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C.J. Doon

C.J. Doon is a frequent contributor to Onward State. A Long Island native, Doon is studying print journalism at Penn State.

Articles by C.J. Doon

Tree Experts From Japan Use Century-Old Technique to Save 'Heritage' Tree
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Tree Experts From Japan Use Century-Old Technique to Save 'Heritage' Tree
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"They're so highly-regarded, so that's how you get a tree that's fifteen hundred years old," says Kalp. "It's that kind of approach that I think was an eye-opener for us. I think it's going to allow us to think a little harder about holding onto things." [Read More]
Saving Endangered Elm Trees Is An Uphill Battle Saving Endangered Elm Trees Is An Uphill Battle
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"It's been devastating," says Paul Ruskin, director of the Office of Physical Plant at Penn State. "The look of the campus is changing. The area in front of Old Main used to be much shadier, so it's a great loss to Penn State alumni and the students around campus now." [Read More]
What Goes On Behind The Scenes At Penn State Graduation? What Goes On Behind The Scenes At Penn State Graduation?
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
On Saturday, Penn State expects to award 13,301 diplomas to students university-wide. A total of 487 associate; 10,895 baccalaureate; 1,322 master’s; 240 law, and 224 doctoral degrees will be issued, bringing the university’s number of graduates to an estimated total of more than 740,100. [Read More]
Volunteers Needed for Annual Trash To Treasure Sale Volunteers Needed for Annual Trash To Treasure Sale
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"We need all of the help we can get to be ready for sale day," says Beth Shaha, United Way's special projects coordinator. "We are encouraging individuals, groups, organizations and families to volunteer a few hours of their time to help with this great event." [Read More]
Middle Schools Hold Mini-THON to Support Four Diamonds Fund
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Middle Schools Hold Mini-THON to Support Four Diamonds Fund
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"We play a whole bunch of games, and get [the kids] involved, and make sure they're really comfortable," says 8th-grade student Bella DiVirgilio. "We make sure they're a part of this as much as we are." [Read More]
Penn State Professor Part of NASA Team that Discovered Earth-Like Planet Penn State Professor Part of NASA Team that Discovered Earth-Like Planet
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
While little remains known about the planet, located 500 million light years away, Ford and the team suspects it has a rocky surface with a reasonable atmosphere, meaning it could potentially have liquid water. Continents, oceans, coastlines — maybe even life — could populate the surface. [Read More]
Owner of Mr. Charles Shop Looks Back on Store's Long Run Owner of Mr. Charles Shop Looks Back on Store's Long Run
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"It's a very complicated feeling, very mixed emotions," says Rosen. "I'm getting older, and it was just time. You go through stages in life, and there was a readiness." [Read More]
Suicide Prevention Brings Community Together for Out of the Darkness Walk Suicide Prevention Brings Community Together for Out of the Darkness Walk
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"I am always touched by the opportunity to see a group of walkers with tears as they share memories of a loss, but standing next to another group of walkers with smiles as they celebrate making a difference," says Brenda Witt. [Read More]
Bestwick Foundation Hosting Spring Ride Cycling Fundraiser Bestwick Foundation Hosting Spring Ride Cycling Fundraiser
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"It's great riding," says Bestwick. "There's a big cycling community in State College in its surrounding areas, and also it spreads down through Harrisburg, Philly, and Pittsburgh and D.C., so we get riders from all over that come in and it's all to raise money for State College." [Read More]
For Elementary School Students Recycling Challenge is in the Bag For Elementary School Students Recycling Challenge is in the Bag
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"My favorite part was to save the Earth from pollution, and saving stuff from being thrown into the landfill," says Sophie Wales, a third-grader at Grays Woods. "So the earth isn't polluted, and we have fresh air to breathe," adds classmate Davis Ross. [Read More]
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