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Instagram Requires Users To Provide Their Date Of Birth

Julia Grenoble, Reporter

January 17, 2020

Instagram is now requiring users to enter their date of birth in order to make an account, in the hopes of making the social media platform safer for younger users.  While the app used to only require a new user to verify that they were over the age of 13, which will still be in Instagram’s Ter...

Local Instagram influencer Lauren Gray shares her social media journey

Blogger Lauren Gray poses for a photo while drinking a pumpkin spice latte in Starbucks. Gray likes going to Starbucks to write blog posts because she feels it helps get the creative juices flowing. (Broadcaster/Ashlyn Weidman)

Ashlyn Weidman, Reporter

November 14, 2018

Social media influencer, Lauren Gray is just shy from hitting eleven thousand followers on Instagram. Gray, 22 years old, works at the Hershey Tanger Outlets at J.Crew as well as working on her Instagram and Blog. Since 2014, she has been working to grow her social media platforms, and she is starti...

Meet Tiara Willis: The Voice Fighting Against Inequality in the Makeup Industry

A post from Willis’ MakeupforWOC Instagram account, displaying the use of an illuminating product getting her stamp of approval. The account has many recommendations of foundations, bronzers, highlighters, and other products that have gained a positive reaction from Willis. (Makeup for Women of Color)

Molly Glus, Copy Editor

April 11, 2018

She felt discriminated against, so she decided to fight back. Tiara Willis is a sixteen year old who has taken the social media world by storm.   Willis has taken to Instagram and Twitter to discuss the inequalities in the makeup industry.  From production, company ownership, and even advertising, ...

Instagram users embrace fun, fake Instagram accounts

HHS junior Kaitlyn Kelley is pictured after dropping her smoothie in the middle of Target. The photo was posted on her finsta with the caption, “this is my life in a photo.” (Submitted by Kaitlyn Kelley)

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

September 27, 2017

Forget about rinstas, finstas are taking over. As the pressure to be perfect on social media continues to grow, students at Hershey High School (HHS) use the world of fake Instagrams (finsta), rather than their real Instagrams (rinsta), to let them be themselves. According to several HHS students...

Broadcaster Instagram: Kiss and Tell Project Kicks Off

(Broadcaster/Anna Levin)

Anna Levin and Elaina Joyner

September 26, 2017

  Hershey High School sophomore Shea Tatara recently moved here from Elizabethtown. Shea said her parents wanted a smaller house and to live in the woods. She has an older brother and three German Shepherds. Laughing, Shea explained how about one of her dogs, Thor, got his name. “Thor. W...

The Addiction: Teenagers and Social Media

Palutis poses for a snapchat at Panera Bread in Hummelstown on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Palutis feels frustrated when people open her snapchats and do not reply.

March 10, 2016

By Marisa Balanda It is a typical school night for Hershey High School senior Ally Palutis. She and her friends from dance are out to dinner between classes, and Palutis finds herself obsessively refreshing her Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat feeds. Social media has transformed today’s genera...

Broadcaster passes 4,000 views!

Broadcaster passes 4,000 views!

January 20, 2016

It's a milestone day!  The Broadcaster has passed the 4,000 views mark!  Thank you to the many readers who have joined us in the early days of our digital publishing journey. Our most read stories to date were by Co-Managing Editor Emily Briselli and a Hershey Section Editor Hannah Gundermann.   HH...

One Year Later, Still Standing Strong

Pink Breast Cancer awareness Lokai bracelets, on sale at Knock Knock Boutique on October 9th 2015. The pink Lokai’s will be available until the end of October since it is the official month of Breast Cancer.

November 2, 2015

By: Madison Held After one year of being open Knock Knock Boutique is still watching success come through the door day by day. Knock Knock Boutique Located at 110 West Chocolate Avenue in Hershey, will be celebrating its first official Birthday on October 19th, 2015. Throughout the year, owner Emi...

Social media becomes big inside HHS with teachers

Photo taken September 27th of HHS teacher Brianna Crowley’s classroom Instagram which she created for the 2015-16. school year in hopes of communicating with other educators, as well as her students and their parents. Along with Instagram Crowley uses Twitter and Facebook in her classroom school in hopes of communicating with other educators, as well as her students and their parents. (Online photo from Mrs. Crowley’s Instagram : @MSCSCLASSROOM)

October 6, 2015

By: Madison Held Tweets and posts may soon make pencil and paper obsolete in HHS classrooms. What students, teachers, and parents once knew as a social media has now turned into an educational tool. Little by little teachers are using media to connect with their students and even their parents ...

We’re on Instagram!

Henry Isaacson, sophomore, enjoys a vintage copy of The Broadcaster on Monday, September 21. Isaacson read this old copy for inspiration for his own stories.

October 5, 2015

In addition to our account on Twitter @Broadcaster1926 our online publication is now on Instagram!  Check us out: hhsbroadcaster     The Broadcaster is going online! Check it out at While the print edition, which Henry Isaacson is reading here, will change, it will not disappe...

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