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Obama and other celebrities host virtual graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Alina Zang, Layout

May 21, 2020

Barack Obama will be joined by LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, Ben Platt, and more celebrities on a televised special dedicated to high school students graduating this year. This event will be aired on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and other broadcast and digital streaming partners on May 16th at 8 p.m. Eastern....

PA Counties Decide to Reopen Against Governor Wolf’s Restrictions

Lauren Cribbs and Caroline Glus

May 21, 2020

Officials from several counties that are still in the “red” phase of Wolf’s reopening plan have said they will open against restrictions. Counties include Beaver, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon. Governor Wolf called politicians who wanted to reopen against his wishes “cowardly” and “selfish,...

COVID-19 Lockdowns also Help Environment Say Scientists

Lauren Cribbs and Caroline Glus

May 12, 2020

The coronavirus has impacted most lives in the United States and other countries around the world with issued lockdowns. Being stuck at home due to stay-at-home orders, where the only time you can leave the house is for essicial reasons can be a downer, but not all bad has come from it. The environme...

Debunking: Rumors of Life Threatening Coronavirus Vaccine Trial in Africa

A healthcare worker in Madagascar documents a COVID-19 test on March 26, 2020.  The rumor of testing a vaccine in an African country is false, but multiple trials of the vaccine have begun around the world.  (World Bank /Henitsoa Rafalia)

Adrianna Malena, Reporter

May 7, 2020

Posts surfacing social media suggest that there have been vaccine trials for the coronavirus being conducted in Africa, which is completely false. There is no exact answer when asking how these rumours started; however, the idea may have been initiated by two French doctors who suggested the vaccin...

Statewide COVID-19 Cases Nearing 45,000

Paige Dalto, Lead Copy Editor

May 4, 2020

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of April 28th, 2020, there are now 43,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. Among the additional 1,214 positive cases confirmed today, the DoH has also released that the statewide death toll has reached 1,716. All 67 Pennsylvani...

Debunking: President Trump Suggests Using UV Light and Disinfectants Internally to Fight COVID-19

Alina Zang, Layout

May 1, 2020

At a recent coronavirus press conference, President Donald Trump claimed that using heat, light or injecting disinfectants such as bleach could be a possible cure to the coronavirus. “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during the briefing. “And is th...

America Will Be Opening Businesses In Stages

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf addresses the media on March 16, 2020.  Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are expected to release details for a statewide contact tracing program on May 1, 2020.  (Governor Tom Wolf/CC BY 2.0)

Caroline Glus and Lauren Cribbs

May 1, 2020

President Trump shared a 3-phase plan for states to ease their way out of lockdown. The administration's 18-page document explains the three phases to reopen state economies.  However, the final decision was left with the governors. According to BBC, each phase is to last a minimum of 14 days, as...

Protesters Outside State Capitol Demand Governor Wolf Reopen Pennsylvania

A Harrisburg city police officer watches the ReOpen PA Protest on Monday, April 20, 2020.  Police estimated the number of protesters to under 1,000, or 0.00078 percent of the Pennsylvania population.  (Paul Weaver/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Paige Dalto, Lead Copy Editor

April 22, 2020

On Monday, April 20th, the streets of downtown Harrisburg were filled with citizens protesting Governor Wolf’s stay-at-home order and the continued closure of non-essential businesses. Hundreds of people crowded shoulder-to-shoulder, most without masks, in protest of the Governor’s orders to continue ...

President Trump Wants to “reopen America,” but Experts Say its Too Soon

Caroline Glus and Lauren Cribbs

April 22, 2020

With the Covid-19 outbreak, there are a ton of uncertainties, and one of these being the date of which the United States will return to what will be a new normal. Many experts have spoken out to share when they believe the US will “reopen.” President Trump recently stated that May 1 will be the date that...

Travel Ban Due to COVID-19 Leads to Many Changes For Passengers and Airlines

Caroline Glus and Lauren Cribbs

April 22, 2020

The US State Department last week raised global travel advisory to a Level 4, recommending United States citizens not to travel to any other country because of the global effects of the outbreak. This is the agency’s highest advisory. As the Covid-19 situation continues, the ability to provide assi...

Possible shortage of ventilators soon in PA worry officials

Caroline Glus and Lauren Cribbs

April 22, 2020

Due to the virus, COVID-19, there is a major shortage of ventilators, a machine that provides oxygen to help patients breathe. COVID-19 affects the lungs tremendously and the use of ventilators can help, but with the quickly spreading virus of many people, there becomes an issue.   These machines...

PA Secretary of Health Levine Signs Order Providing Worker Safety Measures During COVID-19

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 18, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf announced on April 15 that PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order which outlines safety measures for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This order provides critical protections for the workers needed to run and operate these life-sustaining establishments...

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