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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...

Don’t Hit Snooze For This

HHS Start Times to Shift to Later Start to School Day
Natalie Taylor and Angelina Memmi November 4, 2019

The early morning alarm is a sound Hershey High School students will soon not have to hear at the brink of dawn.  A recent surge of information has revealed that the amount of sleep teens receive each...

Editorial: Schools Should Have Later Start Times

Emma Russell, Reporter August 23, 2019

“Nationwide, 25.4% of students got 8 or more hours of sleep on an average school night,” said the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a United States federal health organization, in a 2017 research study....

Shown here is a teen so tired she fell asleep during studying. In multiple other schools around the nation, students’ academic performance has gone up with the later start times. (CollegeDegrees360/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Research Mounting Against Early School Start Times

Olivia Bratton, Copy Editor January 4, 2018

Students are constantly wishing to gain more sleep on school days, and now there is scientific evidence behind their pleas. According to the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study, 93 percent...

Early school start times have been harmful for children and must be changed

School should start later

November 16, 2015

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...

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