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The Broadcaster Needs Your Help: National College Decision Day

The Broadcaster Needs Your Help: National College Decision Day

Ashlyn Weidman, Social Media Editor

April 15, 2020

Because all Pennsylvania schools are closed from the Coronavirus, seniors won’t get the chance to participate in National College Decision day on May 1st. It’s always been a tradition that on this day seniors announce what college they are attending by wearing their chosen college’s merchandise ...

Editorial: State colleges should be free

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

March 18, 2020

By: Maeve Reiter For a highly developed country with some of the highest esteemed educational institutions in the world, it would be reasonable to believe that the United States would have a very high percentage of college graduates. However, only 59% of American adults have a college degree, according ...

Navigating the College Admissions Process at HHS

Navigating the College Admissions Process at HHS

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Applying to college is often a frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming process. High School students at Derry Township find themselves starting to plan their futures  starting their freshman year by taking classes such as Academic Literacy and creating accounts for websites like Naviance. ...

HHS Hosts Winter Signing Day

From left to right, Katie Jones, Colin Kondracki, Ian McDonald, Alec Newman, Evan Walters, and Adam Wildasin smile as they prepare to sign their commitments to their college of choice. (Broadcaster/ Paige Dalto)

Paige Dalto, Head Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Hershey High School hosted its winter signing day for seniors committing to college for athletics on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  Six seniors participated in this event, including Katie Jones, Colin Kondracki, Ian McDonald, Alec Newman, Evan Walters, and Adam Wildasin. ...

HHS Seniors Participate in Fall Signing Day

Tanner Updegraff poses with his friends in Lock Haven apparel. Updegraff transferred to Hershey his junior year, and in his first season at HHS, he placed third at the PIAA state tournament. (Broadcaster/Katie Jones)

Clare Canavan, Katie Jones, and Ashlyn Weidman

November 22, 2019

Hershey High School seniors signed their National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Wednesday, November 13th.  Thus far, 11 seniors have decided to continue their athletic career onto colleges across a wide variety of universities and divisions. This is the first of two signing days for high school athle...

Extracurriculars Have Value in College Applications Say Students

Riley Manjerovic, Reporter

May 30, 2019

Sports, clubs, internships, and clubs all bear the definite value for college applicants. Students at Hershey High School and neighboring Palmyra High School said participating in extracurriculars definitely helped them in their college application process.  Having sports, clubs and other activiti...

Editorial: Colleges Should Not Require SAT Test Scores

Karen Liu, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Over 1,000 colleges have stopped requiring SAT test scores for admission according to HuffPost, an American news source. The SATs were originally created to standardize college admission procedures; however, many colleges are removing this qualification now. SAT test scores should not be required for...

Editorial: Ivy League Schools Are Not Worth It

Samantha Andrews, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Ivy league school are for “the elite” and only around 7% of applicants actually get in. These colleges are also incredibly more expensive than regular state schools. Nonetheless the title of graduating from one of these elite schools really isn’t really worth the having the thousand of dollars ...

Editorial: The Price Of College Is Too High

Eva Baker, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Since 2017, the cost has increased by 2.9 percent, and it is expected to increase. In 2018, a private college on average cost $42,380 for a master’s degree annually in the United states according to the College Board. Universities and colleges should lower the price of secondary education because it is unaffordable. It is highly recommended for most people to atten...

College Admissions Case Develops as Defendants Respond to Plea Deals

Abigail Lee, Reporter

May 6, 2019

When the college admissions scandal initially broke, 50 people were charged. Since then, 33 parents have entered pleas. While Felicity Huffman, among 12 others, has pleaded guilty, Lori Loughlin and a total of 19 parents, have pleaded not guilty, according to CNN. The Boston Globe reported Toby M...

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: College Athletes Should Be Paid

The 15 highest paid college coaches with their salaries, schools, and sports from The Quad. Collectively, these 15 coaches make 74,812,501 dollars and on average 4,987,500, making them some of the highest paid people in America. (The Quad)

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

May 22, 2018

College athletics is one of the biggest-money businesses generating 11 billion dollars in annual revenue, yet the athletes responsible for it all go unpaid.  This needs to change. There are 27 universities that make at least $100 million annually from their athletic department, according to Business I...

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