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Editorial: Small businesses are Best Fit for Downtown Hershey

Elizabeth Newman, Reporter

May 17, 2018

Imagine a small town. It is filled with small, locally owned businesses like a coffee shop and a small brew pub. This is what towns should look like. Instead, chain businesses have been popping up in towns and communities all across the nation which could mean bad news. Hershey residents should support small busin...

Never Again Movement: Fund More Gun Violence Research

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

May 14, 2018

Before debating and releasing statements about a topic, most people turn to the internet or library to research the facts first. However, with the Dickey Amendment in place, politicians and citizens cannot gather necessary statistics about gun violence in America. Research regarding gun violence needs to...

Editorial: Playing Multiple Sports is Better than Playing One

Elaina Joyner, Reporter

May 11, 2018

Meet Kate Smith. She is very athletic and wants to pursue sports in college. Not only does Kate enjoy sports, but she thinks she can earn a scholarship for a college of her dreams. Is Kate going to be more successful if she plays one sport or plays multiple sports? Science shows that playing multiple sports w...

Editorial: The Washington Redskins Need to Change Their Name

Editorial: The Washington Redskins Need to Change Their Name

Katherine Clark, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018

The NFL Washington Redskins must change their name. While many find the Washington Redskins’ logo and name racist, this topic of conversation is one that NFL lovers avoid. Being such a controversial discussion all across the nation, many views on the name argue as to why it should be changed...

Editorial: Drinking, Driving by Teens Still Problematic

Molly Glus, Lifestyle Section Editor

May 7, 2018

On an average weekend, a car-crash is responsible for the death of one teen every hour. In over 45 percent of those crashes, alcohol is involved. That statistic is one that should never have to be seen. The teenage life is filled with new responsibilities and experiences, and one of the most importa...

Editorial: Pit Bulls are not the problem

Editorial: Pit Bulls are not the problem

Claire Sheppard, Copy Editor

May 1, 2018

Think of the most dangerous breed of dog. It’s a Pit Bull, right? Wrong. They are anything but. Pit Bulls are not the problem, people are. Dogs are bred and raised by humans; they need to be cared for no matter the breed. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to A...

Editorial: Standardized tests hurt American schools

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

April 26, 2018

Students around the United States are being forced to cram their minds with formulas and tricks to do their best on standardized tests while many will  never use those skills again. Many schools across the country have protested against standardized testing for a variety of different reasons. Standardi...

Editorial: evolution must be taught in schools

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

April 25, 2018

By definition, evolution is the change of one's genetics over a period of time. Since every species’ genetics have changed, they themselves have evolved. Yet, schools have been avoiding teaching evolution out of fear of the controversy surrounding the topic. Evolution must be taught in schools. T...

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...

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