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Editorial: School Uniforms Are Not Necessary

Allyson Lin, Copy Editor January 12, 2023

Traditionally and in most private institutions, school uniforms are mandated. School uniforms should not be required for a student to be able to go to school.  School uniforms restrict students’...

DTSD School Board authorizes plan for virtual instruction if needed

Maeve Reiter, Hershey Editor October 18, 2021

The Derry Township school board decided on a possible virtual instruction plan with a vote of seven to two at the school board meeting on September 27, 2021. Their plan, outlined in the meeting notes,...

Online tutoring demand remains strong

Allyson Lin, World and Breaking News Editor September 21, 2021

During the Covid-19 pandemic at the beginning of the 2021 school year, parents found themselves struggling with being able to teach their own kids. So, they turned to online tutoring.  Online tutoring...

How Will HHS’s New Start Times Impact Athletics?

Kate Clark, Claire Sheppard, and Olivia Bratton February 19, 2020

New school start times    Derry Township has announced a new plan for school start times for the 2021-2022 school year. After looking into the benefits of later start times for teenagers, Superintendent...

Editorial: High Schools Must Promote Reading More

Angelina Memmi, Head News Editor November 11, 2019

Look back to elementary school. There was reading time in many classrooms, trips to the library, and the Scholastic Book Fair. Reading was not only encouraged as an important learning tool, but as a fun...

Editorial: Push School Starting Times Back

Matt Keeler, Reporter June 3, 2019

Students wake up early in the morning to get ready for the long school day ahead. They are tired and groggy, and they know they won’t be able to function during the day. They wish they could just turn...

Editorial: High Schools Should Eliminate Finals

Caroline Corcoran, Reporter May 24, 2019

Teenagers have many pressures in school, one of them being finals. The week filled of tests in almost every class can be extremely overwhelming for many students. Because of the resulting stress and the...

School of the Future

School of the Future

The world is changing and developing at a fast rate, many new jobs and career choices are being invented everyday. Although this can be a way to improve our society, this creates a problem with how current...

Editorial: All Grades at HHS Should Have Final Exemptions, Not Just Seniors

Emily Massage and Keela Delves May 16, 2019

As a senior there are lots of perks to look forward to, specifically final exemptions. The idea is that if you do well enough in your classes, that you will be exempt from you finals, and rightfully so....

How Does HHS Really Feel About a Later Start?

Emily Massage and Keela Delves April 17, 2019

School districts around Hershey such as Cumberland Valley and Mechanicsburg have been looking into a later school start for their students. There have been whispers about whether or not Hershey will take...

The iPads allow students to access any learning based sites they could want. The administration has expressed hope that the iPads can be used for multiple years. (Broadcaster/Alexis Moodie)

1-year in: 1-to-1 iPads positively impact students’ learning at HHS

Alexis Moodie, Layout Manager May 25, 2018

iPads were a new edition to the school curriculum this past year, but how much have they actually helped? Most students have mixed opinions about the iPads. They differ in their acceptance and presumed...

Editorial: Standardized tests hurt American schools

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor April 26, 2018

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...

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