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Editorial: Self Driving Vehicles are the Future

Mallory Gillespie, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Nearly 1.25 million people die each year in a completely preventable way.  Self driving vehicles can provide many health, safety, and societal benefits to roadway users. According to the Association For Safe International Road Travel, an informational source for drivers, in addition to the fatal...

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...

Despite early struggles, HHS has big plans for Flex Time Manager

Sophomore Catie Reilly studies math after signing into Flex Time Manager. Reilly thought the wifi was a big contributor to Flex Time Manager not working. (The Broadcaster/Ashlyn Weidman)

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Many Hershey High School students have been more stressed than impressed with the new Flex Time Manager (FTM) system, but administrators said it will bring big opportunities to HHS students. Vice Principal Laurie Wade said, “Flex Time Manager gave us the opportunity to see how we can improve things ...

Schools Continue to Increase Monitoring of Students’ Social Media

Abigail Lee, Reporter

October 16, 2018

Schools throughout the country are beginning controversial practices, yet most people remain unaware that this is an issue. As technology usage develops both in and outside of the classroom, schools have adopted methods of monitoring and tracking students online. This mostly includes access to students...

1-year in: 1-to-1 iPads positively impact students’ learning at HHS

The iPads allow students to access any learning based sites they could want. The administration has expressed hope that the iPads can be used for multiple years. (Broadcaster/Alexis Moodie)

Alexis Moodie, Layout Manager

May 25, 2018

iPads were a new edition to the school curriculum this past year, but how much have they actually helped? Most students have mixed opinions about the iPads. They differ in their acceptance and presumed value. Some students believe that they had a positive impact, while others think it had litt...

Samsung Reveals Galaxy S9, S9+

The Galaxy S9 and S9+, shown above, were revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The phones will retail at $720 and $840, respectively. (Samsung)

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

March 14, 2018

The Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled the latest edition of their Galaxy smartphones at the Mobile World Congress on February 25, 2018. Samsung has chosen to focus on the camera for the latest edition of the Galaxy line. The S9 model features a 12 megapixel camera, with the first ever adjustable apertu...

Textbooks, Computers, iPads Coexist in HHS Classrooms

AP Psychology teacher, Pete Steelman, reads the Myers’ Psychology for AP 2nd Edition textbook in his classroom on February 28, 2018. AP Psychology was a new course beginning in the 2016-17 school year.(The Broadcaster/Lynn Dang)

Lynn Dang, Feature Writer

March 13, 2018

Recent school-wide changes may seem sudden. In reality, they are planned years in advance. The rise of new classes is leading to different methods of learning. New curriculums are made to accommodate novel course purposes, but the fundamental use of textbooks has not changed. As Hershey High Scho...

Computer Chip Problems Leave Millions of Computers Vulnerable

Intel, a multinational technology company, is under fire for a flaw discovered in the design of their microprocessor chips known as Meltdown and Spectre. Since the discovery, Intel has released software patches that can be installed to fix the problem. 
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Anna Levin, Co-editor of Kiss & Tell

January 24, 2018

A group of security experts have discovered two major flaws affecting the microprocessor, or brain, of nearly every computer. The flaws, labeled Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by a group of cyber security experts. Both Meltdown and Spectre are vulnerabiliti...

Amazon launches Amazon Key

In this file photo from Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, an employee packages a product at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J.. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, Amazon said that it will launch a new service in November that will let delivery people inside homes to drop off packages. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Anna Levin, Reporter

November 29, 2017

Ordering packages online could now be more convenient than ever, for the small price of people’s privacy. With new advancements in technology being developed everyday, technology companies like Google and Amazon are now seeking permissions to embed themselves deeper into the lives of their consumer...

Fear factor: how horror attractions make you afraid

Fear factor: how horror attractions make you afraid

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

October 31, 2017

Popular horror attractions might not be as scary as they seem. As Halloween draws near, many people go to horror attractions. This spooky form of entertainment uses science to induce fear by triggering the human fight or flight reflex through sight, sound, and smell. Visually, fear stems fr...

Bring back school-issued printed planners

An iPad, iPhone and a printed planner are pictured.  A printed planner never crashes. (Broadcaster/Iliana Veguilla)

Iliana Vequilla, Reporter

September 28, 2017

DTSD has not provided Hershey High School students with student planners for the 2017-2018 school year, even though it’s a necessity for organization and planning. Print planners are the most efficient way of organizing school activities and assignments. According to the HHS student council advisor,...

DTSD goes 1-to-1 with iPads at HHS next fall

On May 18, 2017, HHS English teacher Robert Sterner holds a staff model of the new iPads DTSD will deploy in the fall.  The district will lease the iPads to stretch taxpayer dollars further.  (Broadcaster/Meredith Gould)

Meredith Gould, Reporter

June 1, 2017

Derry Township School District will spend more than $800,000 over the next three years to go one-to-one with iPads in the high school. Hershey Middle School has been one-to-one with iPads for the 8th grade for several years. Now, DTSD’s school board has voted to enlarge the one-to-one program.  S...

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