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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

Stop and Smell the Pumpkins
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Stop and Smell the Pumpkins
59 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If we're not careful the impatient consumer push for the next holiday erases some of the excitement of the current season. Thanksgiving is sitting between these two holidays wondering how it got lost in the shuffle. [Read More]
The Message Board Field Guide of Species
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The Message Board Field Guide of Species
61 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I’ve noticed there are distinct species of fans posting on message boards. Any time you first enter the jungle that is your favorite team’s message board, it’s a good idea to have a guide. It is a wild place with no rules about being truthful or defamatory. [Read More]
Proving a Point
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Proving a Point
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
All it took was one tweet for Jay Paterno to prove a point. It read: “Despite years passing-many recent events remind us that in many ways human nature is little changed from the time of the Salem Witch Trials.” [Read More]
Season Openers: College Football’s Blind Date
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Season Openers: College Football’s Blind Date
65 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
By the end of opening week fans were either wildly excited or completely panicked about their team’s season ahead. An opening win proves your team is invincible, a loss means you don’t see how they can beat anyone on the schedule. [Read More]
Back To School...
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Back To School...
67 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As another school year nears for my kids marking the unofficial end to summer once again, I get the same pangs of dread I got even when I was a kid. It really defies explanation. [Read More]
Don’t Discount The Trump Effect
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Don’t Discount The Trump Effect
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Some Republicans bemoan his statements on any number of issues as potentially hurting the party image. But they should stop and consider the unintended consequences of the Trump Effect. In some ways he is a huge boost for Fox and the G.O.P. [Read More]
Presidential Politics and 6 Degrees of Separation
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Presidential Politics and 6 Degrees of Separation
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Before the debate season starts and some candidates get culled from the herd I thought it a good time to look for some local/Penn State connections to the field—some obvious and some maybe not. [Read More]
Downtown Dreams, Could It Be Arts Fest Every Day?
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Downtown Dreams, Could It Be Arts Fest Every Day?
73 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The key to having a successful downtown will be continuing to give people something that they can't get elsewhere. It could be a pedestrian-friendly place to stroll, have a cup of coffee outside or even dine outside as places like the Corner Room, Pickles or Cozy Thai have more room to work with. [Read More]
One Flag Comes Down While One Goes Up
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One Flag Comes Down While One Goes Up
75 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Taking down Confederate flags and statues will not end racism. Raising the rainbow flag will not create complete acceptance of same-sex marriage. In reality both flags remain symbols revered by some but reviled by others. [Read More]
A Touch of Gray
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A Touch of Gray
77 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In politics we stake out black or white positions on the issues. One hair color ad features a man with a gray mustache getting turned down by a younger woman as an announcer says "No play for Mr. Gray". Gray gets a bad rap but it is really the color of progress. [Read More]
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