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Penn State Health begins free COVID-19 testing in Hershey

Claire Sheppard, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

By: Claire Sheppard The Penn State Health Medical Center has developed online screening for patients who suspect that they may have the coronavirus.  The virtual screening is available through Penn State Health’s telehealth service. The free application, PennState Health OnDemand, allows pat...

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine can slow spread of COVID-19 say experts

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine can slow spread of COVID-19 say experts

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Mia Bertoldi In light of the current outbreak of the coronavirus, practicing social distancing is essential to decreasing the spread of the virus. Social distancing is the act of increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. COVID-19 quickly spreads due to its incubati...

DTSD, HSS and COVID-19/Coronavirus: Regular Updates Here

DTSD, HSS and COVID-19/Coronavirus: Regular Updates Here

Broadcaster Staff

March 12, 2020

Our goal is to provide clear information on what is going on: what to do to stay safe, how to avoid misinformation and rumors, what events have been cancelled, and more. Education updates: Keystones off, AP exams are at-home, and no online teaching from DTSD teachers By: Eva Baker and Clare Canavan To help prevent th...

CBS 21 Meteorologist Tom Russell Predicts Harsh Winter

CBS 21 Meteorologist Tom Russell Predicts Harsh Winter

Joshua Gearhart, Reporter

January 23, 2020

At this time of the year, everyone tunes into the weather forecast to hear about road conditions and, of course, delays and closures. Weather often takes precedence as the top news story, and the meteorologist is front and center with the latest developments and predictions. Tom Russell has been a meteorologist for th...

Instagram Requires Users To Provide Their Date Of Birth

Julia Grenoble, Reporter

January 17, 2020

Instagram is now requiring users to enter their date of birth in order to make an account, in the hopes of making the social media platform safer for younger users.  While the app used to only require a new user to verify that they were over the age of 13, which will still be in Instagram’s Ter...

President of Brazil: Leonardo DiCaprio to Blame for Amazon Fires

President of Brazil: Leonardo DiCaprio to Blame for Amazon Fires

Lauren Cribbs, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The President of BrazilJair Bolsonaro stated during a webcast on Thursday, November 28, 2019,  that nongovernmental organizations (NGO) are the cause for the Amazon Rainforest fires earlier this year and specifically blamed actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Bolsonaro said, "Take photo, film, send it to an...

Hershey Public Library Hosts HHS’ Chem-Med Club event: Art in Science

Karen Liu and Maeve Reiter

November 25, 2019

Hershey High School’s Chemistry and Medicine club led elementary and middle school students through fun, hands-on science activities at the Hershey Public Library on November 20th, 2019.  Over 35 children and their parents attended the event.  The children participated in different optics themed a...

Young People Go on Global Climate Strike

Young People Go on Global Climate Strike

Abbey Rogers, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Climate change strikes began on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in 139 different countries. Student and humanitarian groups along with company and environmental employees have stepped up to protest against climate change. On Friday, September 20, protest began on the East Coast. In Washington, D.C. man...

There’s No More Space for Trash

There’s No More Space for Trash

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

April 15, 2019

What do outer space and the world’s oceans have in common? They’re riddled with trash. With the ever increasing awareness of environmental issues, one critical location is being overlooked: space. According to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), more than 500,000 pieces of debris...

Second and Third Man Cured of HIV

Second and Third Man Cured of HIV

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Almost exactly twelve years after the first man was cured of, or in long-term remission from, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV), another man has been revealed to be likely cured of the disease. The first man to be “cured” of HIV was Timothy Ray Brown, otherwise identified as the “Berlin pa...

Saturn’s Rings Are Vanishing

Abbey Rogers and Abbey Massage

January 29, 2019

A NASA study shows Saturn’s rings are disappearing at an alarming rate. Ice from the rings is being pulled into the magnetic field and over time will fall into the planet. This phenomenon, called ring rain, will cause Saturn’s rings to vanish. Saturn’s rings are not solid structures, but are ma...

Sleep Paralysis Is Frightening But Not Dangerous

Abbey Massage and Abbey Rogers

December 19, 2018

Sleep paralysis may seem frightening, but there is no real danger from it. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or upon waking. During an episode, a person is fully aware of what is happening and an episode can last from seconds to minutes. Sleep paralysis i...

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