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HHS Lunches Should Be Longer

Olivia Bratton, Editorials Editor

October 17, 2018


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At 10:54 AM, the first of the three chaotic Hershey High School lunches begins. Out of the seven hours that HHS students spend focused on school work, the teenagers only have a total of 30 minutes a day for themselves. Hershey High School needs to reconsider the amount of time that they provide t...

Editorial: Why athletes shouldn’t “stick to sports”

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

May 30, 2018


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In the last several years, a growing number of professional athletes have decided not to “stick to sports”, but rather support what they believe is right. The phrase “stick to sports” has become a common rebuke to nearly any figure in the world of sports, used when they express a political o...

Editorial: Assigning novels kills the fun

Angelina Memmi, Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Hundreds of high schoolers sigh as they remember that they must read chapter two for Tuesday. However, many don’t realize this assigned book isn’t just for a graded essay. Assigning readings to students can have a negative impact on their understanding and opinions on books.   Every year,...

Editorial: Class size does indeed matter

Iliana Veguilla, Reporter

May 24, 2018


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Many students and teachers have not stopped to ask if class size matters in regard to education, but when they do, the topic becomes controversial. Class size matters because reduced classes increase student’s academic outcomes. According to The Seattle Times website, at least 40 states have carried out some...

Editorial: End animal testing

Editorial: End animal testing

Katie Jones, Reporter

May 24, 2018


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Cruel animal experiments are performed to try to find solutions to medical issues, but primarily result in the harming of animals. Animals, like humans, are living organisms that should not have to sacrifice their lives for the dominant species. Often the drugs that pass animal tests are ...

Editorial: People Should Be Able to Choose Which Bathroom Regardless of Gender

Alexis Moodie, Layout

May 24, 2018


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Over the past few years, there have been many debates and rallies about the transgender community. According to USA Today, “The study looked at students in ninth and 11th grade and estimated that nearly 3 percent are transgender or gender nonconforming, meaning they don’t always self-identify as...

Life Abroad: My Time in Austria as an Exchange Student

Life Abroad: My Time in Austria as an Exchange Student

Moxie Thompson, Foreign Correspondent

May 22, 2018


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VIENNA - It’s 13:22 and I am in Spanish class, except what the teacher is saying isn’t making much sense. It’s probably because of her quick-paced dialect. Learning a foreign language is hard, especially when you’re learning it in another foreign language. But that’s just a small fraction ...

Editorial: College Athletes Should Be Paid

Editorial: College Athletes Should Be Paid

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

May 22, 2018


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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...

Mike Trout is one of baseball’s most underrated players

Mike Trout is one of baseball’s most underrated players

Sam Allery, Section Editor

May 18, 2018


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“Mike Trout is impossible.” That’s the headline for a FanGraphs article published on April 23rd, and it sums up Mike Trout about as well as any word can. Impossible. For the last seven years, Trout has been the undisputed best player in baseball. With two Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards an...

Ban keeping Orcas in captivity now

Leah Koppenhaver, Reporter

May 17, 2018


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Soft skinned, majestic creatures are being held captive around the world. Captive Killer Whales have recently covered headlines concerning major health declines and several attacks leading to injuries and death. Orca whales need to be banned from marine parks around the world. Many stories ...

Editorial: Small businesses are Best Fit for Downtown Hershey

Elizabeth Newman, Reporter

May 17, 2018


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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


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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...

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