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Brownsville’s newest family-owned ‘Sandwich Shop and Deli’ prevails amidst pandemic

Interior of The Sandwich Shop and Deli. Menu items include antipasta salad, the all American hoagie, and hot buffalo chicken bagels.

Kortnie Gould, Contributor

October 7, 2020

Standing at the corner of Brownsville Avenue is a deli that opened its doors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite debuting during a time when staying at home was required, the deli was successful then and remains so to this day. The Sandwich Shop and Deli in downtown Brownsville, Pennsylvania...

Pick your own flowers at Simmons Farm while social distancing

Kaitlyn Collins, Cal Times multimedia journalist, ventured over to Simmons Farm in McMurray, Pa. for an opportunity to

Kaitlyn Collins, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

Simmons Farm in McMurray, Pa. hosts many activities in the fall. You can go for a hayride, pick apples, or shop for home grown produce in the farm's markets. Cal Times' reporter Kaitlyn Collins recently ventured for the farm's "Cut-Ur-Own" flowers activity. Watch the video as she shares the...

Cal U and The Village come together for a virtual bash

Get your girl group - The Village Early Childhood Education Center's annual Shoe and Purse Bash in California, Pa., is coming to you, virtually, this year!  In the photo, directors, teachers and staff members support President Cherie Sears as she holds one of the featured purses for the fundraiser to be televised on CUTV's YouTube channel Nov. 1.

Cherie Sears, President, The Village Early Childhood Education Center

September 30, 2020

For 13 years, the non-profit Village Early Childhood Education Center's annual Shoe and Purse Bash fundraiser to benefit young children and single-parent, full-time students has been as much of a tradition as Saturday college football.  Year after year, lucky winners have gone home with designer purs...

Plogging: the new eco-friendly exercise trend perfect for social distancing 

Daniel Toben poses with trash collected from plogging, an activity that is a combination of jogging and picking up roadside litter.

Hannah Wyman, News Editor

September 9, 2020

Daniel Toben’s face beams at the camera as he poses with his arms spread in front of filled garbage bags. His Instagram caption reads, “The government said, “while maintaining social distancing, take a trash bag while you stretch your legs,” so I cleaned up a whole entrance to the lake today. 16 bags.” Un...

Interested in sorority life at Cal U? Meet the Sororities TONIGHT (Thursday, Aug. 27).

Cal U Sororities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Zeta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Kappa

Cal Times

August 27, 2020

Interested in sorority life at Cal U? Join us for Meet the Sororities TONIGHT, Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. (Register HERE to save your spot for this Zoom event). It’s not too late to register for sorority recruitment! Click HERE to register! Questions? E-mail: [email protected]

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! 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

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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 ...

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