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Extracurriculars Have Value in College Applications Say Students

Riley Manjerovic, Reporter

May 30, 2019


Filed under Hershey

Sports, clubs, internships, and clubs all bear the definite value for college applicants. Students at Hershey High School and neighboring Palmyra High School said participating in extracurriculars definitely helped them in their college application process.  Having sports, clubs and other activiti...

Editorial: Colleges Should Not Require SAT Test Scores

Karen Liu, Reporter

May 23, 2019


Filed under Editorial

Over 1,000 colleges have stopped requiring SAT test scores for admission according to HuffPost, an American news source. The SATs were originally created to standardize college admission procedures; however, many colleges are removing this qualification now. SAT test scores should not be required for...

Editorial: Ivy League Schools Are Not Worth It

Samantha Andrews, Reporter

May 23, 2019


Filed under Editorial

Ivy league school are for “the elite” and only around 7% of applicants actually get in. These colleges are also incredibly more expensive than regular state schools. Nonetheless the title of graduating from one of these elite schools really isn’t really worth the having the thousand of dollars ...

Editorial: The Price Of College Is Too High

Eva Baker, Reporter

May 23, 2019


Filed under Editorial

Since 2017, the cost has increased by 2.9 percent, and it is expected to increase. In 2018, a private college on average cost $42,380 for a master’s degree annually in the United states according to the College Board. Universities and colleges should lower the price of secondary education because it is unaffordable. It is highly recommended for most people to atten...

College Admissions Case Develops as Defendants Respond to Plea Deals

Abigail Lee, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under World

When the college admissions scandal initially broke, 50 people were charged. Since then, 33 parents have entered pleas. While Felicity Huffman, among 12 others, has pleaded guilty, Lori Loughlin and a total of 19 parents, have pleaded not guilty, according to CNN. The Boston Globe reported Toby M...

Editorial: National College Admissions Scandal: A Precursor to More Stories of the Privileged Buying Their Education

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial

Picture a world in which a college degree could be bought with cold, hard cash. Now, in order to earn that degree one must attend a four-year college or educational institution of some kind that will award the degree to them. So, effectively, this cold, hard cash will be used to have the student ent...

Editorial: College Athletes Should Be Paid

Editorial: College Athletes Should Be Paid

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Editorial

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...

Editorial: Playing Multiple Sports is Better than Playing One

Elaina Joyner, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial

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...

Some HHS seniors choose to leave Pennsylvania for college

Some HHS seniors choose to leave Pennsylvania for college

Emma Quillen, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Hershey

With the end of the 2017-18 school year approaching, many Hershey High School students are committing to the universities that they will be spending their next four years. Since Pennsylvania contains a wide variety of colleges from art schools to Ivy Leagues, it is very common for HHS students to comm...

HHS students intern at Drayer and Hershey Elementary

HHS students intern at Drayer and Hershey Elementary

Abby Shapiro and Irene Ciocirlan

March 1, 2018


Filed under Hershey

Students with internships gain new skills as they advance into the second semester. As the second marking period draws to a close and the new semester begins, some hard working Hershey High School students have internships that are still in full swing. Some internships may be ending  this semeste...

Students Should Not let Rankings Affect their College Decision

Emma Quillen, Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Imagine you’re buying a new car. Naturally, you may look up rankings to see efficiency, comfort, and overall visual appeal. Looking at these rankings wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing; unless the rankings were based on factors unrelated to the car, or written by a biased company.  This is what U...

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Offered to HHS students

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Offered to HHS students

Elizabeth Newman, Layout Designer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Hershey

Breaking into the business world can be tough, but there is a way to make it a little easier. The Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a week-long program offered to incoming high school juniors and seniors in the summer. It teaches students about the American free enterprise system. The pr...

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