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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,...

Health and safety updates on 2021 high school spring sports season

Brooke Preputnick, Reporter March 25, 2021

TheBroadcaster · Health and safety updates on 2021 high school spring sports season On Monday, March 8th, the official season began for all spring sports as well as when the first mandatory practice...

Statewide COVID-19 Cases Nearing 45,000

Paige Dalto, Lead Copy Editor May 4, 2020

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, as of April 28th, 2020, there are now 43,264 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. Among the additional 1,214 positive cases confirmed today,...


Connecting with Friends Without Seeing Them… How Does That Work?

Alexis Moodie, Brand Manager April 23, 2020

Why is connecting important? Connecting is important because it allows for social interaction in a time where physically being with other people is unsafe. Without connection our isolation can cause...

Pictured is a three step no-sew method for making a face mask with an old T-shirt published by the CDC.  A DIY face mask is designed to protect those around the wearer from the spread of COVID-19.  (CDC)

The Best Materials for DIY Masks, According to Science

Leah Koppenhaver, Sci-Tech Editor April 10, 2020

After recent suggestions from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that all people utilize universal mask-wearing while in public, many ideas have circulated regarding the best way to create a “DIY”...

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...

COVID-19 Virus Not Guaranteed to Slow Down in Warmer Weather

Adrianna Malena, Reporter April 8, 2020

Many are convinced that the COVID-19 virus will die down as temperatures rise; however, experts say it is very possible that the heat won't stop the growing of the pandemic all together. Illnesses such...

Pictured is an infographic from Penn State Health on April 8, 2020.  Penn State Health offers free initial telescreening for individuals that believe they may have COVID-19. (Penn State Health)

Treating COVID-19 Patients at Home and in Hospitals

Eva Baker, Reporter April 8, 2020

COVID-19 has no vaccine, antibiotics, or official medical plan for treatment as of right now, yet that does not stop people from getting sick. There are two main options for people who have COVID-19 and...

The above infographic, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, includes instructions on how one can construct a homemade mask for use in the COVID-19 pandemic. Such homemade masks are suggested to be used by Pennsylvania residents whenever they leave their homes. (Pennsylvania Department of Health)

Governor Wolf Asks Pennsyvanians to Wear Masks in Public

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor April 7, 2020

In a press conference on April 3, Governor Wolf asked Pennsylvanians to wear masks anytime they leave their homes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “The only way we can cut the growth of...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Updates Guidelines for COVID-19 Protection

Paige Dalto, Head Copy Editor April 2, 2020

In spite of the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DoH) has gracefully kept up with the changes and offers daily updates on COVID-19 developments.  Along...

Governor Wolf Extends Stay At Home Order Statewide

Talon Smith, Head Editorial Editor April 2, 2020

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and PA Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced all of Pennsylvania will be under stay-at-home orders effective Wednesday, April 1st, at 8 p.m. The first orders...

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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