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Pictured is the schedule Dr. Smith announced on February 4, 2021.  The schedule is a return to the original bell schedule for Hershey High School prior to the pandemic.

Hershey High School Switching to New Class Schedule

Maeve Reiter, Social Media Editor February 13, 2021

The principal of Hershey High School, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, announced that the high school is transitioning to eight 45 minute periods a day on February 16th in an email sent on February 4, 2021. This...

Derry Township School District Set to Return to Classrooms

Benji Keeler, A&E Editor January 14, 2021

Derry Township School District plans to move back to their in-person hybrid schedule starting on Tuesday, January 19th. Superintendent Joe McFarland released an update on the DTSD website informing...

DTSD stays virtual until January 4th

Ashlyn Weidman, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2020

TheBroadcaster · News: DTSD virtual through December   Derry Township School District announced on Thursday, December 3rd that students would remain virtual until after winter recess. The students...

Neck gaiters or buffs like those pictured on Geoff Livingston and his wife were found to be largely ineffective according to a Duke University study published on September 2, 2020.  Gaiters were rated as worse than wearing no mask.  (Geoff Livingston/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Study finds neck gaiters ineffective as COVID-19 face masks

Talon Smith, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2020
A Duke University study found neck gaiters to be ineffective at blocking the spread of COVID-19
Pictured is the Stonewall Inn during Pride Week in 2017.  The Stonewall Riot was a pivotal moment in LGBT+ history.  (Victoria Pickering/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Pride Month moves online in virtual event due to pandemic

Anna Callahan and Talon Smith June 1, 2020

Annually, the month of June is marked by LGBT+ pride parades and events in honor of the community’s past and present struggles. This year, however, COVID-19 casts an ominous shadow over this historic...

Women in masks take a walk with their dogs. If in the same household, being near each other is okay, but stay away from others. (Gustavo Fring)

Meeting outdoors safer than indoors during pandemic say experts

Maeve Reiter, Reporter May 30, 2020

The risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 is lower than indoor, according to experts. When meeting outside, even if someone is infected, dilution will occur. Dilution happens when the wind scatters...

Pictured is the Navajo Nation, a Native American territory within the United States that occupies over 27,000 square miles, spanning across parts of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. It is the largest Native American reservation and is bigger than the state of West Virginia. (Google Maps)

Navajo Nation Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

Anna Callahan and Talon Smith May 30, 2020

According to CNN, “The Navajo Nation has surpassed New York and New Jersey for the highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate in the US.” A total of 24,549 negative tests, 4,689 positive...

Broadway and Times Square stand nearly empty on April 7, 2020.  Broadway has struggled with the pandemic as New York City became a hotspot for infections of COVID-19.  (Brecht Bug/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Broadway closed until fall, goes virtual

Alina Zang, Layout May 30, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large groups of people, Broadway has been greatly affected. The theatres and their lights have been dark for a while now, which means things now look very different...

Editorial: Work and home life must find a balance during quarantine

Brooke Lehrman, Editor May 22, 2020

Day after day, students are rolling to the other side of the bed, logging on to the computer, and going straight into a zoom call. Afterwards, they go back to bed and the cycle starts again when it is...

Will There Be A Second Wave of COVID-19?

Mia Bertoldi and Madeline Smith May 21, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of a second wave hitting the US has been a heavily discussed topic even as we “bend the curve.” But is a second wave actually a possibility? In...

Obama and other celebrities host virtual graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Alina Zang, Layout May 21, 2020

Barack Obama will be joined by LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, Ben Platt, and more celebrities on a televised special dedicated to high school students graduating this year. This event will be aired on...

PA Counties Decide to Reopen Against Governor Wolf’s Restrictions

Lauren Cribbs and Caroline Glus May 21, 2020

Officials from several counties that are still in the “red” phase of Wolf’s reopening plan have said they will open against restrictions. Counties include Beaver, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon. Governor...

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