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C.J. Doon

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

Articles by C.J. Doon

Maple Harvest Festival At Shaver's Creek To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Maple Harvest Festival At Shaver's Creek To Celebrate 30th Anniversary
270 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
Over 100 volunteers come out every year to help run the festival, which hosts between 1,500 to 2,000 people. A group of 40 students and 20 staff members, costumed as Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers, will be teaching patrons how to identify and tap sugar maple trees. [Read More]
Golf Courses Set To Begin The Spring Season Golf Courses Set To Begin The Spring Season
270 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"We've been getting calls for a week and a half," says Steve Eskey, assistant golf professional and event coordinator at Penn State Golf Courses. "As soon as golf starts showing up on TV, people are calling up to see when we're open." [Read More]
Academic Literacy Course Seeking To Expand In State College Schools Academic Literacy Course Seeking To Expand In State College Schools
270 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"The students tell me, 'This class changes how I look at the world,'" says Marie Madonna-Kissell, 7th grade academic literacy teacher at Park Forest Middle School. "They're no longer passive participants in a text. They engage in it." [Read More]
Mother's Lessons Help Guide Director Of Community Help Centre Mother's Lessons Help Guide Director Of Community Help Centre
271 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"I was introduced early to social consciousness and to pay attention to what's going on in the world, and see if you can contribute instead of just enjoying the good life," says Tatterson. [Read More]
Police Urge Residents To Safeguard Homes Before Spring Break Police Urge Residents To Safeguard Homes Before Spring Break
272 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"We have people who take advantage of people in State College that are going to be away," says Pollack. "Just an extra set of eyes on your home helps." [Read More]
Quiznos Closing Thursday Night Due to Inconsistent Business Quiznos Closing Thursday Night Due to Inconsistent Business
272 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"State College is tough for business, mostly due to the student cycling," says Savereno, who first opened the store for business back in June 2010. "You have seven months of good business, and then five months are spotty, due to summer break, and holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving." [Read More]
Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Looks To Empower Survivors Of Rape Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Looks To Empower Survivors Of Rape
272 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"The proudest thing for me is that I charted my own path after I was raped," says Simmons. "Being able to piece my life together and get back to focus in terms of studying films, making films, and still being able to move forward - to really never lose sight of your vision." [Read More]
Police Chief Praises Community Effort as State Patty's Day Crime Declines Police Chief Praises Community Effort as State Patty's Day Crime Declines
272 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
Along with placing a ban on parties and social events, King says "20-25 percent" of the Greek community participated in service work. "We would have had a lot of challenges with full frats," says King. "They did the right thing." [Read More]
Friends and Farmers Looks For New Members To Help Open Grocery Store Co-Op Friends and Farmers Looks For New Members To Help Open Grocery Store Co-Op
273 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
Friends and Farmers will bring together a group of people with the goal of providing locally-grown food for all members. "Member-owners of the co-op will have the ability to shape a store from the ground up. What is on the shelves, how business is conducted, how the local economy is affected ... " [Read More]
Dickey's BBQ Is The Result Of One Couple's 20-Year Journey Dickey's BBQ Is The Result Of One Couple's 20-Year Journey
273 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
"Life is extremely fragile," says Rhodes, reflecting on that life-changing day more than 20 years later. "Life is a vapor that can blow away with the slightest breeze." [Read More]
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