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James Webb Space Telescope set to launch December 25

Ashley Bu, Reporter January 3, 2022

NASA announced the James Webb Space Telescope will launch on December 25th of 2021.  The telescope will lift off from the French Guiana Space Center and will spend around 30 days progressing to the...

This sign has examples of Covid-19 restrictions currently used in many public locations.  Five states including Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota have lifted their mask mandates despite lingering concerns over the Covid-19 virus. (Daniel Lobo/Public Domain)

Multiple States Lifting Mask Mandates

Caroline Glus, Video Producer March 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Multiple States Lifting Mask Mandates Five states including Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana, and North Dakota have lifted their mask mandates despite lingering concerns over the...

Neck gaiters or buffs like those pictured on Geoff Livingston and his wife were found to be largely ineffective according to a Duke University study published on September 2, 2020.  Gaiters were rated as worse than wearing no mask.  (Geoff Livingston/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Study finds neck gaiters ineffective as COVID-19 face masks

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2020
A Duke University study found neck gaiters to be ineffective at blocking the spread of COVID-19

Editorial: Science Cannot Continue to be Politicized

Sophia DeDonatis and Lucy Farmen May 30, 2019

Although not a main facet of Trump’s campaign, his administration has been looking for ways to discredit and downplay the science of climate change since the very beginning of his time in office. This...

Editorial: Concerning lack of women in STEM

Anna Callahan, Reporter May 29, 2019

In science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related jobs the amount of women is shockingly low. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, in the US girls account for more...

Christmas Tree Genetics works to help farms like this one to produce the best trees possible. Through cross breeding and other methods of genetic manipulation, the organization has already made improvements to the modern Christmas Tree. (Sara Hina/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Geneticists Develop Better Christmas Trees

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager January 5, 2018

The modern Christmas tree isn’t natural. Almost all commercialized plants go through some form of genetic manipulation. From breeding to DNA manipulation, the modern Christmas tree is no stranger...

Here shown is a cappuccino with a “trendy” design made within the foam. Coffee “art” is a growing trend in metropolitan areas. (Vivian Evans/ CC BY-SA 2.0)

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

Anna Levin, Reporter October 17, 2017

The long debate over coffee’s effects may be finally over. School has officially started for students all across the nation. That means waking up earlier, going to bed later trying to get work done,...

World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland

World’s Oldest Fossils Found in Greenland

Joel Neuschwander, Science and Technology Editor September 22, 2016

Since the beginning of human life, we’ve been trying to figure out how we got here. Now, the answer to that question has gotten clearer. On September 1st, 2016, scientists discovered the oldest physical...

2015 photo, plastic bags and trash lay on the ground in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, where many cases of Zika where reported in Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday. The Zika virus, first detected about 40 years ago in Uganda, has long seen as a less-painful cousin to dengue and chikunguya, which are spread by the same Aedes mosquito. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Global Threat

May 13, 2016

By: Irene Ciocirlan A bite from a certain mosquito can cause more damage than just an itch. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency as of...

3D Printing session wows students

3D Printing session wows students

April 29, 2016

By Joel Neuschwander For one morning, Hershey High School students got a glimpse of the future. On April 29th, 2016, several HHS students attended the 3D Printing and Prototyping session of...

The Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 is shown here in a graphic released by Nike on March 16th, 2016. The shoes will be available in three colors: black, gray, and white. (The Independent)

Nike Unveils Self-tying Shoe

April 15, 2016

By: Joel Neuschwander The future is now. Mark Parker, Nike CEO, announced the latest innovation in his company’s long history of pushing the envelope on March 16th, 2016, in New York City. This...

The iPhone SE includes the new feature of a 12 megapixel iSight camera which holds “live memories.” Along with other more recent apple iPhones, live photos allow users to have a memory of what happened before and after the picture. (Photo courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Tiny Turns Mighty: iPhone SE

April 7, 2016

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...

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