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

The Ban on Reading; Cal U celebrates

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 27 is the national Banned Books Week which celebrates the right to read. CalU’s chapter of the The...

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. Fox anchor Chris Wallace moderated the hour and a half long debate between the candidates. The...

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 offices closed, individuals began working from home if their job allowed, mask-wearing became the rule,...

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, occurred first from Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and around the country. The Republican Na...

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

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.

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 from Cal after a complete online course offering. Personally, I feel pride in both my institution...

Autism Awareness Month: Cal Times editor-in-chief shares personal story of living with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month and the coined phrase

Tom Caton, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2020

What exactly is autism? Some people are aware of this mental disorder while many others do not understand and often, make fun of an individual who has autism. This mental disorder hits very close to home because I myself have been diagnosed with autism for over a decade now. Autism affects 1 in 100...

Does the “Keto Diet” Really Work?

Does the

Josh Mavilla, Contributor

February 14, 2020

It is a new year, which means New Year’s resolutions. Do you want to lose weight and get that summer body? The Keto diet is the perfect method to do so. This is a rather quick and efficient way to shed those pounds as well. For my 2020 resolution, I decided to try it and a little over a month in, I...

Super Bowl LIV…A Game to Remember

Super Bowl LIV...A Game to Remember

Jimmy Hunyady, Contributor

February 14, 2020

Super Bowl LIV (54) headlined the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers as the Chiefs outlasted the Niners 31-20 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Pop-star Demi Lovato started things off on Sunday night singing the National Anthem. Of course, the Chiefs rallied from behind with another...

Supreme Court divided over civil rights

Supreme Court divided over civil rights

Chris Lisle, Contributor

January 31, 2020

At the beginning of October, the Supreme Court heard a case that should be nothing less than a unanimous decision. The case dealt with the Civil Rights Act and its ability to prevent the termination of LGBTQ+ employees. There is no reason for the Supreme Court to rule that such discrimination is legal....

Ending U.S. involvement in Syria

Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

Cameron King, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2020

American involvement in Middle Eastern affairs has been a bolstering point of controversy for the United States government for the better part of the last 50 years. This not only sprung immediate conflict, but a full-on civil war amongst the Syrian people, forcing many into many chaotic, and even deadly,...

The Future is in (Y)Our Hands

Trafalgar Square, London, UK. 3rd July, 2016.Young people between the ages 14 to 16, protest calling for the legal voting age to be lowered to 16

Lily Gongaware, Graphic Designer / Contributor

November 4, 2019

The United States’s current social injustices are real and conservatives refuse to believe it, much less admit that the blame falls in their hands.

Removing the “R-Word” from our Language

Hannah Wyman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2019

Last month, Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) became subject to criticism for appearing to agree with a voter who implied that President Trump’s actions were “mentally retarded.” The voter had asked Harris a lengthy question during her New Hampshire campaign stop in September, at one point asking,...

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