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Explainer: Can humans fall victim to killer fungi?

Ashley Bu, Reporter March 24, 2023

With the release of the series The Last of Us, some have wondered if a zombie apocalypse made up of infected human beings would be possible. However, the chance that humans could be zombified by such a...

What is ChatGPT?

Allyson Lin, Copy Editor March 22, 2023

ChatGPT has been a recent topic when dealing with schools and colleges. Some teachers and professors worry that their students have used AI to cheat while writing essays or doing homework. But what exactly...

Explainer: Why you should care about glaciers

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter March 22, 2023

When speaking about global warming, phrases like “the tipping point” and “runaway effect” appear quite often. The words themselves can seem overwhelming, like we have started on an unstoppable...

Explainer: Would dropping a huge chunk of ice into the sea help cooldown our Earth?

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter February 17, 2023 By now, perhaps you’ve admitted that the Earth is warming. Summers seem to be getting warmer and the amount of wildfires per year are increasing. So, how should we go about...

The robotics team watches the kick-off stream on Twitch. This where they reveal the game among other things. (Krypton Kougars Media Team)

Robotics team Krypton Kougars prepares for the upcoming season

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter February 15, 2023

Hershey’s robotics team, Krypton Kougars, started preparing for the 2023-2024 robotics competition season. They compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, or FRC, for short. The kick-off was streamed...

A student works on a project through their personal computer. Some have begun to use AI chat bots in order to create entire essays or write papers for educational assignments. (StartupStockPhotos/Pixabay)

Editorial: Artificial intelligence should be more regulated

Ashley Bu, Science and Technology Editor February 14, 2023

When someone thinks of artificial intelligence, the first thing that comes to mind could be a software that helps people create a schedule, or a device that can package pounds of food in a matter of seconds....

The earth’s natural cycle of warming and cooling: Milankovitch Cycle

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter January 11, 2023

The earth naturally cools and warms over time. This is because of three main factors.  The first factor is the earth’s axis wobbling. This is called precession.  The second factor is the tilt of...

Derry Township Environmental Action Committee discusses future plans

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter December 20, 2022

The Derry Township Environmental Action Committee, or DEAC, met on Saturday, November 17th to discuss future plans.  Tree Planting  First on the list, the committee was set to discuss how the tree...

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,...

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