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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...

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...

	
The green of St. Patrick's Day in the Mid-Atlantic is covered by white snow as a result of a late winter snow storm. The covering of the green was captured in a movie made at NASA using NOAA's GOES satellite data. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Public Domain)

Tornadoes break out across US South

Abbey Rogers, Photography Editor March 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Tornadoes break out across US South Intense tornadoes and extreme storms tore through parts of the Southeast and the mid-Atlantic from March 17th to March 18th, 2021. The storms...

This graphic demonstrates to the public the most effective ways to prevent infection through the use of double masking. Double masking recommendations come as increased variants of the virus emerge. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Double Masking: When and How Should it be Done?

Keela Delves, News Editor March 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Double Masking: When and How Should it be Done? As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues, many people are very much still concerned about potentially getting infected with the virus. The...

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Explainer: What is a “vaccine passport,” and will I need one?

Keela Delves, News Editor March 19, 2021

With a recent increase in vaccination and availability, most U.S. adults may be able to receive a vaccination by summer 2021. Naturally, because of the vaccination timeline, people have begun to wonder...

Power company workers fix a downed power line in Texas on February 17, 2021. Massive power outages across the state left millions without power for days. (Jonathan Cutrer/CC BY-NC 2.0)

Texas’ power grid, generation system underprepared for winter storm Uri

Maeve Reiter, Social Media Editor March 17, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Texas' power grid, generation system underprepared for winter storm Uri Winter storm Uri hit Texas on February 14th, bringing snow and wind chills in the negatives. It also brought...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist reviews a plate with serological test samples. Serological testing is used to detect antibodies, which indicate past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, and is important to the understand of disease prevalence within a population. (CDC/ James Gathany/Public Domain)

Reflecting on a full year of the Pandemic 

Adrianna Malena, World News Editor March 17, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Reflecting on a full year of the Pandemic It has been over a year since the coronavirus caused lockdowns all over the U.S, and the world. Living through a pandemic for an entire year...

Two Coast Guard members work to warm 60 sea turtles near South Padre Island, Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. Over 300 cold-stunned sea turtles were rescued by various volunteers and were documented, checked for identifying tags, and quickly transported to local rehabilitation centers. (U.S. Coast Guard/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles Rescued in Texas

Lauren Cribbs, Video producer March 3, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Stunned Sea Turtles Rescued In Texas As temperatures drop in Texas, sea turtles are becoming cold stunned, and are being rescued.  When the stunning occurs the turtles internal...

AstraZeneca falls behind on vaccine supply agreements

Abigail Lee, Science & Technology Editor February 18, 2021

AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company partnered with Oxford University, has been struggling to deliver its COVID-19 vaccine as promised.  On January 22, 2021, AstraZeneca announced that several European...

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