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2013 Cal U Homecoming court announced

The Cafe at Jozart

Jozart, a long-time local art space, looks to bring in customers with a new initiative.

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OPINION Disgraceful discourse

Entertainment Editor Jamie Rider doesn’t want your ideas shoved in her face.

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ENTERTAINMENT the next little thing Box subscriptions are all the rage and we’ve scoured the Internet to help you find the best box for your buck.

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SPORTS Millions of dollars WWE Superstars Darren Young and Titus O’Neil visit Cal U to suplex tough issues like race and homosexuality.

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photo: Jeff Helsel Males from left to right: Daeshawn Ballard, Johnathan Boscan, Gavin Volosky, Dan Bickerton and Shawn McCoy. Females from left to right: Farath Raphael, Amy Dunn, Christina Causer, Eileen Flamini and Reesa David.

Homecoming weekend activities “Under the Sea” is the theme for events Oct. 7-12 as California University of Pennsylvania celebrates Homecoming 2013. The week’s traditional highlight is the Homecoming Day celebration on Oct. 12. Preparade activities begin at 9 a.m. on the main campus, where inflatables with a seaside theme will add to the family-friendly fun. Photo novelty booths, mascot appearances, face painting, balloon art and a petting zoo also are planned. The annual Homecoming Parade steps off at noon. The march starts at the Convocation Center and travels down Third Street. Marchers will turn right at Union Street and continue back to campus on Second Street. A tailgating party begins at 1:30 p.m. at Roadman Park, on

Cal U’s upper campus, and a Kid Zone near the alumni pavilion will keep the little ones busy starting at 2:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. the Cal U football team hosts division rival Clarion University in Adamson Stadium. At halftime, winners of the Homecoming Parade float competition will be announced, and the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned. The day concludes with a free concert by rising Nashville star Brynn Marie at 8 p.m. in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre. A former Cal U student and a native of Carmichaels, Pa., she recently returned from promoting her debut single, “Bandaid on a Bullet Hole,” and touring with singer Pat Benatar. The concert is open to the community; registration is requested.

Visitors who wish to park at California University while attending Homecoming Day events may use Lot 4 (the River Lot) or the Vulcan Garage, where parking will be free from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. These road closures will be in effect Oct. 12 because of the Homecoming Parade: Third Street: Closed on campus beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Hickory Street: Closed from Sixth Street to Third Street, also starting at 7 a.m. Parade participants can access Lot 4 (the River Lot) via Green Street and Second Street. The River Lot also will be available, via Second Street, to the campus community, alumni and other Homecoming guests. Some parking lot changes also will be in effect on Oct. 12: Lot 21 will be closed to traffic so family activities can be held. Lot 11 will be used for the

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Cal U’s Homecoming parade on Oct. 12 means parking changes

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Homecoming Queen’s court and parade vehicles. Lot 2 will be open to permit holders and those attending the President’s Circle Brunch. Vulcan Flyer shuttles will operate until 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Service will resume immediately after the parade, when the shuttle stops at Booker Towers to take fans to the football game at Adamson Stadium. Shuttle service will continue until 11 p.m.

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Also on Oct. 12, no parking will be permitted from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Second Street (200 to 500 blocks), Third Street (200 and 400 blocks) and Union Street (200 block). Vehicles that are parked along the parade routes will receive a parking ticket from California Borough Police beginning at 9 a.m. After 10 a.m., vehicles parked along the route will be towed.


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Weird news around the world Fake obituary appears honoring fallen Breaking Bad character (SPOILERS!) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The government is shut down. There was a deadly chase in the nation’s capital. But the reason Albuquerque Journals are selling out across town has nothing to do with all that seriousness. Fans are clamoring for copies of Friday editions with a fake obit for Walter White. Placed by “Breaking Bad” fans who said they wanted “closure” after the series finale Sunday, the notice appears on page A4 of Friday’s Journal (http://bit.ly/158KZzg ). It’s headlined “White, Walter” and includes a photo of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin on the popular AMC drama filmed in Albuquerque. The obituary says the 52-year-old “founded a meth manufacturing empire” and he died “after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound.” Journal Editor Kent Walz says his digital team reports online traffic for the White obit and a story explaining its origins is about 40 times that of a typical story, and the library says calls for copies of the paper have been nonstop. “We won’t have single copy sales numbers until next week, but the circulation department says some locations have called saying they were out of copies and asking for more,” he said. “I understand people are selling them on eBay for $7 or $8.” Walz said newspaper managers did have a discussion about whether to accept the ad. “We decided to publish it, along with the story explaining how it came about and who submitted it,” he said. “We also felt it should be not be published as part of the regular obituaries, both because it was of a TV character and out of respect for families that had lost loved ones. That explains the location on page A4.” The Journal did get one complaint, he said, “from somebody who says he had avoided knowing what happened to Walter and was going to watch the episode later. He said we ruined it for him.” Pitt student attempts robbery disguised as Spider-Man PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a robbery charge against a Pennsylvania college student who dressed as Spider-Man after a convenience store clerk testified he believed the incident was just a “silly mistake.” Jonathan Hewson, a 21-year-old senior finance and economics major at the University of Pittsburgh, was being released Tuesday from jail in Pittsburgh, where he has been held since shortly after his arrest Sept. 20, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1bqjkvl ) reported. That’s when Pittsburgh police said Hewson entered the convenience store near the Pitt campus about 1:10 a.m. — dressed in the superhero costume — and asked, “How much money you got?” Hewson didn’t make any threats and ran away when the clerk, Bob Patel, produced a stun gun. Hewson’s friends have since told local reporters he’s an enthusiastic fan of the Spider-Man character created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, who made his first appearance in Marvel’s “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15 in 1962. Among other things, Hewson is known to wear the costume at a local rock-climbing wall and the off-campus neighborhood where he lives. Prosecutors agreed to drop the robbery charge Tuesday after Patel told a district judge he didn’t want to testify against Hewson. “I don’t want to ruin his career. He’s on his last year of college and he’s going to a good school. He just made a silly mistake,” Patel told District Judge Hugh McGough. The clerk said he reconsidered pressing charges after hearing Hewson’s friends describe his Spider-Man fandom in news reports. “When somebody comes in, in the middle of the night, wearing a Spider-Man suit and asking for money, I’m thinking it’s a robbery,” Patel said. “He just made a mistake.” Defense attorney Michael Santicola, said he hopes to get Hewson’s arrest record expunged and Hewson readmitted to Pitt, which suspended him from classes after his arrest. “It was, I would say, a college prank gone awry,” Santicola said. “I think cooler heads prevailed today ... Spider-Man is not a robber.”

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Knitting world record event broadcast live STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — In its latest experiment with live coverage of mundane events, Norway’s public broadcasting network plans to dedicate five hours of air-time to an attempt to break the knitting world record. The NRK network says the Nov. 1 broadcast will be preceded by a four-hour documentary on how the wool off a sheep’s back turns into a sweater. NRK producer Rune Moeklebust said Friday that “it’s kind of ordinary TV but very slow, although they’ll be knitting as fast as they can.” The Norwegians hope to break the current non-stop knitting record of 4 hours 50 minutes, held by Australia.

Live TV in Norway has already enticed viewers with minute-by-minute salmon fishing, a five-day broadcast from a cruise-ship, and several hours of watching a fire burn itself out.

Student-Directed One Acts a success

_______________________ by Lauren Griffith for the CalTimes

_______________________ California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Theatre and Dance took the stage by storm this past weekend for an evening of One Acts. Performances took place on Oct. 3,4 and 5 at 8 p.m., with an additional afternoon performance at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5. The student directors and actors have been practicing for over a month in preparation of the plays. A number of the cast participated in more than one act, so they had their work cut out for them. They had open auditions weeks before and anyone inclined to try out could do so, freshman and all. Student Director Emily Lorence willingly took on the challenge.

“I always have wanted to direct,” Lorence said. “When I came here and found out that students could direct I was thrilled.” The five acts included comedy, tragedy and nearly everything between. The last act, Dissolution Of A Delicate Show, was cut short by the scheduled power outage on campus on Friday night. Madelaine Dudley, also a student director, enjoyed having the opportunity to watch the actors change throughout the one acts and other performances. “I see growth in them,” Dudley said. “I get to see their excitement and success in this business.” Other directors included Christina King, Sarah Schumaker and Tairah Shankle. The show was expecting their biggest crowd to be Saturday night, but the turnout before that night wasn’t disappointing.

CALTIMES CONTRIBUTORS: Matt Kaminski Dan Mader Stetson Provance Brian Crawford Taylor Brown Lauren Griffith Katie DelVerne Alyssa Sullinger Deven L. Bourquin Michelle Cooper Matt Hagy

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“Not One More” candlelight vigil to be held at Cal U courtesy: PRSSA

_______________________ by PRSSA for the CalTimes

____________________________ On Oct. 16, 2013 at 7 p.m., the California University of Pennsylvania Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs (AOD) will be hosting a vigil with the group Not One More. The vigil will be held on campus in front of the Convocation Center and

will feature guest speakers, recovery stories and a candlelight vigil in memory of those lost to heroin overdose. Parking is free in the River Lot on the campus. Laura Propst, a member of Not One More’s Pittsburgh chapter, has been holding vigils in Washington county for the past several months. “Not One More is fighting the drug epidemic affecting our local communities. We offer the re-

ality of this issue and resources in hopes to save lives. No one is immune. Not one more overdose, lost spirit, grieving heart,” Propst said. Donna George of AOD hopes members of the surrounding communities as well as California University of Pennsylvania students will attend the event. “It brings awareness to the fact that it’s everywhere. It isn’t just poor, uneducated

in an estimated $600 every year through purchased entry tickets and bids. The men keep half of their winnings while the rest is donated to Phi Sigma Sigma’s national philanthropy, School and College Readiness. “It’s a brand new philanthropy for us this semester [replacing the National Kidney Foundation]. It’s basically [about] helping high school students prepare themselves for college,” said Amelia Graziano, philanthropy chair of Phi Sigma Sigma’s local Epsilon Tau chapter. “Now we are aiming to keep young women and men in high school so they can go on to college,” says sorority sister Catherine Galida. The philanthropy was chosen by the sorority on a national level in order to support the local community while making a significant difference in the lives around their organization. “We support this all over the world where we’re located,” Galida said. “We plan on having

several school supply drives as well as other fundraisers, like the Rock-A-Thon that we just had last week. For there to be Phi Sigs in the future they have to make it to college. This is our way of promoting future generations to stay in school and further their education.” Rock-A-Thon, another annual event hosted by the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma, raises approximately $600 each year in philanthropic funds. The sisters stand on each street of campus to collect donations from local pedestrians and drivers for twelve consecutive hours. Rock-A-Thon refers to the symbolic chair that the event is built around. “We have to keep a chair rocking the entire duration of the event,” Galida explained. “It’s not allowed to stop until the event is completely over.” The sisters rely on the participation of those both in their organization and in the Cal U community to keep these events running year to year.

Phi Sigma Sigma Auctions for Cause

_______________________ by Alyssa Sullinger for the CalTimes

_______________________ California University of Pennsylvania’s Phi Sigma Sigma sorority hosted their third annual Buy-A-Guy on Oct. 3 in the Natali Performance Center. The event, which raises money for the sorority’s philanthropic pursuits, took place from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and allowed male students to volunteer to be sold in an auction to any female student who places the highest bid. Nearly 40 male volunteers put themselves on the block for the cause. Each man was called on stage one at a time with his chosen music playing in the background as the announcer read a small description that the volunteer wrote himself. The winning bidder for each man is then taken out on a date after the event is over. This event brings

people who battle addiction. We hope having this event here on campus will help to eliminate the stigma and allow us to start supporting students who might be looking for and really needing help,” George said. -moreThe Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs can be found within the health center at California University of Pennsylvania on the ground floor of

Carter Hall. The AOD program seeks to work with the campus and local communities to reduce underage and dangerous drinking, as well as other drug use. Not One More is a national organization whose purpose is to educate the community about the ongoing heroin epidemic and help those who are struggling with addiction. For more information visit www.Notonemorepgh.net

photos: matt kaminski Buy-A-Guy was the highlight fundraiser of Phi Sigma Sigma.


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Right: Contents from a men’s version of BirchBox. Left: Contents of a LootCrate box.

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Monthly subscription boxes keep consumers guessing by Jamie

Rider

entertainment editor

Subscription boxes have become a new trend over the last few years that many people are taking advantage of. There are so many out there though that people might feel a little intimidated when considering investing in one. Here is a list compiling the best boxes that prove there is something out there for everyone. Conscious Box This box is for the eco-conscious consumer who is looking for natural products. This company picks products that are non-toxic and pure as healthy alternatives for the products consumers use daily. A cool feature about this box is that it can be tailored to match gluten-free and vegan customers. Certain products included in the boxes can be purchased in full sizes on the website as well. $19.95/month at www.consciousbox.com Loot Crate Those who love the geek and gamer culture that has been pushing itself to the forefront of public consciousness these days will enjoy this particular box. Pop! Vinyl figurines, Aperture Labs lanyards and Sonic air fresheners are just some of the many goodies this box has delivered in the past. It’s a fun little box with themes that change monthly to keep customers guessing. $13.37/month + shipping & handling at www.lootcrate.com

Sock Panda Sometimes the factor that sets apart a bad day apart from the good ones is a cool pair of socks. Sock Panda is a sock subscription service. There is unparalleled opportunity in the sock world with this box. Customers give their style preferences and two new pairs of socks are delivered. If they happen to dislike a pair they can send them back and the socks will be replaced. $11/month at www.sockpanda. com BirchBox The box that seemed to hit the mainstream first is dedicated to beauty, lifestyle and grooming products. Birchbox has been featured in USA Today and The New York Times, so it’s pretty much a big deal. Well-known brands are featured along with new products from emerging companies. Customers choose their gender, wait for the email telling them that they can claim their subscription, fill out a personalized profile and start receiving samples. $10/month (women), $20/month (men) at www.birchbox.com

Petit Amuse Small-batch food producers drive this subscription box. The box aims to even the playing field between the things found in chain grocery stores and food made by small private producers. If something really sticks out there is an online marketplace where products can be purchased. It all directly helps the producers of these items, so customers can feel good about contributing to small businesses. $10/month + $2 shipping at www.petitamuse.com Bark Box Pet lovers will appreciate this box. It is entirely dedicated to man’s best friend. Customers select the size dog they have and then choose a plan that best fits their needs. The best value is a six-month subscription and customers will receive toys, bones, treats, hygiene products and new gadgets for pets. 10% of the profit goes to support rescue groups. $19/a month (6 month plan) at www.barkbox.com

JackedPack If a bro does indeed lift, this is the box for him. JackedPack is a sports nutrition box that gives subscribers samples of supplements to try before they purchase retail sizes. There are three different boxes to choose from, each with its own perks. With so many different supplements on the market this box aims to expose customers to the best out there. $14.99 (The Lightweight)/month at www.jackedpack.com Whimseybox DIY and crafting never seem to go out of style and this box caters to the crowd who loves both. Each month subscribers receive a new project with materials and instructions included. Customers can follow the rules to a tee or mix it up and make it their own. The website also hosts a craft community where subscribers can share their projects and see what others have done with that month’s box. $15/month at www.whimseybox. com

Merchbox Remember CDs and the thrill of ripping off the plastic? This box is all about that. Merchbox introduces subscribers to new music and includes extra goodies to go along with the listening experience. It’s an interesting way to start hearing music that isn’t just on the radio. No one ever knows where they’ll find their next favorite band… maybe it’s hidden in one of these hip little boxes. $10/month + $3 shipping and handling at www.merchbox.com Stunner of the Month Sunglasses are a year-round thing, and this company gets that. Each month they will send you a new style of sunglasses that will give customers a one of a kind look. Sunglasses have a way of getting left behind, so knowing that each month another pair is coming can be a big relief, especially when they’re as stylish as these. $10/month at www.stunnerofthemonth.com

courtesy: gwyneth anne bronwynne jones, flickr.com An example of what subscribers can expect from the BirchBox women’s edition. (Right: Before unwrapping. Left: Contents after unwrapping.)


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“Footloose”

Jozart’s decor is meant to make customers feel at home and at ease.

It’s a classic musical and movie that never seems to get old. A troubled boy moves to a town where dancing is outlawed and has to fight his way to getting the girl and dancing reinstated. He goes against his family, the local preacher, and pretty much everyone he encounters in the town who aren’t his peers. It’s the perfect movie for a happy ending

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, Sara Jessica Parker Genre: Musical Original Release Date: Feb. 17, 1984

A New Novel

The Main Ingredient

by CalU English Department Chairperson

Margo Wilson $12.99

Available at the CalU Book Store as well as from the publisher

Ramsfield Press www.ramsfieldpress.com Kindle Version available at www.amazon.com

Customers can people watch out the long line of windows in the cafe.

photos: katie delverne

Jozart Cafe highlights Cal U culture

_______________________ by Katie DelVerne for the CalTimes

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Often people walk down the street and neglect to take in the amount of culture surrounding them, whether it be an establishment with historic value or a musician playing their guitar on the corner. On the corner of Second St. and Wood sits Jozart, an establishment that showcases the local culture some may have not noticed before. Jozart Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization in California that looks to promote the cultural arts in our region. Twelve years ago Jozart opened as a profit arts center but made the switch to a non-profit organization three years ago. This year the center has been taken over by new managers Tina Bolin and Erin Peteritis. Both new café managers said they want to expand the center and support the community at large. In their endeavor to expand the center, The Café at Jozart has become a traditional coffee shop experience. Previously the café had only been open during special events, but now it holds regular business hours. The Café at Jozart has a variety of foods and beverages to try, such as paninis, soups, bubble tea, and loose leaf tea. They have a daily rotating soup that is both organic and homemade, which you can add to the daily specials they provide. Daily specials range from breakfast to lunch and are $5. They also offer a variety of pastries, such as homemade pies and tarts. The café is also open to do small-scale catering. Groups can order sandwich trays and lunches for an office or group for as little as $5 per person. Regular hours for the café are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m..

Jozart also had added a variety of vintage, secondhand and handmade items for sale. Five different vendors have their items on display ranging from jewelry and pottery to organic bath items and woodwork. They also have two art vendors who sell their pieces at the center. Donated books are also on display and are for sale. Tina Bolin, one of the café managers, said they hope to expand their product selection and eventually add vintage and handmade clothing. In addition to the café and items for sale, Jozart also has spacious seating areas and free wireless Internet for their guests. Bolin says all are welcome to come hang out, have a meeting for a club or just paint in the wide array of natural lighting they have. Being a center for the arts, Jozart offers a wide variety of art-themed events. Every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Jozart hosts an open mic night. Acts ranging from bands and poets to beat boxers are welcome to come and sign up to perform. It is free to the public to attend and all ages are welcome. They also host special events such as Wine & Line, where teaching artist Joyce Gazdick guides participants through an entire creation of a painting. The event will take place on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. To participate, the cost is $22 and all materials will be provided. Also, participants are encouraged to bring their own wine if they are of age . For more information about the event, contact Cheryl Lewis at cher@zoominternet.com or visit the Jozart web page. The center also hosts guitar and mandolin lessons with instructor Duane Galensky. You can get more information at duane.galensky@gmail.com or contact the Center via phone or email. Groups are also welcome to book the facility for their own

events. If interested, contact the center or just stop in during their regular hours. Being taken over by new management, Jozart is trying to incorporate more into what they do at the center. Tina Bolin says that they are trying to become an active presence in the community. They have added on to the cafe but are looking to expand even more. She had said they are looking to book more bands to perform and host workshops. She wants there to be involvement and she wants Jozart to truly become a community art center. When asked what makes an event at Jozart so special, both managers agreed the ambience of the center really gives it a special touch. The atmosphere is very inviting to its guests with strands of lights hanging from the ceiling, artwork covering the walls and floor to ceiling windows spanning an entire wall in the historic building. Bolin also spoke about what a great opportunity attending events at the center is to network. Numerous authors, artists, musicians and photographers come to the events at Jozart, which gives college students a chance to network that they may not get elsewhere. There are also volunteer opportunities open to all that are interested. Opportunities include organizing upcoming events, marketing events and the business, doing graphic design for the center, hosting an art show and vending items. Chandler Carey, junior, secondary education volunteers at the center. “Volunteering at Jozart has made it a home away from home for me,” Carey said. “I feel so comfortable there and it has a very homey atmosphere.” Jozart can be found on Facebook by searching “Café at Jozart” and on Twitter @CafeAtJozart.


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CAL U SPIRIT RALLY The Cal U Athletic Team Fan Zone featured inflatable games, a corn hole tournament and a mechanical football “bull� prior to the announcement of the 2013 Homecoming Court on Third Street in front of the Natali Student Center Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. photos: Jeff Helsel


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Nick Swardson Funny Freaking Fridays, sponsored by Student Activities Board Underground, hosted comedians Nick Swardson and Joshua Mann Friday, Oct. 4 in Cal U’s Steele Hall. Swardson took

to his twitter account following the show. “CALU you guys were awesome. Seriously one of my favorite shows. Have a great year. #VulcanFarts #Party #gravitymovie,” Swardson said.

photos: Casey Flores Swardson doing one of his many funny faces.

Swardson awkwardly poses.

Kate Sheldon (junior, journalism) and Swardson pose for a photo after the show.


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When expressing your worldview, please do so with grace Last fall, religious demonstraters caused an uproar amongst students.

_______________________ by Jamie Rider contributing editor

_______________________ Last week, California University of Pennsylvania once again saw the coming of an overzealous religious demonstrator and I couldn’t help but recall a similar scene that erupted on campus last fall semester. Back in September of 2012, two people took residence in front of the fountain in front of Noss Hall and started preaching to everyone passing by. Students responded pretty negatively at the time, and some ended up preaching back. This year, the demonstrator was mostly ignored. A few insulting comments were thrown his way occasionally and then, no sooner than he appeared, he was gone. But even with the absence of the unnamed man my thoughts lingered all day over religion and how it’s one of the inescapable topics we face. I stand behind the idea that everyone is free to believe in

whatever they want and the freedom to speak your mind is universal. These demonstrators that show up on campuses and on street corners are just endlessly frustrating. This frustration also extends to those who choose atheism and feel superior to others because, somehow, their refusal of God makes them more intelligent.

photo: Casey Flores

It is one thing to be sitting down and discussing your beliefs with a group of people and another to throw it in their faces while claiming they’re going to hell or that they’re stupid. There’s no respect there, and there’s certainly no element that makes me want to seriously consider someone like that worth listening to. How do these men

Students react to religious demonstrators.

and women validate criticizing people they don’t even know and have no desire to relate to? In a country where we are supposed to be free to practice any religion we want (or not to practice any at all), there seems to be an awful lot of people who get upset when you don’t follow their religious or philosophical guidelines.

photo: Casey Flores

There is an extreme focus on who is right and wrong when the focus should be on treating each other with respect and accepting those we don’t always understand. People are diverse by default and this is something truly amazing. There are people all around you living in their own internalized story where they’re the main character and you are just an extra. Thinking outside your small little world can be scary but it’s the key to connecting with people. I constantly see tweets bashing religion’s validity, hear street demonstrators telling me I’m going to hell and I avoid talking about my own spirituality because I never know who is going to snap on me next. I don’t want this to be the case. I want to be able to discuss these topics without eye rolls and false superior attitudes. I want to see people treated with universal respect that transcends churches or state systems. If we stopped shouting and started listening, I’m sure we’d all come out a little better in the end.

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BSU

By Michelle Cooper

Hi everyone! Black Student Union (BSU) meetings are every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in Carter Multipurpose Room. Thank you to everyone that has been coming out to the meetings thus far. We appreciate the support. If you have any ideas for future events or activities for our meetings, please don’t hesitate to let us know. If you would like to join the fundraising committee, you can email me at coo9636@ calu.edu. I am in the process of making a schedule to meet with everyone and discuss ideas. Being a part of the fundraising committee is to be in charge of creating activities to raise money for the organization. You do not have to be present at every event that we come up with. For homecoming, we will be hosting a party on Oct. 12 in the performance center from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $5 for Cal U students and $10 for guests. ALL guests MUST be on the guest list. You are only allowed one guest per Cal U student. No exceptions. Proceeds from this party will be going to the Jennie Carter Scholarship. We will be taking our Fright Night trip to Kennywood on Oct. 19th. We will be leaving from in front of the library at 6 p.m. and will be leaving Kennywood at 11:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased with your shop dollars at the info desk. Tickets are $20 for Cal U students and $25 for non-Cal U students. Also, October is

Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological intended to frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone. Domestic violence is most common among women. Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Most women that become victims of domestic violence abuse never get help. Here on campus, the Activist club and the women’s studies program are collecting donations for domestic violence victims in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you would like to be a part of this, we will have a box at all of our meetings to collect items. At the end of the month I will take the box to them on behalf of BSU. The list of items needed for donation can be found at http://www.calu.edu/ news/announcements/view. asp?ID=6165 . To learn more about domestic violence you can go online. Here are two options that provide a lot of information: http://www.thehotline. org/get-educated/what-isdomestic-violence/ or http:// domesticviolencestatistics.org/ domestic-violence-statistics/ . “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” — Ruth Gordo

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To nominate a deserving December graduate (students may nominate themselves) Contact any Student Government member or email jeannerette@calu.edu with why you feel the outstanding student should be nominated. Deadline for submissions for nominations: Nov. 1, 2013.

The Internship Corner

Proper attire for the Job and Internship Fair by

Deven L. Bourquin

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, WestPACS (Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association) will host its bi-annual Western PA Collegiate Job & Internship Fair. The event will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Career Services will also be providing transportation to the Fair, and will leave Cal U at 9 a.m. If you are interested in transportation, you will need to sign up at the front desk at Career Services. Currently, there are over 100 employers seeking full-time positions as well as internships. If you pre-register on-line through www.westpacs. org, you can attend for FREE; if you are a walk-in, there is a $10.00 fee. This is a great event that presents many opportunities to students who are seeking internships or are going to be graduating and entering the working world. Be sure to bring many resumes, and get business cards made through Career Services. PLAN TO ATTEND! This past Thursday, Oct. 10, was the Cal U Career Fair. For many of you it was an important date. Many of you probably noticed that there was more formal attire on campus. Well, these people knew that a clean first impression can sometimes make or break a future career option. Following are professional dress tips for those of you who have interviews and important

events that will inevitably occur in your life. Before I split off to speaking about dress specific to men and women, there are some basics that apply to everyone. Hygiene is one of those things. Proper Dress for Men: Before we move on to talking about clothes, guys, remember your hygiene. Your nails should be trimmed, your hair cut, your teeth brushed; if you have long hair, make sure it is pulled back into a ponytail. Do not wear any scents that are a punch in the face. The more neutral and subtle your smell is the better. Now, the more familiar territory. A suit, a tie, a long-sleeve dress shirt, and dress shoes make up the traditional attire for interviews. It’s also best to leave all jewelry and piercings at home. Employers want to see that even at your minimum you are a package. Proper Dress for Women: Blouse, skirt, dress shoes (flats, heels, nothing too tall), dress pants (no jeans), skirt past the finger tips, nothing sleeveless. Wear a blazer or sweater if sleeveless. Light and natural makeup. Clean nail polish clean and not scratched or chipping. Light scents if you use any at all. Wear appropriate-fit clothing. Here are some currently available internships: Georgia State Games is currently accepting applications

for an Event Management Intern; this internship is available for both spring and summer 2014. The intern will assist the Executive Director in the planning and implementation of the Georgia State Games Olympic Style Sports Festival. Internship ID #3439. Other internships are also available in PR and Promotions, Graphics & Website, Sponsorship Sales, Development & Marketing, and Volunteer Management. For more information, go to www. georegiagames.org. The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera is offering TWO internships to coordinate the 2014 Gene Kelly Awards. Of the many responsibilities, interns will organize, manage, and assist with all aspects of producing an annual high school musical theater awards show. Internship ID#3444. To view these and all of our internship opportunities, create a profile in InternLink at www.myinterfase.com/cup/ student. For more information: Please visit the Internship Center webpage at www.calu.edu/ internships or stop by the Internship Center, Eberly 230. For questions or comments, please call 724-938-1578, or email Tracie Beck at beck_t@calu.edu. The Internship Center will assist you in taking the steps toward gaining career experience.


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WWE’s Prime Time Players discuss coming out

WWE Superstars Darren Young and Titus O’Neil visit Cal U to talk to students and faculty about supporting friends through personal issues

_______________________ by Dan Mader for the CalTimes

____________________________ World Wrestling Entertainment’s Darren Young and Titus O’Neil, collectively known as the Prime Time Players, visited California University of Pennsylvania’s Steele Hall on Monday and spoke at a discussion that dealt with sexuality, masculinity and race. The tag team weighed in on a multitude of topics, all while under the moderation of Dr. Gabby Yearwood, an anthropology professor at Cal U. Young answered questions primarily based on him coming out this past August. He became the first WWE performer to disclose that he was gay while being an active wrestler for the company. He believed that his job was at risk once news of it broke. “After the interview with TMZ, I thought to myself, ‘What the hell did I just do?’ and I went back to my hotel and couldn’t stop thinking about what might happen with my job, career and fellow superstars,” said Young. O’Neil spoke intelligently on the subjects of his time at Florida, touching on race and how he would always try to bring people together. “Watching football games as an alumni, I’d be the guy sitting in between the white folks and the black folks. I’d always tell those on each side of me to come on and get closer,” said O’Neil. The main discussion lasted approximately 40 minutes – Young and O’Neil took questions from the audience afterward and then took photos with fans in attendance. Before the tag team left Cal U to get ready for Monday Night Raw, the WWE’s live weekly show which was being held in Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center the same night, I got to speak to them briefly about Young’s coming out and how it has affected them both. Young stated that out of all the support given to him by the superstars of the WWE locker room, CM Punk was the one who reached out that he wasn’t expecting. “At SummerSlam, our biggest summer event, after he had just been beaten down by Brock Lesnar, Punk stood up and hugged me. He told me that if I was ever down or if anything was bothering me, I could go to him anytime. That meant a tremendous amount to me,” Young said. One of Young’s biggest supporters after he came out was none other than his tag team partner, Titus O’Neil, who travels with Young while on the road for the WWE. O’Neil said that there was nothing but positive

photo: Jeff Helsel

feedback. “Nothing’s been negative, simply because we’re not doing anything different than what we were doing before his announcement. We’re still going out and having fun, working to be the roughest, toughest and most entertaining tag team in the WWE. We’re dead set on trying to reach our goal, which is to be the WWE Tag Team Champions. More importantly than that though, we’re trying to reach the masses and let people have fun watching the product,” O’Neil said. After Young came out, one person who made a phone call to him about it was the owner of the WWE, Vince McMahon. “Vince’s reaction was great. He called me that night when the news broke and said his best friend, Pat Patterson, who has been with the company for over 30 years, was gay. Vince and his entire family had nothing but respect and support for me,” Young said. Jason Collins, an NBA player, came out as gay publicly on April 29 of this year. Young says that Collins influenced his decision. “It definitely influenced me in a big way. He actually reached out to me and told me ‘congratulations and way to step up.’ He gave me advice on how to cope with dealing with the media and people on Twitter and to just have your family and friends close to you and that’s all that matters. He told me to just keeping doing me,” Young said. Young also had some encouraging advice for any athlete at any level about coming out. “Talk to your family, talk to your friends, [talk to the] people that matter to you the most. That’s the biggest support that I’ve gotten so far. It’s helped me a lot. It’s therapeutic for me, when I’m able to talk to Titus or talk to family about issues,”

Young said. In the weeks after Young came out publicly to TMZ there was an outpouring of support by the fans of the WWE, known as the WWE Universe, and Young couldn’t be happier with their reaction to his situation. “I was so happy. I’m a little guy from New Jersey, I’m my own worst critic, I’m a nobody, but I feel like I’ve made a difference in a lot of people’s lives and that’s all I want to do. I don’t want to be a hero but I want to just get my message across. #JustBeU!” O’Neil has been completely supportive of Darren since the announcement even though it may have been a bit of a surprise. “I didn’t know he was coming out. It was a surprise to everybody,” said O’Neil as he laughed alongside Young. “I got a call from Titus the next morning. [He said] ‘well, well, well’ and I said we’d talk downstairs in a second,” Young said. Not only do Darren Young and Titus O’Neil wrestle as a tag team under the name The Prime Time Players, they’re also close friends in real life and it looks like it will stay that way for a long time. “It’s no different,” O’Neil said. “We still ride together, we’re still tag team partners, nothing’s changed and it won’t change. In this business, you can call very few people your friend and this is definitely my best friend in the business.” To watch The Prime Time Players in action, tune in to Raw on USA every Monday or Smackdown on SyFy every Friday. Both programs start at 8 p.m.

Earth Sciences professor Harrison Pinckney (center) poses with WWE Superstars Darren Young and Titus O’Neil at a moderated discussion in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre on Monday. Pinckney attended the University of Florida with O’Neil. The wrestling duo discussed the recent news of Young coming out and other important issues. The event was sponsored by Cal U’s Homecoming Committee and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs.


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October 11, 2013

Volleyball team bounces back after tough loss _______________________ by Jose Negron sports editor

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Junior Haley Henderson awaits a pass from a teammate in a 3-0 win against Gannon University on Saturday night. Henderson netted her fifth goal of the season in the Lady Vulcans sixth straight shutout victory

photo: sports information

Lady Vulcans continue win streak _______________________ by Matt Hagy for the CalTimes

____________________________ Playing shutout ball has been a common theme for the newlyranked Cal U women’s soccer team during the past few weeks. Coming into this week’s action, the Vulcans had recorded four straight shutouts over their PSAC opponents. The dominance continued as the Vulcans posted a pair of 3-0 shutouts over a duo of Erie Universities, Mercyhurst and Gannon. Last Wednesday the Vulcans made the three hour trip to Erie to take on the Mercyhurst Lakers and used goals from three different players to easily overwhelm the underdogs. The Vulcans struck first when junior Erin Hogan scored her third goal in three games to give Cal U the early 1-0 lead in the in the 12th minute. The goal was set up by Hogan’s classmate, Jordan Gray, who created an offensive rush with a nifty cross backwards pass to sophomore Marissa Neifert. Neifert sent a one-touch pass for Hogan to burry behind the Laker goalkeeper.

The Vulcans added their second goal of the game at the 43:16 mark when senior Stephanie Thompson fired a corner kick into traffic in front of the Lakers net where junior Nicole Mayers headed the ball into the goal to earn her first career collegiate goal. The 2-0 lead for the Vulcans held serve until the 87th minute when Gray scored an unassisted goal, her first of the season, to seal the 3-0 win for the Vulcans. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Ashley Magruda, picked up her 13th career shutout in the win which continued her stellar season as Vulcans goalkeeper. On Saturday night, the Vulcans used a bombardment of goals in the final 11 minutes of the game at Phillipsburg Soccer Facility to record their second 3-0 victory of the week, this time over Mercyhurst’s neighbor, the Gannon Golden Knights. After playing even action with the 25th ranked Golden Knights throughout the game, the difference of the game came in the second half where the Vulcans outshot Gannon 18-4 and consistently kept the ball in the Golden Knight zone to eventually break the stalemate. Sophomore Janelle McCann broke that stalemate when she scored her fourth goal of the

season off a pass from freshman Danielle Kearns to put the Vulcans on the board, which would go on to be the game-winning goal. Junior Chelsea Crockett put the game out of reach just two minutes later by unleashing a bomb of a shot that ended in the upper right corner of the net off a feed from Hogan, who extended her scoring streak to five games. Just when some thought the Vulcans were done with the scoring assault on Gannon in the final minutes, junior Haley Henderson scored her teamleading fifth goal of the season at the 87:49 mark to finish off the Golden Knights. With the second win of the week, the 19th ranked Vulcans extended their winning streak to seven games while extending the shutout winning streak to six games. The last time a Vulcans opponent scored on them was Sept. 10 when IUP scored at the 50:26 mark. The shutout streak for Cal U now sits at just over 579 minutes heading into a pair of road PSAC games this weekend against the Lock Haven Bald Eagles tonight at 5 p.m. and concluding with a Saturday evening matinee with the Bloomsburg Huskies.

cans entered the game having scored 15 goals in their last seven games. Meanwhile, The Rock extends their winning streak to four games and improves to 7-11 this season with a 2-1 record in conference action. Slippery Rock took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when junior Stephen Donnelly scored on a mid-air shot attempt following a header into the box. Shortly after halftime, Donnelly added his second goal of the game off a corner kick at the 48:39-mark. The Vulcans prevented another

goal-scoring opportunity on a header with a team save along the goal line in the 66th minute. Junior goalkeeper Mitch Mack (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) finished with four saves on Monday night. Cal U attempted eight shots in each half and finished with a 16-15 advantage, while both teams posted three corner kicks. The Vulcans return to action with a pair of road games this weekend, beginning Friday, Oct. 11, at Lock Haven at 7:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer falls at No. 17 Rock, 2-0 _______________________ by Matt Kifer sports information

____________________________ The California University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team was shutout for the first time in a month on Monday night, dropping a 2-0 contest at No. 17 Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action. With the loss, the Vulcans fall to 4-5-1 overall with a 1-1-1 mark in league play. The Vul-

The California University of Pennsylvania volleyball team went 3-1 this past week, defeating a pair of PSAC conference foes and losing in a tough matchup to the defending champions of the Atlantic-Region. The Vulcans were defeated for the first time at home this season 3-1 in non-conference play last Wednesday night against the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals. The loss also snapped a 10 match winning streak for the Lady Vulcans, who dropped to 11-4 overall on the season. The Lady Vulcans were led on their offensive attack by junior Laurel Miller who posted a match-high 18 kills, while sophomore Mary Lavery also contributed to the team’s efforts with 12 kills of her own. Sophomore Samantha Rudy led the Lady Vulcans on defense with 24 digs and freshman Julie Henderson finished the game with a team high 46 assists. Both teams went back and forth throughout the first two sets of the match with each splitting those sets. The Cardinals took over in the third and fourth sets and ended up defeating Cal U in a hard fought matchup. The Lady Vulcans wouldn’t let the loss to Wheeling Jesuit effect their play as they looked to bounce back against the Clarion Golden Eagles last Friday night in PSAC West play in Hamer Hall. The Lady Vulcans won the first two sets of the match (25-20) and (25-23), but fell to Clarion in the third and fourth sets (22-25) and (17-25) to force a deciding fifth set against a team that had not lost a game all season. The Lady Vulcans would eventually take that final set by a score of (15-12) and would improve their overall record to 12-4 on the season. The win for Cal U also provided Clarion with their first loss of the season as they fall to 14-1 overall. Cal U was lead once again by Miller who posted 17 kills on the day and senior Molly Delaney who once again posted a double double, her sixth of the season, with 14 kills and 18 digs. Rudy once again led the Lady Vulcans with 26 digs and Henderson led with 40 assists. The final game of the Lady Vulcans eight match homestand was a rivalry game against the IUP Crimson Hawks on Saturday in Hamer Hall. Cal U started off shaky, losing in the first set in a close match (24-26), but recovered to win the next three sets and the match

3-1. With the victory, the Lady Vulcans move to 13-4 overall on the season and continue their scorching pace in PSAC play as they move to 6-0 within the conference. Cal U was able to bounce back well in their two matches following their loss to Wheeling Jesuit, which is something that catches the attention of the Lady Vulcans coaching staff. “I believe the team did a great job staying up for all eight matches,” said Head Coach Peter Letourneau. “We played well and had a lot of players make significant contributions to the team’s success.” The Lady Vulcans were helped out on offense by another kill/ dig double header by Delaney who posted 13 kills and 12 digs on the day. Sophomore Miranda Fouzie and junior Julia Muzy also participated in the winning effort with each player posting 11 kills in the contest. Muzy also tied sophomore Ema Bobbitt in digs with 13, while Henderson also posted a match high 52 assists to go along with 12 digs. After eight consecutive games at home, the Lady Vulcans will now go on the road for seven consecutive games, but don’t be surprised if the long time away from their home court doesn’t affect the play of the team. “We are actually ready to be on the road for a few matches,” said Letourneau. “I think being away and having all the down time together will help us deepen the personal relationships that play such a big role in forming a high functioning team.” The Lady Vulcans started their season long seven match road trip against the Seton Hill University Griffins on Tuesday night. They then defeated the Griffins in three sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-21) and moved to 14-4 overall on the season and stayed undefeated in PSAC conference play at 7-0. Cal U was led on offense once again by Miller who was one of three Lady Vulcans to post double digits kills in the game. Lavery and Delaney also posted double digit kills on the night, while Henderson posted 31 assists and Rudy finished with 17 digs.

The Lady Vulcans will continue their road trip as they travel to Edinboro to take on the Fighting Scots tonight at 7 p.m.


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photo: sports information Junior Defensive Back Terrell Roberson participates in pre game warmups prior to Saturday’s game against the West Chester Golden Rams. Roberson returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, his second career return TD, in the game.

Vulcans fall in second consecutive game to No. 17 West Chester _______________________ by Matt Hagy for the CalTimes

____________________________ Sometimes it’s tough to be positive after a grueling loss. For the California University of Pennsylvania football team, they took away many positives after losing for the second straight week against the 17th ranked West Chester Golden Rams 38-31 on an unseasonably warm October Saturday in Eastern Pennsylvania. “Offensively we were much better than the previous two weeks,” said Head Coach Mike Kellar. “Definitely moved the ball down the field better and were able to finish off the long drives and not turn the ball over by the end zone as we did against IUP. “Defensively... we gave up 38 points but we also held the running back who leads the country in all-purpose yards 100 yards under his average.” That running back who leads the country in all-purpose yards was West Chester running back

Rondell White, who still managed to rush for 145 yards on 34 carries along with two touchdowns despite being held to just a season-low 161 all-purpose yards. “A lot of that comes from the great offensive line play that West Chester has,” Kellar said. “West Chester is a very good offensive football team; they had a lot of kids returning from last season’s great team making them a very experienced bunch.” The loss was the second consecutive for the Vulcans as they slipped to 3-2 while the Golden Rams stayed unbeaten at 5-0. The top-ranked West Chester offense marched through the Vulcans defense on the opening drive using White to lead them down the field on a drive that ended with a four yard plunge from West Chester quarterback Sean McCartney to put the Golden Rams on the board first. Sophomore James Harris made his starting quarterback debut for the Vulcans in the game and led them into Golden Ram territory on the Vulcans first offen-

sive possession of the game only to have the drive stall at midfield. Things got worse when a snap on the first Vulcans punt slipped through junior Punter Andy Cerett’s hands that set the Golden Rams up in great field position and with a chance to blow the game open early. This was the third mishandled punt in 3 games, which is becoming a concern for the Vulcans. “We had a true freshman long snapper making his debut against Edinboro in the rain and really struggled in the conditions,” Kellar said. “He did a better job in the IUP game and in that punt last week he had a perfect snap but it just went through Andy’s hands. He mentioned about having sweaty hands in the high humidity, something that happens once in many snaps. It is an area we work on 10 minutes every day in practice with specialists. It is just an area we have been struggling so far this season in but we are improving in and continue to improve every day in practice but yes it is definitely an area of concern.”

October 11, 2013 Senior Jalen Fields bailed out the special teams by blocking an attempted 42 yard field goal by the Golden Rams to prevent them from going up double digits. The Golden Rams eventually went up two scores after stopping the Vulcans in their own zone and again using Rondell White to plow down the field and setting himself up for a one yard touchdown to put West Chester up 14-0 in the second quarter. The Vulcans countered the score with a 33 yard field goal from junior Cody Nuzzo to make the score 14-3, which was set up off a 56 yard pass play from Harris to sophomore Kowan Scott that set the Vulcans up in the red zone for the first time of the game. After forcing a three and out from the Golden Rams, Harris and Scott led the Vulcans down the field once again with Kowan catching passes of 43 and 11 yards to put the Vulcans on the cusp of the end zone. Harris then powered in for the touchdown from one yard out to trim the West Chester lead to 4 going into the locker rooms at the half. The two teams did not move the ball much at all to begin the second half but it was the Golden Rams who struck first on a 37 yard pass play from McCartney to LaRonn Lee to stretch the lead back to 11 at 21-10 with just over six minutes left in the third quarter. Lee caught a beautiful spiral from McCartney down the sideline and blew past the only Vulcan defender who had a chance to stop him for his first score of the day. On the ensuing kickoff, junior Terrell Roberson electrified the sun-soaked crowd with a 100 yard kickoff return to immediately erase the extended lead the Golden Rams temporarily built. This was the second career kickoff return for Roberson and his first since returning the opening kickoff last November against Millersville and his touchdown return of 100 yards tied the school record set by Marc Huddleston in 2006. The Vulcans sideline was buzzing with excitement after the kickoff return touchdown but unfortunately it was quickly erased by West Chester sophomore, Brandon Monk, who raced 97 yards into the end zone on the ensuing

kick to again put the Golden Rams up 11 in an absolute stunning turn of events. West Chester extended the lead to 31-17 with 9:49 left to play in the fourth quarter after a long drive that was once again keyed by the fierce running game of White and Monk that set up a 23 yard field goal from Golden Rams kicker Shawn Leo. The Vulcans again used a quick strike to respond, this time off an outstanding from Harris, who got it to senior wide out Mike Williams from 51 yards out. Harris fired the pass to Williams who torched the Golden Ram corner covering him, and raced down the sideline to make it once again a one score game. West Chester then used a drive that nearly took the rest of the fourth quarter to wear the Vulcan defense that eventually led to Rondell White scoring his second touchdown of the game on the ground. It was yet again the duo of White and Monk that ran through a seemingly tired Vulcans defense that put the lead back to two scores at 38-24 with just 1:39 left to play in the contest. The Vulcans made it interesting with another quickstrike score when Harris rifled his second touchdown pass of the game to Trey Johnson to make it 38-31. With 35 seconds left, the Vulcans were forced into an onside kick that took a huge bounce but rolled out of bounds to seal the Golden Rams victory. Harris finished his starting quarterback debut 16 for 31 for 273 yards and two touchdown passes and more importantly, no interceptions. The Vulcans now look to end their two game losing streak tomorrow against a much improved Clarion Golden Eagle football team in the annual homecoming game at Adamson stadium. “We now sit here at 3-2 and need to protect our home-field for homecoming, simple as that Coach Kellar said. They are a solid football team, probably the best Clarion football team I have seen since I have been back at Cal. Clarion is a very solid outfit and I hope our guys are ready for the challenge this weekend in front of many alumni.”

Cal Times Oct. 11, 2013  

The Cal Times is the student newspaper of California University of Pa. published by the Student Association, Inc.

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