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Trapped Greenhouse Gases are Melting the Ice Caps

Lauren Cribbs, Editorial Editor

October 29, 2020

It is predicted that if ocean and air temperatures continue to rise due to greenhouse gases the Arctic could be ice free as soon as summer 2040 according to the World Economic Forum.  The world's ice caps melting is one of the most severe threats of climate change. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide...

Democrats raise concerns about USPS changes with election looming

Anna Callahan, Copy Editor

October 29, 2020

The Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has faced intense scrutiny since the changes he made to the US Postal Service. The changes he intends to make will happen after the election. According to the Washington Post, “They include raising package rates, particularly when delivering the last mile on behalf of big retailers; setti...

COVID-19 impacts three local universities

Adrianna Malena, World News Editor

October 27, 2020

This year, Covid-19 has made it difficult for college students, as the restrictions have heavily impacted their overall  experience.  Three local universities,Bloomsburg, University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova, despite their differences, have all experienced similar obstacles in regards to the ...

Deadliest Year for Transgender People Recorded in US

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2020

At least 33 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been killed in the United States so far in 2020, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has been keeping track of the number of transgender people killed since 2013 and has never had such a high number, es...

US Census Impacted by COVID-19

Maeve Reiter, Advertising and Brand Manager

October 23, 2020

Our everyday lives have been postponed or cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in December, but the national census must go on. The national census is a major milestone for the United States. The census is taken every ten years and counts everyone living in the United States and the fi...

2020 Foot Locker National Championships cancelled

Brooke Preputnick, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Zofia Dudek, a senior from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Michigan, crosses the finish line at 16:45.00 taking the win for 2019. Zofia battled it out to the finish with another senior Marlee Starliper, however, Zofia out kicked her on the last 100 meters. (Foot Locker Cross Country) Cross Countr...

President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19

President Trump speaks at at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, May 30, 2020.  Trump and his wife Melania both tested positive for COVID-19.  (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Keela Delves, News Editor

October 2, 2020

This announcement comes days after the first presidential debate of 2020, where both President Trump and Melania Trump were in close contact with many other members of both candidates' campaigns. Hope Hicks, President Trump’s senior counselor prompted this diagnosis when she too tested positive. 

Wildfires rage along US West Coast

Abbey Rogers, Photography Editor

September 27, 2020

The National Interagency Fire Center reported 3.7 million acres have burned as a result of this year's on-going fire season on September 22, 2020. Most of the 75 large fires have been just 30% contained in California, Washington, Colorado, and Oregon.  To put this into perspective, the 3.7 mill...

5G Towers Burned Down Due to COVID-19 Conspiracies

A 5G cell tower burns in Britain amid new COVID-19 conspiracies. Demonstrations like these have been common across Europe since the conspiracy came to light. (Tony Webster)

Keela Delves, Reporter

May 7, 2020

In all of the hysteria of COVID-19, people have begun to take drastic measures: burning down 5G cell towers. There have been more than 50 fires set to destroy the cell towers in Britain due to conspiracy that 5G towers are responsible for the virus. Occurrences like these have been common all across Eur...

Debunking: Rumors of Life Threatening Coronavirus Vaccine Trial in Africa

A healthcare worker in Madagascar documents a COVID-19 test on March 26, 2020.  The rumor of testing a vaccine in an African country is false, but multiple trials of the vaccine have begun around the world.  (World Bank /Henitsoa Rafalia)

Adrianna Malena, Reporter

May 7, 2020

Posts surfacing social media suggest that there have been vaccine trials for the coronavirus being conducted in Africa, which is completely false. There is no exact answer when asking how these rumours started; however, the idea may have been initiated by two French doctors who suggested the vaccin...

Governor Wolf Asks Pennsyvanians to Wear Masks in Public

The above infographic, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, includes instructions on how one can construct a homemade mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. Such homemade masks are suggested to be used by Pennsylvania residents whenever they leave their homes. (Pennsylvania Department of Health)

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor

April 7, 2020

In a press conference on April 3, Governor Wolf asked Pennsylvanians to wear masks anytime they leave their homes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The only way we can cut the growth of this virus is to act as if we all have it,” said Wolf.  He warned that masks are not foolpro...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Updates Guidelines for COVID-19 Protection

Paige Dalto, Head Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

In spite of the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) has gracefully kept up with the changes and offers daily updates on COVID-19 developments.  Along with their daily updates, the PA DoH features guidelines on their website including an interacti...

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