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Pennsylvania Update: Covid 19

Allyson Lin April 6, 2021

Pennsylvania has become the eighth state in the U.S to exceed 1 million cases, according to The Morning Call. Recently, the state of Pa has added more than 3,600 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, March 25. March...

A Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant location on an early summer evening in West St. Paul, Minnesota. (Tony Webster/CC BY 2.0)

Explainer: What is Cancel Culture?

Lauren Cribbs and Caroline Glus March 30, 2021

Cancel culture.  What is it?  Where did the term come from?  What does it mean now?  Is it the end of nuance? Cancel Culture, according to, “refers...

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Editorial Explainer: What is Fast Fashion?

Ashlyn Weidman, Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2021 We all have heard of the phrase “Fast Fashion,” but do we really know what this phrase truly entails? We live in a society where trends change day by day. Pinterest,...

Broadcaster’s gift guide for any occasion in 2021

Brooke Preputnick, Reporter January 28, 2021

As the holidays roll around, many family members and friends are occupied trying to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. It can be very stressful when attempting to find the right kind of presents...

10 everyday eco-friendly products worth a try

Lauren Cribbs, Editorial January 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · 10 Every Day Eco - Friendly Products Worth A Try Environmentally safe products are becoming more common as millennials and gen Z customers are hoping for a more sustainable lifestyle....

A guide to getting the most out of virtual learning

Molly Ziesenheim January 15, 2021

Online learning is not always easy for students. Concentration, workload management, and studying habits are all struggles students may be facing. Here’s a list of tips to get the most out of online...

Tips to Get the Most From Virtual Therapy

Kate LaCoe, Hershey Editor January 14, 2021

The pandemic has altered our lives completely, worsening mental health and creating long term psychological effects. On top of that many therapy sessions have been forced to move online, which can be difficult....

National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August every year, so on Sunday, August 2, 2020, grab your closest friends and have a fun and special day.

According to the National Day Calendar, the origin of National Friendship Day dates back to 1919, when it was founded by Hallmark. The original idea was for people to send friends cards. Then, in 1998, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh the Ambassador of Friendship. 

Later, the United Nations named July 30th International Friendship Day, but most countries continue to celebrate this holiday on the first Sunday of August. Why not just celebrate both days?

To celebrate this day of friendship, reconnect with an old friend, make a new one, or spend time with a current friend. 

A few fun ideas are to go on a picnic, hike, go on a bike ride, swim, or go out for ice cream.

Make a post on social media using the hashtag, #NationalFriendshipDay to promote others to celebrate their closest companions.

Celebrate National Friendship Day

Claire Sheppard, Editor August 2, 2020

National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August every year, so on Sunday, August 2, 2020, grab your closest friends and have a fun and special day. According to the National...

The iconic red and black IOS calendar featuring the date July 17. World emoji day was chosen based on this emoji. (Emojipedia)

July 17 is World Emoji Day

Leah Koppenhaver, Editor July 17, 2020

Celebrated annually since 2014, July 17 is deemed as the ¨global celebration of emoji.” According to the National Day Calendar, emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge created this holiday. The date...

Fun activities to do by yourself in a pandemic

Fun activities to do by yourself in a pandemic

Keela Delves, Editor June 25, 2020

Although the beginning of summer promises endless possibilities, this summer may be different than most. It can sometimes be hard to think of ways to enjoy the summer whilst also keeping a safe distance...

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Clare Canavan, Editor in Chief June 15, 2020

National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July every year. This year the ice cream celebration is on July 19, 2020.  In 1984, President Reagan declared this day National Ice Cream...


What to put on your Summer 2020 Bucket List

Mallory Gillespie and Julia Grenoble June 12, 2020

As the weather starts warming up and the school year comes to a close, it may be time for you to begin envisioning what you want your summer to look like. Considering the COVID-19 outbreak is just beginning...

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