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Who Won the First Presidential Debate?

Who Won the First Presidential Debate?

Cameron King, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016

The first shots of presidential debate season were fired live from Hofstra University in New York City on September 26th, several days ago. Only placing itself second behind Super Bowl 50 for 2016, the showdown topped an astonishing 84 million viewers nationwide – making it the most-watched presidential...

Is social media hurting our ability to communicate?

Is social media hurting our ability to communicate?

Zachary Filtz, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

This is my sixth and final semester at California University of Pennsylvania. This is my second university and third “school” (if a weekend program at a car detailing program counts as a “school”). That being said, I am not a traditional, 18-22 age student. I notice that a number of my peers...

Does the Health of Presidential Candidates Matter?

Does the Health of Presidential Candidates Matter?

Cameron King, Staff Writer

October 1, 2016

There is no doubt that the current health of both presidential candidates has become a hot-button elect-ability issue at this late stage in the 2016 presidential election. The general consensus of this issue has emerged due to concerns regarding recent health-related episodes displayed by Democratic...

Why I am Closing my Wells Fargo Account

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Mari Boyle, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016

On September 20, the CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf sat in front of the Senate Banking Committee and apologized for the scam that took thousands, if not millions, of dollars from its customers that took place over the course of at least four years. “You should give back the money that you took.”...

Parking Garage Shutdown Gives Students a Reality Check

Claudia Pehowic, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

Parking is one of a myriad of inequalities that define the class gap between students.  $300 is the annual fee to park a car in the CalU parking garage.  Personally, I have known a few students who prefer to park on the hill overlooking the university.  In town, the closest meter-free parking spot...

Making the Case for Clinton

Joe Albert, Contributor

September 18, 2016

In an election year with scathing rhetoric, extreme policy proposals and scandals from left and right, it is hard for moderates on both sides to feel excited or hopeful about the two candidates. From the right, Donald Trump has isolated the GOP into a wing of demagoguery, racism, and extreme economic...

Islamaphobia in France?

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Zachary Filtz, Staff Writer

September 17, 2016

Fighting radical terrorists is not an easy task for governments to overtake. However, fighting discriminatory actions by a city against all Muslim women who enjoy swimming should never, ever work in relation to fighting potential terrorist attacks. Fueling the agendas of a government seeking an "easy”...

Why Black Lives Matter

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Angel Funk, Staff Writer

September 17, 2016

Whether it’s heard in the news because of famous names like Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem or tragic events like the death of Eric Garner, the movement “Black Lives Matter” is taking America and the world by storm. However, with such a powerful declaration other statements...

Why I’m Not Sure about Colin Kaepernick

Why I'm Not Sure about Colin Kaepernick

Daniel Beeck, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016

The last five words of the Pledge of Allegiance read, "liberty and justice for all." These are the exact words that Colin Kaepernick is protesting when he exercised his right to either sit, or stand during the National Anthem. In accumulating opinions and listening to both sides of this cultural argument,...

Why I’m With Colin Kaepernick

Why I'm With Colin Kaepernick

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief

September 9, 2016

I'll be honest here: unless the San Francisco 49ers were playing the Pittsburgh Steelers, I never really paid much attention to Colin Kaepernick. However, Kaepernick caught my attention, and the attention of many others, in recent days. In the 49ers game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2 of...

How to Take Advantage of Your Freshman Year

How to Take Advantage of Your Freshman Year

Angel Funk, Contributor

August 31, 2016

It’s the Friday before classes are officially back and new students have flooded the campus. Frantic with their parents, they carry heavy belongings into the rooms they’ll be living in for the next two semesters. For some, it’s the first time they’ll ever meet their roommates and make their...

Solo Faces Unfair Punishment, Lochte Gets Off Easy

Solo Faces Unfair Punishment, Lochte Gets Off Easy

Rachael McKriger, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2016

Team USA had the most dramatic, and controversial, Olympics out of any team this year in Rio. During the Rio Olympics, controversy ensued the most when Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint and Hope Solo called the Swedish National Women’s Soccer Team “cowards.” Both acts were selfish,...

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