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Cal U alumnus Jason Vogel (‘08) works in a unique position as the creative director for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team where he applies many artistic skills he learned as a student of graphic design.

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OPINION GENERATION SMARTPHONE

How do you feel about today’s youth growing up with high-tech devices that were unheard of when you were a child?

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ENTERTAINMENT

Music recommendations based on bands you already like.

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SPORTS CAL U ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Vulcans Men’s Basketball junior Alonzo Murphy is in the spotlight as our “Athlete of the Week”. The six-footeight forward from Pittsburgh averaged ten points and six rebounds per game this season.

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During California University of Pennsylvania’s celebration of Black History Month, the university, according to Assistant Professor Harrison Pinckney, made an eͿort to both educate and inspire students. In order to achieve their goal, Cal U held events and welcomed speakers that that allowed students to be exposed to new ideas about things pertaining to both African American culture and pop culture as a whole. Pinckney pursued one speaker in particular, Eunique Jones, due to her initiatives within the black community. Jones, who gave Black History Month’s keynote address on Feb. 27 in the Vulcan Theatre, said she never would have envisioned herself becoming the source of inspiration when she Àrst thought about doing something to make a diͿerence. Back in 2012, shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, Jones, who was at the time a manager of online ads and social media for Microsoft, decided to use her love of art and photography as an avenue for change. The result was the “I Am Trayvon Martin” awareness campaign, which used photos of everyday people dressed in a hoodie (the attire Martin was wearing when he was shot) to portray that anyone could have met the same fate as Martin. The campaign, which ran through April 10, 2012, was a success and its exposure on social media websites and online news publications gave Jones a following. However, this endeavor was only the starting point for Jones. A year later, right before Feb. 2013, Jones started thinking about the current state of African Americans in this country. “I thought back to the I Am Trayvon Martin campaign in relation to how the black community is portrayed in the media,” Jones said. “Much like that campaign showed images that refuted what some kids saw on TV with the coverage of the Martin incident, I wanted to start a campaign for Black History Month that refuted what kids see on TV about black America.”

photo: Jeff Helsel Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson, creator of the “Because of Them, We Can” project, signs posters for Cal U students Rashee Ferguson (center), sport management major and Danielle Burns (right), athletic training major, at the Vulcan Theater in the Natali Student Center Feb. 27.

As Jones stood in her kitchen, she found her inspiration from an unlikely source. “I was watching my son Chase run around the kitchen table and I thought, “Hey, he kind of looks like [Muhammad] Ali,” Jones said. “Then it dawned on me, because of those before him, Chase can feel free to be himself.” That thought, Jones said, led to the creation of a Facebook page entitled ‘Because of Them, We Can.’

The page, which contained pictures of African American children channeling and portraying inÁuential black leaders, athletes, and celebrities from both the past and present, was originally meant to have content posted on it during the month of February. However, as Black History Month 2014 drew to a close, people who came across the page commented about their desire to see the page continue to post pictures year round.

Not long after that, people began requesting that Jones’s pictures be put on posters, calendars, and even in a book. “It’s amazing how the page grew,” Jones said. “It really did happen organically.” And, although the page allowed Jones to pursue her aforementioned dream of using art as a means of social change, it also forced her to make a tough decision.

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Eunique Jones Gibson’s photo project features hundreds of young people posing as some of the most iconic and influential African American figures from the past and present.

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Cal U Police Reports Car Damage A student reported that her car had been struck by another vehicle while parked in lot 4 during the morning of Feb. 25. The case is still being investigated.

was reported that a female student aboard a bus at the Park and Ride at Vulcan Village was unconscious. The student refused treatment offered by the Fayette County EMS.

Missing Chairs in Natali On Feb 26 at 7:30 a.m., it was reported to police that chairs had been stolen from the lobby of the Natali Student Center. The incident, which staff believes occurred on Feb. 23, is still being investigated.

Disturbing Pictures On Feb. 28 at 9:44 a.m., a student called police after receiving “disturbing� pictures via social media. The incident is still being investigated.

Unconscious Student on the Bus On Feb. 28 at 7:53 a.m., it

Harassment On March 3 at 3:07 p.m., a student was brought in by police after verbally threatening another student.

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“I had to choose between pursuing the dream this page created for me or my job,â€? Jones said. “Ultimately, I chose to resign from my job and make the campaign a business.â€? During the summer of 2013 ‘Because of Them We Can’ gained national attention, with stories on the campaign appearing on the Huffington Post’s website and in the Washington Post. In early Feb. 2014, the U.S. government nationally recognized the campaign while Jones visited the White House. Despite the recognition and the proĂ€ts, Jones said her goal has never changed. “Some people didn’t want to work with me when I made this a business because they thought my motives had changed,â€? Jones said. “But it was never about the money. This movement is bigger than that. This

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movement is bigger than my personal successes and me. This movement has one goal; to impact and change lives.� Over time, Jones said she hopes to see the movement’s goal become the goal of college students around the world. “I always stress the fact people need to chase their dreams and use their voice

and their talents to make an impact,� Jones said. “But, for that to happen, we need to get rid of our complacency. Today. people think their voices don’t matter and their dreams can’t be achieved. But, to me, if your dreams match you actions, anything can happen. You can change the world.�

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When life gets rough, any help is welcomed Cal U student experiences homelessness through real life experiment ______________________ BY JOSH HERMAN for the Cal Times

______________________ My worn and stained sweatpants did little to shield me from the cold hard steps of The First Baptist Church in Morgantown, W. Va. Several more people walked by. “24..25..26,â€? I counted them in my head. None of the three acknowledged me, made eye contact or dropped any change in my old Folgers coÍżee can. The same could be said for the Ă€rst 23 that passed by. The below-freezing temperature was starting to get to me and I wondered if my panhandling expedition was a mistake. The sign I held read, “ANY HE/P WE/COMED,â€? but I felt anything but welcomed. Beneath the main message of the sign I had added, “GOD BLESSâ€? in smaller print, only because I had seen those words so often on signs of beggars I had encountered in the past. I saw No. 27 walking up High Street alone – a pretty, brownskinned girl in jeans and a yellow WVU hoodie. She must have been in her late teens and I wondered if she would cross the street to avoid trudging past me. I wondered if I made her uncomfortable. She did not divert from her path and about a half a block before she reached me she stuck her hand in her left pocket. She did not make eye contact, nor did she actually stop, but her walk slowed as she silently bent down and dropped a dollar bill in my can. I watched her walk up the hill and disappear from my sight. Earlier that day I had been in my room where I untied my Jordans and put them in the corner. I removed my Nautica jeans and my Nike sweatshirt and threw them in with my other laundry.

In place of my jeans I put on the stained sweat pants. I wore an old wrinkled WVU t-shirt that I had gotten out of a storage bin, and over that I slipped on a thick black tattered jacket I had bought at a Good Will a few days earlier. I gazed at my unshaven self in the mirror and knew I looked the part. It all may have been for nothing if it weren’t for No. 27. My determination was reinforced after that Ă€rst donation and I continued to stew on the steps of the church and wait for the next act of kindness. That kindness came in peculiar fashion in the form of Sam. Sam was just shy of six feet tall and he stumbled on his way across the busy street. He stepped right in front of me and gave me the once over as if he was examining under the hood of a car. He had thin stretches of grey hair that was accompanied by a grey beard. The teeth in his mouth were much easier to count than the teeth that were missing. I think I managed to spot four in total. His clothes were in rougher shape than mine and my nostrils absorbed a strange scent that radiated from my visitor. After a few moments he looked up at me and spoke, but Sam’s words, like his smell was undistinguishable. I smiled and nodded out of instinct, my nerves on edge as I tried to determine what Sam’s next move would be. “The God Damn Sign brother,â€? he yelled as he pointed to my cardboard cry for help. I thought maybe he wanted mine or wanted me to make one for him. Sam liked to talk more than he liked to listen, an ironic characteristic for someone who was near incomprehensible. Over his next Ă€ve minutes of rambling I picked up enough context clues to catch his drift. “Pigs..

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sign..jail..overnight..trouble.. pricks,â€? were some of the words I managed to pluck out of his warning and I understood. If the cops saw me on the street with this sign they would arrest me. Sam went on to tell me how messed up he was. He lit a cigarette that he retrieved from behind his ear and pumped up his chest. “Case of beer‌six or seven bowls‌everything,â€? he braggingly muttered as I tried to take in as much information as I could decipher. I soon came to realize that Sam had no plans on leaving anytime soon. I think he tried to invite me somewhere, but I couldn’t tell for sure. I stood up. “I think I better get rid of this sign and get on my way,â€? I said to Sam. Sam began to warn me about the sign again as if our previous conversation had evaporated from his memory. I turned and walked away while he continued to talk, seemingly unbothered by his lack of audience. I replaced my sign with a smaller version that could be easily hidden within the conĂ€nes of my jacket. I walked a few blocks down from the house of worship where I had origi-

nally setup camp and groups of college kids passed me. I felt embarrassed and awkward as I made my way down the bustling main street of the campus. Sure, sitting on the steps with my coͿee can and my sign came with feelings of unfamiliarity, but now it was like I wanted to crawl out of my skin and slither away from everything and everyone. I needed to escape and then it hit me as to why I was overwhelmed with shame and unease. It was their eyes. They looked at me. I don’t mean a few people here and there; I mean they were all looking at me. I had gone from an unsightly ornament not worth a glance to a mobile spectacle that people were Àxated on. I quickly found a spot in front of a brick wall and tried to seamlessly drift back into an inconspicuous state. Foot traffic was heavier in my new stomping ground (sitting ground rather) and people emerged from the building I leaned against carrying Styrofoam containers which led me to the conclusion that it was some type of restaurant. Several people threw money and I could hear the clang of change hitting my Folgers can. Business was

picking up, and I allowed my mind to wander. I wondered if people would give me food down this way or if the cops would bring a citation or worse. I wanted neither. I thought of number 27 and wanted to know her name. I wanted to go home. I slipped into an alley to count the day’s earnings. $4.47 was the Ă€nal tally. I counted it twice to make sure. My pace was feverish as I walked back up High St. I kept my head down to avoid the piercing stares of judgment whether they were real or imagined. I was minutes from my car when I saw a man sitting on the ground with a shoebox in front of him. He was draped in a Ă€lthy brown afghan. I wondered if he would use his modest earnings to get drunk or high like Sam. Sam, despite his character Ă aws thought it worth his time to help me avoid a run in with police with his warning and No. 27 helped me to not give up. I thought those gestures were both worth repaying. I nodded at the man sitting on the ground and emptied the $4.47 into his shoebox. “Take it easy,â€? I said with a smile to the man. He didn’t look up and I didn’t look back.

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_______________________ You could find yourself in a musical rut after months of listening to the same songs and artists over and over. When there are so many different bands and singers out there it is amazing that this phenomenon even occurs. Some of the bands/artists listed here may not be new releases, but they are still worth giving a chance to. The great thing about music is it’s new no matter when you Àrst listen to it. Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! Listen if you like: Arcade Fire, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Imagine Dragons Start oͿ with the song “Devil On My Shoulder” and go from

there. The gruͿ, soulful voice of the lead singer draws listeners in immediately. Tightly wound, overlapping sounds make the songs interesting to the ear and there isn’t a moment where listeners feel like they expected it to go there. They are slated to release a new album at the beginning of April and just released a new song called “Sold My Soul.” The band has a Soundcloud, MySpace, Tumblr, Facebook and their 2011 album can be found on Spotify. Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas Listen to if you like: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Florence and the Machine This band features powerful female vocals and evokes the feeling of sitting someplace warm and humid despite the extreme cold that may surround.

The horn featured in their music gives it a southern feel. It’s perfect if the winter blues have set in and the soul is aching for something heavy and rich in tone. The bands sound embodies everything from Motown to early surf, psych, carnival, and girl group pop. Their latest EP “Demons” was released in November of 2013 and is on Spotify.

for a college road trip of selfdiscovery. They are going to be in Pittsburgh in April with well-known act Panic! at the Disco at Stage AE, so there is an opportunity to see them live if listeners enjoy them enough.

their sophomore album, “You’re Gonna Miss It All,” and it’s streaming on Spotify.

Modern Baseball Listen to if you like: New Found Glory, Say Anything, The Wonder Years

Magic Man Listen to if you like: Passion Pit, M83, Shiny Toy Guns

Brenden Lukens, who supplies the lead vocals in the band, has one of those voices that seem to talk through a song more than sing it. It works perfectly though with the pop-punk sound the band sports. They were recently features in Alternative Press magazine and have been gaining popularity with people who love the genre. Their lyrics are so straightforward it’s hard to listen and not feel a connection of some sort. They just released

You don’t hear this kind of voice often in the singers of our generation. It’s rough and full of twang. Jake Bugg is a 1 year-old British boy full of soul. His music blends rock, folk, and blues elements that all work together to make music that transports listeners to another time. It’s easy to imagine this singer is much older than he is. His music is the type of music you play on an old school record player because it makes the sound even more alive than it already is. Both of his albums are on Spotify if listeners don’t own a record player.

Synth-Rock is the label this band fits under. Electro-pop melodies, guitar, bass, drums and vocals play around to create an energetic and fun sound that is easy to become invested in. Their EP is like a musical journey with most of the song titles being named after places. Perhaps it will be the soundtrack

United States Steel offers valuable work experience _______________________ BY

DEVEN BOURQUIN

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_______________________ College students face a barrage of advice on a daily basis about how to improve their marketability. Eugene “Geno” Buccelli, 20, a business Ànance major, takes his education beyond the four walls of the classroom. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, he wakes up at 4 a.m. to prepare for his day. He commutes from California University of Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh for his internship with United States Steel Corporation. “It seems so much at Àrst,”

Buccelli said. “It’s just like with anything, like the Àrst day of classes for example,” he said relating to the adjustments he has had to make to his newly time-crunched life. Buccelli works in their payroll office and deals with unions. According to Bucelli, there has been a lot of tax work lately, though it’s starting to die down. He also does rate adjustments for workers. A lot of data entry duties and breaking them down is involved as well. He is learning the computer system more every day and the emailing involved with the job is an important aspect. “It’s one thing to email a

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professor,” Buccelli said. “It’s another thing to email because of a job, where it really matters. I am no longer just representing myself. I am now representing a company.” As for the pace of his days, he said, “There is always work to be done, so time is always moving. It’s nice because I’m not just sitting at the desk all the time. There are meetings that I attend and they help break up the day.” Buccelli said that he would like to work in Ànancial analytics, but “it’s cool to see how everything really works.” “I wish I would have known exactly how much time it takes,” Buccelli said. “I knew it would but I didn’t know how hard. Mentally and physically I am tired. It’s a stressful point of life. I am happy though.” The best part about an internship is that you are surrounded with likeminded individuals who have a job in the industry. “The people I work with hands down make the internship so much better,” Buccelli said. Buccelli has a plethora of advice for students on searching for internships. “Put yourself out there, whether you think you want the experience or not. Prepare yourself well. You need the interviewing experience.” He also has a tip for students once they step into their internship. “Once you’re on the job, just relax. Make sure you are yourself.”

Jake Bugg Listen to if you like: The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan

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“Cutie and the Boxer” “Cutie and the Boxer” was one of this year’s Oscar nominees in the documentary feature category. Even though it didn’t win it still proves it’s worthy of a nomination. The Àlm is about Ushio Shinohara who has been a leading alternative artist in Japan and New York City. He creates his art by placing boxing gloves in paint and punching the canvas in an artful manner. Through his years his wife Noriko has stood by his side as a faithful wife. Both are highlights in the Àlm as they follow Ushio trying to make it big without compromising his art and Noriko’s attempt at getting her on creative work in motion.


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The 724 Dining Tour: First Stop, Speers Street Grill for the Cal Times

_______________________ It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 724 Dining Tour. Living in the 724 my entire life, I have had the pleasure of dining at some of the most enjoyable and interesting restaurants in the area. I have had a taste for delectable food since I was young and since going to a university so near to my home, I found that not a lot of college students know of the restaurants this area has to offer. Because of this I felt it was my personal duty to educate the people of California University of Pennsylvania about the holein-the-walls – the diners and exquisite restaurants the 724 has to oͿer its visitors and residents. Our Àrst stop on the tour is the Speers Street Grill, a twelveminute drive from Cal U. Whenever I hear the word grill I automatically think steak. However, Speers Street Grill is much more than just steaks. They have quite a few options to go along with your preferred steak, but the menu has a wide

array of items to pick from – it’s one of those “there’s something for everyoneâ€? places. Dishes range from pastas, seafood, Black Angus burgers, sandwiches, and salads along with a wide variety of appetizers. The average price range for dishes is $10-$15, with a maximum of $20. Now you may ask, ‘what sort of restaurant is this exactly? What should I expect when I walk through the door?’ It’s not a huge restaurant – a remodeled house with three rooms to dine in overlooking the Monongahela River. There is a bakery at the entrance that sells biscotti and freshly-made desserts from The Speers Street Grill’s catering business, 2 Fine Caters. The dress code is causal and it has a family appropriate atmosphere, but it’s also a great spot for a date or a special occasion. On this particular visit, I went on a Saturday night around 6:30 p.m. with my family. When dining out with my parents, my dad will usually make reservations, and boy did I wish he would have this night. Arriving at the restaurant, there was little to no parking available. After Ă€nding

A ‘mad march’ for gamers _______________________ BY DEVEN BOURQUIN for the Cal Times

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Here is a list of a number of releases that are occurring this month. “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros� (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – March 18. Another game from a popular franchise, it should be noted that this game is not exactly the Metal Gear Solid release that you are hoping for. Instead, this is a prequel game to set up for “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.� “Dark Souls 2� (PS3, Xbox 360) – March 11. That’s right, the have-fun-

dying video game is back with more puzzles and classes and a new storyline. If you want a game that challenges you and gives you a sense of accomplishment for even making it five further steps, then this is a game you should buy. “South Park: The Stick of Truthâ€? (PS3, Xbox 360) – available now. The game based on the beloved television show is Ă€nally coming out this month after months of anticipation. Join Eric Cartman and many others for what is sure to be a wacky adventure. “The Witch and the Hundred Knightâ€? (PS3) – March 25. An action role-playing game, this game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Soft-

a spot, we walked into a very crowded Speers Street Grill. Despite the wait the service was great and our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. I asked her about the crazy amount of business coming and going and she explained that was normal for a Saturday night, and weekends in general. She also said they do not take reservations on weekends, but will on weeknights for parties of 8-10 people, so heads up if you plan to dine on a weekend. We decided to start our meal with an appetizer. Speers Street Grill is known for their Fried Zucchini ($7.50). According to their menu, they sell over 1,000 servings per month. After tasting them, you’ll understand why. They are thinly sliced pieces of zucchini with a light and crispy coating of breading served with ranch dressing that will melt in your mouth and you will soon forget if you are on your second or tenth piece. They also only come in one size – a large basket with enough to feed a third world country. Well, maybe not that many, but it was certainly too much for four people to Ànish. For my entree I ordered

Stuffed Cod Supreme ($15), a new item on the menu. The dish was great – easily one of the best-cooked pieces of Àsh I’ve had. The entree was a cod loin stuͿed with a mixture of crab, blended with seasoned herbs, breadcrumbs and Romano cheese. On top of the cod was a delicious, creamy lobster Alfredo sauce and on the side it was a wild rice blend and asparagus. I could not get enough of my entrÊe. My parents were laughing at me as a scraped the dish that my Àsh was baked in clean. The crab and cheese blend that the Àsh was stuͿed with was mouth watering – I could have ate a plate of just that, but the perfectly cooked Àsh made it all the more better. My dad raved about the Homemade Gnocchi ($12). He said they tasted just like his mother’s. The Salmon Crunch ($15.99), a huge piece of salmon rubbed with honey mustard and topped with pecans for a crust-yum, is also a great choice, and last but not least is the StuͿed Mediterranean Chicken ($13.75). I wasn’t sure about this when I ordered it, but after eating this chicken stuͿed with a

mixture of artichoke hearts, red peppers, black olives and feta cheese topped with a roasted garlic Alfredo, I fell in love. Though their desserts are homemade and look exceedingly tasty, I was too full to indulge. Next time I will have to try the Peanut Butter Melt-A-Way pie. It looked to die for! All in all, Speers Street Grill is a deÀnite stop if you are in the area and looking for some savory, belly warming food.

ware. The Hundred Knight is a powerful demon summoned by Metallia the witch to help her complete her goal. It’s a top down view akin to that of “Diablo II.� “Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dark Sky� (PS3) – March 11. The longstanding series from Gust that started in 1997 is back for more alchemical fun. Join Escha and Logy, two young alchemists, as they hone their craft. The game is a sequel of sorts to “Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk.� “Final Fantasy X-X-2 HD Remastered� (PS3) – March 18. For those of you who just can’t have enough of the classic PS2 hit, or for those of you who never had the chance to play it at all, “Final Fantasy X� and its sequel are back. This time the

track for “Final Fantasy X� has been remastered, along with the game’s cutscenes and graphics. It should be noted that both of the games are the international versions that were never released in the United States before. “Titanfall� (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows) — March 11 (Xbox One, Windows), March 25 (Xbox 360). Created by the co-creators of “Call of Duty,� “Titanfall� was announced at last year’s E3 event. It is an online shooter in which players control both soldiers and giant robots called Titans. Need more be said?

It should be noted that Xbox Live Gold games work a little diͿerently than the Playstation Plus free games. Microsoft splits up the way that the free games are released. From March 1 to March 15, the Àrst game will be released. From March 16 to the end of the month will be the second free released games.

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Playstation Plus games: “Tomb Raider (2013 Version),â€? “Thomas Was Aloneâ€? and “Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut.â€? Xbox Live Games With Gold: The Ă€rst free game this month is “Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution,â€? while the second game is “Dungeon Defenders.â€?

  

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PACKAGING.

VOGEL DECIDED TO

SHIP AT

WITH VENUES THAT HAVEN’T

SIMPLE WAY FOR PROMOTERS TO

YEAR, HIS LOCAL MUSIC SCENE

TURN THAT LOVE INTO A CAREER

BEEN SHUT DOWN YET, AND IN

COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR CUS-

PROVIDED AMPLE OPPORTUNITY

BROTH “[SMIT

TOMER BASE.

FOR PRACTICE.

PHOTOSHOP AND ILLUSTRATOR.” VOGEL NEVER CONSIDERED HIMSELF A FINE ARTIST. HE HAD ALWAYS ENJOYED DRAWING, BUT

CHARLEROI IN 2003, HE BEGAN

ANOTH

CLASSES AT THE INTERNATIONAL

ENCE.

HE FELT HIS SKILLS IN THE AREA

A NEW

CONCERT FLYERS. THEY’RE A

THE EARLY

‘00S CHARLEROI,

THEY WERE ALSO

PA. WAS ONE OF THOSE TOWNS. SINCE THE INTERNET WAS STILL GROWING INTO THE EVER-AVAIL-

A QUICK AND SIMPLE WAY FOR

ABLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION

JASON VOGEL WAS A STUDENT AT CHARLEROI AREA HIGH SCHOOL DURING THE EARLY ‘00S. WHEN HE BEGAN TO EX-

WE KNOW IT AS TODAY, PRINTED MATERIALS AND WORD-OFMOUTH WERE MORE IMPORTANT

BUDDING GRAPHIC DESIGNERS TO GET THEIR FEET WET.

“I STARTED WORKING WITH MY BUDDY JOSH [BAKAITUS, LOCAL CONCERT PROMOTER] DOING BRIDGEPORT ENTERTAINMENT,” VOGEL SAID. “I STARTED CUT-

OFF IN

AND, AFTER GRADUATING FROM

TING MY TEETH GRAPHICALLY

APPRECIATION FOR ADVERTISE-

ACADEMY OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY IN PITTSBURGH. “I WENT THERE, MET A LOT OF PEOPLE [AND] GOT A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE [ABOUT] ALL THE

FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE.

MENT AND PRODUCT PACKAGING,

INS AND OUTS OF THE BUSINESS.

FLOW-

I TOOK A COUPLE INTERNSHIPS, LEARNED A LOT FROM MY PROFESSORS THERE, MET A COUPLE

STUFF

OF FRIENDS AND LIVED AT THEIR PLACE… BASICALLY WE DID

VOGEL U IN D

DESIGN ALL THE TIME.”

AND LA

VOGEL MADE THE MOST OF THE

WITH

OPPORTUNITIES THAT HIS SCHOOL

AGENC

LEFT SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED.

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AFTER

USED HIS ENVIRONMENT TO HIS

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ADVANTAGE. “I GAINED A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE JUST BEING IN PITTSBURGH… JUST BEING ON THE STREET. THAT WAS REALLY THE FIRST THING, JUST KIND OF

GAVE M

SIGN A

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DESIGN

FINALL

PAYCH

POPPING UP IN AGENCIES AND

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LEARNING THE TRICKS OF THE

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TO LIS

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AFTER EARNING HIS ASSOCIATE’S FROM IADT IN 2005, VOGEL DECIDED THAT HE NEEDED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE TO TAKE HIS NEXT STEP. HE MADE THE DECISION TO ATTEND A TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY INSTEAD

PROVE

LISTEN

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AGENC

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PROCE START

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CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. CAL U IS KEEN ON BUILDING CHARACTER AND CAREERS, BUT VOGEL CAME TO THE UNIVER-

AND A

SITY WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF

JOB LIS

THE FORMER.

CONSTRUCTION ON, SO HE TOOK

BARRE “I FIGU MOVE IT’D B

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THING

MULTIMEDIA ACCESS CENTER, OR AS STUDENTS KNOW IT, THE MAC LAB. “IMMEDIATELY SINCE I HAD

NEW, S PENGU

KNOWLEDGE OF DESIGN AND

ENROLLED AT

THE LATTER,

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WITH T

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HAD A DECENT PORTFOLIO GOING

I COULD BASICALLY

DO DESIGN ALL DAY ALL THE

IMAGE

TIME [AND] IT WAS FOR REAL

UP.

CLIENTS.”

YEARB

VOGEL CONTINUED NETWORKING DURING HIS TIME AT CAL U BY

SOCIAL

KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH FRIENDS

PRIMAR

FROM HIS FORMER SCHOOL AND

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ATTENDING AS MANY EVENTS AS

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WAS CALLED

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. I WORKED ON A LOT OF -AND-COPY AND DIFFERENT LIKE MEOW MIX. JUST

PLE OF BIG BRANDS THAT

HAVE THERE.”

L GRADUATED FROM

CAL

DECEMBER OF 2008

ANDED HIS FIRST JOB

PIPITONE GROUP, AN AD CY IN PITTSBURGH, SOON . TT PIPITONE BASICALLY

ME MY FIRST SHOT AT DE-

AS A PAID DESIGNER WHICH

, AND FOR MOST YOUNG

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LY.

YOU’RE GETTING A

TOP: WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CAL U ALUMNUS JASON VOGEL. LEFT: A GRAPHIC DESIGNED BY VOGEL FOR THE 2013 AHL PLAYOFFS FEATURING CURRENT PITTSBURGH DEFENSEMAN OLLI MAATTA.

ECK, A STEADY PAYCHECK

HEALTHCARE AND BENAND IT LETS YOU KNOW

ENSE THAT YOU SORT OF IT BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO

E YOUR WORTH.

YOU HAVE

TEN TO THE CREATIVE DI-

ORS.

YOU HAVE TO LISTEN E OWNERS. YOU HAVE TO

N TO ALL THE KNOWLEDGE

FLOATS AROUND IN AN

CY AND KIND OF FIGURE

OUR FOOTING

– WHERE

TAND. IT’S A DIFFICULT

ESS AT FIRST, BUT YOU TO FIGURE THAT OUT.”

OK

VOGEL ABOUT A YEAR

A HALF TO FIGURE OUT THE

ESS

– THEN HE DECIDED HE

ED TO MOVE ON AND TRY

R THINGS.

THAT’S WHEN

ME ACROSS AN ONLINE

WILKESE SCRANTON PENGUINS. URED, ‘WHY NOT APPLY?’ E TO WILKES-BARRE… E PRETTY COOL, SOMEDIFFERENT, SOMETHING SO I APPLIED AND THE UINS CALLED ME. I WENT

STING WITH THE

R AN INTERVIEW AND THE

S HISTORY.”

HE CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON UINS, VOGEL HAS A HAND

ERYTHING ASSOCIATED

THE BRAND.

HE BUILDS ETING THEMES, LOGOS AND ES FROM THE GROUNDE CREATES BROCHURES,

BOOKS AND GRAPHICS FOR

L MEDIA AND VIDEOS.

DING THE TEAM IS HIS

– HIGH SCHOOL OMORE JASON VOGEL’S

RY DUTY

CIATION FOR ADVERTISING

UT HIM THE CREATOR’S

7, 2014

SERIES HE’S BEEN PLAYING FOR

PLETE PROJECTS FOR THEM.” A PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY TEAM IS NOT A NORMAL BUSINESS THOUGH,

YEARS.

“I ACTUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO IT.” ALONG WITH COLLABORATING ON THE WBS PENGUINS’ NEW JERSEYS, VOGEL IS CALLED ON

SO A JOB IN THE FRONT OFFICE OF

SHOULDERS WITH THE HOCKEY

A PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY TEAM

ELITE.

IS GOING TO COME WITH ITS OWN PARTICULAR SET OF RESPONSIBILI-

“I’M NOT A BIG ‘I MET THIS GUY I MET THAT GUY.’ ONCE YOU

TIES.

GET THERE YOU SORT OF GET TO

TO DO PATCHES FOR SPECIAL

FAN SINCE HE WAS SIX

KNOW EVERYBODY SO ITS NOT

JERSEYS.

SORT OF FANDOM CAN TAKE A

LIKE, YOU KNOW, ‘STOP IN YOUR

VOGEL’S GOAL LIES ONLY 45 MIN. FROM HIS HOMETOWN – A CALL-UP TO PLAY FOR WILKES-BARRE’S AFFILIATE IN PITTSBURGH. “I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT TO THE NHL SOMEDAY. IT’S REALLY COOL BEING IN WILKES-BARRE. YOU BASICALLY GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY WITH PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. BEING A FAN OF THE GAME, IT’S REALLY EXCITING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT OTHER THAN THE ADVERTISING AGENCY STUFF.” IT WOULDN’T BE A STRETCH TO SAY THAT JASON VOGEL UTILIZED

ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR CREATIVE

RESPONSIBILITY LIKE A GAME DAY

TRACKS JAW HITS THE FLOOR’ OR

THE RESOURCES AROUND HIM TO

BRANDING DURING SPECIAL OCCA-

AND TURN IT INTO A JOB PERK.

ANYTHING.

BETTER HIS BRAND AND MAKE

SIONS, AND THE

“ON A GAME DAY ITS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. THE PROJECTS KIND OF

I’VE NEVER BEEN LIKE THAT BECAUSE I USED TO WORK IN CONCERT PROMOTIONS SO I

TAKE A BACKSEAT TO GAME DAY

KIND OF LOST THAT A LONG TIME

ING THE YEARS HE WAS EARNING

BECAUSE PRETTY MUCH ONCE YOU

AGO, BUT IT’S REALLY NICE TO SEE

HIS DEGREES.

GET IN UNTIL THE MOMENT THE

EXACTLY PUT IT LIKE THAT,

PITTSBURGH AT POINTS. SOMETIMES THEY WANT PHOTOS

BILLY GUERIN WALKING AROUND, JOHN HYNES OUR HEAD COACH IS GREAT, ALAIN NASREDDINE, FORMER PITTSBURGH PENGUIN AND NOW OUR ASSISTANT [COACH] IS REALLY COOL. YOU GET TO MEET EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY’S SUPER NICE AND YOU SEE HOW THE ORGANIZATION WORKS AS A WHOLE. IT’S NOT JUST PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DOING EVERYTHING… BASICALLY ANY COACHES – DAN BYLSMA, FROM TOP THEY COME DOWN. THOSE GUYS TRAVEL AND I COME ACROSS THEM WHEN I’M

FROM GAMES BECAUSE THEY

SHOOTING VIDEO OR ANY SMALLER

MAY BE DOING A SPECIAL ON US

PROJECTS

DAN POTASH [JOURNALIST WHO COVERS THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOR ROOT SPORTS],

THEY’RE REALLY COOL AND RE-

HOCKEY FRANCHISE. IT’S RATHER

ALLY NICE.”

EASY FOR

DISTANCE ISN’T ALWAYS A PROPER

HUMBLE DESPITE EVERYTHING

SO WE WOULD SEND THEM STUFF

UNIT OF MEASURE FOR HOW FAR

HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED

WHILE THE GAME IS FLOWING.

YOU’VE COME.

BECAUSE HE ISN’T FINISHED YET.

CHAIR AT A PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY TEAM. IT HAS ALSO PUT HIS WORK

EA SPORTS’ YEARLY NHL VIDEO GAME. “IT’S REALLY FUNNY AND IT’S AWESOME TOO,” VOGEL SAID IN

ABOUT SEEING A JERSEY HE HELPED DESIGN IN A VIDEO GAME

MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS

WILKES-BARRE/

SCRANTON PENGUINS ARE NO EXCEPTION. VOGEL HAS DESIGNED CHRISTMAS JERSEYS, THE JERSEY WORN BY THE PENS DURING LAST SEASON’S OUTDOOR CLASSIC IN HERSHEY, PA. AND THE CLUB’S CURRENT ALTERNATE JERSEY, WHICH COMMEMORATES THEIR 15YEAR ANNIVERSARY. WATCHING FUTURE NHL STARS COMPETE IN THE JERSEYS HE DESIGNED IS JUST ONE PART OF THE

THEIR DESIGN NEEDS.

I USUALLY GO IN, SEE WHAT’S GOING ON, GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE AND, KNOWING MY PROJECTS COMING IN, I WILL MEET WITH THOSE SPECIFIC DEPARTMENTS AND COM-

VOGEL HAS BEEN A HOCKEY – THAT

GAME STARTS IT’S PREPARATION. I USED TO DO INTERVIEWS [AND] GIVE THEM TO OUR VIDEO EDITOR AND HE’D TAKE CARE OF THAT. ONE POINT

AT

I WAS LIVE TWEETING

FACEBOOK UPDATES AS WELL AS TWITTER. ANY KIND OF GRAPHICAL STUFF… PHOTO EDITAND DID

VOGEL – THIS IS A JOB, AFTER ALL. “ON A TYPICAL DAY I USUALLY GET THERE [AROUND] 8:30 A.M. [AND] KIND OF GO THROUGH MY PROJECTS. I SELF-MANAGE MYSELF, BUT I DO HAVE OTHER PEOPLE I HAVE TO ANSWER TO. BASICALLY EVERY DIFFERENT PART OF OUR ORGANIZATION, WHETHER IT’S SPONSORSHIPS, GROUP SALES, SEASON TICKETS OR MARKETING… I GO THROUGH AND I HAVE

ING ON THE FLY DURING THE GAME

A SEPARATE MEETING WITH EACH

THAT IS KIND OF A DAY-TO-DAY EXPERIENCE. IT’S A LOT, BUT IT’S

JOB FOR

PERSON AND

I TAKE CARE OF ALL

TO GET [THE PHOTOS] TO ALL OUR MEDIA OUTLETS WHETHER IT’S NEWSPAPER, INTERNET BASED OR EVEN

WITH

FUN.”

BEING A PART OF THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ORGANIZATION HAS GIVEN VOGEL THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET SOME WELL-KNOWN NAMES AMONGST PENGUINS FANS, BUT HIS EXPERIENCE HAS AFFORDED HIM A RESERVED APPROACH TO HIS EXCITEMENT OVER RUBBING

I’M WORKING WITH AND

WILKES-BARRE, PA. IS A FOUR-AND-A-HALF HOUR DRIVE FROM CHARLEROI, PA., BUT

– THAT’S VOGEL WAS DOING DUR-

HIMSELF MARKETABLE WHAT

THOUGH.

VOGEL WOULDN’T

VOGEL WOULD SAY THAT

HE WORKED HIS ASS OFF DOING WHAT HE LOVED TO DO SO HE COULD GET TO WHERE HE WANTED TO BE, AND THOSE OF US WITH EVEN THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT COMES TO THE VOCABULARY OF PERSONAL BRANDING CAN RELATE TO THAT. JASON VOGEL WAS DESIGNING POSTERS FOR CAL U CAMPUS EVENTS. NOW HIS MORNING ROUTINE INVOLVES SMALL TALK WITH FUTURE

NHL PLAYERS AND HIS

WORK PERPETUATES THE PUBLIC IDENTITY OF A PROFESSIONAL

VOGEL TO REMAIN –THAT’S


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_______________________ come outside and play. Ten-hour BY TAYLOR BROWN â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call of Dutyâ&#x20AC;? binges without contributing editor

_______________________ When I was in fourth grade, my mom and dad gave me my Ă&#x20AC;rst cellphone. It was a black Nokia Tracphone that was the size of my palm and I have to admit, it made me feel pretty cool. I was the Ă&#x20AC;rst one out of my small group of friends to have one, but It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something I asked to have so I could text or talk to my friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was just so I could call my parents when I needed them to pick me up from a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house because I was afraid to stay the night or when I was done with cheerleading practice. But still, I thought I was cool because of a Tracphone. Now, if someone walked into their classroom showing off their new Tracphone, their classmates would tweet and Facebook about how â&#x20AC;&#x153;lameâ&#x20AC;? that person was. They would be a laughing stock. Before that little Nokia Tracphone, I spent my days after school with my friends and guess what â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we actually talked to each other. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend afternoons nose deep in Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. We rode our bikes down the same street over and over again, we told each other mom jokes and the only time we took a picture it was one a disposable camera that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; have the money to get developed or at someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday party. When I was a kid, the only time I spent on the Internet I was playing that pinball game on the computer and I really only did that because I wanted to make up songs along to the beat of the dial-up Internet. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I will ever forget that sound. When I was a kid, I had every phone number for every one of my friends memorized, but you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call and talk to them, you called to ask if they wanted to

seeing the light of day were non-existent. I am part of the generation that has experienced the evolution and integration of technology Ă&#x20AC;rst-hand. I remember learning how to use Microsoft Word and taking typing classes. I remember creating my first MySpace page in eighth grade and taking awkward pictures in the mirror and Ă&#x20AC;ghting with my friends over who was the top friend on my page. I still remember the days of Yahoo Messenger and AIM away messages that have now been taken over by text messages and Facebook statuses. This evolution is not something that we can control. I frequently see children who are maybe three or four years old walking around with an iPad and using it better than their parents. I see fourth graders with iPhones and Macbooks texting while they are out to dinner with their parents. I see children snap chatting, taking inappropriate selĂ&#x20AC;es just to get an adequate number of Facebook likes. Children are trying to grow up too fast and I would feel conĂ&#x20AC;dent saying technology and media exploitation are a large reason for that. Television shows are not the same as they were when I was young. I learned most of my life lessons from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boy Meets Worldâ&#x20AC;? and today they are learning from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Guy.â&#x20AC;? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not faulting parents; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not faulting the media. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the way that things are now. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an avid user of technology. I have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. I have an iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. I take selĂ&#x20AC;es and pictures of my food when it looks really good. I like the lifestyle that I have, butâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad that I grew up when and how I did â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with my little black Tracphone and kickball.

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_______________________ Most days I am optimistic about the human race and how far weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come. I like to think that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re progressing as a society and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m living in a more accepting time period when it comes to gender, race and sexuality. Then I heard about the bill that was the Ă&#x20AC;rst bill to make it to Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gov. Jan Brewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk this year. It broadly outlined the terms that would allow business owners the right to refuse service to anyone who is not a heterosexual because of

How did this bill make it to the governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk in the Ă&#x20AC;rst place? Was it really the most pressing matter that the state needed to look at? It makes you wonder if those who pushed the bill heavily were trying to start controversy right oÍż the bat this year, or if they truly felt it was an issue of extreme importance. Luckily this bill was vetoed last Friday for various reasons dealing with economics and human rights. The governor was quoted saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;my biggest question is: why was it even drafted in the Ă&#x20AC;rst place?â&#x20AC;? As a business owner you are entitled to have certain rights

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BSU

CORNER BY

ORGANIZATIONS

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MICHELLE COOPER

Our annual BSU formal will be March 29, 2014, at the Willow Room in Belle Vernon, Pa. Transportation will be provided from in front of the library. Ticket prices are $10 per person, $15 a couple and $70 for a table that seats 8 people. We will have a table in the union every Friday during the month of March. E-board members have tickets as well. Our talent show will be April 24. We will have sign-ups and auditions in the coming weeks. More information will be given at our meetings. Keep in mind that we meet every Thursday in Carter Hall Multipurpose Room. March is Women’s History Month, so each week I would like to acknowledge a woman in history. – this month its Alice Marie Coachman. Coachman became the Àrst black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in 1948 at the age of 25. She grew up dealing with the problems of segregation. She wasn’t allowed to enter public training facilities so she used whatever she could in order to train. Not allowing anything to hold her back, she practiced running and jumping barefoot on dirt roads and playgrounds. On top of segregation, her parents were unsure about her being an athlete. However, Cora Bailey, her Àfth grade teacher, and Carrie Spry, her aunt, encouraged and supported her dream. In school, Coachman joined the track team and was granted a scholarship to Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. She broke the record for high school and collegiate high jump barefoot. She won national championships in the 50 meter, 100 meter, and high jump competitions and ran on the national championship relay team. Alice Coachman was the only African American to be named to the Àve All-American teams.

The Internship Corner BY

DEVEN L. BOURQUIN

Attention, students! Now is the perfect time to be looking for and applying to internships for the summer. Internships provide you with experience beyond the classroom and can allow you a further look into your desired career Àeld while improving your marketability. Following are some descriptions of internships from Internlink. California University of Pennsylvania’s internship database. ‡Minority Administrative/ Professional Development Internship: This internship is at Duquesne University and is a paid internship for summer 2014. It is designed to provide opportunities for accelerated development to unemployed / underemployed minorities. This development program is for those interested in developing basic managerial skills in an extremely hands-on manner. The selected incumbent will be assigned a mentor throughout the program. The mentor will provide mentorship that will enable the intern to develop ongoing knowledge and skills towards success as an entrylevel leader. ‡Website and Online Marketing Development: Handyman Matters is looking for an intern to assist with online website development and enhancement, Google ad word campaigns, creation of landing pages, updating content on current website, including photos, monitoring and analyzing Google analytics’ and updating of keywords, as well as training for CSR and phone answering. ‡Field Intern: This internship is with Mountain Watershed Association. They are currently seeking a summer Àeld intern

for May through August 2014. Duties include water sampling in the Indian Creek and Yough River watersheds, operations and maintenance of our passive mine drainage treatment systems and community outreach, among others. Interns will conduct biological and chemical water quality monitoring and conduct routine maintenance activities at abandoned mine drainage treatments systems. ‡Counselor Internship: This internship is located in Florida with Center for Children and Families. It is a paid internship for summer 2014. Counselors will work with children with ADHD, conduct disorders, learning problems, and other behavior problems. During the program, children and counselors are assigned to groups that remain constant for the duration of the program. Counselors implement an extensive behavior modiÀcation treatment program during age-appropriate activities. The program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise, and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. To view these and all of our internship opportunities, create a proÀle 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 e-mail Tracie Beck at beck_t@calu.edu.

California Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Lenten Fish Fry The California Volunteer Fire Department will again hold its annual Fish Fry starting Ash Wednesday, March 5 and continuing every Friday of the Lenten Season from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ever popular Àsh sandwiches, shrimp and clams will be on the menu. The healthy option of baked Àsh dinner will be available again after making a strong debut last year. Eat-in and take-out service is available. The volunteer members of the California Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all members of the community for their continued support of their local Àre service.


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Cal U Baseball team splits weekend series with No. 17 Shippensburg BY JOSE

NEGRON

sports editor ____________________________ After going 1-2 against Mount Olive University in their opening series of the 2014 season two weeks ago, the California University of Pennsylvania baseball team split a weekend doubleheader with No. 17 Shippensburg University last weekend after their Sunday game, the third game of a three game set, was cancelled due to inclement weather. In game one of the double header on Saturday, the Vulcans didn’t waste any time getting on the board. After senior Ben Carson reached on a Àelder’s error and junior Matt Peters singled to third base, sophomore David Marcus doubled to left center

Àeld to give the Vulcans a 2-0 lead. Shippensburg was shut out by junior pitcher Justin Taylor through four innings before being able to muster up a run on an error in the Àfth inning. They were able to tie the game up an inning later on a sacriÀce Áy. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Cal U regained the lead. Senior Giovanni Morales led oͿ the inning with a single to right center and proceeded to take second base on a wild pitch. After advancing to third base on a ground out, Morales would later score the go ahead run on an RBI single to center Àeld from Carson, making it 3-2 Cal U. That is all the scoring the Vulcans needed, as Taylor took care of business on the mound, throwing his first complete game of the season and giving up only two runs and striking

out four over nine innings of work, something that he takes pride in, especially coming against a tough team like Shippensburg. “It feels great,” said Taylor. “To go out there and help the team beat a top 15 team in the nation is awesome. Ship made a run to the World Series last year and to be able to throw a complete game and beat them was a great feeling.” Despite throwing nine complete games the past two seasons, Taylor says that he talked to his coaches about the amount of innings he was going to throw and nine was a number that went unexpected. “I’ve thrown a lot of seven inning games, but never a nine like that so weren’t expecting that,” he said. “I told them I wanted this game and wanted

to Ànish it. I was glad they had conÀdence in me to go out and get the W and help the team win.” In the second game of the double header, the Vulcans were not able to shut down the Shippensburg bats and weren’t able to muster up as much oͿense as they did in the Àrst game. After holding Shippensburg scoreless in the Àrst two innings, the Raiders were able to strike for three runs oͿ of Vulcans junior starting pitcher GJ Senchak. The Vulcans were eventually only able to muster up one run in the sixth inning oͿ of an RBI single oͿ the bat of Marcus, and would eventually fall 3-1. Despite picking up seven hits oͿ of him, the Vulcans were unable to Àgure it out against Shippensburg sophomore pitcher Marcus Shipley who pitched six

quality innings, giving up one run and striking out two batters. A third game was scheduled to determine the series winner on Sunday, however, inclement weather caused for a cancellation of the deciding game. The Vulcans look to get back on track this weekend with a recently added non-divisional double header. Due to inclement weather in this weekend’s forecast and snow and ice on the Àeld at Point Stadium in Johnstown, the scheduled doubleheader between Cal U and West Chester has been cancelled. Due to this cancellation, Cal U has added a double header this Sunday against Clarion University at CONSOL Energy Park in Washington, Pa.

&DO8ÀQLVKHVÀIWKDW Four Vulcans receive all-region PSAC laurels Championships _______________________ BY MATT KIFER sports information

_______________________ BY MATT KIFER sports information ____________________________ Freshman Summer Hill (Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale) was named the Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships, as the California University of Pennsylvania women’s track & Àeld program tied its best-ever Ànish at the event. The Vulcans totaled 51 points to place Àfth in the team standings after Ànishing 12th at last year’s indoor league championships. Slippery Rock moved into Àrst place on Sunday to claim its Àrst conference title in Àve years with 108 points. East Stroudsburg ranked second in the team standings with 86.5 points, while four-time, defendingleague champion Shippensburg Ànished third with 85.5 points. Hill became the first women’s student-athlete in indoor program history to garner the award at the championship event. She claimed a pair of league titles – distance medley relay and 1-mile run – and received All-PSAC status in three events over the weekend. Hill broke her own school record and won the 1 mile on Sunday after crossing the Ànish line in 4 minutes, 57.73 seconds. The 5-foot-5 freshman improved her provisional-qualifying time for the NCAA Championships by

over 5.5 seconds and currently ranks among the top-15 fastest times in NCAA Division II this season. In addition to her victory, Hill also earned All-PSAC laurels on Sunday by Ànishing third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.78. Cal U featured the top-two finishers in the 1 mile at the league championships, as junior Alex Zanella (Everett, Pa./ Everett) reached the NCAA provisional standard and placed second with a career-best time of 5:02.57. Freshman Julie Friend (Markleysburg, Pa./Uniontown) also scored in the event, finishing sixth overall after rounding the track in 5:09.68. Junior Allison Hall (Jackson, Pa./Blue Ridge) recorded a season-best performance in the 800 meters and placed Àfth in the event with a time of 2:20.57. Classmate Danae Burgwin (Pittsburgh, Pa./West Mi΁in) also established a season-best time on Sunday, placing sixth in the Ànals of the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.81 seconds. Senior Monique Sims (Pittsburgh, Pa./Schenley) posted a time of 7.959 seconds in the Ànals of the 60-meter dash to Ànish seventh overall. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for March 14-15 in Winston Salem, N.C. The Vulcans are scheduled to open the outdoor campaign on March 22 when they host the Early Bird Invitational at Roadman Park.

____________________________ Freshman Summer Hill (Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale), junior Alex Zanella (Everett, Pa./ Everett) and the California University of Pennsylvania women’s track Àeld distance medley relay earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) indoor all-region honors on Wednesday. The top-five individuals in each event from each region

earned the all-region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions’ top-three relay teams. The regions used for this award match those used during the cross country season. The distance medley relay of Zanella, junior Danae Burgwin (Pittsburgh, Pa./West Mi΁in), freshman Julie Friend (Markleysburg, Pa./Uniontown) and Hill earned all-region accolades for their performance two weeks ago at the Ohio State Buckeye Tune-Up. The relay set the school record and posted the fastest time in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) this year by crossing the

Ànish line in 11 minutes, 56.86 seconds, which ranks among the top-20 times in NCAA Division II this season. Hill and Zanella also received all-region laurels from the organization in the 1-mile run. Hill claimed the league title in the event last weekend at the PSAC Championships and broke her own school record with a time of 4:57.73, which ranks No. 13 in the country this year. Zanella placed second in the 1 mile at the league championships and set a personal record with a time of 5:02.57, which was the second-best mark in the conference this winter.

*OHQQVHOHFWHG:HVW)UHVKPDQRI the Year _______________________ BY MATT KIFER sports editor ____________________________ California University of Pennsylvania guard Miki Glenn (Bridgeport, W.Va./Bridgeport) was selected the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West Freshman of the Year on Wednesday afternoon, announced the league o΀ce. Glenn became the Àrst Cal U freshman to receive the award since forward Kayla Smith in 2009, and the fourth overall since 2002. She ranks third on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game while shooting 41.9

percent (72-of-172) from the Áoor and 83.0 percent (112-135) from the free-throw line. Glenn has tallied Àve 20-point games as a true freshman this year, including a 28-point effort at Shippensburg on Jan. 3. A 5-foot-7 guard, Glenn leads the team with 2.6 assists per game and is tied for third on the team with 1.6 steals per game. She has collected at least Àve assists in six games with a season high of eight assists at IUP on Jan. 18. Glenn was selected PSAC West Freshman of the Week four times this season after the program went two years without an honoree. She was one of four rookies from across the league

(two West, two East) to receive Freshman of the Week laurels four times during the 2013-14 campaign. As a result of their loss yesterday in the quarterÀnals of the PSAC Tournament, the Vulcans now have to wait for the NCAA Division II Selection Show to see if their season will continue. The entire 2014 NCAA Division II Tournament Àeld will be released on Sunday, March 9, with a live webcast of the selections on NCAA.com at 10 p.m.


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photo: sports information Junior Tynell Fortune dribbles the ball down court in a game earlier this season against Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fortune averaged over 11 points per game this season for the Vulcans and scored 17 points in the Vulcan’s PSAC playoff loss to Mercyhurst.

Men’s basketball team ousted in ÀUVWURXQGRI36$&WRXUQH\ _______________________ fact that the Vulcans made the cious Gri΀ns defense early on playoͿs after all the adversity as they shot just 18 percent from BY MATT HAGY staͿ writer ____________________________ Playoff losses are always a tough pill to swallow. After having a lead by as much as nine points in the second half, the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end last Saturday in Erie as they lost to the Mercyhurst Lakers 54-50. Even though the Vulcans once again suͿered a Àrst round playoͿ defeat, the

from this season is nothing short of remarkable. Three days before the matchup with the Lakers, Cal U had to go on the road up to Greensburg and win against an already playoͿ bound Seton Hill team to save their season. The matchup against the Gri΀ns began extremely sloppy as both teams could not put any points on the board until Gri΀n senior Oliver McGlade hit a three pointer at the 17:12 mark in the Àrst half. The Vulcans struggled to get anything going against a fero-

the Àeld and fell behind by as much as 21 points as halftime approached. Senior Chris Williams hit a jumper with three seconds left in the Àrst half to make it a 19 point lead which seemed to be the last chance the Vulcans had to score in the Àrst half. Then a funny thing happened. Seton Hill immediately threw away the inbounds pass giving the Vulcans another life with 1.7 seconds left. Cal U made the most of it as junior Tynell Fortune hit an oͿ-balanced three

pointer to make it a 16 point lead for the Gri΀ns going into the locker rooms. Little did anyone realize that mishap by Seton Hill would change the entire game. The Vulcans stormed out of the locker rooms on a 7-0 run fueled by one of the best one half performances turned in by any Vulcan this season by junior Arman Marks. As the lead began to dwindle for Seton Hill, players began losing their cool as GrifÀn point guard David Windsor was charged with a technical foul after mouthing oͿ to one of the o΀cials after receiving a personal foul. Minutes later Gri΀n senior Nate Perry nearly incited a brawl after drilling freshman Drew Cook twice with the ball trying to force the ball out of bounds. With the Gri΀ns out of sorts, the Vulcans took their Àrst lead at 48-46 with 8:22 remaining in the contest. Seton Hill charged back in front with a 7-0 run of their own that was quickly

erased by back to back three pointers by Marks and Fortune. Both teams traded the leads as the minutes wore down but it was the Vulcans that staked a 61-58 lead after clutch jumpers by Marks and sophomore Jake Jacubec. In the Ànal minute, Seton Hill had two chances to tie it with 3 pointers but failed on both and junior Alonzo Murphy hauled in the Ànal rebound and hit one free throw to complete one of the best comebacks in recent memory and sent the Vulcans to the PSAC playoͿs. Arman Marks was the star of the show, scoring 17 of his game-high 19 points in the second half with Jacubec adding 14 points and Fortune posting 12. In Erie, the game as expected was a defensive war. Both teams struggled shooting the ball but it was the Vulcans who found their way on top at halftime with a 20-19 lead after Fortune hit a pair of three pointers in the Ànal minutes. Both teams went back and forth trading the lead to start the second half until Jacubec, who was shut out in the Àrst half, sparked a 13-4 lead to give the Vulcans their largest lead of the game at 40-31 with 11:10 lead left in the game. The Lakers began to chip away at the lead as former Vulcan Anthony Lytle began to heat up as the Lakers pulled within one point with 5:06 remaining. After Chris Williams hit a pair of free throws to make it a three point lead for Cal U, the Lakers stormed ahead for the final time using a 7-0 run to end the Vulcans season and move on to face IUP in the second round of PSAC playoͿs. Tynell Fortune Ànished with a team-high 17 points and Murphy hauled in 11 rebounds. The 2013-2014 edition of the Vulcans men’s basketball team ends their season with a 11-16 record with a 6-10 record in conference play. The Vulcans lose only one senior and look to make a run at the PSAC title next season with an exciting group of young players.

:RPHQ·VEDVNHWEDOOVHDVRQHQGVZLWK36$&WRXUQH\ORVV _______________________ BY JOSE NEGRON sports editor ____________________________ After Ànishing their regular season with a three point loss to Seton Hill that snapped their six-game winning streak, the California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team got revenge against the Gri΀ns in the Àrst round of the PSAC Tournament. However, the Vulcans were ousted in the Ànal minutes of a second round matchup against the second seeded Gannon Knights. The Vulcans began the PSAC Tournament on a high note, playing an aggressive game collecting 13 steals and 21 turnovers as a team and playing solid on oͿense.

Though the outcome was in favor of Cal U, the start of the game wasn’t the one the Vulcans had hoped for. After allowing the Gri΀ns to score the opening basket of the contest, Cal U went on a 13-5 run over a four minute time period to take a 13-7 lead. The Gri΀ns would then go on a run of their own to take a 20-15 lead with under Àve minutes left in the half. Each team would then have long runs of their own, with Cal U holding the advantage at the half, 43-36. After Cal U scored the Àrst four points of the half, the Griffins pulled back within three points with over ten minutes to go in the game. After that run for Seton Hill, they were unable to muster much oͿense the rest of the half. The Vulcans pulled out to a big lead, playing solid oͿense and stingy defense en

route to a 74-59 victory. Junior Emma Mahady led the Vulcans with 19 points and seven rebounds, while junior Irina Kukolj posted 14 points and freshman Miki Glenn and junior Kaitlynn Fratz scored 12 points each. After winning in the first round of the PSAC Tournament, the Vulcans turned their attention to their second round game against the second seeded Gannon Golden Knights. The Vulcans opened up the game sinking their Àrst three shots before going on a slump over the next four minutes of play. However, the Golden Knights also seemed to struggle shooting from the Àeld, missing six of their shots in that same time period. With both teams slumping, Cal U was able to go on a 7-0 run to take what would

be their largest lead of the game, 17-9 with over ten minutes to go in the half. With less than seven minutes to go in the Àrst half, the Golden Knights were able to go on a run of their own, eventually sending the game into a 24-24 tie into halftime. After an opening three pointer by Kukolj, the Golden Knights went on a dominating 14-0 run to take an 11-point lead with over 16 minutes to go in regulation time. After a back and forth battle throughout the half, which saw both teams go on long runs, it came to the last minute and a half to Ànd a winner. With the Vulcans trailing 55-54, Mahady converted on a three-point play to give the Vulcans back the edge, 57-55. The Golden Knights were able to tie the game up with a little over a minute left and would eventu-

ally take the lead on a free throw with 40 seconds remaining. On the next possession, the Vulcans wouldn’t be able to muster up another basket and the Golden Knights would go on to sink the necessary free throws to seal the victory. Mahady once again led the Vulcans with a 22-point eͿort, while Kukolj added 12 points in the loss. Both Mahady and senior Ashley Hines also paced the Vulcans with nine rebounds each. The 2014 NCAA Division II Tournament Selection show will decide whether or not the Vulcans’ season continues by receiving one of six at-large NCAA Tournament bids or ends with the loss to Gannon. The Selection Àeld will be announced on Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m.


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Athlete Spotlight: Alonzo Murphy Class Rank: Junior Age: 21

Hometown: Pittsburgh High School: Schenley High

Major: Justice Studies

School / Imani Christian Academy

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