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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

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
1 week 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
3 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
5 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
7 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
7 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]
The Messy Truth of The Presidential Primaries
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The Messy Truth of The Presidential Primaries
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
For just the second time in my voting lifetime the presidential primary in Pennsylvania matters, and this year the bizarre and complicated way in which the two parties select their nominee is front and center. [Read More]
Being A Columnist Means Never Having to Say I'm Sorry
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Being A Columnist Means Never Having to Say I'm Sorry
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Cases like the Duke lacrosse story show it's all too easy for opinion writers to walk away from the damage done when they get the story wrong, writes Jay Paterno. [Read More]
Building on a Legacy Realized
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Building on a Legacy Realized
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Former Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson and his commitment to helping young students excel academically and as citizens represents the closing of a circle that began years ago [Read More]
Springtime in Happy Valley Makes Us All Young Again
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Springtime in Happy Valley Makes Us All Young Again
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
We are lucky to live in Happy Valley where no one is immune to the spell of springtime. Spring may be the season of the young, but it is there for all of us to grasp. Maybe we are older but we find renewal in spring cleaning, a garden, a fly line on the water, the sound of a fastball smacking the ca [Read More]
In Politics, Technology Matters
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In Politics, Technology Matters
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In 2016, Trump has been the first to truly master the world of two-screen technology. He is everywhere on television, and the media welcomes him because he moves the ratings needle. But Trump is also dominant on social media. [Read More]
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