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A person holds an opened cacao pod. The beans of the pod are used in chocolate production. (Ian Glover/CC BY-NC 2.0)

Hershey Company Needs to End the Sourcing of Cacao from Slave Labor

Ashley Bu, Reporter December 2, 2021

Chocolate is a confection that is loved by many, but beneath its sweet taste lies the labor of heavily underpaid farmers in West African countries. The Hershey Chocolate Company should not source cacao...

Social Media is Beneficial

Social Media is Beneficial

Ashley Bu, Reporter October 4, 2021

Social media can be used on most devices, such as a phone. Many social media apps are also free. (Piqsels/​​CC0) With around 72% of the American public using social media since its introduction...

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Editorial: US Justice Department Rightfully Sues Texas over Abortion Ban

Jenna Reiber, Copy editor September 17, 2021

Having to cross state lines to get an abortion is the new reality for women. Additionally, those women who do seek an abortion out of state could still be prosecuted under Texas law.  Thankfully, Attorney...

Editorial: Teens Don’t Believe Schools Can Respond to Mental Health Needs and Emergencies

Jenna Reiber, Copy Editor May 3, 2021

Since students have been coming back to in-person schools, mental health has been more important for teens than ever before. According to a poll conducted by Navigate360, 53% of teens are more concerned...

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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,...

Aerial footage of palm oil and the forest in Sentabai Village, West Kalimantan, 2017 (Nanang Sujana/CIFOR/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Editorial: Palm Oil causing deforestation in rainforests

By Abbey Rogers March 10, 2021

Palm oil plantations cover more than 27 million hectares. To put this in perspective, New York City is 78 thousand hectares.  All this land cleared is pushing orangutans, Borneo elephants, and Sumatran...

Editorial: DTSD Should Not Return To In-Person Classes

Benji Keeler March 3, 2021

There are 834,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania as of Friday, January 29. There is currently an active outbreak of COVID-19 in Dauphin County. Cases are on the rise. DTSD decided to reopen...

Climate Change is Real

Allyson Lin, Reporter February 1, 2021

In Greenland and Antarctica, NASA has proven that Greenland has lost an average of 286 billion tons of ice per year between 1993 and 2016. Antarctica had lost about 127 billion tons per year during the...

Changing an Anti-masker’s Mind

Emily Donegan, Reporter January 25, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Editorial: Changing an Anti-masker’s MindAlthough we used to only associate face masks with the healthcare field, it has become a key factor in stopping the spread of the CoronaVirus....

Wear A Mask

Allyson Lin, Reporter January 14, 2021

People are getting tired of the pandemic.  Even when the vaccine is available for everyone, we still must continue wearing our masks. Currently, there are a total of over 21,588,382 COVID-19 cases and...

Editorial: Progressivism Wins Elections

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2020

One of the big issues concerning the nomination of the democratic party’s presidential candidate this past year was whether the candidates were too progressive to appeal to a majority of voters in the...

Columbus Day should be Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Ella Yurick, Reporter November 8, 2020

Imagine having a National Holiday honoring the person who brought diseases, enslaved, tortured, and is responsible for the deaths of 12 to 15 million people. Although it seems crazily inhumane, all of...

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