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Projections Show Pennsylvania Estimated to Reach Peak Within Next Week

Data shows parts of Pennsylvania with the highest number of coronavirus cases.  Pennsylvania has registered 1,707 deaths due to coronavirus. (PA Department of Health)

Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

April 22, 2020

The University of Washington in Seattle (IHME) released projections on Sunday about peaks in COVID-19 cases across the United States.  Pennsylvania is expected to peak in the next week. The projections estimate that the number of deaths per day peaked on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 with 88 deaths...

Online Snow Days May Be the Future for Pennsylvania Schools

“A school bus in March traveling through the central Upper Peninsula.” - (yooperann/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Claire Sheppard, Olivia Bratton, Katherine Clark, and Leah Koppenhaver

May 28, 2019

It’s a familiar feeling of joy for many students as they receive a call announcing an upcoming snow day. The students now have a free day all to themselves, but now this relaxing opportunity may be subject to change. Online school assignments in place of snow days are being proposed as an effective ...

Voter Suppression Efforts Widespread in America

Talon Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2018

Several candidates involved in the midterm elections have been connected to modern day voter suppression in an attempt to manipulate election outcomes. Many current examples of the GOP cracking down on voter fraud have been linked to the Party’s alleged suppression of votes to win elections. Dem...

Why Women, Minorities, and Republicans Should Not Vote Perry

Brooke Daniels, Editor In Chief

October 22, 2018

Scott Perry is running for U.S. Congress, and should not be elected by any Pennsylvanians. Perry valiantly defends gun laws, desires heightened taxes for the middle-class, and the expansion of “jobs” for “all of America.” Pennsylvanians who support Perry must consider, and then reconsider their list ...

George Scott Runs for PA-10th Congressional Seat

George Scott is pictured in an image from his campaign website.  Scott running for PA-10th congressional seat, and the primary election will be held on May 15, 2018. (George Scott for Congress)

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

May 11, 2018

One candidate has been a US Army soldier, CIA officer, and church pastor.   George Scott, a candidate in the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District, is one of four Democrats seeking a spot in the general election in November. On May 15, 2018, Pennsylvania will have its mid-term primary to elect one of their ...

39 Years Later, Effects of the Three Mile Island Accident Still Linger

President Jimmy Carter leaving Three Mile Island for Middletown, Pa. on April 1, 1979. Carter’s arrival at the power plant helped to quell the public’s fears of a full nuclear meltdown. (Photo from the National Archives and Records Administration.)

Joel Neuschwander, Science and Technology Editor

February 27, 2018

Vietnam. Star Wars. Disco. Bell-bottoms. These were all were enduring images of the 1970s, but for thousands of people living in Central Pennsylvania, nothing encompasses the decade more than three letters: TMI. The 70s were a time of change in the United States. As the Vietnam War raged overse...

4 New Laws to Impact Pennsylvania in 2018

This man is using the ignition lock system to prove he is not under the influence before driving. The ignition lock system will require increased wait time as more tests are failed.
(VCU CNS via U.S. Department of Transportation/CC BY-NC 2.0)

Alexis Moodie, Layout Editor

January 24, 2018

Four new laws will affect Pennsylvania citizens in 2018. After January 1, 2018, if you are caught driving under the influence, you now have two options for punishment. If you are a first time offender, you have the option to get it removed from you record, but you would have a 30 day minimum lic...

State Senator Scott Wagner’s bid for 2018 Pennsylvania Governor

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

October 19, 2017

2016 saw one of the most heated Presidential Elections is the United States’ history, splitting people down to their party lines. After the election all eyes turned to the 2018 midterm election where Democrats will be trying to take back the majority in congress and Republicans attempting to grow ...

PA Bolsters Republican’s Campaign for Majority

Kieran Hogan, Reporter

November 29, 2016

Although the main focus on Tuesday was the presidential race, each of the states had their own races with equally important results. In the United States Senate election, Pat Toomey took the win against Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania by a margin of 1,100,165 votes - 48 to 47 percent, according to Politi...

The 2016 Election: Third Parties and Their Effect

Irene Ciocirlan, Reporter/Copy Editor

November 21, 2016

Though they are small in number, third party voters may have helped Republican nominee, Donald Trump, win the election. With Trump and Clinton as the leading candidates, many people who disliked both were considering voting a third party. The outcome: third parties won only about four percent of the vote and received n...

New Pennsylvania Identification Regulation Passed

An unidentified man protests against the Real ID Act, with other immigrants who gathered on the field at Richard Montgomery High School for a rally, sponsored by CASA of Maryland, Saturday, May 7, 2005 in Rockville, Md. Hundreds of Latino immigrants, many of them illegal, gathered Saturday to protest proposed federal restrictions that would deny them driver's licenses and tighten asylum laws. (AP Photo/Leslie E. Kossoff)

Abby Shapiro, Reporter

November 10, 2016

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...

Marijuana: Medicine or more?

Christine Brann, of Hummelstown, speaks at a news conference in the Pennsylvania Capitol where she and other parents of children suffering from debilitating seizures urged the state House of Representatives to pass medical marijuana legislation, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pa. Brann's son, Garrett, 5, suffers from a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome.  Governor Wolf signed the bill. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

June 19, 2016

By: Mason Benovy Over 40 years ago, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substance Act, defining it as [a drug] with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, but soon, that could all be changing. On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the...

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