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We Want To Hear Your Weirdest CATA Bus Stories

With a campus the size of Penn State’s, a lot of students take advantage of the campus and local bus systems to make the commute to class or downtown a little more bearable. It normally only takes the first week or two of classes for you to figure out just which buses best meet your needs — you may even start to recognize some of the faces that have similar travel routes as you.

As we all know, these bus rides aren’t always filled with rainbows and sunshine. Some bus stops can look like it’s feeding time at the zoo during those class hours. Simple discomforts like overcrowding and being sneezed on by the student next to you are still unpleasant, but they are norms on the bus system. Those things aside, we want to hear your unusual, crazy, or out of the ordinary CATA bus stories.

As this school year comes to a close, think back on all of the bus trips you’ve taken this year. Crazy things can happen on a Friday night or even a Tuesday morning. Whether it’s a horror story or comedy, something that’s plain disgusting or just exceptionally weird, we want to hear it. Don’t be shy, we’re not here to judge.

Please e-mail your submissions to [email protected]

About the Author

Janelle Rothacker

Currently a junior studying Kinesiology, Janelle is proud to call upstate NY (the real part, not the 30 minutes north of the city part) home. She's an avid runner and enjoys everything and anything sports. She also has a love of pancakes, avoids the HUB like the plague during the in between classes rush, and can quote the majority of Friends episodes from memory. If you want to hear all the embarrassing things she does daily, or want to contact her, follow her on twitter at @janellerothack or email her at [email protected]


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