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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

An Open Letter to Sally Jenkins
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An Open Letter to Sally Jenkins
20 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
22 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
24 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
26 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
28 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
30 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
30 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
32 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
34 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
36 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]
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