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Pictured is a creek with a small waterfall.  Be sure to not drink the water from creeks during your hike as the water may be polluted or contain parasites. (Arnie Chou/Pexels)

Thinking of going swimming in a creek this summer? Keep these things in mind

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter June 15, 2023

Have you ever been hiking in searing hot weather and then spotted a creek? Perhaps your first thought is to jump in since the cool glistening water is just so tempting. Well, before you do that, here are...

Emma Galvez, Reporter June 8, 2023

Today we are celebrating Oceans Day! How did it start?  World Oceans Day was proposed to the US from Canada in 1992. However, the concept wasn’t official until December of 2008.  World Oceans...

Saturn cements itself as the planet with the most moons

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter May 29, 2023

The International Astronomical Union will be recognizing 62 additional moons of Saturn, setting its total number of moons at 145, making it the planet in our solar system with the most moons.  In fact,...

Video explainer: How will ChatGPT affect education?

Valerie Nothnagle and Teagan Delves May 1, 2023 The release of the AI program ChatGPT has been nothing short of a success with new users trying it out everyday.  Its popularity is mostly due to its ability to generate...

Krypton Cougars robotics team crushes District Championships and heads to Worlds

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter April 26, 2023

The Krypton Cougars, the Hershey-Palmyra robotics team, were a finalist in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Mid-Atlantic District Championship at Stabler Athletic &...

Derry Township Environmental Action Committee to hold an Earth Day event

Kamalini Nagarajan, Reporter April 22, 2023

The Derry Township Environmental Action Committee, DEAC for short, met April 14th to discuss their plans for the upcoming months along with issues they are facing.  The DEAC is a non-profit organization...

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....

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