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Stories from California University of Pennsylvania
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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