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The Berne Union Orbital is written and produced by Mrs. Destadio’s Journalism class, a group of students in the 10th through 12th grade. Students publish monthly articles with information about activities in the High school, trending social media topics and the latest news around the world. The class also produces weekly video announcements to update students on news from the school and in the world. Videos are posted to the Youtube channel, BU Launchpad.



David Randolph
Amidst the Change
We are all aware of the ever-changing environment of school amidst the pandemic, and while things are starting to settle back into a familiar rhythm one thing has not changed: what we’ve missed. As the year wanes to an end, the dreaded state testing creeps up on students, but this year students have concerns surrounding these mandatory tests and how well they are going to perform due to the pandemic.
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Spring Sports
Spring sports officially started February 22nd with more excitement than ever. Athletes actually get to have their season this year whether it’s in softball, baseball, or track. Starting with softball they have had a pretty good start as they have taken on Lancaster, Johnstown, and West Jeff for their scrimmages and kept it a close game with two of them. Baseball has also kept close with two out of their three scrimmages as they have played Liberty Union, Trimble, and Fairfield Union. Track continues to practice daily, but has not had a meet yet (their first is on April 6). However, just like any other sport season that has taken place there are rules and regulations to follow such as making sure to be wearing face coverings and to maintain social distancing.
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Shyann and the football team
Being a Student Aid During Covid
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world immensely. Even though school has returned to sort of normal, sports are still highly impacted by the virus. Besides the seemingly empty stands, masked faces and socially distanced seating arrangements, something else that has been altered has been the role of student aids. During the football season last year, student aids were seen walking maskless up and down the sidelines, stretching players, and even helping them when they were cut or needed a wrap.
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TikTok Personality
Quarantine TikTok Trends
This month (March) last year, the country went into its first lockdown from Covid. Anyone who had TikTok at that time knows that there were some interesting trends that came about in the midst of everyone’s boredom. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and discuss these old trends.
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Green Hat and Shamrocks
Fun Things to do For Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17th. For many people this is just a normal day. Most people just wear green. Instead of only wearing green on Saint Patrick's Day here is a list of some other fun things you can add to your Saint Patrick's Day traditions.
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10 things I Will and Won’t Miss About School
As we move closer towards graduation, seniors are being constantly reminded of the bitter sweet moments from highschool that we will soon be leaving behind. However, some things we may be pretty excited to not have to deal with anymore. Here are 10 things we will and won’t miss about high school.
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What A Year
It is difficult to think back to March 13th, 2020; at the time, one had little reason to believe that it would be a day more significant than the last. Now, it is impossible to look forward without remembering what that day brought.
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