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First-year students Sarah Tinker, Masontown, Pa. and Taylor Tubbs, Smithfield, Pa. at a  California University of Pennsylvania

Student perspectives on policies that require face masks during the coronavirus pandemic

Grace Strait, Contributor December 2, 2020

Covid-19 has made a huge impact on the world. One of the biggest changes that have happened involves masks. Almost every time you leave the house, you need to have a mask with you, especially students. Most...

Cal U's Levels of Operations; can be found with other information on the Cal U website

Spring semester decisions: Students weigh options to return to campus or stay at home

Kaitlyn Collins, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

California University of Pennsylvania is planning to return to some in-person classes and reopen the residence halls for the Spring 2021 semester. Some students are looking forward to having the opportunity...

The online/interactive 190th Commencement Program celebrating January 2020 and May 2020 Graduation. Can be found on the Cal U website.

Mixed Feelings on Postponed Graduation

Johanna Eisel, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

Seniors at California University of Pennsylvania have mixed feelings about the university’s decision to postpone another commencement for the class of 2020. This is not the first time this year that...

Returning to Cal U for the Spring 2021 Semester

Returning to Cal U for the Spring 2021 Semester

Megan Schimp, Contributor November 18, 2020

On Monday, November 2, California University students and faculty received an email detailing the school’s plan to return to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. The email, which was sent on behalf of...

Cal U Activities; What freshman and transfer students cannot experience being at home

Cal U Activities; What freshman and transfer students cannot experience being at home

Megan Schimp, Contributor November 11, 2020

This semester, freshman and transfer students are seeing a different side of California University of Pennsylvania. They are missing out on all of the nonacademic aspects of college. Rather than exploring...

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Performing Labs Outside the Lab Room

Megan Schimp, Contributor November 4, 2020

Michaela Tubbs wakes up every Tuesday morning to go to her Organic Chemistry lab. Usually, she would spend almost three hours in the classroom and then some time that same week, she would go back to the...

The Ban on Reading; Cal U celebrates

The Ban on Reading; Cal U celebrates “National Banned Books Week”

Alexandra Paes, Contributor October 7, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 1 at 11:00 a.m. books from the restricted text list established by the American Library Association were read aloud by the students of California University. The week of September...

Decision 2020: The First Presidential Debate

Decision 2020: The First Presidential Debate

Chris Lisle, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, President Donald Trump, the incumbent and Republican nominee, went head-to-head with Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden in the first presidential debate....

Campaigns in the era of Covid-19

Chris Lisle, Staff Writer September 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it since it slammed the United States in February and March. Businesses were shut down, schools and universities closed, churches closed, government...

National Conventions Done, On to the General Election 

Chris Lisle September 9, 2020

August 2020 marked the official beginning of the general election campaign as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were conducted. The Democratic National Convention, according to tradition,...

Alex Arnold '20, past president of the Parks and Recreations Student Society and student member of Cal U's Council of Trustees, at the winter Commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center, Dec. 14, 2019.

Student leader Alex Arnold reflects on graduating with the Cal U class of ’20

Alex Arnold, Contributor June 3, 2020

(May 29, 2020) The class of 2020 persevered more than many other generations of Cal U graduates. Students were able to make a seamless transition to a completely online format; the first class to graduate...

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