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A sign with photos of monarch butterflies is posted outside of the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation Area garden in Hershey. The garden was established to improve pollination from monarch butterflies and bees. (Broadcaster/Ashley Bu)

Derry Environmental Action Committee volunteers exterminate invasive vines in community garden

Ashley Bu and Kamalini Nagarajan October 19, 2022

As the autumn season approaches, people find themselves cleaning up leaves in their yards. Members of the Derry Environmental Action Committee went even further and organized a clean-up in the Monarch...

The Hershey Recreation Center and Cocoa Castle (above) are located in downtown Hershey. They are both great family-friendly locations for people in the community. (Broadcaster/Claire Sheppard)

Derry Township plans $32 million remodel to Recreation Center

Claire Sheppard, Copy Editor May 18, 2018

Out with the old, and in with the new. The Hershey Recreation Center in downtown Hershey has been open since 1963. Derry Township says there are some limitations to the current Rec Center and the facilities...

Students Tiffany Walker, Joseph Abraham, and Jason Guo share their opinions on board policy 824 at the student forum on Wednesday, May 4.

DTSD’s Propsosed Adult-Student Boundaries Policy Causes Controversy

May 12, 2016

By: Cara McErlean Several proposed additions to Derry Township’s official School Board policies have caused an uproar within the school community. The policies in question fall under section 824,...

Two doses of Narcan with gloves and a kit are pictured on top of a table in Nurse Blackburn’s office on Friday, March 4, 2016. Narcan came to Hershey High School in February for free to be used in case of an emergency. Pictures by Irene Ciocirlan.

Narcan Introduced to Hershey High School

April 9, 2016

By: Irene Ciocirlan If Hershey High School nurse Tara Blackburn were to ever have to save a student’s life, she would know where to look. Narcan, a fast working drug that can stop overdoses, was...

A newspaper vending machine shows a headline of Mondays shooting as a security guard sits in his car outside Norris Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, April 17, 2007. A gunman killed some 30 students and others in the hall during a rampage on Monday that left a total of 33 dead. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

New School Shooting Plan Changes HHS Protocol

March 22, 2016

By Megan Sassaman, Journalism 1 / Edited by Lynn Dang, Section Editor As the lockdown announcement buzzed over the speaker, indecisiveness arose in the classrooms. That indecisiveness is due to the...

The Pennsylvania General Assembly works inside the Capitol on November 4th, 2015. Pennsylvania has been considered a swing state in Presidential elections, but for the past 6 races the state has voted in favor of Democrats, illustrating the change in the population.

Political Shift in Pennsylvania Elections

February 8, 2016

By: Omer Qureshi Millions of Pennsylvanians’ lives were influenced by several momentous decisions on the 3rd. Pennsylvania was among one of the states to hold state and local elections on November...

Granada gym on October 9th 2015. Granada was a part of the original high school.

Despite Lease Change, Granada Gym Still Owned By District

January 18, 2016

By Anthony Barrett For the past several years the Township has operated Granada Gym as the Facility Manager. That could change very soon. The change could occur sometime next year due to the...

Katie Malpezzi, a 2006 HHS graduate, campaigns for Tim DeFour for Country Controller outside of the Cocoa Beanery (10th precinct) in Hershey, PA on election day, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Malpezzi believes that the decision that affect the daily lives of citizens are made at the local level.  (Photo courtesy of Natalie Norman-Kehe)

Vying for the Vote -Community members share why voting in local elections is important

December 15, 2015

By Marisa Balanda Only 13.1% of eligible Derry Township voters voted in the Derry Township primary election on May 19th, 2015. Derry Township municipal elections were held on Tuesday, November 3rd,...

Granada gym on October 9th 2015. Granada was a part of the original high school.

Despite Lease Change, Granada Gym Still Owned By District

November 16, 2015

By: Anthony Barrett For the past several years the Township has operated Granada Gym as the Facility Manager. That could change very soon. The change could occur sometime next year due to the gym...

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