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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JayPaterno

Articles by Jay Paterno

The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
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The Ghosts of Campus Past Will Be Formed by Present Actions
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Without the daytime bustle of students and professors hustling from place to place, campuses take on a different feel in the evening. A quiet campus evening also has the powerful presence of ghosts, of history at an institution that was here long before us and will last long after we've gone. There [Read More]
Guido the Groundhog, a Beagle Puppy and What They Teach Us about Ourselves
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Guido the Groundhog, a Beagle Puppy and What They Teach Us about Ourselves
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The world’s artificial human calendars skew our sense of time, detaching us from the natural world’s rhythms. [Read More]
Voting Your Conscience
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Voting Your Conscience
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
To have a vote and do anything other than vote your conscience is an affront to all those through American history who paid the price to secure the right for all. [Read More]
An Open Letter to Sally Jenkins
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An Open Letter to Sally Jenkins
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Jay Paterno answers Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins' call for former Penn State coaches to speak up. [Read More]
The American House We Live In
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The American House We Live In
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There is a song that I heard many years ago that I think about from time to time, particularly on July 4th weekend. The song The House I Live In was made famous by Frank Sinatra. It is wonderful for its universal simplicity invoking imagery of places found to be in almost every town in this country. [Read More]
Orlando's Aftermath: A Look at the Risks of Our Way of Life
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Orlando's Aftermath: A Look at the Risks of Our Way of Life
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There is no way to hold all of the world’s evils and hatred at bay. They cross borders and oceans with ease. Consequently, we as Americans face questions about what we are willing to change to become safer. [Read More]
Journalism vs. Media and Due Process vs. Don't Process
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Journalism vs. Media and Due Process vs. Don't Process
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Today it's a constant tug of war: journalism vs. media, trial by judicial system vs. trial in the court of public opinion. It is the right to due process vs. the stampede of don't process. [Read More]
Memorial Day: Going to War in a Complex World
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Memorial Day: Going to War in a Complex World
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Memorial Day is nearing and with it we mark the unofficial start to summer. But we must also remember the people this special day honors, and that there was a time when going to war required sacrifices from all Americans even on the home front. [Read More]
Defending Penn State and Joe Paterno: Swinging Back at the Clickbait Media
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Defending Penn State and Joe Paterno: Swinging Back at the Clickbait Media
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Today in America the most important person in any media organization is your headline writer. The lure is the clickbait headline to hook us into a report that in many cases does not even reflect the tone of the story, let alone the truth. Penn Staters know this. We have lived it. Last night it happe [Read More]
A True NCAA Football Satellite Camp Solution
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A True NCAA Football Satellite Camp Solution
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Both sides in the satellite camp debate have valid points. What is needed is a strong compromise that considers the larger context of college football recruiting. [Read More]
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