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2020 Foot Locker National Championships cancelled

Brooke Preputnick, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Zofia Dudek, a senior from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Michigan, crosses the finish line at 16:45.00 taking the win for 2019. Zofia battled it out to the finish with another senior Marlee Starliper, however, Zofia out kicked her on the last 100 meters. (Foot Locker Cross Country) Cross Countr...

Governor Wolf Passes New Guidelines Regarding High School Sports Spectators

Mallory Gillespie, Video Producer

October 15, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine have introduced new guidelines for spectators at high school sporting events. In the past, indoor events were restricted to only 25 people, including players and coaches, while outdoor events allowed up to 250. The new guidelines will allow ...

Penn State College Students Should Not Be Sent Home This Semester

Brooke Preputnick, Reporter

October 8, 2020

Freshman students at Penn State hosted a “maskless social” two days after move in day resulting in more than 2,000 signatures on A Change.org petition to get the freshman sent home, according to The Centre Daily Times. Are the Penn State students more at risk for covid by staying at college? Dr. Anthony Fauci, long-standing director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, advised Penn State to not send their students home for the semester amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  A...

Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings suspend in-person activities after positive coronavirus tests

Dan Hogan, Reporter

October 5, 2020

The Tennessee Titans temporarily closed their facilities Tuesday morning after five personnel and three players tested positive for COVID-19, per ESPN.  The Minnesota Vikings will also close facilities until further notice despite no positive tests after having played the Titans on Sunday. As of Friday mornin...

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. 

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...

Meeting outdoors safer than indoors during pandemic say experts

Women in masks take a walk with their dogs. If in the same household, being near each other is okay, but stay away from others. (Gustavo Fring)

Maeve Reiter, Reporter

May 30, 2020

The risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 is lower than indoor, according to experts. When meeting outside, even if someone is infected, dilution will occur. Dilution happens when the wind scatters the virus. While it may expose nearby people, it will be in much smaller quantities. The small...

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...

Broadway closed until fall, goes virtual

Broadway and Times Square stand nearly empty on April 7, 2020.  Broadway has struggled with the pandemic as New York City became a hotspot for infections of COVID-19.  (Brecht Bug/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Alina Zang, Layout

May 30, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large groups of people, Broadway has been greatly affected. The theatres and their lights have been dark for a while now, which means things now look very different for everyone involved in the shows. Here’s an overview of the news so far on Broadway and...

Dauphin County Moving to Yellow Phase

Paige Dalto, Lead Copy Editor

May 26, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf has approved eight additional counties including Dauphin to move to the yellow phase of reopening on May 29th. According to the Wolf Administration, all Pennsylvania counties remaining in the red phase after the 29th will move to yellow by June 5th. While Dauphin is a part of those moving from red to yellow at the end of the month, 27 counties are movi...

Editorial: Work and home life must find a balance during quarantine

Brooke Lehrman, Editor

May 22, 2020

Day after day, students are rolling to the other side of the bed, logging on to the computer, and going straight into a zoom call. Afterwards, they go back to bed and the cycle starts again when it is time for their next Zoom session. Later in the day while sitting in bed, they turn on Netflix and t...

Will There Be A Second Wave of COVID-19?

Mia Bertoldi and Madeline Smith

May 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of a second wave hitting the US has been a heavily discussed topic even as we “bend the curve.” But is a second wave actually a possibility? In an NPR interview with Dr. Ali Khan, former director of the Office of Public Health Prepa...

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