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How Will HHS’s New Start Times Impact Athletics?

Kate Clark, Claire Sheppard, and Olivia Bratton

February 19, 2020

New school start times    Derry Township has announced a new plan for school start times for the 2021-2022 school year. After looking into the benefits of later start times for teenagers, Superintendent Joe McFarland has found that implementing later start times for students at Hershey Hi...

Editorial: High Schools Must Promote Reading More

Angelina Memmi, Head News Editor

November 11, 2019

Look back to elementary school. There was reading time in many classrooms, trips to the library, and the Scholastic Book Fair. Reading was not only encouraged as an important learning tool, but as a fun pastime. However, as students venture into secondary school, reading seems to be forgotten. Leisure ...

Editorial: Push School Starting Times Back

Matt Keeler, Reporter

June 3, 2019

Students wake up early in the morning to get ready for the long school day ahead. They are tired and groggy, and they know they won’t be able to function during the day. They wish they could just turn off their alarm and go back to sleep. School starting times should be pushed back to at least 8:30 AM....

Editorial: High Schools Should Eliminate Finals

Caroline Corcoran, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Teenagers have many pressures in school, one of them being finals. The week filled of tests in almost every class can be extremely overwhelming for many students. Because of the resulting stress and the fact that understanding the material is more important than a test score, schools should consider ...

School of the Future

School of the Future

Clare Canavan, Ashlyn Weidman, Carina Sarracino, and Katie Jones

May 23, 2019

The world is changing and developing at a fast rate, many new jobs and career choices are being invented everyday. Although this can be a way to improve our society, this creates a problem with how current schools are run. The atmosphere, curriculum, technology, health, and sleeping habits teens learn...

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...

How Does HHS Really Feel About a Later Start?

Emily Massage and Keela Delves

April 17, 2019

School districts around Hershey such as Cumberland Valley and Mechanicsburg have been looking into a later school start for their students. There have been whispers about whether or not Hershey will take part in this new change. Though this is thought to be favorable for students and productivity, many...

1-year in: 1-to-1 iPads positively impact students’ learning at HHS

The iPads allow students to access any learning based sites they could want. The administration has expressed hope that the iPads can be used for multiple years. (Broadcaster/Alexis Moodie)

Alexis Moodie, Layout Manager

May 25, 2018

iPads were a new edition to the school curriculum this past year, but how much have they actually helped? Most students have mixed opinions about the iPads. They differ in their acceptance and presumed value. Some students believe that they had a positive impact, while others think it had litt...

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...

School Starting Times Should be Later

Caroline Corcoran, Reporter

February 12, 2018

Imagine having to take a test, eyes barely open, still half asleep. Many Hershey High School students can relate. As a result of sleepiness, teens are mentally and physically unprepared for the long school day ahead. The school starting time needs to be pushed back for teens to perform better acad...

Student Opens Fire in Kentucky High School Killing 2

Katherine Clark, Copy Editor

January 25, 2018

Two students were killed while 18 others were injured when a student opened fire at Marshall County High School in Kentucky on the morning of Tuesday, January 23, 2018, authorities said. Police arrested a 15 year-old student at the scene who will be tried for murder, attempted murder and other cha...

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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