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Obsessions of 2016 Recapped

Obsessions of 2016 Recapped

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

December 20, 2016

The end of finals week draws this semester to a close and all of the graduates have graduated. Once we all arrive back on campus for next semester it will be a near year full of new opportunities for various random obsessions to form. Below is a list of some of the top obsessions from 2016:   1.  Harambe...

The Happy Elf Hits Mainstage

The Happy Elf promotional material was designed by Nick Franczak.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

December 8, 2016

Things are a little bit different in the theatre department this holiday season. Instead of performing the traditional Miracle on 34th Street, the department decided it was time for a change as they announced the musical this season would be The Happy Elf. Junior Theatre and Public Relations major,...

American Horror Story Roanoke: Season Finale Review

American Horror Story Roanoke: Season Finale Review

Eva Grove, Staff Writer

November 23, 2016

This season of American Horror Story had so many crazy twists and turns that it was sometimes hard to follow, but was definitely worth the watch. As dedicated viewers know, it is very hard to guess what is going to happen next. Instead of switching casts completely after episode 6 like predicted, we...

The 44th Annual American Music Awards

The 44th Annual American Music Awards

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2016

Last night the American Music Awards held their 44th annual award show. The American Music Awards pay tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. As stated on their website, American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com,...

Wizard World Comic Con Hits Pittsburgh!

Wizard World Comic Con Hits Pittsburgh!

Jonathan Hershey, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con was this past weekend, November 4th – 6th, in Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center. It featured a couple of notable pop culture icons such as Marvel’s Daredevil actors Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) as well as American Horror Story star and...

Concert Review: Colbie Caillat’s “Malibu Sessions Acoustic Tour”

Colbie Caillat and company perform at the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

November 1, 2016

I have been to plenty of concerts in my 20 years of living, but I have never been to a concert as intimate as Colbie Caillat's "Malibu Sessions Acoustic Tour." I have been a Colbie Caillat fan since her song "Bubbly" came out. I am sure everyone knows the tune, because everyone sang it in 2007 and...

The First Years Make Their Debut: Wiley and the Hairy Man

The First Years Make Their Debut: Wiley and the Hairy Man

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

October 27, 2016

Tonight marks opening night for the first year student's show: Wiley and the Hairy Man. The lobby of the Blaney Theatre has been transformed into a dark swamp-like setting that only continues to add effect once you take your seats inside the Blaney Theatre, now known as the Tombigbee Swamp while Wiley an...

The Circus Came to Town

Two members of the Cincinnati Circus Company juggle fire.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

October 20, 2016

Last night, the Convocation Center was transformed into a one ring circus attraction for both the students of Cal U and the public to enjoy. Beginning at 6pm, those in attendance were able to enjoy free balloon animals, face painting and friendly clown sightings in the lobby of the Convocation Center...

The Underground Café: Then & Now

Cal U Alumni Sam Stuckey, Steve Weinstein and Taylor Overly perform at the Underground Cafe: Throwback Night.

Briana Hendriksen, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

The Underground Café held ‘Throwback Night’ this past Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Natali Student Center’s Heritage Lounge in order to honor the evolution of the organization over the years. The weekly open mic was held at a special time from 6-9 p.m. in order to accommodate members of the University...

2016 Homecoming Court Announced

The 2016 homecoming court candidates before the official court was announced.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2016

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (Oct. 18, 2016) … Earlier today nine girls and six boys anxiously awaited the announcement of the official 2016 homecoming court. Normally the court consists of five females and five males, but for the second year in a row there was a tie for the males resulting in the court consisting...

We’re All Born Naked & The Rest Is Drag

We’re All Born Naked & The Rest Is Drag

Joshua Proud, Contributor

October 18, 2016

On Thursday, Oct. 13, Alaska was crowned as RuPaul’s newest drag race star. This time around, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars had a brand new concept, rules, and twists. The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race were forced to turn against each other and send each other home. The show hosted many mini challenges...

Just in time for Halloween, Cal U presents ‘Wiley and the Hairy Man’

Wiley (Hannah Burns) chops a tree while Hairy Man (Derek Shaffer) and Mammy (Sarah Sproul) look on.

Cal U Public Relations

October 18, 2016

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (Oct. 18, 2016) … Families looking for a silly, spooky Halloween treat can meet “Wiley and the Hairy Man” at California University of Pennsylvania. First-year students appear onstage when the Department of Music and Theatre presents this family-friendly adventure at 7 p.m. Oct....

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