The Broadcaster

Temptation of Technology

January 23, 2016


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By: Lexie Corcoran When our parents went to school, the only distractions were doodling and passing notes. Most schools today use technology on a daily basis. It allows for students to access the world at just click of a button. Though it can be useful, it creates a world of distractions for students;...

Rape Culture: a culture we can all live without

January 22, 2016


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By: Mason Benovy More than 20% of college women will be raped in their lifetime according to a study by The Association of American Universities. Our time in high school is preparing us for the exciting times of college. It’s nearing the time of year when seniors are applying to schools, juniors are preparing for the SATs, and underclassmen are...

On Anonymity in The Broadcaster

January 21, 2016


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By: Robert Sterner, Adviser for The Broadcaster There are times when anonymous sources are a perfectly acceptable and ethical option for journalists. Deciding when and how to use them requires a dedicated application of a code of ethics.  But what is the dividing line between ethical and uneth...

Broadcaster passes 4,000 views!

Broadcaster passes 4,000 views!

January 20, 2016


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It's a milestone day!  The Broadcaster has passed the 4,000 views mark!  Thank you to the many readers who have joined us in the early days of our digital publishing journey. Our most read stories to date were by Co-Managing Editor Emily Briselli and a Hershey Section Editor Hannah Gundermann.   HH...

We’re on Facebook!

We’re on Facebook!

January 20, 2016


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The Broadcaster started with a presence on Twitter and Instagram early on, but today we launched our Facebook page.  We have decided to add a Facebook page to allow our readers one more way to stay up-to-date on the latest events and stories at Hershey High. Follow us and get every story as they're...

Shut Down SeaWorld

Shut Down SeaWorld

January 17, 2016


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by Lynn Dang She was forty when SeaWorld killed her. Dawn Brancheau took blunt force trauma to the head, neck, and torso before drowning. The SeaWorld trainer died doing what she loved, which was interacting with orcas. Killer whale Tilikum attacked her. Opened in 1964, theme park and entertai...

School should start later

School should start later

November 16, 2015


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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...

Danger of video games overblown

November 16, 2015


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By: Dan Buser Violent video games do not cause children to be violent, and therefore selling them to minors should not be banned. First entertainment censorship has never worked in the past whether it was TV, movies, radio shows, or even dating back to prohibition. Secondly in scientific studies the...

Teen Stereotypes: Breaking Out of the Box

November 16, 2015


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By Rachael Schirato Let’s face it. Being a teenager is hard. We have numerous expectations to live up to and even more rules to follow.  No one wants to be the girl to get pregnant, the golden boy whom’s future goes out the window after Homecoming weekend, the drug addict who is forced to drop...

We’re on Instagram!

We’re on Instagram!

October 5, 2015


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In addition to our account on Twitter @Broadcaster1926 our online publication is now on Instagram!  Check us out: hhsbroadcaster     The Broadcaster is going online! Check it out at hhsbroadcaster.com While the print edition, which Henry Isaacson is reading here, will change, it will not disappe...

A note from Mr. Sterner, Broadcaster Advisor

A note from Mr. Sterner, Broadcaster Advisor

September 15, 2015


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What follows is a brief vision statement by me for the staff of The Broadcaster.  It is ambitious, a bit over-the-top rah-rah, and perhaps altogether a bit too much.  However, as this is the beginning of a new era at The Broadcaster, I thought it apropos to "go deep." This is my vision, a manifesto, for The Broadcas...

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