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5G Towers Burned Down Due to COVID-19 Conspiracies

A 5G cell tower burns in Britain amid new COVID-19 conspiracies. Demonstrations like these have been common across Europe since the conspiracy came to light. (Tony Webster)

Keela Delves, Reporter

May 7, 2020

In all of the hysteria of COVID-19, people have begun to take drastic measures: burning down 5G cell towers. There have been more than 50 fires set to destroy the cell towers in Britain due to conspiracy that 5G towers are responsible for the virus. Occurrences like these have been common all across Eur...

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...

Governor Wolf Asks Pennsyvanians to Wear Masks in Public

The above infographic, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, includes instructions on how one can construct a homemade mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. Such homemade masks are suggested to be used by Pennsylvania residents whenever they leave their homes. (Pennsylvania Department of Health)

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 7, 2020

In a press conference on April 3, Governor Wolf asked Pennsylvanians to wear masks anytime they leave their homes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The only way we can cut the growth of this virus is to act as if we all have it,” said Wolf.  He warned that masks are not foolpro...

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...

Governor Wolf Extends Stay At Home Order Statewide

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced all of Pennsylvania will be under stay-at-home orders effective Wednesday, April 1st, at 8 p.m. The first orders were made on March 23 and have since been extended to additional counties on multiple occasions. ...

The World Health Organization Declares a Global Pandemic for the First Time in 11 Years

Brooke Lehrman, Assistant Copy Editor

March 29, 2020

As of March 11, COVI-19 is officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The last time a pandemic was declared was in June 2009 for the H1N1 (swine) flu, and the “post-pandemic period” did not begin until August 2010. According to Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, professor an...

Six Pennsylvania Counties Shut Down Due to COVID-19

Pictured is a map of Pennsylvania with the six counties impacted by Governor Wolf’s order in red.  The goal of the two-week stay at home order is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. (Broadcaster/Robert Sterner)

Katie Jones, Brand Manager

March 23, 2020

By: Katie Jones, Reporter Governor Tom Wolf has issued a two week stay at home order on six Pennsylvania counties effective Monday, March 23rd at 8 p.m. The six counties include Allegheny County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County. &...

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...

Chick-fil-A Creates Heart-Shaped Chicken Trays for Valentines Day

This is the second year that Chick-Fil-A has sold the Valentine's day treat. The trays are only sold in limited stores as supplies last. (Inside Chick-Fil-A)

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2020

Chick-Fil-A is offering an irregular present for you to treat your significant other, friends or yourself on Valentine's Day. Instead of buying chocolate and roses, Chick-Fil-A has created heart-shaped trays filled with a variety of their fan-favorite foods.  According to the Chick-Fil-A website, the Ch...

2020 MLK Celebration Held in Central PA

Jenna Reiber, Reporter

January 27, 2020

On Monday, January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Central Pennsylvania held their 11th annual celebration of the renowned minister and activist. There were many different organizations at the Commonwealth Charter Academy for students to learn about the historic day.  According to Local 21 N...

Students Sue the University of California for Requiring ACT or SAT Scores for Admission

Pictured is a map of the University of California campuses across the state.  The University of California is being sued by a group of students and a coalition of nonprofits for using the SAT and ACT for admissions purposes.  (Riverside City College)

Alina Zang, Layout

December 20, 2019

Advocates, teachers, and students filed a lawsuit against the University of California due to them requiring standardized test scores for college admissions, claiming it is discriminatory against less privileged students. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, December 10 by advocates and a school...

Olivia Jade Returns to YouTube

Olivia Jade talks to her fans in a December 1, 2019 video titled, “hi again.”  Jade said she was legally not allowed to specifically address the college admissions scandal.  (screenshot from Olivia Jade’s YouTube channel)

Abbey Rogers, Reporter

December 9, 2019

Lifestyle influencer Olivia Jade Giannuli has returned to media site YouTube after a nine month absence. In her video, she admits that the past months have been tough for her with the charges she received from the college admissions scandal involving her mother, Lori Loughlin, and sister, Isabella Giann...

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