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Funny Freaking Friday: BATSU!

Student Activities Board members with the cast of BATSU! Japanese Game Show following the show.

Samantha Paar, Contributor

October 9, 2017

Japanese pop-culture is something Americans have always seemed to take an interest in. From anime to sushi, America’s youth loves it. Therefore, it was no surprise to see a ton of California University of Pennsylvania students and adults flock to the Natali Performance Center Oct. 6 to watch the...

Cal U Theatre opens season with ‘An Evening of Creativity’

 Avery Grant plays Leah and DJ Miller is Bobby in “Bobby’s Ballet Lesson.”

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017

The Cal U Theatre department is kicking off their season tonight with "An Evening of Creativity." This show began last year in replacement of "An Evening of One Acts" to showcase a variety of talents including one acts, dance pieces and monologues. This year's performance kicks off with a one act...

Nav the Poet Comes to Cal U

Nav the Poet Comes to Cal U

Brad Britvich, Contributor

September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, the Student Activities Board welcomed Nav the Poet to California University of Pennsylvania. Nav is a spoken-word poet who writes poems concerning his life, his father and his Sikh faith. Wearing turbans is common among Sikhs. They are often mistaken for Muslims, though their beliefs...

Funny Freaking Friday: T. Murph

T. Murph performs a comedy sketch routine at the Vulcan Theater on Friday, Sept. 8. The event was sponsored by S.A.B.

Sam Paar, Contributor

September 12, 2017

Who in their life hasn’t stopped and thought to themselves, “Wow, I should be a comedian!?” While most of the time such a comment is made at the lunch table or a party where you’re getting plenty of laughs from friends, there are a select few who actually live up to these words. A few famous...

Meet the 2017-18 Editors

The team of Editors and our Director of Publications, (from left) Jeff Helsel, Danny Beeck, Jessica Crosson, Mari Boyle, Rachael McKriger and James Rudolph.

Cal Times Editorial Staff

August 31, 2017

It's a brand new school year and we want to make sure you know who is working on each section of the Cal Times! We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit about our editors.   Rachael McKriger Editor-in-Chief Leading the California Times for the second year in a row, I've always been more than just an editor. I'm a sports journal...

Upcoming concerts to see this fall semester

Photo of Macklemore courtesy of Fiona Goodall/Getty Images.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

August 11, 2017

There are plenty of musicians coming to the Pittsburgh area this fall semester. Pittsburgh is roughly an hour drive from the California University of Pennsylvania campus - if you're not counting the traffic. However, with the short drive, the entertainment coming to the city is worth it. Many artists...

Life after college: Experience matters when pursuing a media career, and Cal U’s television station provided me with plenty of opportunities

Life after college:  Experience matters when pursuing a media career, and Cal U's television station provided me with plenty of opportunities

Fred Findley

June 29, 2017

About half-way through college, most students realize that sooner or later it will be time to figure out what their plan is for life after college. During my undergraduate years I was pretty confident I knew exactly what my intentions were. Video production was my passion and I was focused on moving to...

Cal U celebrates Earth Day

Cal U celebrates Earth Day

Kena Dunn, Contributor

May 2, 2017

California University of Pennsylvania celebrated Earth Day with lots of exciting events reminding students to appreciate and take care of the earth. Saturday, AVI held a picnic, which was moved inside for the first half of the morning. They supplied plenty of delicious food including hot dogs and...

Cal U students create cardboard cities

Members of Sigma Kappa begin building their igloo for the

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2017

On the turf outside of the Natali Student Center, on the campus of California University of Pennsylvania, students in various clubs or Greek life took part in the "Cardboard City" building event. The event's purpose is to raise awareness about homelessness, as students must build cardboard cities...

Students recognized at annual Student Affairs luncheon

Rachel Michaels presents Katelyn Kendra with the Options @ Cal U award.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

April 26, 2017

Numerous students were recognized for their leadership abilities and qualities at the annual Student Affairs Luncheon for Outstanding Leaders on Tuesday at California University of Pennsylvania. The event, which took place in the South Wing of the Convocation Center, started out with a welcome from...

Egg-streme Egg Hunt

Egg-streme Egg Hunt

Jessica Crosson, Entertainment Editor

April 11, 2017

On Tuesday morning, the Student Activities Board hosted their annual Egg-streme Egg Hunt in front of Steele Hall, accompanied by WCAL who played music throughout the event. Daytime Chair, McKena Dunn, was in charge of the organization and execution of the event this year. “The egg-streme egg...

A Sensational Funny Freaking Friday

Members of the Student Activities Board and Jersey the Haitian Sensation following Funny Freaking Friday.

Kena Dunn, Contributor

April 11, 2017

Jersey the Haitian Sensation was the featured Funny Freaking Friday performer on April 7th, and he did not disappoint. Funny Freaking Friday’s resilient comedian brought nothing but laughter even after a series of technical difficulties started off his show. Jersey showed his true comedic talent...

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