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Video: Transgender student gets citations


Ryan Brown, Managing Editor
December 6, 2011

Link: a YouTube video Seamus Johnston posted Dec. 1 shows Campus Police Chief Kevin Grady arguing with Johnston, who filmed the standoff, and Johnstown-based activist Gabriel Ross in the Sports Center lobby. Ross eventually was cited for disorderly conduct. A transgender student’s battle with university... Read more »

Editorial – Bettering good idea would be best

December 6, 2011

With winter weather approaching quickly, it is nice to have a shuttle service that is available for longer hours and even runs to Walmart. However, it seems that no matter how long or where the shuttle runs, students are walking somewhere. The shuttle is a great idea and allows students to have more... Read more »

Sodexo worker says goodbye


Kelly Cernetich, Editor-in-Chief
December 6, 2011

Come Dec. 17, 86-year-old cafeteria worker Julia Prociak will close her locker and clock out for the last time, concluding a campus presence that predates many campus buildings. “When I first started here, I was all over the place,” Prociak said. “We had to plate meals individually. There weren’t... Read more »

Pool access gets lift

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer
December 6, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown’s Zamias Aquatic Center now has a hydraulic lift chair—an instrument allowing physically challenged people a more convenient means of getting in the center’s pool. “We are required to put it in,” said lifeguard supervisor Dudley McNitt, “because the state requires we have... Read more »

Guest policy proposed

Dylan Johnson, News Editor
December 6, 2011

At a Student Government Association meeting Nov. 28, student senators passed a proposal for an overnight-guest policy. The policy includes an overnight-guest form that must be completed prior to midnight for each guest, and residents may not have more than two overnight guests at one time. Guests would... Read more »

Olsavsky – Ugly sweater fail


December 6, 2011

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Player reaches 1,000-point goal


Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor
December 6, 2011

Before a crowd of nearly 100, the men’s basketball team played against Glenville State University,  on Saturday, where junior Nick Novak joined fellow teammate Patrick Grubbs on Pitt-Johnstown’s 1,000-point scorer’s list. Nick Novak is the 23rd player to join the list. “It’s cool to score... Read more »

Cats skate through ailments

Brandon Zeris, Copy Editor
December 6, 2011

The Pitt-Johnstown Ice Cats have been hit hard by illness and injuries, but some members said the team has played well despite the problems. Many players have been playing with the flu, according to Head Coach Dave Layman. “Our captain, David Kutzer, got sick and it made its way to some other guys.... Read more »

Three students make bail

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor
December 6, 2011

Four Pitt-Johnstown students facing charges in two October criminal cases are now free, and at least three await court hearings. Two freshmen accused in an Oct. 6 beating in Laurel Hall – Tenecious Underwood, of Rose Hill, N.C. and Michael Pavasko, of Munhall Allegheny County – were released on bail... Read more »

Student finds time to help

Erin Fowler, Staff Writer
December 6, 2011

Those who help others can be found in many places, even among UPJ students. Jordan Creany, a senior Biology and Chemistry student also holds a full time position as a paramedic at the East Hills and Jackson Township EMS departments. Creany started his career as a volunteer fire fighter in 2004 and began... Read more »