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School Should Start Later

January 24, 2016


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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 a...

Danger of video games overblown

January 24, 2016


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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 there...

Life after being trafficked

January 24, 2016


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By Zozan Kucukaydin As students growing up, we have learned Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and eliminated slavery. Yet today there are more slaves than any other time in American history. According to a user of alternet.org, “today’s slavery focuses on big profits and cheap lives, and that i...

Teen Stereotypes: Breaking Out of the Box

January 24, 2016


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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...

Technology Overuse

January 24, 2016


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By Elma Abdic In today’s digital world, technology uses with cellphones have exceeded to the highest maximal use according to studies from TIME. Cell phones may be entertaining and a great use for positive uses of communication, but could result in negative consequences. Social media are forms...

No Gym Class for Student-Athletes at HHS

January 24, 2016


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By Brandon Hill It’s game day, you have a big game against your arch - rival. As you go on with your day you notice that you have gym class. Here at Hershey High School all student-athletes are required to participate . Student-athletes should not have to participate on game day. Students should...

Temptation of Technology

January 24, 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...

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