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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...

Dakota Access Pipeline Rerouted

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

December 15, 2016


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The US Army Corps of Engineers has officially denied a grant that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction past the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, according to NPR News. The move comes just days after more than two thousand veterans travelled to the construction site to join the protests, forcing the company to halt their work. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the...

Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 36

Abby Shapiro, Feature Reporter

December 14, 2016


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A place meant for creativity and authenticity became a scene of tragedy and heartache. A tragic fire broke out during a dance party in a two story warehouse building, named “the Ghost Ship” in Oakland, California, where many artists resided and worked. In the building, people had a diffic...

Trump Wins; America Leaves

Emerson Freer, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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After 511 days of campaigning, Donald Trump has won the election, causing many Americans to considering following-up on their promise of moving to Canada. Is it really that easy? The Canadian Immigration site crashed in the wee hours of Trump’s impending victory. The site stayed down until the morni...

Ohio State knife attack leaves 11 students injured

Ohio State knife attack leaves 11 students injured

Kate Sinz, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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College should be rigorous, not life-threatening. On Monday, November 29th, Ohio State was put on lockdown. It was just before ten in the morning when the incident took place. According to NBC News, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, sophomore at Ohio State University, swerved into a crowd of students an...

K-pop rises worldwide, in the U.S.

Emerson Freer, Reporter

December 7, 2016


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The 1960’s brought the British invasion, and 2016 may be the first wave of a new musical invasion.    Modern Korean pop music started in 1992 with the band Seo Taiji and Boys. Its experimentation with their music caught the attention of many other bands. Now, adding foreign elements to songs is a com...

New Pennsylvania Identification Regulation Passed

New Pennsylvania Identification Regulation Passed

Abby Shapiro, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized, World

Airport security, military bases, and nuclear plants can no longer be entered with the flip of a wallet. Starting in 2017, in federal buildings and airports, a Pennsylvania-issued Driver's License will be of no use for identification purposes. As of January 30, 2017, Pennsylvania citizens will need an alternativ...

Drug war escalates in Philippines

Drug war escalates in Philippines

Omer Qureshi, Section Editor

November 3, 2016


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Vigilante mobs rule the streets, with extrajudicial killings becoming a daily occurrence. This is not a war torn country, but rather the Republic of Philippines. On May 9th, 2016, the citizens of the democratic republic elected Rodrigo Duterte to the office of the country’s presidency. Duterte promis...

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