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An aurora borealis shines over Pennsylvania in 2012, a few years before the solar maximum in 2014. The 2014 solar maximum had much less sunspots than expected, making itself one of the weakest solar maximums. (Glenn Marsch/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Northern lights: what are they and how to view them in 2024

Ashley Bu May 16, 2024

As a gorgeous natural phenomenon, seeing the northern lights is on many people’s bucket lists. Due to strong solar storms in the next few years, they may even be visible in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Auroras...

Scientists claim cannabis poses a threat to developing teen brains

Gwen Cysyk March 25, 2024

In the haze of ongoing debates surrounding cannabis legalization, one critical concern looms large: its effect on the developing teenage brain.   Recent studies emphasize the vulnerability of adolescents...

How robots aid in deep sea exploration and research

Ashley Bu March 22, 2024

  According to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, more than 80 percent of the ocean is unmapped, and an even greater percentage has yet to be explored by people. This deficit in exploration...

Dreaming of the Stars: Katherine Johnson’s role in the Space Race

Isabella Dimopoulos March 19, 2024

NASA asked Katherine if she could get them to the moon, and she delivered just that.  Creola Katherine Johnson was born on August 26th, 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Her mother...

Hershey High School teachers, administration wrestle with AI

Leah Wilhelm and Jessica Wang January 10, 2024

With an increase in artificial intelligence readily available to the public, it's important to ask how it will affect Hershey High School. Will it be helpful, or harmful?    After speaking with...

Krypton Cougars crushes off season tournaments

Kamalini Nagarajan November 14, 2023

In the past month, the Krypton Cougars competed in 2 offseason tournaments, the Duel on Delaware and Havoc, and took home three first place trophies.      At the Duel on Delaware on...

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...

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