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Rachael McKriger
Going into her senior year of college, Rachael McKriger will serve her second consecutive term as Editor-In-Chief of the California Times in the 2017-18 school year. In addition to being Editor-In-Chief, McKriger also serves as a writer (mainly in sports) and photographer. McKriger also writes outside of the Cal Times, as she's a sports journalist for four websites. She covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Pittsburgh Steelers for Pittsburgh Sports Castle., and just the Riverhounds for The Mon Goals of the Beautiful Game Network. She covers the MLS, NWSL and U.S. Soccer teams for Real Sports Entertainment Network and finally she's a columnist to Politically Incorrect Sports Talk. McKriger also has a freelance photography venture called McKriger Photography, which she started in March 2016. Furthermore, outside of college, McKriger is a stringer (journalist) for the sports section of the Mon Valley Independent in nearby Monessen. She has held the job since July 20, 2017. Formerly, she was a copy editor at the Herald-Standard newspaper in Uniontown for nine months. In addition, McKriger is on the W2M Network podcast called "Soccer 2 The Max," alongside Erik Watkins and Sean Garmer. The three talk about anything pertaining to soccer- domestically in the United States and even abroad. At Cal U, McKriger is studying English with a concentration in Journalism. She is also studying for a minor in Sociology. She is also part of CUTV, Society of Professional Journalists and the Rainbow Alliance. With the Cal Times, McKriger started out as a writer her first semester (fall 2015) and then became the Sports Editor in her second semester (spring 2016). After her undergraduate career ends, McKriger plans on attending Duquesne University to pursue a Master's degree in Media Communications.

Rachael McKriger, Editor In Chief & News Editor

Oct 18, 2017
Nick Barilla returns to Cal U, Underground (Story/Photo)
Oct 18, 2017
To Kneel or to Stand: The Debate (Story/Photo)
Oct 12, 2017
Rick and Morty leaves fans wanting more (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
U.S. Soccer, it’s time to clean the house (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
This Is Us changing television drama (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Interim chancellor Whitney visits Cal U (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
What to take away from Student Convocation (Photo)
Sep 27, 2017
New season, new health fair for Cal U students (Photo)
Sep 27, 2017
Artist Spotlight: High Dive Heart (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
California registers two victories against PSAC East opponents (Photo)
Sep 24, 2017
Emmys bring surprise and – Sean Spicer? (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Michaela Colon relishes opportunity to start (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Vulcans prevail over Millersville in their first road test (Photo)
Sep 18, 2017
Greene, Smorey dominating Vulcans offense (Story/Photo)
Sep 15, 2017
Letourneau celebrate 162 wins with Vulcan volleyball (Story/Photo)
Sep 03, 2017
NWSL needs to raise their salaries for players (Story)
Sep 01, 2017
Vulcans earn first win of the season over Panthers (Photo)
Aug 29, 2017
Newspapers are dying, but the media isn’t (Story)
Aug 27, 2017
Class of 2021, upperclassmen welcomed at Cal U (Story/Photo)
Aug 11, 2017
Upcoming concerts to see this fall semester (Story)
Jul 17, 2017
Album Review: Imagine Dragons ‘Evolve’ (Story)
Jun 01, 2017
Concert Review: Chance The Rapper (Story/Photo)
May 10, 2017
Book Review: When Nobody Was Watching (Story)
May 02, 2017
Cal U hosts 3rd annual Strike a Spark conference (Story/Photo)
May 02, 2017
Concert Review: Mayday Parade & Knuckle Puck (Story)
May 02, 2017
NWSL makes significant, and popular, strides (Story)
May 02, 2017
Veronika Mikulis’ on-court presence (Story)
May 02, 2017
A Letter from the Editor In Chief (Story)
May 02, 2017
Is there a “just war” in Syria? (Story)
May 01, 2017
Does the MLS have a chance in Pittsburgh? (Story/Photo)
Apr 26, 2017
Cal U students create cardboard cities (Story/Photo)
Apr 26, 2017
Students recognized at annual Student Affairs luncheon (Story/Photo)
Apr 15, 2017
Let’s talk about St. Petersburg (Story)
Apr 15, 2017
SPJ, Cal Times members take on Detroit for conference (Story/Photo)
Apr 03, 2017
U.S. Soccer mandates players to stand – right or wrong? (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Published author reads fiction at English department event (Story/Photo)
Mar 28, 2017
Joe Yourgal talks senior baseball season (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
Book Review: The Things They Carried (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
You Can’t Say That… Or Can You? (Photo)
Mar 19, 2017
Miki Glenn on final college season (Story/Photo)
Mar 03, 2017
An Ode to March Madness II (Story)
Feb 25, 2017
Lana Doran on senior season, ACL injury (Story/Photo)
Feb 17, 2017
Cal U Hockey thrives in 2016 season (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Trump Travel Ban: For and Against (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Super Bowl LI: Top Five Best Commercials (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Vulcans eyeing potential playoff seed (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
Grayson Allen and lax NCAA suspensions (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Arganbright talks Senior Night and senior season (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Vulcan Men’s Basketball looking for more PSAC wins (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Why the NWSL deserves more respect (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Ramon Creighton hopeful during freshman season (Story)
Nov 27, 2016
Campus talk brings in crowd, but little questions (Photo)
Nov 21, 2016
For or Against: The Donald Trump Protests (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
McBride leads Vulcans in a “refresh” season (Story)
Nov 11, 2016
Luka Anđušić ready for new, challenging junior season (Story)
Nov 05, 2016
Cal U, Edinboro will battle the PSAC West out on ESPN3 (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Concert Review: Colbie Caillat’s “Malibu Sessions Acoustic Tour” (Story/Photo)
Oct 14, 2016
Mike Keir relishes successful start to the season (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
A perspective on sports through Fernández and Palmer’s deaths (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Vulcan Football players reflect on their season thus far (Story)
Sep 25, 2016
Vulcan Women’s Soccer Looks To Rebound After Four Losses (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
Why I’m With Colin Kaepernick (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
Solo Faces Unfair Punishment, Lochte Gets Off Easy (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
Cal U Freshmen Welcomed at Fall 2016 Move-In Day (Story/Photo)
May 02, 2016
Honored to be the next Editor-In-Chief (Story)
May 02, 2016
Recognizing Cal U’s Graduating Seniors (Story)
May 02, 2016
Cal U alumnus, current students play at the Hard Rock Café (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
James Harris discusses Cal U Pro Day event (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
Campus Talk Draws Big Student Crowd (Photo)
Apr 15, 2016
St. George’s Day (Story)
Apr 15, 2016
Why the Panama Papers really are a big deal (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
Reicoff focused on season, not HR record (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
Mortuary Science Major Inspired by Mother’s Passing (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
Glenn looks back on career-high season (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
An Ode to March Madness (Story)
Mar 25, 2016
Paige Wright remembers final Vulcan basketball season (Story)
Mar 25, 2016
NFL? CFL? James Harris attends NFL Regional Combine (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
Arganbright back from NCAA with bronze trophy (Story)
Mar 18, 2016
Richard Smith reflects on senior season and what’s next (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Sagl ready for NTC games, regular season for softball (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Academic Reflections on Race and Color Panel Discussion (Photo)
Feb 19, 2016
Irving looks forward to 2016 track season (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Relationship between athletes and media (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Manning goes out on top in what could be final season (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
What should the NFL do about Johnny Manziel? (Story)
Feb 12, 2016
Top Five Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
Cal U Swimming will send seven to PSACs (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
IUP Sees Red (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
Cal Times Athlete Spotlight (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
Cal U Swim Team look toward PSAC, Pitt Meets (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
Harris looks ahead to bright future (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
Supporting the Syrian Refugees in America (Story)
Nov 20, 2015
Violence by NFL Athletes (Story)
Nov 20, 2015
Cal Volleyball seniors lead team to playoffs (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Despite playoff exit, Kubik ends Cal career on high note (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Why Do Women Soccer Players Make So Much Less? (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
Led by Arganbright, Cal Swimming team begins season (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Cal women’s soccer needs one win to make playoffs (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Golf teams finish fall season at PSAC Championships (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
How Selena Gomez & the Media Trashed Lupus (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
Led by dynamic duo, Vulcan tennis dominant again (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
New extra point rule causing concerns for NFL kickers (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
Julie Friend looks to qualify for the NCAA championships for the second second straight season (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Cal U twirlers hard work pays off in the Fall (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Vulcan volleyball looks to rebound from tough start (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
Vulcan men’s soccer team in good hands under Sabic (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
From Montreal to California, Pennsylvania (Story)
Sep 04, 2015
Pros: Michael Vick Signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers (Story)
Sep 04, 2015
New Start, New Season for Women’s Soccer Team (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
First Underground Cafe of the Semester for Good Cause (Photo)
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