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Guest policy murky

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor
September 28, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown’s overnight-visitor policy is about as strict as they come: all post-midnight guests – students and otherwise – are forbidden without exception. Luckily for lovesick sweethearts and bored friends back home, it’s almost never applied. And, if stirrings in Student Senate are realized,... Read more »

Golfers look to swing out of 10th-place lie

Olivia Hutchinson, Sports Editor
September 28, 2011

The Pitt-Johnstown men’s golf team teed off this season with fourth and second place finishes at their opening tournaments. “All of us have returned this season stronger than the last,” said Miller. “We are a solid group of players that can and will accomplish what we set our minds too.” Senior... Read more »

Homecoming a medley of happenings

Brandon Zeris, Copy Editor
September 28, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown’s Homecoming Weekend gave students multiple ways to celebrate. The weekend kicked off with a carnival Friday and Saturday in the Biddle Hall parking lot. Rides included a Ferris wheel, a giant slide and a carousel. At least one student, Cory Strittmatter, welcomed the carnival. “The... Read more »

Senators driving toward better shuttle van hours

Trevor Monk, Staff Writer
September 28, 2011

Off-campus residents are dealing with a lack of transportation to campus in the later parts of the afternoon and into the evening. College Park Apartments is the only Pitt-Johnstown housing not located on campus.  The distance from the CPAs to Krebs Hall is approximately one-half mile. Most residents... Read more »

Martial arts teacher says skills may save lives

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer
September 28, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown martial arts enthusiasts may not be aware that there is a way to receive professional training on campus, and has been for the past 20 years. Koa Beam has been UPJ’s martial arts club instructor since 1995. Beam teaches Tang Soo Do, a Korean style of martial arts with Chinese origins. “Tang... Read more »

Drunk driving snare catches two

Trevor Monk, Staff Writer
September 28, 2011

For four hours on a Satuarday night Sept. 3, Richland Township police, in partnership with the county, ran a drunk-driver checkpoint at the Silver Drive-In Movie Theater entrance along Scalp Avenue. Police operated the checkpoint place between 11 p.m. Sept. 3 and 3 a.m. Sept. 4. Along with the checkpoint,... Read more »

Some townhouses could do with a face-lift

D.J. Shoffstall, Copy Editor
September 28, 2011

Freshmen probably have realized already that their friends’ dormitories in other halls are comparable to their own. The same is true of Living/Learning Center residents’ rooms. But, for Pitt-Johnstown’s townhouse inhabitants, their living quarters are unique. Senior Brian Jurenko said there... Read more »

Andrea Dalton moves off the court to coach

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer
September 28, 2011

The Pitt-Johnstown women’s basketball team has seen a change in staff for their 2011-2012 season, with Andrea Dalton replacing the former assistant coach Meredith Alexis. Dalton is finishing her bachelor’s degree in English education this year as she assumes the assistant coaching position. She is... Read more »

Recycling encouraged with prize connections

Lauren Collins, Features Editor
September 28, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown managers are to enhance and encourage recycling with the addition of a machine that will give people credit for recycling plastic and glass bottles. A new recycling system is to be implemented at Pitt-Johnstown in the next two weeks. Evelyn Howley, student senate foods committee chair,... Read more »

Sex case awaits date

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor
September 28, 2011

A Pitt-Johnstown student is on the wait list for a Somerset County trial seven months after he first faced sexual-assault charges from a February ski trip. State police Feb. 28 charged Anthony Raco, 19, with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint and indecent assault after a 16-year-old... Read more »