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What Makes Ivy League Schools So Special? The Ivy League schools are infamous for being an elite group of prestigious colleges. but what makes them so special compared to other universities? Let’s take a look.  There...

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...

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Video explainer: Where do prisons come from?

Abigail Lee, Science and Technology Editor March 25, 2021

Mass incarceration is a defining feature of the United States. It’s one of the biggest problems we face, with 2.3 million people incarcerated in the U.S. Despite making up just 4% of the world population,...

Photo by Jason Matthews/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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...

Equality Act Passed in US House to Provide LGBTQ Protections

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2021

Passed in the House on Thursday 25, the Equality Act is to provide landmark protections against discrimination for LGBTQ Americans. One of the pieces of legislation President Joe Biden pledged to sign...

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...

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....

United States contributing five times more plastic than previous study showed

Maeve Reiter, Brand & Social Media Editor January 26, 2021

Too much of a good thing can be bad. But for something that is dangerous in the first place, too much can be catastrophic. According to a study published in the journal Science Advances, America’s...

France drops law banning public filming of the police after riots and outrage

Adrianna Malena, World News Editor January 25, 2021

Hate in the form of police brutality has been apparent across the globe as the police have been filmed assaulting men and women, more specifically of color, without reason. Filming these attacks are...

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