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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...

Don’t Hit Snooze For This

Natalie Taylor and Angelina Memmi

November 4, 2019

The early morning alarm is a sound Hershey High School students will soon not have to hear at the brink of dawn.  A recent surge of information has revealed that the amount of sleep teens receive each night affect more than just how tired they are first period. The average teen sleeps seven or less...

Editorial: Schools Should Have Later Start Times

Emma Russell, Reporter

August 23, 2019

“Nationwide, 25.4% of students got 8 or more hours of sleep on an average school night,” said the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a United States federal health organization, in a 2017 research study. It is recommended teenagers get eight and a half to nine and a half hours of sleep every night. Insuffi...

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...

School should start later

Early school start times have been harmful for children and must be changed

November 16, 2015

By: Omer Qureshi Teen anxiety, drowsiness, and laziness has been befuddling parents for years, but it has a very basic root. Sleep. Studies show that teens naturally go to bed very late yet our school system forces them to wake up the earliest. School start times should be pushed back to better acco...

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