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Washington Co. Food Bank opens “Farmers Market for a Cause”

Morgan Livingston, agricultural innovation manager,

Cal Times

August 6, 2020

The Greater Washington County Food Bank launched an outdoor farmers market this week with plans to host the market every Tuesday into the late fall. "Farmers Market for a Cause," located at 909 National Pike West,  includes the sale of produce grown on the food bank's own farm. The market will...

Cal U Summer Event Series: Mindful Meditation

Cal U Summer Event Series:  Mindful Meditation

Student Affairs

July 13, 2020

This week we have an all new activity for the Summer Event Series!  Click the link below to find a guided on how to relax using mindful meditation! https://youtu.be/RlTyZPWCdzc Don’t forget to follow @SAIatCalU on Instagram and Twitter for your chance to win a gift card and to stay up to date...

“Applying Psychology to Everyday Life” Summer Series event hosted by Cal U’s HRSA Program

Student Affairs

July 1, 2020

Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/applying-psychology-to-everyday-life-registration-110995125408  

Living through the pandemic: Taking quarantine one day at a time

Living through the pandemic: Taking quarantine one day at a time

Veonna King, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

(May 29, 2020) My name is Veonna King. I am now a junior at Cal U. I live in Clairton, Pennsylvania which is about 30 minutes from Cal U. All of March I decided to stay in my apartment at Vulcan Village, near Cal U's campus. I would catch the bus to the Brownsville Walmart for any essentials. I would...

Got Milk? 15 breakfast cereals ranked from best to worst

Michelle (Meesh) Polando and Jeromy Mackey sample 15 breakfast cereals in one sitting!

Jeromy Mackey and Michelle (Meesh) Polando

May 27, 2020

In these days of quarantine, while many of us practice social distancing and are staying at home due to concerns about the potential spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves looking for creative, fun and practical activities to do around the house and occupy our time. Of course we all need...

Jonny’s Country Kitchen: Hot Wings

Jonny's Country Kitchen: Hot Wings

Jonathan Sakaguchi, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

Hot Wings Ingredients Bag of chicken wings Any type of cooking oil   Instructions Preheat oil in a small pot Place wing in oven on a cooking sheet to back off any extra water from thawing at 350 F for 5 mins Once at cooking temp add wings make...

Scholar, educator, survivor: Cal U alumnus Rodney Taylor’s journey from student to professor

Rodney Taylor, Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar at California University of Pennsylvania

Meghan Shaffer, Contributor

May 13, 2020

In the spring semester of 2010 at California University of Pennsylvania, professor Mark Aune was teaching his esoteric course on Shakespeare, and little did he know that, soon enough, he would be working alongside one of the students scribbling notes in front of him in years to come. “He always ...

My civic engagement campaign experience: Rising to the challenge in a time of COVID-19.

Chris Lisle, '21, majoring in political science

Chris Lisle, Contributor

May 7, 2020

During the spring 2020 semester at California University of Pennsylvania, I served as an Institutional Fellow with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit project that works with universities across the country to help engage students in local, state, and federal...

Focused on home: Maj. Robert Prah, Jr.’s bid to represent Pennsylvania’s 58th Legislative District

A gathering of military veterans (from left) Robert Prah, Jr., Bill Callaway, Jim Gardner, and Prah's grandfather, Nunzio Santo Colombo, at a Veteran's appreciation picnic at Community Bank Park in North Belle Vernon, June 2019.

Jeromy S. Mackey, Contributor

May 4, 2020

In a small town, everyone knows each other. It also gives an opportunity for certain individuals to serve their communities in a multitude of ways. A young man, with an eager-eyed smile that will stick with him through adulthood, can go from junior firefighter at the age of 14 to canvassing doors to b...

“Summer Send-off: Doing Summer Well”

Cal U Counseling Center

Cal U Counseling Center

May 4, 2020

The Counseling Center invites you to a new series called, "Cal Table Talk!" It is a place for students to learn, grow, share, and gain skills to be well.  During our first episode, “Summer Send-off: Doing Summer Well”, we’ll discuss how you can make the best of your summer break even though it...

How “The Basement” heals: A student’s journey from heartbreak to art

Jeromy Mackey performing in

Jeromy S. Mackey, Contributor

April 30, 2020

It’s a Friday night in my college town, and while so many of my fellow “Vulcans” are scouring the dilapidated Mon Valley area of California, Pennsylvania for fraternity parties or anywhere to find amusement in our one-stoplight town, I am standing at a microphone in a dank cellar as a life-siz...

Hard work pays off: The many hats Gary Smith wears to successfully run CUTV

Head director and advisor of CUTV Gary Smith with his 2019 George Heaslip Media Award.

Tom Caton, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2020

It was the fall of 1994, when a young, eager-to-learn student named Gary Smith first walked into the media suite at California University of Pennsylvania. At the time, Smith thought he would be at Cal U for only four years, but who would have thought he would be laying the groundwork for his career ...

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