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The sun is pictured behind a tree at Palmdale Park on May 20. With the later spring and summer sunsets, public parks are open for longer periods, allowing more time for Hershey residents to enjoy what they have to offer. (Broadcaster/Talon Smith)

Photo Essay: Hershey, Hummelstown Parks in Springtime

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

The days are getting longer and the temperatures higher. With spring fully in swing, many people are looking to enjoy the sunny days to their fullest. What better way to spend them than at one of the many...

The sun is setting at the beginning of the White Cliffs of Conoy trail. The trail was opened to the public in 2014. (Broadcaster/ Abbey Rogers)

Photo Essay: Two nature trails in central Pennsylvania worth hiking this summer

Abbey Rogers, Photography Editor May 21, 2021

With the warm weather, it’s the perfect time to try out new nature trails. Pennsylvania has plenty of beautiful trails, but there are two that are close to Hershey, Pennsylvania that will be shown.  The...

Photo by Rain0975/CC BY-ND 2.0

Hersheypark returns to some normalcy this summer

Caroline Corcoran and Emme Corcoran May 21, 2021

While the pandemic created mayhem in 2020 for the entertainment and amusement industry, the outlook for Summer 2021 is brighter. Hershey Park has gone to great lengths to provide a safe environment to...

Photo by Ken Jones/CC BY 2.0

May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

TheBroadcaster · May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency Pennsylvania voters were asked to select party representatives for several positions including state Supreme...

Planet Fitness is open 24 hours Monday - Thursday and 7AM - 7PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This facility is publicly known to be a “judgment free zone.” (Broadcaster/Brooke Preputnick)

Photo Essay: Opening of Hershey Planet Fitness 

Brooke Preputnick, Reporter May 20, 2021

Planet Fitness opened a new facility at the Hershey Square Shopping center located on 1170 Mae Street on February 17th, 2021. It offers cardio machines, strength equipment, flat screen televisions, locker...

(Left to Right) Seniors Taylor Koda, Lola Berra, Isabelle White, Sarah Horn, Ananya Narayanan, Anna Callahan, and Dhvani PatelPose for a photo. Many of the students had taken advantage of the Hershey Gardens prior to the prom since they opened free admission to HHS seniors and their families. (Broadcaster/ Ashlyn Weidman)

Photo Essay: Hershey High School Prom

Ashlyn Weidman, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

This year Hershey High School seniors may have missed out on some annual senior events, but HHS was able to hold a Covid safe Prom at the Historic Acres of Hershey on Wednesday, May 12th, at 7:00p.m.

A light purple flower in a garden on May 9, 2021. It rained recently, giving the plant nutrients. (Broadcaster/Maeve Reiter)

Photo Essay: Spring in Hershey

Maeve Reiter, Social Media Editor May 19, 2021

Sophomore Dinesh Tamang wears a grey Champion mask to school. Students who do not comply with mask requirements are required to participate in virtual learning. (Broadcaster/Molly Ziesenheim)

Photo Essay: The pandemic year at Hershey High School

Molly Ziesenheim, Reporter May 18, 2021

Hershey High School had to adapt to a socially distanced learning environment to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Changes made include mask-wearing, socially distanced desks, assigned seating in the cafeteria,...

Working employee, Peyten Lyons, sets up a new purse display. The store was kept fully stocked with the latest fashion trends.(Broadcaster/Emily Donegan)

Photo Essay: New Boutique in Downtown Hershey: Bella Sera

Emily Donegan, Reporter May 17, 2021

One of the community's favorite boutiques, Knock Knock, has opened up a brand new sister boutique called Bella Sera. The store is located in downtown Hershey, right next to Phillip Arthurs. Bella Sera...

Photo Essay: ZooAmerica During the Pandemic

Photo Essay: ZooAmerica During the Pandemic

During the pandemic the number of vacations and day trips has been severely curtailed.  As America begins to exit the pandemic the family-friendly ZooAmerica at Hersheypark could be a fun day trip outing.     ...

The House of Representatives is located in a wing of the Capitol building. Other states that have lost house seats this year include California, Ohio, and New York. (wallyg/CC-BY 2.0)

Pennsylvania loses US House of Representatives seat

Maeve Reiter, Social Media Editor May 7, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Pennsylvania loses US House of Representatives seat As the results of the census become available to the public, population numbers show that Pennsylvania has lost a seat in the House...

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