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Summer Solstice: Celebrate longest day of 2018

Summer Solstice: Celebrate longest day of 2018

Anna Levin, Reporter

June 21, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The start of summer means longer days, shorter nights, and hotter weather for the Northern Hemisphere, and the season itself begins with the longest day of the year: the summer solstice. Every year, the day of the solstice changes, usually falling somewhere between June 20 and June 22 for countries in...

Three great places for summer stargazing

Three great places for summer stargazing

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

June 10, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Stargazing is a popular summer pastime, and depending on your travel budget, you can see some breathtaking views. These are among some of the best places in Pennsylvania, best places in the country, and best places in the world for stargazing.     Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania L...

Deep underground, Yellowstone supervolcano lays dormant

Deep underground, Yellowstone supervolcano lays dormant

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Hawaii’s recent volcanic activity is a reminder volcanoes are extremely dangerous, and can strike at any time. On May 4, 2018, CBS News reported lava spewed out of Hawaii’s Mount Kilauea for the first time in over 30 years. The lava poured through roads and homes, displacing hundreds of fami...

Review: ‘X’ best iPhone yet

Review: ‘X’ best iPhone yet

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The tenth anniversary of the iPhone is by far the most innovative iPhone ever made, and it’s worth the price. With the iPhone X, Apple is returning to the innovation that made them famous. The tenth anniversary of the iPhone delivers with the most imaginative design and hardware yet, and the it...

Editorial: Bitcoin is not worth the hype

Editorial: Bitcoin is not worth the hype

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology, Uncategorized

Bitcoin is just too dangerous to be useful. According to CoinDesk, Bitcoin hit its highest price ever on December 17, 2017, briefly selling for over $20,000. Since then, the price has significantly dropped off by as much 67% in early April. Experts and amateurs alike had high hopes for Bitcoin afte...

Trump, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Linked in Data Security Scandal

Trump, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Linked in Data Security Scandal

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

The personal data of over 50 million Facebook users was mishandled in a massive political advertisement campaign. Facebook is by far the world’s most popular social media service, with 2.19 billion active users as of March 31, 2018. On March 17, 2018, the New York Times revealed how Cambridge Ana...

Three Supermoons Coming this Summer

Three Supermoons Coming this Summer

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

May 16, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

From causing lunacy to creating natural disasters, there are a lot of misconceptions about supermoons. This summer, there will be three supermoons, coming on June 13th, 2018, as well as July 13th, 2018 and August 11th, 2018. These three supermoons will fall at the new moon phase, so unfortunately the...

Spotify Updating, Expanding Both Free and Premium Options

Spotify Updating, Expanding Both Free and Premium Options

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Spotify’s upcoming update will expand the abilities of its free users, allowing them to listen to their favorite music more freely. For the first time since its release in 2014, the music streaming app Spotify will revamp not only its looks, but also the way it offers music to its users. Spotify...

Meteor shower visible this weekend

Meteor shower visible this weekend

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

May 4, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Most children hope a wish on a shooting star will make their dreams come true, but there isn’t much magic behind them. Shooting stars are bits of space debris, like parts of asteroids, that hit earth’s atmosphere at high speeds. When these extremely fast moving particles hit the atmosphere, ...

Smartwatch Review

Smartwatch Review

Kieri Karpa, Head Layout Manager

April 30, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

It seems like a new smartwatch comes out every few months, so it can be hard to navigate the market. But clearly some watches are better than others, so here are the best watches currently on the market. Best Budget Smartwatch Priced at $69.99 on Amazon, the Asus Zenwatch 2 is the best smartwatch for the price, according to Authority Advisor. Fa...

Earth Day’s 48th anniversary celebrated

Earth Day’s 48th anniversary celebrated

Anna Levin, HHS Kiss and Tell Co-Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Sunday, April 22 marks the 48th anniversary of the Earth Day celebration. Earth Day is an environmental movement started to fight air pollution created during the Vietnam war, according to the Earth Day Network (EDN). The founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson, thought of the idea after witnessing the...

3 things to know about Cannabis on “420”

3 things to know about Cannabis on “420”

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Science & Technology

Friday, April 20, 2018 marks a national “holiday” for cannabis enthusiasts, commonly known as 420. Although marijuana is a prevalent part of our society, there are lots of important pieces of information that some members of the general public may not be aware of. While April 20 will be surround...

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