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Great Barrier Reef Dying, Not Dead Say Scientists

Lexie Corcoran, Reporter

March 29, 2017


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One of the great natural wonders of the world is in its last throes. The Great Barrier Reef is known for its strikingly beautiful colors, amazing depths and large perimeter. However, it is no longer as vivid as it once was. It has now become a bare and desolate wasteland. The cause? Us. Located o...

World Reacts to Trump Immigration Ban

World Reacts to Trump Immigration Ban

Brooke Daniels, Reporter

March 24, 2017


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Protesters and world leaders lifted their voices over the actions of one man. Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on January 27th, 2017, but most of the effects of the ban were blocked in court by February 3rd. All seven of the targeted countries have refuted Trump’s actions regarding their countries, and ind...

Trump’s Executive Order: The Impact on Families and Refugees

Irene Ciocirlan, Copy Editor

February 28, 2017


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A 4-month-old Iranian girl trying to come to the United States for life saving heart surgery was denied a visa. An executive order signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017 temporarily blocked travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The countries involved are Iran, Iraq...

Britain Moves Closer to Leaving European Union

Joel Neuschwander, Reporter

February 28, 2017


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Soon enough, Britain might be going solo. The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) has been a part of the European Union since 1973, but if a recent government ruling holds true, a divorce may be in store. On February 1st, members of the United Kingdom parliament vot...

Half a Million March on Washington

Half a Million March on Washington

Emily Liesch, Copy Editor

February 28, 2017


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An estimated 470,000 people participated in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C on Saturday, January 21, 2017, but the participants weren’t just women. Men, women, and children all flocked to the United States Capitol in support of the march. Organizers of the march said their mission is to “sen...

Quebec shooting leaves six dead

Quebec shooting leaves six dead

Abby Shapiro, Feature Reporter

February 16, 2017


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A place where many come to look for light in life became a place of horror and havoc. On January 29, 2017, an armed gunman entered a local mosque in Quebec City, Canada, where he is responsible for injuring eight people and killing six. According to CNN, Quebec police report that the gunman wore black...

Polish Military Teaches Women Free Self Defense

Polish Military Teaches Women Free Self Defense

Adeena Syed, Reporter

February 2, 2017


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While giving free self defense classes to women may seem like a great idea on the surface, in this case, there may be more to it than meets the eye. With so many global events in the news recently, Poland has managed to slip under the radar. However, they attracted attention from across the globe whe...

Seaworld’s Tilikum dies at 36

Seaworld’s Tilikum dies at 36

Haley Daniels, Copy Editor

January 30, 2017


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Tilikum, the center of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish” and SeaWorld star, passed away on January 6, 2017. Tilikum passed while under the care of SeaWorld, where he had served for 25 years. The orca whale had been sick for several months, and his death has reignited discussion over the treatment of...

World Records Set by Harlem Globetrotters

World Records Set by Harlem Globetrotters

Evan Spinney, Reporter

January 23, 2017


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When it comes to putting on a show, the Harlem Globetrotters don’t fail to impress. Guinness World Record Day was on Sunday, November 20th, 2016 this year. This day encourages people from all over the world to set and or break new records however weird or creative they are. The Harlem Globetrotte...

Dylann Roof Gets Death Penalty

Emily Liesch, Copy Editor

January 23, 2017


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On Tuesday, January 10, 2016, Dylann Roof, a 22 year-old white supremacist, was sentenced to death for a massacre he committed on June 17, 2015. All twelve of the jurors assigned to Roof’s case, ten men and two women, unanimously proposed the death penalty as a suitable sentence for Roof, who killed nine people worshipping at Emanuel African Metho...

The Broadcaster Podcaster launches on iTunes

The Broadcaster Podcaster launches on iTunes

Robert Sterner, Advisor

January 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Hershey, Politics, Sports, World

The Broadcaster is pleased to announce the start of our very first podcast: The Broadcaster Podcaster.  Available on iTunes, the podcast has several shows that operate under its umbrella.  This means that subscribers need only sign up for The Broadcaster Podcaster to enjoy all of the shows. ...

Four Years Later: How the Sandy Hook Promise Continues to Educate on Gun Violence

Four Years Later: How the Sandy Hook Promise Continues to Educate on Gun Violence

Lydia Gould, Reporter

December 16, 2016


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What if a school shooting was preventable, but you just didn’t know what to look for? On December 14, 2012, a mass shooting occurred in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Several young children as well as adults were shot and killed and others were wounded. Now four year...

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