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Online Tutoring Demand Remains

Allyson Lin, World and Breaking news Editor September 21, 2021

During the Covid-19 pandemic at the beginning of the 2021 school year, parents found themselves struggling with being able to teach their own kids. So, they turned to online tutoring.  Online tutoring...

The Atlantic Ocean viewed from space. The ocean covers 71% of the globe, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). (NASA Johnson)

Celebrate World Oceans Day

Maeve Reiter, Social Media Editor June 7, 2021

World Oceans Day, which is celebrated this year on June 8, has been ongoing since the Ocean Project started it in 2002.  According to the Ocean Project, their main goal is to raise awareness and...

pictured is a transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

U.S. may not reach herd immunity, experts say

Abigail Lee, Science and Technology Editor May 17, 2021

TheBroadcaster · U.S. may not reach herd immunity, experts say While herd immunity was previously thought of as the way to bring the pandemic to an end, experts say it is unlikely to be achieved. The...

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class David Tuil, assigned to the Preventive Medicine Department at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), administers one of the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at NHCH to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Gage Finn, a member of the COVID-19 Expeditionary Testing Team at NHCH, Dec. 16, 2020.  Pfizer has earned approval from the FDA for its vaccine for 12-15 year olds.  (U.S. Navy photo by Macy Hinds/CC BY 2.0)

Pfizer/BioTech Covid-19 Vaccine approved by FDA for 12-15 year olds

Allyson Lin , Reporter May 11, 2021

Pfizer sought and earned emergency authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine for use with 12 to 15 year olds. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States...

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Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage

Molly Ziesenheim, Reporter May 7, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage In a statement on Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they are getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. pic.twitter.com/padmHSgWGc —...

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Covid-19 or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

Keela Delves, News Editor May 7, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Covid-19 or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference As the seasons change from winter to spring, the yearly seasonal allergy symptoms are to be expected. Unlike a normal year, however,...

Belize seagrass meadow.  Steven J Lutz, GRID-Arendal/CC BY-NC 2.0

Seychelles Takes Steps to Limit CO2 Emissions with seagrass meadow mapping

Lauren Cribbs , Editorials Editor April 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Seychelles Takes Steps to Limit CO2 Emissions with seagrass meadow mapping Seagrass meadows are vital to the health of our oceans and to our planet. Because these meadows are declining...

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf addresses the media on March 16, 2020.  Wolf and Secretary of Health Levine are expected to release details for a statewide contact tracing program on May 1, 2020.  (Governor Tom Wolf/CC BY 2.0)

Pennsylvania hits 1 million COVID-19 cases

Allyson Lin , Reporter 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...

Tim Shea, 70, was a part of the numerous seniors who struggle to keep up with the price of housing in America. He has now become the first person to live in a 3D printed home. (ICON)

Homeless man becomes first inhabitant of 3D printed house

Ella Yurick , Reporter March 30, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Homeless man becomes first inhabitant of 3D printed house Tim Shea, a now-formerly homeless man from Texas, has become the first person to live in a 3D printed house.  The 400-square-foot...

Pennsylvania announces plan to produce 50% of state government electricity through solar energy

Pennsylvania announces plan to produce 50% of state government electricity through solar energy

Ella Yurick, Reporter March 29, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf announced on March 22, 2021 a major clean energy initiative with a goal of producing approximately 50% of state government energy by 2023. Currently, just 4% of the commonwealth’s...

Women Report Worse Side Effects After Covid Vaccine, researchers investigating cause

Women Report Worse Side Effects After Covid Vaccine, researchers investigating cause

Jenna Reiber, Copy Editor March 29, 2021

Men and women have different reactions to many vaccines, we now know that the COVID-19 vaccine is included on that list. According to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 79.1 percent...

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Explainer: What the US can learn from how Australia battled COVID-19

Adrianna Malena, World News Editor March 29, 2021

Australia was  able to essentially defeat the coronavirus, but how did they do it? How are they able to now hold mass concerts and sports events, with nobody wearing a mask? These are questions that if...

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