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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...

Editorial: Playing Multiple Sports is Better than Playing One

Elaina Joyner, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Meet Kate Smith. She is very athletic and wants to pursue sports in college. Not only does Kate enjoy sports, but she thinks she can earn a scholarship for a college of her dreams. Is Kate going to be more successful if she plays one sport or plays multiple sports? Science shows that playing multiple sports w...

Editorial: The Washington Redskins Need to Change Their Name

Editorial: The Washington Redskins Need to Change Their Name

Katherine Clark, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018


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The NFL Washington Redskins must change their name. While many find the Washington Redskins’ logo and name racist, this topic of conversation is one that NFL lovers avoid. Being such a controversial discussion all across the nation, many views on the name argue as to why it should be changed...

Editorial: Drinking, Driving by Teens Still Problematic

Molly Glus, Lifestyle Section Editor

May 7, 2018


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On an average weekend, a car-crash is responsible for the death of one teen every hour. In over 45 percent of those crashes, alcohol is involved. That statistic is one that should never have to be seen. The teenage life is filled with new responsibilities and experiences, and one of the most importa...

Editorial: Pit Bulls are not the problem

Editorial: Pit Bulls are not the problem

Claire Sheppard, Copy Editor

May 1, 2018


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Think of the most dangerous breed of dog. It’s a Pit Bull, right? Wrong. They are anything but. Pit Bulls are not the problem, people are. Dogs are bred and raised by humans; they need to be cared for no matter the breed. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to A...

Editorial: Standardized tests hurt American schools

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

April 26, 2018


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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...

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