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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.

Tom Caton, Editor in Chief

October 26, 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, when we get there, we hear that poor and dreaded excuse, “the ice cream machine is broken.” A...

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

Christine Jones, Contributor

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 than appealing. Recreational services offer a trivia night every Thursday night so that students...

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

Cal Times' reporter Kaitlyn Collins and Matthew Bean in the corn maze at Duda's Farm fall festival.

Kaitlyn Collins, Staff Writer

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 through Nov. 1. Admission is $14 per person or $12 each for groups of 20 or more. Capacity for...

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.

Veonna King, Staff Writer

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 Watts pleaded guilty to the murder of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celest. The bodies were found by investig...

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

Tom Caton, Editor in Chief

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 of Netflix’s new scary web series, “The Haunting of Bly Manor.” First released on Oct. 9, “The...

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

Cal Times

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 YouTube video to see what is in store for students!

A man’s journey through words: Cal U senior publishes debut poetry book

Johanna Eisel, Contributor

October 12, 2020

Bryce Frye, senior student at California University of Pennsylvania, self publishes his first poetry book on Amazon and donates the proceeds to a nonprofit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms, even after the organization refused to promote his work.  Prompted by his mother’s struggle to get s...

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.

Kaitlyn Collins, Staff Writer

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 organizations together to showcase what they do, and to recruit new people. This event usually occurs...

The Inkwell is seeking writers, creators, and artists

The 2020 Inkwell will be publishing works that exemplifies the theme of

Department of Culture, Media & Performance

October 5, 2020

Cal U’s literary magazine, The Inkwell, will have another issue that is being put together this semester. It has been released every three years, with the first year being in 2005 and the most recent issue being in 2017. The students working on the magazine are looking for current students, alumni ...

“The Masked Singer” returns for season 4! The most exciting “Who Sung It?” competition returns to TV

Tom Caton, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2020

The most intense and exciting singing competition of where people try to guess which star-studded celebrity is singing behind a mask has returned for its fourth season on Fox. “The Masked Singer” premiered on Fox on Sept. 23 for its fourth season with a whole new line-up of celebrities decked...

(VIDEO) WCAL’s new show “Tik Talk” premieres as DJ Kidney interviews indie band South End from San Diego

WCAL radio station at California University of Pennsylvania

Ellie Johnson, WCAL

September 23, 2020

In this episode of "Tik Talk," recorded Sept. 17, WCAL radio's D.J. Kidney interviews indie band South End.  The San Diego natives reveal how they have used the popular video app TikTok to promote their music and also discuss future career plans.  Stay tuned to the end of the show for a performance...

(VIDEO) Things to do near Cal U: Visit Ohiopyle State Park

Cal Times' multimedia reporter Kaitlyn Collins poses for a selfie with Matthew Bean along the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle State Park, Ohiopyle, Pa.

Kaitlyn Collins

September 16, 2020

(Sept.14 2020) In this video, Cal Times multimedia reporter Kaitlyn Collins showcases things to do and see at Ohiopyle State Park. Whitewater rafting, rail trail biking, hiking and zip lining is just the start of the great things to do outdoors at the park all year-round. Located in the Laurel...

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