The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from California University of Pennsylvania
Caffeinated comfort: pandemic responsible for rise in at home coffee consumption
College Reporting

Johanna Eisel | February 17, 2021

Since the pandemic started, professor, Christina Fisanick, has increased her coffee intake from two cups a day to six or more cups.
“I guess because I am home and close to the coffee pot, but also…

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‘Excited’ for an incredible game: Cal U alumnus part of media team working Super Bowl LV
College Reporting

Tom Caton | February 8, 2021

Growing up as a child, Danny Beeck would always find himself watching the television broadcast of the Super Bowl every year on Super Bowl Sunday, no matter which teams were playing in it. However, this…

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President Jones says goodbye to Cal U after 46 years
College Reporting

Kaitlyn Collins | January 6, 2021

When asked by the Dean of Students to participate in the 1970 Miss California State College Pennsylvania pageant hosted at school, Geraldine Jones thought ‘why not?’ and agreed. Even as a…

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First-time voters at Cal U and surrounding region discuss motivations for casting ballots in 2020 election
College Reporting

Kortnie Gould | November 6, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, millions of Americans across the country will vote in the 2020 presidential election. Among them will be a new generation of voters who are exercising their right to vote for the first…

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85 faculty members face layoffs for unclear reasons: APSCUF
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | October 19, 2020

While faculty are working hard to help students learn virtually, at the same time many are worried over the constant threat of their jobs. This past June, around 85 Cal U faculty were projected to lose…

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A man’s journey through words: Cal U senior publishes debut poetry book
College Reporting

Johanna Eisel | October 14, 2020

Bryce Frye, senior student at California University of Pennsylvania, self publishes his first poetry book on Amazon and donates the proceeds to a nonprofit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms, even…

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Student parents find relief with free childcare
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | September 29, 2020

For twenty-five-year-old Christina Holstine, remote learning this fall semester means juggling virtual classes for two degrees, chemistry and biology pre-medicine, along with working and raising…

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Plogging: the new eco-friendly exercise trend perfect for social distancing 
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | September 14, 2020

Daniel Toben’s face beams at the camera as he poses with his arms spread in front of filled garbage bags. His Instagram caption reads, “The government said, “while maintaining social distancing,…

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The first week back: Cal U students and faculty describe challenges and adjustments to online learning
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | April 9, 2020

For the first time in history, all Cal U students are learning from someplace other than on campus. On March 28, full class schedules resumed as students logged onto D2L to begin the rest of the…

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

Tom Caton | April 3, 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…

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Students and faculty react to campus shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | April 2, 2020

On March 16,  President Geraldine M. Jones announced that Cal U would be finishing the remainder of the spring semester online and through distance learning due to the spread of COVID-19, a potentially…

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Their Story
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | February 14, 2020

Sitting in a neon orange hoodie with their small, dark hands folded on top of the synthetic wood tabletop, Blaine Hill-Banks looked like someone who was sure of themselves. Hair cut within an inch of itself…

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It’s all about love! Cal U couples tell surprise engagement stories and share V-Day plans
College Reporting

Hannah Wyman | February 14, 2020

One day, Nick Bishop walked McKenna Ferris to her class in Morgan Hall from Duda Hall. The same thing happened the following day. And the day after. And the day after that until it became an essential…

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When in doubt, lift it out
College Reporting

James Rudolph | February 5, 2020

Ever since his father died in the fifth grade, Nick Reyes was an angry kid. He began exhibiting anger problems throughout middle-school and frequently got into trouble.
Now, at age 21 and a senior at…

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