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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. 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,...

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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...

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