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Caffeinated comfort: pandemic responsible for rise in at home coffee consumption

Since the pandemic’s initial impact, Starbucks has seen their revenues decline. In June
Starbucks announced a loss of $3.2 billion in revenue in their fiscal third quarter. They attribute this loss in sales to the coronavirus pandemic.
December 9, 2020

Since the pandemic started, professor, Christina Fisanick, has increased her coffee intake from two cups a day to six or more cups. “I guess because I am home and close to the coffee pot, but also...

Working During the Pandemic; Cal U alumni talk about working professionally amidst the covid-19 pandemic

Working During the Pandemic; Cal U alumni talk about working professionally amidst the covid-19 pandemic
December 2, 2020

Jessica Crosson, Cal U alumnae, has had it pretty well with her current job. However, when the covid-19 pandemic broke out, she now considers her once typical day of work, now atypical. Crosson, 23,...

Covid-19 pandemic impacts recent Cal U graduates seeking jobs and furthering their education

December 2, 2020

When Taylor Carroll began her academic career at California University of Pennsylvania, she did not imagine she would be where she is now as a 2019 graduate. Not only have her plans for her career changed,...

Cal U Wellness Center to host Post Election Day stress discussion

November 4, 2020

Election Day is almost here. That politics is stressful is not necessarily a surprising concept. We’re all aware of relationships made awkward by politics, ruined dinner parties, and subjects labeled...

Cal U Student Engagement

Ashlyn Twale (left) and Trevin
November 4, 2020

What first started off as a weekend getaway to Cleveland, Ohio, turned into a surprise wedding engagement for two Cal U students, when Trevin Keteles asked his girlfriend, Ashlyn Twale, for her hand in...

New Mexican restaurant opens at former Spud’s location in California Borough

The front view of the new Don Patron Mexican Restaurant at 227 Wood Street, California, Pa.
November 4, 2020

The Don Patron Mexican Grill opened this week in California Borough, just a few blocks from California University of Pennsylvania's campus. Located at 227 Wood Street, it is the site of the former Spud's...

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.
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...

Pick your own flowers at Simmons Farm while social distancing

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...

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.
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...

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.
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,...

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
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...

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

Morgan Livingston, agricultural innovation manager,
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...

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