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NEWS See You at the pole prayer rally

Students participate in global day of student prayer event See You at the Pole.

Powell keynotes diversity conference at Cal U

Powell addresses conference attendees of the 2013 Pittsburgh Leadership and Diversity conference in the Convocation Center.

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OPINION Multiculturalism Student Deven Bourquin shares his views on why multiculturalism is needed but may also be over emphasized.

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ENTERTAINMENT local haunts

Staff writer Taylor Brown highlights the hottest Halloween haunts in western Pa.

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SPORTS Pirates clinch playoff berth The Pittsburgh Pirates secured a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 1992.

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_______________________ by Casey Flores for the CalTimes

____________________________ After a lifetime of shattering glass ceilings, General Colin Powell was the keynote speaker of the 2013 Pittsburgh Diversity and Leadership conference held on the campus of California University of Pennsylvania. “Without leadership you will never achieve your goals of diversity,” Powell said the opening remarks of his speech. He explained the current minorities that are coming up would soon become the majority of United States’ citizens, but that many were not “starting out in life properly” in order to be able to lead the future. He said in order to be successful in life, children need five things: a role model, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start, education and a virtue of service. He challenged the 1500-member audience to contribute time, money and resources to care for the upcoming generation. Recalling his days in the military, which he joined in 1958, he said the country was still segregated. Thirty-one years later, he was the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff. “It was unthinkable, it was undreamable,” Powell said. He attributed his success to hard work and being in an institution that allowed it to happen. In a challenge to students, he

said, “you have got to study the newspapers and inform yourself in a sensible way,” instead of getting news from the polarizing media. He also said leaders, especially young leaders, had to “set a tone” of leadership. Leadership is about followership and about getting followers to achieve the purpose established for them according to General Powell. He finished his speech on diversity and leadership by describing his love for immigrant pushcarts in New York City. He said that very often, immigrants will recognize him and offer him their hotdogs for free, saying “America’s paid me” by being a nation so welcoming of diversity. “I really enjoyed [his speech],” Paul Powers, a Cal U alumnus (education, 1973), said. “He really represents America well. His comments concerning the past, the present and for the future especially gave hope for America.” He was a great keynote speaker to be chosen,” Chris Novak, junior, communication, said. “He’s a great orator and has the experience to advocate for diversity. He’s someone the students really respect.” Adisa Hargett-Robinson, sophomore, political science, was invited to attend the whole conference. “Being a student, being at a leadership conference, it was great,” She said. “I think Colin

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Powell’s speech was great. It was good to see that he was a regular person able to talk about regular things.” The audience of students,

community members and conference attendees responded to Powell’s speech with a standing ovation.

Students listen intently to Powell’s speech.

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Cal U Students gather for global day of student prayer

_______________________ by Casey Flores for the CalTimes

____________________________ What were those California University of Pennsylvania students doing early Wednesday morning in front of the flagpole? They were praying. According to their website, See You at the Pole, aka the global day of student prayer “is a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school... to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school and nation to God.” “I’m really excited for See You at the Pole, I’ve never done it before,” Emily Nallin, junior, theater, said prior to the event. “I think it’ll be a good experience

where all the groups in campus ministry will be united through prayer.” When asked why she does this, Nallin said that she does it because she believes in the importance of prayer. The event started at 7:00 a.m. with guitar-led worship songs and was followed by large group and small group prayers. “See You at the Pole is something I did in high school,” Sarah Barger, sophomore, gerontology said. “It’s a gathering of everyone just to center around our school to pray for the students. It’s so important and powerful because it’s everyone. Prayer is powerful in numbers,” Barger said. When asked why they pray Pearl Mitchell, a Cal U staff

WEIRD NEWS LONDON (AP) — It’s the next best thing to parking that costs peanuts: parking that costs chestnuts. A company that runs parking lots in the English cities of Leeds and Manchester is temporarily letting drivers pay with the dark brown seeds that fall from horse chestnut trees each autumn. Town Centre Car Parks is accepting horse chestnuts for parking time at a rate of 20 pence (32 cents) apiece. So far it has collected about 1,500 of the nuts, known as conkers after the traditional schoolyard game in which children try to smash them. The weeklong “Bonkers for Conkers” campaign was due to end Sunday, but company spokesman Matthew Williamson said Thursday it may be extended. The chestnuts are only being accepted at staffed parking lots, not automated ticket machines.

“You can’t put conkers into coin slots,” he noted. The company said the project aimed to raise awareness about carbon emissions from automobiles and it plans to sponsor a forest to help offset carbon emissions. It hasn’t decided yet what to do with the conkers.

ALLISON PARK, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area elementary school has a novel way to acclimate its kindergartners to the school experience — but it’s not a technique that can be easily shared with other schools. It’s the fact that Burchfield Elementary School’s brand-new kindergarten class has 10 sets of twins. That means 20 out of 100 pupils in the Allison Park school’s kindergarten program started the year with at least one close friend. Principal Jeff Rojik tells KDKA-TV (http://cbsloc.

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member and associate pastor of New Beginnings Full Gospel Church in Uniontown, said, “There is power in prayer and God is a healer and a restorer. When we pray, we touch heaven, we touch God’s heart.” “7 a.m. is quite early for most college students, but we had a great turnout anyway,” said Kim Wilson, campus minister of New Life Christian Fellowship. 28 students and staff members showed up. “We hope to bring hope to our campus through sharing the faith we have in Jesus,” Wilson said. See You at the Pole is a global annual event that has been held since 1990.

al/16Y7WWD ) that kindergartners are often nervous about starting school but says, so far, with so many twins “it’s a nice transition.” Sally Engel says it’s nice to have her brother, Cy, in the same class, saying, “Whenever you want someone to play with and you don’t have anybody else, you’ve got somebody in your family — you have a twin.” JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — If only all unwelcome bar guests were this obliging. A black bear walked into the bar at the Alaskan Hotel in downtown Juneau on Monday night. Bartender Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy says she freaked out and yelled, “No bear! Get out! No! You can’t be in here!” The bear complied, leaving the bar within seconds. State biologist Ryan Scott says it’s rare for black bears to go inside Juneau businesses, but they have wandered inside homes before.

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September 27, 2013

POLICE FILES Sept. 19 Drug Offenses

Sept. 17 Criminal Mischief

Building C- CA reports smell of marijuana in the hallway at 10:47 a.m.

Lot 2- Car went through gate at Lot 2 with two witnesses at 4:47 p.m.

Wood Street- Act 64 (Controlled Substance) Offense at 1:56 a.m.

Sept. 16 Harassment

Coover Hall- Assist CPD with warrant service at 9:03 a.m.

Carter Hall- Girl was harassed in her dorm room. Reported at 4:17 p.m. Medical Assist

Sept. 18 Suspicious Activity Hamer Hall- Unconscious female found in the gym at Third Street- stu7:28 a.m. dent concerned about threat he received by e-mail. Reported at 7:59 a.m. CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with inciting Chaos. That’s the name of a police dog officers say was taunted by 26-year-old James Paul Andrews, of Cranberry Township, after the man was stopped at a drunken-driving checkpoint about 2:40 a.m. Sept. 15. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Andrews who was allegedly “barking, hissing and growling” at the dog, according to the K-9’s handler, Evan City police Sgt. Don Myers. The Butler Eagle reports Cranberry Township police filed the charge on Monday — which is a felony carrying up to seven years in prison — along with drunken driving and other charges. Township Sgt. Chuck Mascellino says Myers and Chaos were assisting with the checkpoint when Andrews allegedly became irritated and began bark-

ing at the dog. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin student with a nickname of “Silo” is eating his way through school — competitively. Computer engineering student Eric Dahl now ranks third in the world of competitive eating as determined by All Pro Eating rankings, though he once held the top spot. Dahl has earned more than $18,000 in prize money or merchandise to help pay for his education. “I’m eating for my education,” he said. “It helps me get through.” Dahl was drawn to competitive eating in 2011, at the former Big Red’s Steakhouse in Madison. Dahl didn’t want to pay for his meal so he signed up for a challenge: eat a three-pound cheesesteak sandwich in less than 10 minutes and skip the bill. He finished in 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

CALTIMES CONTRIBUTORS: Matt Kaminski Josh Hanna Stetson Provance Deven L. Bourquin Michelle Cooper Matt Hagy

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September 27, 2013

The Great Pierogie Race of 2013

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Gene Axton

editor in chief

California University of Pennsylvania played host to anthropomorphic perogies when Jalapeño Hannah and Cheese Chester brought their feud out of PNC Park and onto Third Street. The two dinner dishes visited Cal U on Sept. 18 during the University’s Student Appreciation Week to hold a smaller version of the Perogi Race, a PNC Park tradition, in front of Natali Student Center. The first running, which in-

cluded the two perogies and Cal U’s mascot Blaze, was won handedly by Cheese Chester. Blaze was injured during the competition but he was able to leave the track under his own power. Blaze’s injury kept him out of the second race and opened up a spot for Bob Mehalik, resident director for Johnson Hall. Mehalik proved to be quite the challenger but couldn’t muster more than a second-place finish against the dominant Cheese Chester. Chester stood in stoic silence when asked what the day’s victories meant to him.

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Local haunts provide Halloween fun An abandoned house evokes creepy feelings as the Halloween season approaches.

_______________________ by Taylor Brown staff writer

_______________________ Western Pennsylvania gets a little scary this time of year with different thrills and attractions popping up during the Halloween season. From amusement parks transformed into nightmares to haunted mansions and corn mazes built to confuse, there are more than a few options for those looking to laugh and scream their way through October. Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights 2013 Experience the thrill of Kennywood’s favorite rides with a special twist for the Halloween season. Actors fill the darkest corners of the park to provide the ultimate scare and different themed walk-through experiences such as BioFear, Voo-doo Bayou, Mortem Manor and Villa of the Vampires are available to challenge the brave. Fright Nights start on Sept. 27 and last through Oct. 26 and operate from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m with the exception of Sunday, Oct. 13, when the park will be closing at 11 p.m. General admission is $29.99 at the gate with an additional $1 for amusement tax. Students with valid college ID can get into the park for $15 on Sept. 27, Sept. 28 and Oct. 13.

Scarehouse Scarehouse was rated the fifth scariest haunted house in the county last year by Hauntworld magazine. The indoor attractions include A Creep’s Christmas, Pittsburgh Zombies and The Forsaken. The haunt lasts roughly 30-40 minutes and doors open on Sept. 27. The last night of the attraction will be on Nov. 2. Friday and Saturday hours are from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. and the Sacehouse is open on Sundays from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. General admission is $19.99. Allen’s Haunted Hayride Declared “officially haunted” during a live KDKA broadcast on Halloween night in 2001, Allen’s Haunted Hayride travels along route 666 with wagons departing every 15 minutes. Carnival rides, a new addition to the experience, will be running from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. nightly. Allen’s beings the season on Oct. 3 and continues through Nov. 2. Thursday hours are from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and are extended one hour on Friday and Saturday nights. The carnival rides are in Smock, Pa. included in the $13 general admission. Castle Blood This indoor haunt spot is opening for its 21st year of operation. Unlike a typical haunted house, Castle Blood stars the MacCabre family in a traditional gothic Halloween tour of their


home. The first night of operation is Oct. 4 and production will continue every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. through Nov. 2. Castle Blood will be operational onSundays (and Halloween) from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. General admission is $15 per person, but nightmare passes that include a shirt and pin are available for $25. Castle Blood is in Monessen. Demon House This haunted attraction provides more than just screams. Hangout by the campfire and enjoy some hot apple cider, listen to the live entertainment or watch classic Halloween movies in the outdoor movie area. Demon House is open Friday Oct. 13 through Nov. 9 on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. until midnight and Thursdays and Sundays from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. General admission is $18 per person. Demon House is in Monongahela. Terror Town This haunted homestead has 30,000 sq. ft. of thrills through various haunted attractions that open Oct. 5 and continue through November 2. Terror Town will be open weekly Thursday through Sunday from 7 p.m. until midnight with the exception of Oct. 11. A special night will be held on Halloween, during which guests will wander through the attraction with only flashlights. The special effects and audio will be fully

functioning and the staff will be in place but the entire attraction will be in a complete blackout. General admission is $17. Terror Town is in Pittsburgh’s stript district. West Deer Nightmare Noah Hobbs was a serial killer that was killed by law enforcement officers a mile away from his home after a three weeklong manhunt. Over 200 decapitated bodies were found on the property that is now serving as a Halloween attraction that will open on Oct. 4 and remain open until Oct. 30. Hours of operation are from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays. General admission is $10 but an RIP pass can be purchased for $20 that allows immediate front of the line access. The nightmare happens in West Deer Township, Pa. Rich’s Fright Farm “A Victorian Nightmare” Take a haunted ride through the fields of Rich Farms to the haunted mansion. After screaming through the halls, try to make it back to normalcy through the corn maze. Special nights provide live music entertainment as well as concessions. The first night of production is Sept. 27 and will continue through Nov. 2. Service starts at dusk and runs until midnight on Friday and Saturdays. General admission is $25 but there are different nights of the week

that discounts are available. On Wednesdays students and military personnel get in for $15 with valid ID. Guests receive $5 off admission on Thursdays if they donate an item to charity. Sundays are considered to be family days and each guest receives $5 off. The Fright Farm is in Smithfield. Hundred Acres Manor Hundred Acres Manor is now open and features six different attractions including Dead Lift, Damnation, South Valley Hospital, The Family Brine and The Maze. The manor is open seven days a week from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m and on weekends until 11:30 p.m. General admission is $18 and VIP passes can be purchased online for $20 that allow for line jumping. Super VIP passes that include a shirt can be purchased for $25. Students can get in for $10 with a valid ID on Wednesdays and the same discount is extended to military personnel on Thursdays. Hundred Acres Manor is in Bethel Park. Nemacolin Castle Ghost Tour Across the Brownsville bridge sits Nemacolin Castle. The castle has been standing since 1789 and is steeped in local history. The site gives ghost tours thought the old castle during the fall season for those feeling brave. The tours run every Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children.

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Outfit of the week moving online


Outfit of the week has been a new feature in our paper this year and while we’re not getting rid ot it, we are moving it to an online feature on the CalTimes website. This move is going to enable us to compile more than one outfit and then give students a chance to vote on their favorite. Make sure you check in every week to see which outfits have been choosen and tell us which is your favorite!

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Inkwell is Cal U’s very own literary webzine Jodi Philips

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The Inkwell is coming back for the 2013 edition! The students in Publishing the Magazine welcome submissions from Cal U students to be a part of the electronic publication. The three different categories are: poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Inkwell is also looking for original photographs from students who prefer using camera over pen. The submission deadline for all categories is midnight on Sunday, Oct. 6. Visit for specific guidelines for each category.

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_______________________ Every few semesters California University of Pennsylvania students come together under the instruction of English professor Carol Waterhouse and put together an online webzine called Inkwell. Inkwell is dedicated to publishing the work of students and giving them an opportunity to have their work recognized outside the classroom. Some editions have incorporated photography and works of art as well. The idea is to bring together the many creative mediums that students explore here at Cal U during the course of their education. In earlier years print editions of Inkwell were created, but since 2005 Inkwell has moved online. This has led to a less

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costly production and opened up opportunities to get creative with web design. No matter the changes Inkwell undertakes each semester is run, Waterhouse is passionate about letting students take control of the webzines production as much as possible. Publishing the Magazine is the class completely centered around the production of Inkwell. Students taking the class create guidelines for poetry, fiction and non-fiction submissions, plan advertising for the publication and use online tools to create a user friendly web page. Inkwell will be officially published online at the end of the Fall semester, and for those who worked on the website and contributed a small social event will take place where students and faculty can celebrate the student work.

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“Carrie” It’s a horror classic that has withstood the test of time. So much so that a remake of the movie is coming out this October starring the well-known actress Chloe Grace-Moretz. The story is about a girl who discovers she has telekenetic powers while under abuse from her overly religious mother. Carrie is bullied at school and at home and uses her power to carry out her revenge.

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, John Travolta Genre: Horror Original Release Date: Nov. 3, 1976


by Josh


courtesy: killing thing

If you are looking for music along the lines of Every Time I Die or Code Orange Kids, then Killing Thing is where it’s at. Killing Thing hails from the South Hills of Pittsburgh, and with only one release so far they are a hardcore force to be reckoned with. Their debut release, simply named “2013,” contains only two songs and both have some very interesting concepts behind them. In a recent interview on the Locals Only radio show, it was revealed that “Ox King” focuses on a time in one’s life after getting out of a rough relationship and throwing caution to the wind. Whatever happens though, there are always consequences to anyone’s actions. With two more releases in the works, Killing Thing is a hardcore band to keep on your music radar in the future. Check out Killing Thing on Facebook ( and download their release “2013” for free on their Bandcamp (

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September 27, 2013

Organization Fair 2013

Cal U PRSSA represents at their booth.

Photos: Casey Flores

The Criminal Justice Club welcomes people. The Japanese Animation club being animated.

Suzy Hart (junior, education) poses with her chocolate foundain delight. The Photo Club displays their past award-winning shots.

Chris Novak (junior, communication) signs up for College Republicans.

The girls of Delta Zeta pose at their booth. The fencing and medieval clubs’ display.

The Art Education club had a chocolate fountain!


Sierra Perry and Deeva Kushak, both freshman majoring in social work, get their caricatures drawn.

Matthew Zemba (marketing, junior) poses with his girlfriend Jessi Pardo representing New Life Options Crisis pregnancy center.

Photos: Casey Flores

Allison Shaffer (freshman, education) poses while getting a free massage.

Noah Smartt (freshman, communication) poses with his stuff he won from the Green Dot Project.

L-R: Gino Buccilli (finance), Nick Rossi (criminal justice) , Allysia Nunez (biology), and Zack Petrick (technology management)

Kelli Bollinger (freshman, education) talks over health choices with one of the patrons.


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Kylee Sebastian and Melina Corkos


Zach Kearns & Zach Fehl

Chelsea Getsey

Briana Carter

Nearly 70 participants posed for the CalTimes Mugshot contest at the Club and Organizational Fair on Sept. 19. There was only one rule: “Strike your most criminal pose!� The CalTimes editorial staff picked Zach Kearns & Zach Fehl and Briana Carter to receive the prize of a 16-inch cheese pizza and a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi (courtesy of AVI Foodsystems). Check out the rest of the photos on our flickr page at

Angela Novak

William Hewitt (a cop)

Kelsey Baumgardner, Susanna King and Taylor Brenner

Sam Stuckey

Lauren Griffith

Jordan Duke

Emily Conti

Jamie Dobbs and Caitline Sitler


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A college student’s view on multiculturalism _______________________ by Deven L. Bourquin for the CalTimes

____________________________ Multiculturalism – it’s a big word for a vast topic, and to fully express my opinion, I would need to write a book. However, I shall try to respectfully explain my thoughts on multiculturalism and why I favor the idea. I think that it is important to promote diversity. With diversity comes many different thought processes. With exposure to diverse people a human grows to understand exactly what it means to be… human. With exposure to other people comes more understanding and less of the hate that is brought about by stereotypes. It helps curve extreme ways of thinking and remind everyone that we are all human. If I were to provide an example of my opinion when it comes to work-related experiences, the following scenario would sum it up: There is a company that is primarily made up of people that are of Asian descent. Now the company is hiring and looking to promote diversity within. The results are narrowed down to two possible employees: one who has a small amount of Asian ancestry while the other is full-blooded Hispanic. Both of the credentials of the employees are practically identical and their skills are the same. I feel that choosing the Hispanic person due to their heritage

would be appropriate, because it’s not ruling out the merits of the applicants. Now, if the Asian applicant was better qualified and the Hispanic person was chosen simply because of their ethnicity, I feel that is wrong. This would not help the cause of diversity for understanding and growth’s sake because that minority to the company was chosen for a quota. I do understand the opposing opinion. Some may say that the merit of someone’s work will be overlooked because they are not a minority. The opposition would say that there aren’t anymore merit-based guidelines and that things like Affirmative Action breed reverse discrimination. I would just like to point out that there really is no such thing as reverse discrimination – it’s simply discrimination. In my opinion, multiculturalism is a two-way street in the work field. The system should still be merit-based and diversity should be an afterthought. Work places should be looking for quality candidates and all people looking for employment should be as qualified as possible. Yes, some people do not have immediate access to certain education or opportunity, but it partially falls on the responsibility of the individual to go make those opportunities themselves and to try and find that education. People are capable of great things and no matter how much help the government may give them, it’s ultimately up to the person to change the

way things are working. For acceptance and understating to work, those feelings need to occur on a personal level. We should not need the government to say that a place must have a certain representation of ethnic people among its staff. Multiculturalism includes more than racial issues. It’s for young and old, rich and poor, the intelligent and the average, the Christian and the Islamic; it is to bring us all together. There are viable reasons to be against multiculturalism, but I think that there are more benefits to multiculturalism than there are to the current status quo. I would say that multiculturalism is not about making a soup, but more about presenting a meal

ing in America. You could hear the mummers throughout the stands of people young and old, black and white still elated from the charismatic speaker and how his story was such a great representation of the leadership conference’s theme of “diversity,” with him being a person of color. After the speech, his partner introduced himself to me as the CEO of one of Colin Powell’s companies. He asked the Cal U Women’s united executive board, of which I am a part, if we would like to take a picture with Powell. I asked myself why he was drawn to us out of the 1000+ people in the room, but it was Colin Powell for goodness sake, so I put that in the back of my mind and thought, “why not go up and get a picture with the guy?” The man who had introduced himself as the CEO led us backstage to where Collin would be waiting to take a picture with us. On our way, a Cal U faculty member stopped us and questioned the CEO why exactly

we were going to the back. He explained to the faculty member that he wanted Mr. Powell to take a picture with some black girls. That’s when it all made sense to me – he was interested in our look in an effort to promote Colin Powell’s image. After the picture was taken we were pushed aside and rushed out. When I tried to speak to the CEO about Cal U Women United’s charity event Coins for Chrissy, our effort to raise money for a student that recently lost a limb, the once friendly and inviting CEO was now too busy for me. He had gotten what he wanted. Taking a picture with a few black girls would make it look like Powell was in fact reaching out to us and had helped ”diversify,” when really we were just used as objects of advertisement. Although I didn’t remove myself from the picture, I wish I would have. If the price of taking a picture with a prominent figure is having his staff exploit you, I never want to take a

with all food groups present. It’s working together to create an amazing experience. In the United States, we are very stuck on race and ethnicity. For example, when I went to fill out my papers to complete my work study, I was required to fill out a paper dictating my race and my ethnicity. I don’t see why that was necessary. I understand that it was a form that was related to Affirmative Action, but we shouldn’t need it. Affirmative Action is a good umbrella but a poor roof. In my understanding, multiculturalism is not saying that distinct cultures should be erased, but public culture should be multicultural to promote acceptance and harmony.

People may be unaccepting of multiculturalism while in private, which is reasonable. It’s impossible to expect everyone to be on board with the same opinion. Multiculturalism is a vast topic. I feel that there is much to be gained by becoming an understanding and accepting society because we are already such a melting pot of cultures. The United States has a chance to continue creating a unique country and I feel that multiculturalism can help to stop much of the infighting that occurs in this country. Pages more could be said bout this topic, but I don’t have time to write a book. courtesy: wikimedia commons

Letters to the editor Colin Powell and his staffers’ hypocrisy The Pennsylvania Diversity Council hosted its annual leadership conference last week here at California University of Pennsylvania and brought in keynote speaker and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. He spoke on how we should build and develop our strengths and place our focal point on what we do well. He told us how his parents were immigrants that came to the “land of opportunity” and settled in New York. He told of how they survived the good ‘ole fashioned American way by pulling themselves up by the bootstraps. He went on to talk about how he went to college then later to the military and climbed his way to the top by hard work and dedication. After his speech, the audience felt hopeful and refreshed. His speech relit the flame that calls people to look forward; a flame that life sometimes puts out. You could look out over the diverse crowd, some of whom were servicemen who had lost limbs, and see how they were beaming with glee and believ-

picture with another “famous” person again. I cannot blame Powell for his administration’s actions and I can’t say for sure that he even knew what his CEO had done, but because of this specific incident I find it hard to support his movement and organization. Maybe I was mad because I was meek and didn’t stand up for myself and say no to the picture – or maybe I was mad because I realized I had been exploited for my brown skin and afro. -Blair Crumbley (senior, sociology)

Blaire Crumbley is a senior at Cal U. She is majoring in Sociology and minoring in leadership and women studies. She is a community advisor as well as a part of the Frederick Douglass Institute, Black Student Union, Inner Residence Hall Council, and is the president of the Cal U Women United.

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By Michelle Cooper

Hi everyone! Thank you to everyone that has been in attendance at our meetings (every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. in Carter Hall Multipurpose Room). We are still taking ideas and designs for our T-Shirt contest. Please turn them in as soon as possible so we can choose a winner and get the shirts made. For the design, we are looking for something catchy and attractive that people would want to purchase. Please have BSU somewhere in the design. Also, please keep in mind that we will be hosting a homecoming party this year on Saturday, Oct. 12th from 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. The proceeds we make from this party will be going to the Jennie Carter Scholarship. Entry is $5 for California University of Pennsylvania students and $10 for non-Cal U students. All guests must be on the guest list or they will not be let into the party. Only one guest is allowed per Cal U student. Guest List will be closing Thursday, Oct. 10th. You may contact any board member to add a name to the guest list. We will be taking a trip to Kennywood for fright night on Saturday, Oct. 19th. The bus will be leaving from in front of the library at 6 p.m. and we

will be leaving Kennywood at 11:30 p.m. Tickets for Cal U students are $20 and non-Cal U students are $25. Tickets can be purchased at the info desk in the union. Money must be put on your shop dollars. On Jan. 21st there is a Jay-Z concert in Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center. We will be raffling off two concert tickets. Tickets are 3 for $5 and 10 for $8. As a recap, we would like to thank everyone that has been supporting our organization thus far. Thank you to everyone that volunteered for family day, the organization fair, and also for anyone that attended the 1 man play And They Said I Wouldn’t Make It. To find out more information about Sam and his story with Leukemia, visit There is a strong need for bone marrow donations for people with blood disorders. You could save someone’s life. To start, all it takes is a cheek swab. If it is found that your bone marrow is needed there are two procedures that you can choose from. They are not painful despite what you may have heard. Also, they only contact you if you are a match and someone needs you. To learn more about bone marrow, the procedures and more, visit or medlineplus/bonemarrowdiseases.html.

Cal U History Cal U. traces its roots back to 1852, when the fledgling community of California spent tax monies and donations to create an Academy for kindergarten through college-level courses.

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Attention California University of Pennsylvania students! The semester is underway and assignments are starting to roll in. Amongst all these assignment are due dates to remember, laundry to do, personal matters, jobs, and many other aspects of life that must be juggled. So to help lighten the load on your brain, here are a few important dates (in print) that the Internship Center wishes to remind you of. So grab some scissors and tape and post this on your bedroom wall. First, your spring 2014 internship intent enrollment period is between Oct. 21 (Oct. 14 for priority registration) and Nov. 4, 2013. The internship intent appears on your schedule, but this does NOT mean you are registered for your internship. You must complete your internship application through InternLink and go through the internship process in order to become registered and receive credit for your internship. You will add the internship intent to your schedule just as you would a class through V.I.P. The deadline to complete your online internship application is Jan. 7, 2014 for the spring 2014 semester. These are simply the due dates for the university. Make sure that you are also paying

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attention to the internship deadlines of the company that you wish to intern with. Furthermore, the deadline for the spring 2014 Rutledge Internship Award is Monday, Jan, 6, 2014, by 4:00 p.m. These are just a few of the internships that were recently added to InternLink, the Internship Center’s online database. Human Resources Intern: This internship is for spring 2014. The Intern shall gain skills with the following aspects: new hire packets, audits, HIPPA, employment verification, unemployment processing, FMLA tracking, STD processing, benefits and administrative duties such as copying, filing and confidentiality. A minimum of one year human resources/ management/business coursework required. Financial Representative Internship: This internship is with Northwestern MutualThe Philadelphia Group. For consideration for the position, the intern must be a full-time student at a four year institution. Financial Representatives must have at least three years of continuous U.S. residency, hold a permanent resident visa and read, write and speak English fluently. The intern must have strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and have a his-

tory of personal success. Event Planning and Marketing Intern: This internship is for spring 2014 and occurs with Hello Productions, a Pittsburgh company. Hello Productions is looking for an intern to help out with event planning and marketing. To view these and all of our internship opportunities, create a profile in InternLink at student. For more information, please visit the Internship Center webpage at www.calu. edu/internships or stop by the Internship Center in Eberly 230. For questions or comments, please call 724-938-1578 or email Tracie Beck at The Internship Center will assist you in taking the steps toward gaining career experience.

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Remaining Pirates 2013 regular season schedule: 9/24: @ Chicago Cubs 9/25: @ Chicago Cubs

9/27: @ Cincinnati Reds 9/28: @ Cincinnati Reds 9/29: @ Cincinnati Reds If Pirates claim wild card, first playoff game: 10/2: Opponent TBA If Pirates win division, first playoff game: 10/4: Opponent TBA

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The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates have had many contributors to their success this season, including Center Fielder Andrew McCutchen, who happens to be a 2013 MVP candidate.

Pirates reach postseason for first time in 21 years

_______________________ Louis. And they hope that’s just the start, not the end. by: Andrew Seligman Associated Press

____________________________ CHICAGO (AP) — Players chanted “MVP! MVP!” as they doused Andrew McCutchen in the visitors’ clubhouse, two decades of futility finally washed away. The last time the Pirates made the playoffs, Barry Bonds was in the middle of the order. The average price of gas was $1.13 a gallon. Yes, it had been that long. The Pirates are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St.

“We’re definitely not done,” McCutchen said. “We’ve got some games left. We still could move farther.” Now, they can turn their attention toward bigger goals, the kind that seemed like nothing more than a pipe dream through all those losing seasons. It will be Pittsburgh’s first trip to the postseason since Bonds, Jim Leyland and Co. won three straight NL East titles from 1990-92. Bonds then left for San Francisco as a free agent, and the small-budget Pirates piled up 20 consecutive losing records — the longest streak in the four major professional sports. “For me, it’s not about the last 21 years,” Russell Martin said. “For me, it was just about this year, and what we could do this year. They had a good season

last year, lost some steam late in September, but I knew that if you’re having a good season all the way into September, you know you have a good club.” Starling Marte hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning at Wrigley Field, and the Pirates threw out a runner at the plate for the final out. The Pirates sprayed each other with bubbly and beer and sparkling cider in the visitors’ clubhouse once St. Louis’ 4-3 win over the Nationals became final. The Cincinnati Reds also clinched at least a wild-card berth, when they beat the New York Mets 3-2 in 10 innings. The Pirates and Reds, both 90-67, trail St. Louis by two games in the NL Central with five to go. Pittsburgh players sang Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” They took pictures and man-

ager Clint Hurdle had them gather for a group photo in the middle of the cramped visitors’ clubhouse. “The people of Pittsburgh have been waiting a long time,” said Neil Walker, who homered. The Pirates snapped a 1-all tie when Marte sent a drive off Kevin Gregg (2-6) with two outs in the ninth into the left field bleachers. In a fitting coincidence, they then preserved the victory on the final out in a play at the plate. McCutchen, the center fielder, picked up Ryan Sweeney’s bloop single after right fielder Marlon Byrd failed in trying to scoop up the ball and threw to first baseman Justin Morneau, positioned just in front of the pitcher ’s mound. Morneau caught the throw on one hop and made the relay to catcher Russell Martin, who applied the tag on Nate Schierholtz trying to score from first base. Still on his knees, Martin held the ball over his head in jubilation. Then, he heaved the ball toward deep left field as the Pirates celebrated near the mound, and Jason Grilli grabbed him, having escaped with his 32nd save in 34 chances. “Twenty-one years since we popped champagne in a Pirates clubhouse — and we’re acting like it’s been a long time,” Hurdle said. “The hard work, the fun. I’m just proud of each and every man in here, the fans they represent, ownership, general manager, president ... the scouts, players. This has been a group effort for a long time.” The Pirates’ last trip to the playoffs ended with Atlanta’s Sid Bream sliding home with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the

1992 NL championship series. The Cubs tied it in the eighth off Mark Melancon (3-2). Marte’s 12th homer set off loud boos for Gregg (2-6), who was almost released last week after going on a rant to reporters when he thought he had lost the closer’s job to Pedro Strop. Walker homered against Jeff Samardzija in the first to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead, and Charlie Morton pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings before the Cubs tied it against Melancon. Brian Bogusevic led off the eighth with a single, his second hit, and moved up on a groundout by Darwin Barney. Then, after a wild pitch, he scored the tying run on a single by pinchhitter Donnie Murphy. That spoiled a terrific start for Morton, who struck out five and walked one. Samardzija was almost as good, allowing one run and five hits over six innings. He struck out seven and walked four after going 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in his previous four starts. Samardzija’s only blemish in this one came when Walker drove a 1-1 pitch out to leftcenter with one out in the first. With the long ball, Walker matched a career high of 14 set last season. He has four homers in the past five games. Samardzija settled down after that but got little support as the Cubs lost for the 10th time in 13 games. It was also the second straight day an opponent celebrated at Wrigley Field. Atlanta clinched the NL East on Sunday, and this time, it was the Pirates’ turn to party. “That’s what we need to do,” Samardzija said. “I think we’re getting there, but we need to get some things ironed out.”


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Vulcans open PSAC play with shutout, 3-0 _______________________ by Matt Kifer sports information


Photo: Sports Information Sophomore Lauren Pezzica defends against an Edinboro Fighting Scots player in a PSAC conference game on Saturday night at Phillipsburg Soccer Complex

Lady Vulcans extend winning streak, shutout conference foes _______________________ tive goals by senior Kelsey by Jose Negron Russo and a strong perforsports editor mance by junior goalkeeper Ashley Magruda, who ____________________________ posted her second shutout of the season. The California University The Lady Vulcans were of Pennsylvania Women’s back in action on Tuesday soccer team posted their taking on Pitt-Johnstown in second shutout victory on their third consecutive home Saturday, defeating the game at Phillipsburg Soccer Edinboro Fighting Scots 3-0 complex. Cal U once again at the Phillipsburg Soccer shut out their opponents for complex. the third consecutive game, After starting their season defeating Pitt-Johnstown 0-2-1 with a season open9-0. ing PSAC loss to Slippery Cal U was led to their Rock, The Lady Vulcans fourth consecutive victory have outscored their last through a team effort in three PSAC opponents, IUP, which eight different players Clarion, and Edinboro, 9-1. scored a goal. With her perWith their three consecuformance on Saturday, Hotive victories against these gan became only the second conference foes, Cal U has player in team history with improved their record to 30 assists in a career. She 3-2-1 overall on the season sits only three assists shy of and 3-1 in conference play. tying the school record and The Lady Vulcans and sits tied for eighth in PSAC the Fighting Scots were in history. a battle of defenses in the The scoring barrage befirst half shutting down each gan early in the first half at other’s offenses and forcthe 3:40 mark on a goal by ing a scoreless tie going junior Haley Henderson on into halftime. The Vulcans assists by Hogan and seopened up the scoring 90 nior Stephanie Thompson. seconds into the second half Over five minutes later, the on the first career collegiate Lady Vulcans scored again goal for freshman Danielle on a goal by sophomore Kearns, which was assisted Marissa Neifert. Two minon by junior Erin Hogan, utes later, junior Chelsea who moved into second Crockett scored her third place in team history with goal of the season on a pass 29 assists in her collegiate from Hogan from inside the career. goal. At the 23:03 mark in The Vulcans put away the first half, junior Jordan the Fighting Scots late in Gray notched her first goal the game on two consecu-

of the 2013 campaign on a unassisted breakaway goal. Sophomore Janelle McCann scored the Lady Vulcans final goal of the first half on a pass from freshman Marissa Antrilli, giving Cal a commanding 5-0 lead going into halftime. Cal U didn’t let up in the second half as Hogan got in on the scoring, notching her first goal of the season at the 53:14 mark on a pass from Crockett inside the box. The remaining three goals scored by the Lady Vulcans in Tuesdays contest were unassisted goals scored by sophomore Kaili Smith, McCann, and senior Christy Smyda. Playing time in goal for the Lady Vulcans was split between freshman Meghan Jayes, sophomore Kristin Baierbach, and senior Ashley Smyda, who combined for the shutout.

The Lady Vulcans will attempt to continue their winning streak when they go on the road to take on Seton Hill University in PSAC play tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Junior Jeffrey Kyei (Tübingen, Germany/SIT Tübingen) tied his career high with five points on Sunday evening, as the California University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team opened Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play with a 3-0 victory against leaguenewcomer Pitt-Johnstown at the Phillipsburg Soccer Facility. With the win, the Vulcans improve to 3-3 overall with a 1-0 mark in league action. Meanwhile, the Mountain Cats drop to 2-4 this season and 0-3 in conference play. Kyei collected a pair of goals and added an assist against Pitt-Johnstown for the secondstraight year. An All-PSAC FirstTeam selection in 2012, he leads the team with four goals and nine points this season. Cal U tallied its first goal of the

game in the 22nd minute when junior Chris Hunkele (Hampton, Pa./Hampton) scored on a header off a direct kick by Kyei. The Vulcans stretched the lead to 2-0 at the 41:24-mark when Kyei worked a give-and-go with senior Gaby Deller-Borgono (Toronto, Ontario/Oakwood C.I.) in the middle of the box. Kyei collected his second goal of the game in the 56th minute off assists from freshmen Cory Kuzilla (Harborcreek, Pa./Harbor Creek) and Tyler McCarthy (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland). Junior goalkeepers Shane Donovan (Pipersville, Pa./ Central Bucks East) and Mitch Mack (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) combined for the shutout with Donovan making two saves in 55-plus minutes of action. Cal U attempted a season-high 21 shots in the victory, including 12 in the first half. The Vulcans begin a sevengame road trip on Saturday, Sept. 28, when they travel to face Seton Hill, another league newcomer, in Greensburg, Pa., at 3 p.m.

Sports Editor’s weekend NFL picks Game


San Franciso @ St Louis San Francisco Baltimore @ Buffalo Baltimore Arizona @ Tampa Bay Arizona Pittsburgh @ Minnesota Pittsburgh NY Giants @ Kansas City Kansas City Indianapolis @ Jacksonville Indianapolis Seattle @ Houston Seattle Chicago @ Detroit Chicago NY Jets @ Tennessee NY Jets Washington @ Oakland Washington Philadelphia @ Denver Denver Dallas @ San Diego San Diego New England @ Atlanta New England Miami @ New Orleans New Orleans UPSET: Cincinnati @ Cleveland Cleveland

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Sophomore Running Back Derrick Fiore rushes the ball on Saturday in the Vulcans 20-7 victory over the Edinboro Fighting Scots at Adamson Stadium.

Vulcans top Fighting Scots, win third straight game _______________________ by Matt Hagy for the CalTimes

____________________________ Despite rainy and windy conditions last Saturday afternoon, the Vulcan football team used their most complete defensive effort of the season to take down the Fighting Scots of Edinboro 20-7 at Adamson Stadium. With the win the Vulcans improve to 3-0 for the second straight season while the Fighting Scots dropped to 1-2 as PSAC west play opened up this weekend. As is usually the case in rainsoaked conditions that occurred and dominated the day Saturday, points came at a premium. Dealing with wet conditions is always a challenge to conquer against a tough opponent. “We practiced in similar conditions many times before,” Head Coach Mike Kellar said. “In those practices the staff makes sure the players focus on

the little things and concentrate on fundamentals, like tackling properly and holding on to the football. We call the game in a different situation.” On the opening drive of the game the Fighting Scots took advantage of high snap over the head of Vulcans punter, junior Andy Cerett that went flying into the end zone for a safety and took the early 2-0 lead. The Vulcans responded the next drive with a 25 yard field goal by junior Cody Nuzzo that was set up from a 53 yard completion from redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Schroeder to senior wide receiver Trey Johnson. Schroeder lofted a great pass that Johnson hauled in and kept his balance to stay in bounds and ran into the red zone to set up the Vulcans first points of the day. Both offenses were clearly affected by the rainy and windy conditions as the teams were held scoreless until midway through the second quarter

when Senior defensive back Dewey McDonald intercepted a pass from Edinboro quarterback Matt Bodamer and, using a wall of Vulcan blockers in front of him, ran 50 yards into the end zone to put the Vulcans up 10-2. The Vulcans defensive line continued to make it a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks in this early season by continually smashing into the duo of quarterbacks that Edinboro used Saturday. None was felt bigger than when senior linebacker B.J Stevens sacked another Edinboro quarterback, Jon Girvin, and classmate Noah Taylor recovered the loose ball at the Edinboro 11 yard line. Stevens continues to impress every week and has made himself a terror for opposing offenses over the past season. “BJ is a huge part of our defense,” Kellar said. “He made the all-American team last season and he is already performing up to that level he accomplished last season. He is an

oustanding player and we are glad to have him on the squad.” The Vulcans however, could not take advantage of the turnover as they fumbled the ball right back to the Fighting Scots. The fumble was the first of two chances for the Vulcans to break the game open before halftime, the other being a missed field goal from Nuzzo from 39 yards out as time expired. The Fighting Scots put together their best drive of the game on their opening possession of the second half taking the ball into the red zone for the first time of the day, but the swarming Vulcans defense halted the march and forced the Fighting Scots to settle for a 29 yard field goal that trimmed the deficit to 10-5 with just a little over ten minutes left in the third quarter. The Vulcans offense continued to struggle on their next drive but was once again bailed out the next Edinboro possession by the defense when freshman defensive back Aaron Terry recorded his second interception of the game and set the Vulcans up with a short field to work with. Cody Nuzzo tacked on his second field goal of the game this one from 33 yards out to put the Vulcans up 13-5 halfway through the third quarter. After forcing another Edinboro punt, the Vulcans offense put it all together using an overpowering rushing attack that plowed through the teeth of the Fighting Scot defense which led to a one yard score from sophomore running back Derrick Fiore to put the game out of reach at 20-5 in the fourth quarter. The duo of Fiore and Jeff Knox Jr. dominated the season long 17 play, 85 yard drive using a bruising style of running to wear down a tired Edinboro defense and give the Vulcans their first offensive score of the game. “We handle both backs by seeing what their strengths and weaknesses are and how they handle the different blocking schemes,” Kellar added. “The hard work they put in this summer camp really paid off on that scoring drive.” Fiore, while scoring his first ever Vulcan touchdown, finished the day with 68 yards on 22 carries while his counterpart

Knox added 92 yards on 21 carries. Edinboro got their second safety on the day off another bizarre snap the Vulcan punter Cerett had no chance to recover in time before he was swarmed by Fighting Scot defenders. Despite being on the short end of two bad snaps in the tough weather conditions, Cerett continually pinned Edinboro deep in their side of the field which made it difficult for the Fighting Scots to mount a long drive. The Vulcan defense stopped Edinboro one last time late in the fourth quarter when junior defensive back Tyrone Taylor intercepted the Edinboro quarterback Girvin to seal the victory. All PSAC-west quarterback, Cody Harris, missed the game for the Fighting Scots due to injury and both quarterbacks that the Fighting Scots used did not seem comfortable in the pocket and the overpowering Vulcan defense gave them a rude welcome to PSAC play. “The defensive game plan all week was to stop Cody and knowing the great dual quarterback he is, we concentrated on stopping the run like Harris does in most of his plays,” Kellar said. “For the two freshmen, we focused on stopping their basic game and finding what their weaknesses are and exploiting them.” The Vulcans now travel up to Indiana University of Pennsylvania tomorrow for the fifth annual Coal Bowl game to take on their arch-rival, the Crimson Hawks. This will mark the second year in a row that both the Vulcans and Crimson Hawks are both undefeated when they meet. “The Cal U – IUP game is a game with national ramifications,” Coach Kellar said. “While it is a big game in the race for the PSAC, it is simply just another PSAC west game and we treat it as any other division game. The Hawks are an outstanding football team; they are the defending PSAC champs and have returned many starters from last season’s playoff squad. We need to show up in a hostile environment, play well and execute our game.”

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