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Tips on how to escape the summertime boredom blues

Tips on how to escape the summertime boredom blues

Tom Caton, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

The end of the academic is year is approaching us and it means a few things. First off, summer is right around the corner, which has students very excited. But along with summer comes boredom. With that being said, allow me to give some helpful tips so you can beat and escape the summertime boredom...

Paul Hertneky speaks about “Rust Belt Boy” at Cal U

Paul Hertneky speaks about

Angel Funk, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Paul Hertneky is just like many of the local students and community members at the California University of Pennsylvania. He’s from the nearby town of Ambridge, Pa., and the steel industry was a massive part of his life. The author came to campus to discuss his book Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an Am...

Underground Cafe hosts: Lemonade Wars

Photo of Phi Sigma Sigma at the Lemonade Wars.

Angel Funk, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

On April 5 in the Convocation Center clubs and organizations showed off their best lemonade recipes for the Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning annual Lemonade Wars benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand and hosted by Underground Cafe. A non-alcoholic mixed drink competition, the event features d...

K-Love the Poet takes the Vulcan Theatre stage

K-Love the Poet performs at the Vulcan Theatre on March 21, 2018, in an event put on by the Student Activities Board.

Rachael McKriger, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2018

Despite heavy snowfall on the campus of California University of Pennsylvania, K-Love the Poet brought warmth, love and energy to campus. K-Love the Poet, who hails from Chicago, is used to the snow, so the weather didn’t affect her mood and performance in the Vulcan Theatre on March 21. The event...

Concert Review: Lights takes on Mr. Small’s Theatre

My view of Lights at Mr. Small's Theatre on March 7, 2018. Lights is on her We Were Here Tour 2018.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

March 8, 2018

Mr. Small's Theatre was turned into an all-out pop concert affair Wednesday night. Lights made her way to town for the first time since 2015. Lights, whose real name is Valerie Anne Poxleitner, brought along DJ DCF and Australian band Chase Atlantic on her We Were Here Tour 2018. Tagging alongsid...

Rachael’s Restaurant Review: El Patron

Rachael's Restaurant Review: El Patron

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

February 25, 2018

Have you ever had authentic Mexican food? No, Taco Bell and Moe's doesn't count. And frankly, Azteca isn't all that great. However, in Uniontown, Pa., there is El Patron. El Patron has probably the best fajitas I've ever had in my 21-years on this planet. The entire staff is friendly, nice and...

SAB sponsors Jessimae Peluso for Funny Freaking Friday

Jessimae Peluso performs at California University of Pennsylvania at the Student Activities Board's Funny Freaking Friday.

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2018

Last Friday, the Student Activities Board hosted their large-scale comedian for the semester. Jessimae Peluso, most commonly known for her work on MTV’s Girl Code, was named as the artist who would be performing this year just a week before her performance date. Peluso is the first large-scale comedian...

Cal U Theatre closes 2017 season with ‘The Happy Elf’

Cal U Theatre closes 2017 season with 'The Happy Elf'

Jeromy Mackey, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

The Cal U Department of Music and Theatre will be presenting The Happy Elf for the second year in a row. The show will run from December 7th to December 10th, playing at 7 PM on the 7-9, and playing at 2 PM on the 9th and the 10th. The show’s music, lyrics, and story were conceived based upon a...

The First Years Present: Harry’s Hotter at Twilight

Marissa Sorenson, Noah Dohanich, Garrett Smyth, Mecca Moore (Theatre/Philadelphia), Jeromy Mackey (Theatre/Waynesburg) and Holly Grainger (Theatre/Waynesburg).

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

November 3, 2017

The First Year show is an annual production put on by the Cal U Theatre Department during their fall season. This show sets itself apart from the rest within the theatre department as the cast is made up entirely of first year students, meaning the only actors cast are freshmen and transfer students. The...

Cal U celebrates National Day of Writing

Cal U celebrates National Day of Writing

Brad Britvich, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Students at California University of Pennsylvania came together Oct. 19, to celebrate the process that some despise and others love but one that all college students have to do. The Manderino Library hosted the National Day on Writing, which was sponsored by the English Department. Christina Fisanick,...

Women’s Studies hosts annual Cutest Pet contest

Summer McIntyre, Contributor

October 31, 2017

Every fall, California University of Pennsylvania's Women Studies office has hosted a competition between staff and students to find out who has the cutest pet. Every contestant must send in a photo and short bio about their pet, and why they should be voted for. There is an initial entrance fee of...

Students enjoy SAB event, Halloweenfest

Students enjoy SAB event, Halloweenfest

Brad Britvich, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

It isn’t every day that you can try to contact the dead in the Natali Student Union. But on Oct. 23, the Student Activities Board hosted the Moon Family Psychic Experience as part of Halloweenfest at California University of Pennsylvania. Chris Moon and his mother Paulette travel the country...

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