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President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

President Trump speaks at at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, May 30, 2020.  Trump and his wife Melania both tested positive for COVID-19.  (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Keela Delves, News Editor

October 2, 2020

This announcement comes days after the first presidential debate of 2020, where both President Trump and Melania Trump were in close contact with many other members of both candidates' campaigns. Hope Hicks, President Trump’s senior counselor prompted this diagnosis when she too tested positive. 

Guide to Voting in the 2020 Election

Keela Delves, News Editor

September 21, 2020

Voting, especially in times like these, is quintessential. However, trying to navigate the ins and outs of voting, especially for beginners, may be rather difficult. Thankfully, certain aspects of voting have become very convenient this year as much of the process has been moved to a virtual platfor...

Honoring Flag Day

Flags stand in a row in the sunlight. Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 every year. (Creative Commons)

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

June 14, 2020

The lesser-known of the summer’s patriotic holidays, this day focuses on one key part of our nation: the flag. Flag day was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson as a day of honor on the anniversary the flag was accepted, according to the Encyclopedia Brittanica. The flag, which was o...

Pride Month moves online in virtual event due to pandemic

Pictured is the Stonewall Inn during Pride Week in 2017.  The Stonewall Riot was a pivotal moment in LGBT+ history.  (Victoria Pickering/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Anna Callahan and Talon Smith

June 1, 2020

Annually, the month of June is marked by LGBT+ pride parades and events in honor of the community’s past and present struggles. This year, however, COVID-19 casts an ominous shadow over this historic tradition. According to the Washington Post, “more than 475 Pride events have been canceled or p...

Navajo Nation Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

Pictured is the Navajo Nation, a Native American territory within the United States that occupies over 27,000 square miles, spanning across parts of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. It is the largest Native American reservation and is bigger than the state of West Virginia. (Google Maps)

Anna Callahan and Talon Smith

May 30, 2020

According to CNN, “The Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the US.” A total of 24,549 negative tests, 4,689 positive cases, and 159 confirmed deaths are reported by the Navajo Nation as of May 29, 2020. The Navajo Natio...

TikTok Users Protest Censorship of Black Creators with a Black Out

Anna Callahan and Talon Smith

May 30, 2020

On Tuesday, May 19 black creators took to the social media platform, TikTok, in order to protest the platform’s censorship of content made by black creators. This protest, named the Black Out, was intended to make videos by black creators appear on users’ feed more frequently. The Black Out mov...

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...

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