as an ideal monolith that has managed to push past racial and economic obstacles to match the success of white Americans. At the surface, this description may s...

Election Day Must be a National Holiday

Keela Delves and Emily Massage

April 10, 2019

The Tuesday after November 1st is the day widely known as Election Day. What is perhaps less well known is the fact that the U.S. has an average of about 55% voter turnout for such elections. This number is largely a result of polls being open from 7am to 7pm, which fall between the work hours of most ...

Editorial: National College Admissions Scandal: A Precursor to More Stories of the Privileged Buying Their Education

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2019

Picture a world in which a college degree could be bought with cold, hard cash. Now, in order to earn that degree one must attend a four-year college or educational institution of some kind that will award the degree to them. So, effectively, this cold, hard cash will be used to have the student ent...

Editorial: Schools should provide more dairy free lunch options

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

March 29, 2019

A common concern about school lunches is that they are not healthy enough, but what most people don’t talk about is the lack of dairy free options available. According to the U.S National Library of Medicine, “Approximately 65 percent of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy.” This means tha...

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