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Tiny Turns Mighty: iPhone SE

Tiny Turns Mighty: iPhone SE

April 7, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology

By: Madison Held Maybe bigger isn’t always better. Apple has yet again raised the bar a little higher by announcing the new iPhone SE. This time a phone with high quality and power within just four inches. The phone went up for preorder on March 24, 2016 and is now available since March 31, 2016....

NASA Accepting Applications for Future Astronauts

NASA Accepting Applications for Future Astronauts

April 1, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology, World

By: Brenna Holycross That childhood dream of becoming an astronaut might be able to come true. Nasa was accepting applications for future astronauts on December 14, 2015 through mid-February 2016. They expect to announce the candidates selected mid-2017. According to NASA, more than 18,300 peopl...

Technology Takes Over Family Time

Technology Takes Over Family Time

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Hershey, Lifestyle, Science & Technology

By: Madison Held Members of the Smith family sit in different corners of their living room. In front of them, the TV is on and a movie is playing. Both the parents and all three of their kids are reflecting between their personal technology and the movie in front of them. This is what you would see if...

HHS Spring Athletes Balance Sports and Schoolwork

HHS Spring Athletes Balance Sports and Schoolwork

March 15, 2016


Filed under Hershey, Science & Technology

By Joel Neuschwander Long practice hours, a pile of homework, and some sleepless nights. Spring student-athletes at Hershey High School are learning to balance their athletic and academic lives, and it comes easier to some than others. Colin White, HHS Sophomore, said sometimes he doesn’t...

Amazon Echo: Smart Living Powered By Your Voice

Amazon Echo: Smart Living Powered By Your Voice

March 15, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Science & Technology, World

By: Madison Held, Robert Sterner With a word, it awakes ready to serve. With the Echo, Amazon has stepped up their game.  The Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that is controlled by the user's voice.   At $180 the Echo is a smart living powerhouse with an affordable price tag. Alexa, a c...

El Niño Weakens Through Spring

El Niño Weakens Through Spring

March 14, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology, World

By: Maddie O’Shea El Niño has already created a major blizzard in Pennsylvania, but forecasters don’t believe the storm is over quite yet. Recently, NASA released photos of a Jason-2 image (below) showing a peaked El Niño and comparing similarities in both December 2015 and December 1997. T...

The Addiction: Teenagers and Social Media

The Addiction: Teenagers and Social Media

March 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Hershey, Lifestyle, Science & Technology

By Marisa Balanda It is a typical school night for Hershey High School senior Ally Palutis. She and her friends from dance are out to dinner between classes, and Palutis finds herself obsessively refreshing her Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat feeds. Social media has transformed today’s genera...

Hershey High School Wins Big at Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair

Hershey High School Wins Big at Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair

March 7, 2016


Filed under Hershey, Science & Technology

By: Emily Briselli HERSHEY- On February 26, 2016 Hershey High School junior Alan Hwang was awarded the Grand Champion title at the 59th Annual Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair. This award is the most prestigious award presented at the fair, and was given to one student from the 45 schools...

Four Cool New Technologies at the Consumer Electronic Show

Four Cool New Technologies at the Consumer Electronic Show

March 1, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology

By: Brenna Holycross This is a charging bag by Samsung. It is called the Sol Bag because it is solar powered. The bag has solar panels on the side that allows the charging of a Galaxy smartphone in about four hours. However, it cannot store sun power, so it can only charge when it is in the presence of light.   The Oculus Rift is ...

Mae Carol Jemison: Stanford at 16 to First Black Woman in Space

Mae Carol Jemison: Stanford at 16 to First Black Woman in Space

February 25, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology, World

By: Irene Ciocirlan She had a dream. Mae Carol Jemison, the first African American woman to fly to space, has greatly impacted black history. Black History Month was created in 1976 to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. Every February, we recognize Jemison’s exceptional accompli...

Steve Jobs remembered on 61st birthday

Steve Jobs remembered on 61st birthday

February 24, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology

By Joel Neuschwander Unlike the founders of most major tech companies, the genius behind Apple didn’t attend a prestigious university. In fact, he didn’t even graduate from college. Steve Jobs founded one of the world’s largest technology companies out of his family garage. Beginnings Steve Jobs founded Ap...

UK Grants Permission To Modify Embryos

UK Grants Permission To Modify Embryos

February 23, 2016


Filed under Science & Technology, World

By: Maddie O’Shea What if humans had the power to change the human genome? For the United Kingdom, the answer is lying in their grasp. After years of debate and controversy, the UK has reached a landmark decision. The UK Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority has approved modification of...

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