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Environmentalists decry slaughter of 1500 White-Sided Dolphins in traditional Faroe Islands hunt

Environmentalists decry slaughter of 1500 White-Sided Dolphins in traditional Faroe Islands hunt

Lauren Cribbs, Editor in chief September 17, 2021

On Sunday, September 12, the “grindadráp” hunt, a centuries-old tradition, occurred in Faroe Islands, volcanic islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean.  “Grindadráp,” commonly referred...

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Celebrate Father’s Day

Lauren Cribbs , Editorials Editor June 20, 2021

Fathers Day is coming up, and it is important to know the history.  In Washington state, the United States celebrated Fathers Day for the first time on June 19th, 1910, but it was not made an official...

Daniel Ellsberg poses with a copy of It was all a lie by Stuart Stevens in 2020.  Ellsberg is credited with leaking the Pentagon Papers to reporters. (Christopher Michel/CC BY 2.0)

50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers

Anna Callahan, Copy Editor June 13, 2021

June 13 this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers.  The Pentagon Papers were a series of articles published in the New York Times about a top-secret study about...

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Celebrating the Second Pride Month In the Pandemic

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2021

June of 2021 marks the second pride month since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Traditionally, the month is celebrated with pride parades and events to commemorate the LGBT community’s past and present...

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May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2021

TheBroadcaster · May 18 primary voters pass limit on PA Governor’s power during an emergency Pennsylvania voters were asked to select party representatives for several positions including state Supreme...

The House of Representatives is located in a wing of the Capitol building. Other states that have lost house seats this year include California, Ohio, and New York. (wallyg/CC-BY 2.0)

Pennsylvania loses US House of Representatives seat

Maeve Reiter, Social Media Editor May 7, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Pennsylvania loses US House of Representatives seat As the results of the census become available to the public, population numbers show that Pennsylvania has lost a seat in the House...

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European Union to permit vaccinated American tourists to visit this summer

Caroline Glus, Video Producer May 7, 2021

TheBroadcaster · European Union to permit vaccinated American tourists to visit this summer After over a year of international travel being banned due to the Covid-19, the European Union has set to...

What Makes Ivy League Schools So Special?

https://youtu.be/7CPhIzUfp_Q 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. Patricks 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 NOAAs 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,...

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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...

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