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Editorial: Life 360 is a Negative Parenting Skill

Julia Grenoble, Reporter

December 5, 2019

A child is sitting in the back seat of a car while a friend is driving, and they pick up their phone. As soon as the innocent action occurs, an alert is sent directly to their parent. A child’s every move sends a notification to their parent.  All parents worry about their children, but Life 360 cr...

Editorial: Self Driving Vehicles are the Future

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Nearly 1.25 million people die each year in a completely preventable way.  Self driving vehicles can provide many health, safety, and societal benefits to roadway users. According to the Association For Safe International Road Travel, an informational source for drivers, in addition to the fatal...

Editorial: Music Lessons Benefit Students

Karen Liu, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Imagine having a stressful, tiring day at school, and finally being able to express yourself and relax in the calming setting of your music class. Students should participate in a musical activity to benefit their mental and emotional skills.  According to the National Association for Music Education...

Editorial: Laboratories Shouldn’t Be Able to Test on Animals

Lauren Cribbs, Reporter

November 26, 2019

An estimated 10,000 animals are killed for every new chemical pesticide being tested, and the animals used in these experiments are feared to face extinction in the future.  Animal testing is killing many innocent animals, and it needs to be stopped.  Living animals are being used for researc...

Editorial: Voting Age Should be Changed

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Education, gun control, climate laws. All of these topics in politics today deal heavily with the younger generation. But teenagers have no say in the future of their country because they cannot vote. The voting age should be lowered to sixteen. In politics and everyday society, there are many proble...

Editorial: Safe2Say Makes a Difference for Pennsylvanian Youth

Brooke Lehrman, Reporter

November 18, 2019

One million students reported being harassed, threatened, or subject to other forms of cyberbullying, according to Safe2Say Something.  Safe2Say Something has been successful in keeping schools and their students safe all across Pennsylvania. After the shootings in Parkland, Florida, state legisl...

Editorial: PA Needs to Spend Far More Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Jenna Reiber, Reporter

November 18, 2019

“On average, 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses,” according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The opioid epidemic is killing too many Americans and something needs to be done. killing an excessive amount of people every year. Young people are overdosing on opioids su...

Editorial: Reality TV is Not True Reality

Caroline Glus, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Reality television is attributing to cosmetic surgery procedures, according to Medical Procedure News, with more than 9.2 million procedures performed as a result of people watching these “reality” TV shows. Society's ideas of what is attractive have been deeply influenced by these shows. Teenagers who v...

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: Sad Music Is Better Than Happy Music

Benji Keeler, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Imagine coming home after a long day from school. You’re tired and just want to relax and listen to music. You lay down and put on a playlist, but all you hear is uptempo beats and cheery loud lyrics. Sad music is highly discredited. It’s written off for just being depressing, slow, and dull. Peo...

Editorial: Climate Change is Killing Coral Reefs

Lauren Cribbs, Reporter

November 12, 2019

One in five of the ocean’s coral reefs have been severely damaged or lost. In 20 to 40 years, another 35% of reefs could vanish.  Climate change is a serious issue that is drastically impacting the ocean’s coral reefs. Greenhouse gases, caused by daily human activity, has caused, among other things, o...

Editorial: Schools Should Implement Block Scheduling

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

November 11, 2019

Imagine a high school day but with half the classes, half the assignments, and half the homework. Hershey High School should switch from period scheduling to block scheduling.  Most middle and high schools currently have a period schedule in place. Period schedules usually consist of seven to nine...

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