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COVID-19 Virus Not Guaranteed to Slow Down in Warmer Weather

Adrianna Malena, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Many are convinced that the COVID-19 virus will die down as temperatures rise; however, experts say it is very possible that the heat won't stop the growing of the pandemic all together. Illnesses such as the flu have proven to be seasonal, being that they diminish as warmer months approach. On th...

Treating COVID-19 Patients at Home and in Hospitals

Pictured is an infographic from Penn State Health on April 8, 2020.  Penn State Health offers free initial telescreening for individuals that believe they may have COVID-19. (Penn State Health)

Eva Baker, Reporter

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 has no vaccine, antibiotics, or official medical plan for treatment as of right now, yet that does not stop people from getting sick. There are two main options for people who have COVID-19 and are aware of it: stay at home or go to a hospital.  Those who have tested positive for the virus...

Universities Go Test-Optional in Response to COVID-19

Carina Sarracino, Head Feature Editor

April 7, 2020

In the midst of universally uncharted territory marked by illness and fatality, adjustments to standardized testing policies may seem insignificant.  These changes, though, further serve as a catalyst to shifts in our modern education system; many of which were already in motion. While some colleges h...

Possible COVID-19 Vaccine Discovered in U. of Pitt Study

A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientist holds out a microneedle array. The device is a

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

April 7, 2020

A possible COVID-19 vaccine has been discovered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UMPC). According to UMPC, “When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the viru...

Blood Banks desperate for donations amidst COVID-19 crisis

Alina Zang, Layout

April 7, 2020

The American Red Cross, as well as many other blood banks across the country, urge healthy individuals to continue donating during the coronavirus outbreak.“We are doing everything in our power to ensure we don’t get to critical levels of blood supply,” said Chris Hrouda, the President of the Bi...

FBI Warns Zoombombing on the Rise, but Use These Simple Changes to Make Zoom Meetings Safer

Pictured is the Zoom app logo. Zoom has skyrocketed in use from 10 million daily users to over 200 million worldwide in March 2020 according to the company.  (Zoom)

Robert Sterner, Advisor

April 3, 2020

Imagine you’ve joined a Zoom meeting for a class or just to hang out with friends.  Then a random person joins and starts yelling obscenities including antisemitic and racist slurs.  This is known as “zoombombing.” The FBI has issued a warning after multiple incidents were reported of ind...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Updates Guidelines for COVID-19 Protection

Paige Dalto, Head Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

In spite of the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) has gracefully kept up with the changes and offers daily updates on COVID-19 developments.  Along with their daily updates, the PA DoH features guidelines on their website including an interacti...

Coronavirus Shutdown Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Paige Dalto, Head Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

In a period of illness and fear, there has been something quietly flourishing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: the Earth. Since the spread of coronavirus and the impact of social isolation and stay-at-home orders, a multitude of major cities have seen decreases in fossil fuel emissions and overa...

Penn State Health Begins free COVID-19 Testing in Hershey

Claire Sheppard, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

By: Claire Sheppard The Penn State Health Medical Center has developed online screening for patients who suspect that they may have the coronavirus.  The virtual screening is available through Penn State Health’s telehealth service. The free application, PennState Health OnDemand, allows pat...

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine Can Slow Spread of COVID-19 Say Experts

Social Distancing, Self-Quarantine Can Slow Spread of COVID-19 Say Experts

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

March 23, 2020

By: Mia Bertoldi In light of the current outbreak of the coronavirus, practicing social distancing is essential to decreasing the spread of the virus. Social distancing is the act of increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. COVID-19 quickly spreads due to its incubati...

DTSD, HSS and COVID-19/Coronavirus: Regular Updates Here

COVID-19 virus is pictured in an artists rendering.  (US State Department)

Broadcaster Staff

March 12, 2020

Our goal is to provide clear information on what is going on: what to do to stay safe, how to avoid misinformation and rumors, what events have been cancelled, and more. Education updates: Keystones off, AP exams are at-home, and no online teaching from DTSD teachers By: Eva Baker and Clare Canavan To help prevent th...

CBS 21 Meteorologist Tom Russell Predicts Harsh Winter

Pictured is Tom Russell from CBS 21. During his meteorology career at CBS 21 he has won an Emmy, and Russell also earned the American Meteorological Society's Seal along with the National Weather Association Seal. (CBS 21)

Joshua Gearhart, Reporter

January 23, 2020

At this time of the year, everyone tunes into the weather forecast to hear about road conditions and, of course, delays and closures. Weather often takes precedence as the top news story, and the meteorologist is front and center with the latest developments and predictions. Tom Russell has been a meteorologist for th...

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