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Online Snow Days May Be the Future for Pennsylvania Schools

Online Snow Days May Be the Future for Pennsylvania Schools

Claire Sheppard, Olivia Bratton, Katherine Clark, and Leah Koppenhaver

May 28, 2019

It’s a familiar feeling of joy for many students as they receive a call announcing an upcoming snow day. The students now have a free day all to themselves, but now this relaxing opportunity may be subject to change. Online school assignments in place of snow days are being proposed as an effective ...

Voter Suppression Efforts Widespread in America

Talon Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Several candidates involved in the midterm elections have been connected to modern day voter suppression in an attempt to manipulate election outcomes. Many current examples of the GOP cracking down on voter fraud have been linked to the Party’s alleged suppression of votes to win elections. Dem...

Why Women, Minorities, and Republicans Should Not Vote Perry

Brooke Daniels, Editor In Chief

October 22, 2018

Scott Perry is running for U.S. Congress, and should not be elected by any Pennsylvanians. Perry valiantly defends gun laws, desires heightened taxes for the middle-class, and the expansion of “jobs” for “all of America.” Pennsylvanians who support Perry must consider, and then reconsider their list ...

George Scott Runs for PA-10th Congressional Seat

George Scott Runs for PA-10th Congressional Seat

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

May 11, 2018

One candidate has been a US Army soldier, CIA officer, and church pastor.   George Scott, a candidate in the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District, is one of four Democrats seeking a spot in the general election in November. On May 15, 2018, Pennsylvania will have its mid-term primary to elect one of their ...

39 Years Later, Effects of the Three Mile Island Accident Still Linger

39 Years Later, Effects of the Three Mile Island Accident Still Linger

Joel Neuschwander, Science and Technology Editor

February 27, 2018

Vietnam. Star Wars. Disco. Bell-bottoms. These were all were enduring images of the 1970s, but for thousands of people living in Central Pennsylvania, nothing encompasses the decade more than three letters: TMI. The 70s were a time of change in the United States. As the Vietnam War raged overse...

4 New Laws to Impact Pennsylvania in 2018

4 New Laws to Impact Pennsylvania in 2018

Alexis Moodie, Layout Editor

January 24, 2018

Four new laws will affect Pennsylvania citizens in 2018. After January 1, 2018, if you are caught driving under the influence, you now have two options for punishment. If you are a first time offender, you have the option to get it removed from you record, but you would have a 30 day minimum lic...

State Senator Scott Wagner’s bid for 2018 Pennsylvania Governor

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

October 19, 2017

2016 saw one of the most heated Presidential Elections is the United States’ history, splitting people down to their party lines. After the election all eyes turned to the 2018 midterm election where Democrats will be trying to take back the majority in congress and Republicans attempting to grow ...

PA Bolsters Republican’s Campaign for Majority

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

November 29, 2016

Although the main focus on Tuesday was the presidential race, each of the states had their own races with equally important results. In the United States Senate election, Pat Toomey took the win against Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania by a margin of 1,100,165 votes - 48 to 47 percent, according to Politi...

The 2016 Election: Third Parties and Their Effect

Irene Ciocirlan, Reporter/Copy Editor

November 21, 2016

Though they are small in number, third party voters may have helped Republican nominee, Donald Trump, win the election. With Trump and Clinton as the leading candidates, many people who disliked both were considering voting a third party. The outcome: third parties won only about four percent of the vote and received n...

New Pennsylvania Identification Regulation Passed

New Pennsylvania Identification Regulation Passed

Abby Shapiro, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Airport security, military bases, and nuclear plants can no longer be entered with the flip of a wallet. Starting in 2017, in federal buildings and airports, a Pennsylvania-issued Driver's License will be of no use for identification purposes. As of January 30, 2017, Pennsylvania citizens will need an alternativ...

Marijuana: Medicine or more?

Marijuana: Medicine or more?

June 19, 2016

By: Mason Benovy Over 40 years ago, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act, defining it as [a drug] with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, but soon, that could all be changing. On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the...

Frequently Asked Questions- Keystone Exam Edition

Frequently Asked Questions- Keystone Exam Edition

March 31, 2016

By: Marisa Balanda Governor Tom Wolf recently signed legislation that delayed the graduation requirement for the Keystone Exam for two years. To learn more about this change, The Broadcaster spoke with Dr. Stacy Winslow, Derry Township School District’s Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum,...

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