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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. ...

Editorial: Schools Should Participate in More Field Trips

Karen Liu, Reporter

November 12, 2019

59% of students who participate in educational trips have better grades than those who don’t, according to the National Education Association Member Benefits(NEAMB), a subsidiary company to the National Education Association. Despite this, many schools are opting out on these opportunities. Schools...

Editorial: Common Core Should Be Repealed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...

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...

Research Mounting Against Early School Start Times

Shown here is a teen so tired she fell asleep during studying. In multiple other schools around the nation, students’ academic performance has gone up with the later start times. (CollegeDegrees360/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor

January 4, 2018

Students are constantly wishing to gain more sleep on school days, and now there is scientific evidence behind their pleas. According to the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study, 93 percent of high schools in the U.S. begin before 8:30 a.m. High schools nationwide start their days at drastically e...

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