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Happy Horror Days to all and to all a Good Fright!

Happy Horror Days to all and to all a Good Fright!
December 9, 2020

‘Twas the night before the holidays and all through the Estate, monsters and ghouls were all lying in wait. A shriek in the shadows grabs my attention and what do I see emerge from the dark? The Grinch,...

Cal U students take a virtual stage for ‘Gooserumps: Goosed Up Tales and Fables Gone Wrong.’

Mara Corynn (left), Alyssa McLaine, Jillian Bruni-Crytser and Rebecca Remp appear together onscreen but their performances were recorded separately and edited together.
First-year show turns 25
November 18, 2020

The Cal U first-year theater show will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with Gooserumps: Goosed Up Tales and Fables Gone Wrong.  Get ready to see what happens when Mother Goose’s daughters...

Radio Shows Outside the Radio Station

WCAL members (from left to right) Rebecca Glusco, Zachary Hixenbaugh, Evan Peffer, Thomas Caton, Nicholas Rae, Andrea Kroll, Trevin Keteles, and Kole Miller at the 80th annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems Conference in New York City, March 2020
November 11, 2020

Rebecca Glusco is the station manager of the WCAL radio station on the campus of Cal U. Just like many other clubs and organizations on campus, the radio station members have not been able to do anything...

3 things I learned from teaching students about horror pioneer George Romero’s movies during these scary times

Filmmaker George Romero at the premiere of ‘Survival of the Dead’ in 2010.
Now that the whole world is echoing Romero's films, everyone can learn from his legacy.
November 11, 2020

I’m no fan of horror movies. At least I wasn’t until I moved from Hollywood back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, where I met the legendary independent filmmaker George Romero, best known as the inventor...

WISE club hosts successful trivia night

WISE group at the
November 4, 2020

Monday at 7 p.m. the Women in Sports and Events Club at California University of Pennsylvania hosted a trivia night. The event was hosted over Zoom by Laura Miller, professor and program director of...

Customers Tired of Getting Their Hearts “McBroken”

Showing a map of New York City, McBroken tracks working/not working ice cream machines with red or green dots.
A 24-year-old man develops website to track working and not working McDonald's ice cream machines in the USA
October 28, 2020

We all get that temptation to go to McDonald’s when we crave a McFlurry or a milkshake from time to time. We are full of excitement to drive to the nearest McDonald’s to satisfy our sweet tooth, however,...

Trivia Night; Recreational Services offer trivia night to keep students actively competitive

Poster advertising Disney themed trivia for the most recent trivia Thursday.
October 26, 2020

The California University Recreational Services Department is trying to keep kids actively competitive during remote times. Being put on remote forced some students into home situations that were less...

(VIDEO) Duda’s Farm kicks off annual fall festival with pumpkin picking, hayrides and corn maze

October 21, 2020

(Oct. 21, 2020) Cal Times' multimedia reporter Kaitlyn Collins visits the annual fall festival at Duda’s Farm in Brownsville, Pa. The "Pumpk'n Pick'n Hayrides" and other festivities at the farm run...

Netflix “American Murder: The Family Next Door” takes unique approach to documentary filmmaking

Netflix's newest true crime documentary is a chilling take on the Watts family murder.
American Murder traces behind-the-scene events that led to Chris Watts' confession of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters.
October 21, 2020

The new Netflix documentary “American Murder: The Family Next Door,” takes a mysterious approach, with providing haunting and searching about the story. In November 2018,  Colorado resident Christopher...

“The Haunting of Bly Manor” A look at Netflix’s scary new web series

October 14, 2020

With Halloween being right around the corner, it is time to get in the spirit and watch anything and everything spooky. So, grab a blanket, your favorite snack, and maybe a friend’s hand, and beware...

Student Appreciation Week coming soon! Cal U’s student gov’t president talks about plans for the event

Student Appreciation Week coming soon! Cal U's student gov't president talks about plans for the event
October 13, 2020

Host Tom Caton spoke with Student Government President Amanda Considine about the plans for this semester's "Student Appreciation Week," set to take place the week of November 1 through 7. Click the...

Cal U hosts virtual club and organization fair

A file photo from the Cal U Club and Organization Fair, Convocation Center, California University of Pennsylvania,  Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.  This year's fall fair was held online while the university is operating remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
October 7, 2020

COVID-19 caused numerous Cal U events to be canceled this year, but it could not halt the Club and Organization Fair. Occurring every semester, the Club and Organization Fair brings campus clubs and...

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