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Deep underground, Yellowstone supervolcano lays dormant

Yellowstone caldera vents geothermal heat through steam. Some scientists have believed it is due for another eruption, although recent observations have pointed to the contrary. (Maarten Otto/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

May 25, 2018

Hawaii’s recent volcanic activity is a reminder volcanoes are extremely dangerous, and can strike at any time. On May 4, 2018, CBS News reported lava spewed out of Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea for the first time in over 30 years. The lava poured through roads and homes, displacing hundreds of fami...

Review: ‘X’ best iPhone yet

The iPhone X features Apple’s first full body display. The phone was released on November 3, 2017, and retails for $999. (The Broadcaster/Alex Elchev)

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

May 25, 2018

The tenth anniversary of the iPhone is by far the most innovative iPhone ever made, and it’s worth the price. With the iPhone X, Apple is returning to the innovation that made them famous. The tenth anniversary of the iPhone delivers with the most imaginative design and hardware yet, and the it...

Editorial: Bitcoin is not worth the hype

This chart shows the price of Bitcoin from October 8, 2017, to March 20, 2018. The largest drop, between December 22 and 23, 2017, saw a loss of almost $50 billion of equivalent value. (Coinmarketcap.com)

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

May 25, 2018

Bitcoin is just too dangerous to be useful. According to CoinDesk, Bitcoin hit its highest price ever on December 17, 2017, briefly selling for over $20,000. Since then, the price has significantly dropped off by as much 67% in early April. Experts and amateurs alike had high hopes for Bitcoin afte...

Trump, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Linked in Data Security Scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks down as a break is called during his testimony before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

May 24, 2018

The personal data of over 50 million Facebook users was mishandled in a massive political advertisement campaign. Facebook is by far the world’s most popular social media service, with 2.19 billion active users as of March 31, 2018. On March 17, 2018, the New York Times revealed how Cambridge Ana...

Three Supermoons Coming this Summer

The May 5, 2012 supermoon, right, appears much large than the November 28, 2012 micromoon, left. A supermoon occurs when the moon is at perigee, the spot where the moon is closest to Earth in its’ orbit. (NASA/Catalin Paduraru)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

May 16, 2018

From causing lunacy to creating natural disasters, there are a lot of misconceptions about supermoons. This summer, there will be three supermoons, coming on June 13th, 2018, as well as July 13th, 2018 and August 11th, 2018. These three supermoons will fall at the new moon phase, so unfortunately the...

Spotify Updating, Expanding Both Free and Premium Options

Currently, the Spotify app looks like this with key features like its sleek black background and bright white text. Spotify hasn’t updated its design since 2014.  (Broadcaster/Anna Levin)

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

May 15, 2018

Spotify’s upcoming update will expand the abilities of its free users, allowing them to listen to their favorite music more freely. For the first time since its release in 2014, the music streaming app Spotify will revamp not only its looks, but also the way it offers music to its users. Spotify...

Meteor shower visible this weekend

A meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. The Perseids, a meteor shower that occurs in mid July to mid August, is one of two meteor showers created by Halley’s comet. (NASA)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

May 4, 2018

Most children hope a wish on a shooting star will make their dreams come true, but there isn’t much magic behind them. Shooting stars are bits of space debris, like parts of asteroids, that hit earth’s atmosphere at high speeds. When these extremely fast moving particles hit the atmosphere, ...

Smartwatch Review

Smartwatch Review

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

April 30, 2018

It seems like a new smartwatch comes out every few months, so it can be hard to navigate the market. But clearly some watches are better than others, so here are the best watches currently on the market. Best Budget Smartwatch Priced at $69.99 on Amazon, the Asus Zenwatch 2 is the best smartwatch for the price, according to Authority Advisor. Fa...

Earth Day’s 48th anniversary celebrated

Hershey High School students are being pushed to save the planet by using reusable water bottles instead of typical plastic ones. The Earth Day celebration this year focused on fighting to end the use of plastic that is damaging to the environment. (Broadcaster/Anna Levin)

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22 marks the 48th anniversary of the Earth Day celebration. Earth Day is an environmental movement started to fight air pollution created during the Vietnam war, according to the Earth Day Network (EDN). The founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, thought of the idea after witnessing the...

3 things to know about Cannabis on “420”

This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo shows a package of K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 signed bills banning so-called synthetic marijuana. The substance, sold under trade names like Spice and K2, has been available in stores as a mix of dried herbs and spices sprayed with chemicals. It has been blamed for health problems and violent behavior, especially among young people. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 marks a national “holiday” for cannabis enthusiasts, commonly known as 420. Although marijuana is a prevalent part of our society, there are lots of important pieces of information that some members of the general public may not be aware of. While April 20 will be surround...

Researchers Claim to have Found New Human Organ

The interstitium, a newly discovered organ that lines nearly the entire body, is an interconnected web of thick connective tissue filled with fluid filled sacs. The organ could help doctors and researchers determine a person's health through examining the interstitial fluid (the liquid found within the sacs). (Illustration by Jill Gregory/Mount Sinai Health System/CC-BY-ND)

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-editor

April 12, 2018

An organ that’s always been hidden under the skin but never noticed may have just been discovered by scientists using new examination techniques. A group of researchers claim to have found a new organ, the interstitium, in a study they published in Scientific Reports on Tuesday, March 27, 2018....

Dancing lights: The science behind Auroras

Auroras are created when highly charged particles from the sun interact with elements in the Earth’s atmosphere. The Northern and Southern lights appear around their respective magnetic poles. (CC0 Creative Commons/Pixabay)

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

April 11, 2018

People travel thousands of miles to see mesmerizing auroras, but most people don’t know what they really are. According to How Stuff Works, an aurora is created when highly charged electrons from the sun interact with elements in the earth’s atmosphere. These electrons come from solar winds, whi...

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