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Hersheypark returns to some normalcy this summer

Caroline Corcoran and Emme Corcoran May 21, 2021

While the pandemic created mayhem in 2020 for the entertainment and amusement industry, the outlook for Summer 2021 is brighter. Hershey Park has gone to great lengths to provide a safe environment to...

Pictured is Metropolitan Museum of Arts exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass, specifically: designer Guo Peis dress.  The Met Gala will occur on September 15, 2021.  (Lydia Liu/CC BY 2.0)

Plans taking shape for the 2021 Met Gala 

Caroline Corcoran, Lifestyle Editor May 20, 2021

This year's Met Gala will be held on September 13th, 2021. Timothee Chalamet who you might have seen in Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, Beautiful Boy, or Little Women will be co-hosting the event. Alongside...

Sophomore Dinesh Tamang wears a grey Champion mask to school. Students who do not comply with mask requirements are required to participate in virtual learning. (Broadcaster/Molly Ziesenheim)

Photo Essay: The pandemic year at Hershey High School

Molly Ziesenheim, Reporter May 18, 2021

Hershey High School had to adapt to a socially distanced learning environment to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Changes made include mask-wearing, socially distanced desks, assigned seating in the cafeteria,...

Photo Essay: ZooAmerica During the Pandemic

Photo Essay: ZooAmerica During the Pandemic

During the pandemic the number of vacations and day trips has been severely curtailed.  As America begins to exit the pandemic the family-friendly ZooAmerica at Hersheypark could be a fun day trip outing.     ...

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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...

Seniors Joyce Cui, Nicole Chen, Lauren Kaye and sophomore Irena Potochny pose for a photo at the Spring Creek Church. Chen volunteered during the afternoon shift and Cui, Kaye, and Potochny volunteered during the evening shift. (Broadcaster/Abigail Lee)

Photo Essay: Cocoa Packs serves Hershey community despite pandemic

Abigail Lee, Science and Technology Editor May 7, 2021

Cocoa Packs is a local organization dedicated to providing families with food supplies and ensuring that children have access to nutritional foods. Founded in 2015 by Christine Drexler, Cocoa Packs operates...

Group gathers together before covid to enjoy a concert. No social distancing restrictions were put in place here, unlike what we will experience in 2021. (Pixabay/Public Domain)

New York York Allows Live Performances in Summer 2021

Emily Donegan , Reporter March 26, 2021

TheBroadcaster · New York York Allows Live Performances in Summer 2021   As we recently have rounded the one year anniversary since our country had to shut down due to the CoronaVirus pandemic,...

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...

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...

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...

How to Fight the Second Pandemic

Keela Delves, Reporter April 8, 2020

At this point it is fair to say that just about everyone is aware of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been spreading at an unsettling rate. What people may not know perhaps, is that there is a second pandemic...

The World Health Organization Declares a Global Pandemic for the First Time in 11 Years

Brooke Lehrman, Assistant Copy Editor March 29, 2020

As of March 11, COVI-19 is officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The last time...

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