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A 3-D MakerBot printer sits outside of the engineering classrooms. The printer can be used to create projects designed through computer-aided design. (HHS Broadcaster/Ashley Bu)

Growth of automation impacts skills needed for jobs

Ashley Bu, Science and Technology Editor November 11, 2022

According to a report by the US Bureau of Labor, certain occupations such as housekeepers and financial advisors could be replaced by automation. This growth of artificial intelligence could affect and...

A sign with photos of monarch butterflies is posted outside of the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation Area garden in Hershey. The garden was established to improve pollination from monarch butterflies and bees. (Broadcaster/Ashley Bu)

Derry Environmental Action Committee volunteers exterminate invasive vines in community garden

Ashley Bu and Kamalini Nagarajan October 19, 2022

As the autumn season approaches, people find themselves cleaning up leaves in their yards. Members of the Derry Environmental Action Committee went even further and organized a clean-up in the Monarch...

A meteor flies across the sky in the 2015 Perseid meteor shower in West Virginia. The bright streak of light is the result of the meteor heating up when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Watch the Perseid meteor showers in August

Ashley Bu, Reporter July 27, 2022

From the middle of July to the end of August 2022, the Perseid meteor showers will be visible at night in the northern hemisphere of the Earth. Often regarded as one of the best meteor showers to watch,...

Amelia Earhart before her final flight in 1937.  Earhart’s remains and those of her navigator, Fred Noonan, were never recovered. (oneredsf1//CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Celebrating 125th birthday of Amelia Earhart

Natalie Colarossi, Assistant Layout Designer July 24, 2022

Today marks the 125th birthday of the first female aviator to fly alone across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart.  Early life Amelia Mary Earhart born July 24th, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. According to PBS,...

Christopher Millard who was 14 when he lost his life to Cancer. His parents Charles and Irma created Four Diamonds and their mission is to fight childhood cancer. (Four Diamonds Website)

National Cancer Survivors Day: June 5

Allyson Lin, World and Breaking News Editor June 5, 2022

Since 2019, there have been over 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, according to the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute. That is roughly 5% of the population.  June...

Ukrainian soldiers post a video of themselves doing a trending TikTok dance on the battlefield. Many people, even ones directly involved in the Ukrainian conflict, have been posting videos poking fun at the war leading to possible widespread desensitization. (Broadcaster/Screenshot)

The Danger of Desensitization: Global Events Through the Lens of Social Media

Maeve Reiter and Dan Hogan May 5, 2022

Scrolling through TikTok, users see content tailored to their online identity. Some of the videos may be comedic skits, some may be how-to videos, some are about relationship advice. Endlessly swiping,...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captures first image with fully-aligned mirror

Ashley Bu, Reporter April 11, 2022

A star shines brightly with several galaxies in the background. The photo was taken using the James Webb Space Telescope in the infrared spectrum. (NASA/STScI) After being set out into space on...

What is oil, and what are its uses?

Ashley Bu, Reporter April 11, 2022

In the past few months, oil prices have increased dramatically. Countries seek out the complex substance for its wide variety of uses. Fossil fuels are found all over the world. However, the countries...

Why are gas prices so high?

Sophia Tunks , Reporter March 21, 2022

Political tensions and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have caused a growing difference between supply and demand in the US. Energy costs have been one of the main factors in what has quickly become...

Explainer: Will 5G cell service interfere with flights from Harrisburg International Airport?

Allie Balcomb, Social Media and Brand Manager January 27, 2022

Harrisburg was one of 50 airports in the U.S., and one of three in Pennsylvania, listed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where new 5G service has airlines working towards new procedures about...

James Webb Space Telescope set to launch December 25

Ashley Bu, Reporter January 3, 2022

NASA announced the James Webb Space Telescope will launch on December 25th of 2021.  The telescope will lift off from the French Guiana Space Center and will spend around 30 days progressing to the...

Global supply chain crisis brings empty shelves for the holiday season

Natalie Colarossi, Reporter November 8, 2021

An increase in demand for products and a decrease in employees created a global supply chain crisis, according to CNBC.Over the past three months governments across the world have scrambled to resolve...

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