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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...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Isn’t Healthy As You May Think

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Isn’t Healthy As You May Think

Carina Sarracino, Reporter

March 8, 2019

Since the addition of Tropical Smoothie Cafe downtown, it’s inevitable to crave smoothies. But while they may seem like a healthy alternative to milkshakes and sodas, smoothies can pack just as much sugar and calories. The average amount of calories and sugar among all of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s s...

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...

Tips And Tricks For Preventing The Flu This Holiday Season

Tips And Tricks For Preventing The Flu This Holiday Season

Emily Massage and Keela Delves

December 10, 2018

The winter is right around the corner and everyone is getting excited for the holidays. Although it is the time of year most known for joy and happiness, it is also flu season. Many students fall victim to the vicious virus, causing them to miss school, work, and extracurricular activities. Here ar...

Fasting Has Benefits, but Dangers Abound

Abbey Massage, Reporter

November 29, 2018

A lot of people considered dieting, but is fasting the right way to go? Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Studies have shown that fasting has health benefits for those who are overweight or want to lose weight, but there are risk fa...

Fats: The Good, The Bad and The Inbetween

Fats: The Good, The Bad and The Inbetween

Katie Jones, Reporter

March 2, 2018

When trying to lose weight, a common assumption is made that cutting all fat from a diet will have positive benefits. However, that’s not always the best option. Some fats are absolutely vital, others have positive benefits, and the rest will slowly create health complications. Before diving...

6 Ways to Stay Healthy during Flu Season

6 Ways to Stay Healthy during Flu Season

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

February 9, 2018

During the winter months of blizzards, below freezing temperatures, and harsh winds, more frequent than not you’ll find yourself catching a cold or even a flu virus. There are many options to help you prevent these common illnesses. According to WebMD,  “5% to 20% -- Percentage of the U.S. pop...

How to beat the common cold

How to beat the common cold

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

November 30, 2017

Every mother in the world has told their kids “put on your jacket or you’ll get a cold,” and science says there may be something to the old wives tale. Though the actual sickness of the cold and flu is caused by a virus, a recent study has found that the temperature may affect how liabl...

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

Anna Levin, Reporter

October 17, 2017

The long debate over coffee’s effects may be finally over. School has officially started for students all across the nation. That means waking up earlier, going to bed later trying to get work done, and drinking coffee. Several new studies have found several long-term benefits to drinking coffee. ...

More People Should Become CPR Certified

Kaitlin Christ, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Imagine this: Derek, an active teenager, had been swimming all day with his friends at the local pool. Now relaxing on the pool deck, Derek suddenly becomes unresponsive with no pulse or signs of breathing. Luckily, his friends alerted nearby lifeguards, and Derek was able to be revived. Somethi...

Narcan Introduced to Hershey High School

Narcan Introduced to Hershey High School

April 9, 2016

By: Irene Ciocirlan If Hershey High School nurse Tara Blackburn were to ever have to save a student’s life, she would know where to look. Narcan, a fast working drug that can stop overdoses, was introduced to HHS in February. Any high school in the United States can now get an emergency opioid carto...

Growing Sleep Deprivation Concerning for HHS Students, Staff

Growing Sleep Deprivation Concerning for HHS Students, Staff

March 22, 2016

By Molly Glus, Journalism 1 / Lynn Dang, Section Editor With hazy, tired eyes, students shuffle through the crowded halls all wanting one thing: sleep. That hazy, tired look means students are sleep deprived. At one time or another, Hershey High School students have the desire to sleep. Why? Many ...

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