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Self Driving Cars Hit Road in Pittsburgh

Self Driving Cars Hit Road in Pittsburgh

Joel Neuschwander, Section Editor

October 28, 2016

Say goodbye to highway hypnosis and road rage and say hello to sensors, built-in GPS systems, and stress-free driving. On September 14, 2016, Uber made its self-driving cars available to passengers in Pittsburgh. The cars will have humans at the wheel, ready to take control of the vehicle if necess...

American Obesity Epidemic: Obesity Rates Keep Rising

Anna Levin, Reporter

October 26, 2016

Food. A source of nutrients, a source of comfort, a source of illness. Obesity, a term defined as having a Body Mass Index of more than 30, has reached epidemic levels in almost half of the United States. Obesity prevails in almost every state and causes many health related issues. Health organization...

Fight or Flight: The Science Behind Fear

Kieri Karpa, reporter

October 26, 2016

Pupils dilated, blood rushing, heart pounding, adrenaline pumping; and it all happens in a matter of seconds. The fight or flight reflex, a psychological and physical reaction to fear, is the cause of these symptoms. Fear is caused by anything that overactivates a part of the brain called called the a...

World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland

World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland

Joel Neuschwander, Science and Technology Editor

September 22, 2016

Since the beginning of human life, we’ve been trying to figure out how we got here. Now, the answer to that question has gotten clearer. On September 1st, 2016, scientists discovered the oldest physical evidence of life on earth in Greenland.  According to CNN, the fossils date back 3.7 bil...

iPhone 7 Hits Stores September 16

iPhone 7 Hits Stores September 16

Irene Ciocirlan, Lead Copy Editor

September 20, 2016

People everywhere have more to look forward to than just the end of another week. The iPhone 7 will be available in Apple stores on Friday, September 16. The store will be swarmed with customers trying to get a glimpse at the new and improved phone. Wireless headphones, dual cameras, and water re...

Duke University Discover Unlikely Possible Cure for Brain Cancer: Polio

Duke University Discover Unlikely Possible Cure for Brain Cancer: Polio
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August 15, 2016

By: Julia Michaelson Doctors are using a debilitating disease, nearly wiped out globally, to treat one of the most dangerous types of brain tumor. In 2012, 58 year-old Nancy Justice found out she had a brain tumor. She had been diagnosed with Glioblastoma. Justice was told she had seven months to live. According to CBS News, doctors said they can ...

Shark Week takes a bite out of summer TV programming

Shark Week takes a bite out of summer TV programming

June 26, 2016

By: Emily Tubbs Jaws of a beast are back to captivate a nation. The summer’s annual week-long TV event, Shark Week premieres on June 26, 2016. This year’s theme for Shark Week 2016 is “Shark n’ Awe.” Shark Week, created by Tom Golden on the Discovery Channel, is  packed with shark relate...

From Flint to Hershey: Safe Drinking Water Depends On Testing, Government Honesty

From Flint to Hershey: Safe Drinking Water Depends On Testing, Government Honesty

June 3, 2016

By: Julia Michaelson Lead is breaking down more than just pipes. Back in 2014, Flint, Michigan switched their water source to the Flint River: a very polluted river. Chemicals in the water were able to break down old lead pipes that were used for families’ drinking water. People had no idea what...

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Global Threat

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Global Threat

May 13, 2016

By: Irene Ciocirlan A bite from a certain mosquito can cause more damage than just an itch. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency as of February of 2016. The Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Ugand...

Power of Networking Through Video Games

Power of Networking Through Video Games

May 10, 2016

By: Maddie O’Shea A silence of concentration overwhelms the room. Fingers rapidly mash buttons and the sound of punches and kicks fill the air. Eyes follow the movements of Liu Kang as he takes the final punch, fatally knocking down his opponent, Sub-Zero. Mike Sharif-Riazy, a 2013 Hershey Hig...

Robotics Club shares creations on Community Day

Robotics Club shares creations on Community Day

April 29, 2016

By: Jenny Kim These students will be the first suspects should robots start to take over the world. Hershey and Palmyra’s Robotics team, called the Krypton Cougars, or Team 2539, presented about their club on Hershey High School’s Community Day on April 29, 2016 through demonstrations...

Kahoot! Trivia Challenge Engages Students

Kahoot! Trivia Challenge Engages Students

April 29, 2016

By: Mason Benovy “You’re In!” On April 29th, HHS students had the opportunity to spend the morning playing everyone’s favorite game. Kahoot! as described by the game’s website, is, “a fun learning game made from a series of multiple choice questions.” Kahoot! was launched in 2013 in ho...

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