It is very important to know what is going on around school, but the after school announcements are too long. The copious amounts of announcements do not even apply to the majority of the student body, and it is a waste of useful time to spend five minutes that students could be studying, practicing or making their long commute home. It is understandable that there are certain announcements that need to be made public. For example, it is important to know that the play is coming up or that the soccer team has a game and needs our support. However, these may be easily covered with the EBN Morning News. Morning News brightens students’ days and helps broadcast important news for both student and faculty. The traditional after-school announcements need to be moved to the morning to be more effective and encouraging for students.