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How Will HHS’s New Start Times Impact Athletics?

Kate Clark, Claire Sheppard, and Olivia Bratton

February 19, 2020

Every student has dreamed of this moment. With the busy schedule of a high school student (and athlete), getting to sleep in only happens on occasion. However, the Derry Township School District (DTSD) has finally made this dream a reality, as they announced in the fall that they will be carrying out ...

Don’t Hit Snooze For This

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 night affect more than just how tired they are first period. The average teen sleeps seven or less...

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. It is recommended teenagers get eight and a half to nine and a half hours of sleep every night. Insuffi...

Research Mounting Against Early School Start Times

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 of high schools in the U.S. begin before 8:30 a.m. High schools nationwide start their days at drastically e...

School should start later

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 system forces them to wake up the earliest. School start times should be pushed back to better acco...

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