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AP Exams to Be Taken Online

Claire Sheppard, Editor

May 12, 2020

With the inability for many students around the world to attend schools in person, the College Board has moved all 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests to an online format.  The tests will take place from Monday, May 11, 2020 to Friday, May 22, 2020 with each test occurring on a certain date and ti...

Hershey Restaurants Offer Takeout Mother’s Day Brunch

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

May 11, 2020

A popular Mother’s Day tradition is going out to brunch with loved ones, but due to COVID-19 shut downs, this year’s classic event is happening with a twist. Local restaurants in Hershey and Hummelstown are preparing a special menu or special for takeout on Sunday, May 10, 2020. The Mill  ...

National College Decision Day Results

National College Decision Day Results

Ashlyn Weidman, Social Media Manager

May 9, 2020

National College Decision Day may have been held online this school year, but it was still a successful day of celebrating what universities seniors will be attending next year. With 50 Hershey High School seniors submitting photos, The HHS Broadcaster posted each students' college decision on Instagram f...

HHS Cheerleading Tryouts to be Held Virtually

Claire Sheppard, Editor

May 1, 2020

The Hershey High School (HHS) cheerleading team will be having tryouts virtually for the 2020-2021 season. High schoolers can try out for Varsity Spirit (Football), Varsity Spirit (Basketball), and/or Varsity Competitive Spirit/Game Day.  All material for the tryout has been posted on the team’s Band...

Cocoa Packs Returns to Hershey Middle School

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

April 28, 2020

Cocoa Packs has returned to their home location at Hershey Middle School as of April 19, 2020. Cocoa Packs was in a temporary location at Spring Creek Church since the beginning of school shutdowns in Pennsylvania. Throughout the whole COVID-19 outbreak, Cocoa Packs has supplied food each week to st...

HHS Senior Abby Han Bakes a Difference for Healthcare Workers

The Hans prepared five trays of baked goods to take to the hospital staff at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Abby Han hopes to inspire others to be creative and engage in small acts of kindness for our community. (Submitted by Abby Han)

Olivia Bratton, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting thousands of people in the U.S, healthcare workers have continued to work long hours in order to help as many patients as possible, and their work has not gone unnoticed.  To show their appreciation, Hershey High School senior Abby Han and her family have decided to support the...

Fenicci’s Phil Guarno starts GoFundMe to feed Hershey Medical Center staff

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2020

Health care workers around the world are working countless hours to fight COVID-19 while thousands of restaurants are closing their doors. Phil Guarno, the owner of Fenicci’s in Hershey, is helping both local restaurants and the local hospital, Hershey Medical Center.  Guarno has set up a GoFundMe page where comm...

Interview with Dr. O’Brien about Her Experience Getting Tested for COVID-19

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

April 17, 2020

Dr. Erin O’Brien was tested for coronavirus on March 18, 2020. The results came back positive on March 31, 2020. She noted having mild symptoms of COVID-19 when returning from a trip to New York City. These symptoms included low-grade fever, a cough, and a loss of taste and smell. Dr. O’Brien was in...

Hershey Students Cope with Parents on the Frontline Fighting the Virus

Dr. Brian Clark (top left) holds up a sign with other medical workers at the Penn State Health Medical Center. Dr. Clark is a Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon. (Submitted by Kate Clark)

Claire Sheppard, Editor

April 17, 2020

While most of the country is on pause, medical personnel are hard at work every day to help fight COVID-19. Many Hershey High School (HHS) students have parents working on the front lines of this pandemic.  Jenna Baker Junior Jenna Baker’s mother is Dr. Maria Baker, Professor of Medicine ...

Cocoa Packs Continues to Provide Resources for Students

Jenna Reiber, Copy Editor

April 15, 2020

Along with Cocoa Packs, the district will be providing a way for students to get their meals. Cocoa Packs has relocated and is now operating from Spring Creek Church of the Brethren. The church is located at 335 E. Areba Avenue in Hershey.  The district and Cocoa Packs are working with the communit...

Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards Searching for Alternative to Awards Show

Natalie Taylor, Layout Manager

April 15, 2020

The Hershey Theatre announced on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 that the annual Apollo Awards have been cancelled. The awards show posted the news on their Facebook page. The post also explained how they made this decision for the safety of the directors and the students. Included in the post they said that they would be...

Local Gyms Turn to Online Classes During COVID-19

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

April 14, 2020

Due to Governor Wolf’s closure of all non-essential business, gyms around Pennsylvania were forced to close their doors. This is not stopping gyms from providing workouts to their customers. Many gyms are turning to live workouts where trainers can interact with customers.  Power Train Gym of Hershey is providing work...

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