Editor’s Note: The following articles and photos were done by Ryan Welkom.

These photos represent the first day of the Bloomsburg University faculty strike. The faculty of Bloomsburg University alongside with the 13 other Pennsylvania state colleges and universities have walked the picket line since 5:00 a.m. this morning when there was no announcement from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) for a deal of a new contract for the faculty who is associated with the union, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF). APSCUF works in the 14 state colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. The faculty have been working without a contract for 477 days. Despite the strike affecting the Bloomsburg University Students, there were students supporting the faculty in their strike.