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Flint, Michigan Reaches Five Year Anniversary of Water Crisis

The Water Plant tower stands behind a fence in Flint, Michigan on June 25, 2016.  The water crisis has passed the five year mark.  (George Thomas/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Abigail Lee, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Although the five year anniversary of the water crisis just occurred, Flint has yet to fully recover. On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. What followed was a series of major health concerns, protests, and lawsuits as critical ...

HHS installs new water bottle filling stations

Junior Emily Liesch refills her water bottle. The new station is one of two that detects motion and automatically begins filling. (Broadcaster/Halle Burk)

Halle Burk, Layout Manager

November 29, 2017

Filling up your water bottles just got a whole lot more convenient. Hershey High School, specifically the student council, has installed two new water bottle filling stations around the school. One of these stations is located outside of the nurse’s office, and the other can be found directl...

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

In this Feb. 26, 2016, photo, the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Mich. The state-appointed emergency manager who oversaw Flint, Michigan when its water source was switched to the Flint River says he was “grossly misled” by state and federal experts who never told him that lead was leaching into the city'’s water supply. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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...

HHS’ Key Club organizes “Walk for Clean Water”

April 7, 2016

By: Jenny Kim Four miles doesn't seem very far.  But try walking it every day just to get clean water. Just under four miles is the average distance a person in a developing country must walk to get water.  The Hershey High School Key Club is hosting a 3.75 mile Walk for Clean Water even...

Thirst Project Visits HHS

A Thirst Project representative explains the project to a group of Hershey High students on March 7. Students learned how 1 in 9 people only have water available 3.75 miles away. (Broadcaster/Brandon Hill)

March 14, 2016

By: Brandon Hill The Thirst Project foundation visited Hershey High School on Monday, March 7 to inform students on the lack of clean water around the globe. On Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. there will be a Walk for Clean Water at HHS to help spread awareness about this problem around the w...

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