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Juneteenth: A Reflection of Liberation

Allison Acosta, Personality Profile Editor June 19, 2024

This historic celebration, which is nicknamed America's second Independence Day, marks the end of slavery in the United States. It holds profound significance in American history, as it is rooted in the...

An espresso shot is poured into a scoop of vanilla ice cream with cookies in the background. This is called an affogato, a traditional Italian dessert. (Jaime Thrower/Taste of Home)

Easy ways to upgrade your “plain” vanilla ice cream

Kamalini Nagarajan June 14, 2024

The summer heat has shown its nasty head. With evening temperatures reaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit, what are we to possibly do when we feel the heat getting to us? We are to reach into our magically cooled...

Pictured is a strawberry shortcake. This popular dessert comes in different variations and is a great summer treat (Princedd/CC BY 2.0).

Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Jessica Wang June 14, 2024

Summer is here, and that means it is officially strawberry season. Strawberry shortcake is a widely popular dessert and is celebrated on June 14.   Strawberry shortcake consists of sweet biscuits...

What is wrong with the US energy grid?

Kamalini Nagarajan May 14, 2024 The structure of our energy grid hasn’t changed much since the 20th century. What are we missing out on?   When we flip a switch, plug in a device,...

Sunscreen, goggles, and a shell are pictured at the beach.  Applying sunscreen regularly can help protect your skin against sunburn.  (Dimitris Vetsikas from Pixabay/CC0)

Why you should wear sunscreen

Kialey Wetherbee May 14, 2024

Why is wearing sunscreen important important? It's important for many reasons. One big reason is that skin cancer and sun spots can damage the skin. It can also break down your immune system, which makes...

The “Summer Slide”

Kamalini Nagarajan May 14, 2024

With school letting out, children get excited for summer; perhaps they’re looking forward to spending time at the parks, pools, and maybe even a vacation. However, what happens to all the material they...

Members of the volunteer group Liga do Bem unload donated blankets.  Liga do Bem began a campaign to collect 5,000 blankets for victims of the flooding in Rio Grande do Sul. (Tadeu Sposito/Senado Federal/CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Flooding in Brazil killed at least 143 people

Kamalini Nagarajan May 14, 2024

Intense flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul killed at least 136 people, left 131 people missing, and displaced more than 400,000 people on May 9th, 2024.    The rain has flooded entire cities,...

The Navy hired Gladys West in 1956. She was a mathematician who did computer programming and coding at Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia. (U.S Department of Defense)

Gladys West: Pioneer Who Helped Created the GPS System

Isabella Dimopoulos May 14, 2024

The average citizen has used a GPS navigation system, however, most people don't know that an African-American Pioneer named Gladys West was a major contributor to the futuristic device in the 1960s. Gladys...

Starbucks launches new summer drinks and bakery items

Leah Wilhelm and Jessica Wang May 10, 2024

Looking for a new drink or treat to try this summer? Starbucks just released five summer-inspired menu items. On May 7th 2024, after popular demand, Starbucks finally made popping pearls an addition...

Editorial: Teachers in the United States Deserve to be Paid More

Tayen Parke, Reporter May 7, 2024

Did you know that the average pay for a teacher in Pennsylvania is $43,247 a year, and $46,590 overall in the US? What if I told you that the average cost of living for a family of 4 in the U.S was almost...

Alice Coachman winning a high jump event. In 1948 she became the first African American Women to win a gold medal for track and field.

Alice Coachman: The Pioneer Who Changed the Olympic Games Forever

Isabella Dimopoulos May 7, 2024

  In 1896 the first modern Olympic Games were held, but did you know that it wasn’t until 1948 that the first African American women won a gold medal? That pioneer's name was Alice Coachman, and...

Earth Day Trivia

Allison Acosta and Ishmarika Adhikari April 24, 2024

We quizzed the students of Hershey High School with trivia questions about Earth Day.  

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