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Study finds neck gaiters ineffective as COVID-19 face masks

Neck gaiters or buffs like those pictured on Geoff Livingston and his wife were found to be largely ineffective according to a Duke University study published on September 2, 2020.  Gaiters were rated as worse than wearing no mask.  (Geoff Livingston/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2020

A Duke University study found neck gaiters to be ineffective at blocking the spread of COVID-19

Editorial: Science Cannot Continue to be Politicized

Sophia DeDonatis and Lucy Farmen

May 30, 2019

Although not a main facet of Trump’s campaign, his administration has been looking for ways to discredit and downplay the science of climate change since the very beginning of his time in office. This and many other acts of politicizing scientific evidence that have been committed by government of...

Editorial: Concerning lack of women in STEM

Anna Callahan, Reporter

May 29, 2019

In science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related jobs the amount of women is shockingly low. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, in the US girls account for more than half of all Advanced Placement (AP) test-takers, yet boys outnumber girls 4:1 in computer science exams. And in college women mak...

Geneticists Develop Better Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Genetics works to help farms like this one to produce the best trees possible. Through cross breeding and other methods of genetic manipulation, the organization has already made improvements to the modern Christmas Tree. (Sara Hina/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

January 5, 2018

The modern Christmas tree isn’t natural. Almost all commercialized plants go through some form of genetic manipulation. From breeding to DNA manipulation, the modern Christmas tree is no stranger to the science of genetics. Started by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative Grant in 2012, Christmas Tree Gen...

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

Here shown is a cappuccino with a “trendy” design made within the foam. Coffee “art” is a growing trend in metropolitan areas. (Vivian Evans/ CC BY-SA 2.0)

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. ...

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...

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Global Threat

2015 photo, plastic bags and trash lay on the ground in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, where many cases of Zika where reported in Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday. The Zika virus, first detected about 40 years ago in Uganda, has long seen as a less-painful cousin to dengue and chikunguya, which are spread by the same Aedes mosquito. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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...

3D Printing session wows students

3D Printing session wows students

April 29, 2016

By Joel Neuschwander For one morning, Hershey High School students got a glimpse of the future. On April 29th, 2016, several HHS students attended the 3D Printing and Prototyping session of Community Day. Engineering and Design teacher Jim Seip led the group. The day started off with the students answering several questions about 3...

Nike Unveils Self-tying Shoe

The Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 is shown here in a graphic released by Nike on March 16th, 2016. The shoes will be available in three colors: black, gray, and white. (The Independent)

April 15, 2016

By: Joel Neuschwander The future is now. Mark Parker, Nike CEO, announced the latest innovation in his company’s long history of pushing the envelope on March 16th, 2016, in New York City. This time, however, Parker and Nike could change the shoe market forever. The sportswear giant unvei...

Tiny Turns Mighty: iPhone SE

The iPhone SE includes the new feature of a 12 megapixel iSight camera which holds “live memories.” Along with other more recent apple iPhones, live photos allow users to have a memory of what happened before and after the picture. (Photo courtesy of Apple Inc.)

April 7, 2016

By: Madison Held Maybe bigger isn’t always better. Apple has yet again raised the bar a little higher by announcing the new iPhone SE. This time a phone with high quality and power within just four inches. The phone went up for preorder on March 24, 2016 and is now available since March 31, 2016....

Growing Sleep Deprivation Concerning for HHS Students, Staff

Polysomnographic specialist Kyndra Vanderheyden, left, connects sensors to Cara Horton, 16, as Horton prepares to spend the night at the Sleep Disorders Center at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004. Horton is among a growing number of teens suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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 ...

HHS Alum Works in Antarctica

View from Hut Point, right outside of the station. A great place to see seals, penguins, and whales as the ice begins to break up mid-Antarctic summer.  (Joel Witwer)

March 17, 2016

By: Robert Sterner, Photos by Joel Witwer Joel Witwer, 2007 HHS graduate, spent six months working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.  He recently returned to the USA and shared these pictures with The Broadcaster before jetting off to South America.  Click on the right or left arrow to scroll through ...

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