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Blotter: Nov. 14 – 26

December 5, 2012

Nov. 14 1:20 a.m., Laurel Hall Noise Complaint  Police received a report of loud noises. Officers spoke to residents and found marijuana in a residence. Police confiscated the drug and filed judicial complaints.   8:55 a.m., Student Union Theft Flags from 17 countries were stolen from the Cambria... Read more »

Editorial: Fun may be found in discounts

December 5, 2012

Campus Development Chair Stephen Torquato has teamed up with Student Government and Programming Board members to try to create weekend events for next semester. A Student Life Office survey showed 74 percent of the 150 students who responded said there are not enough weekend events, and 92 percent said... Read more »

Students suggest easing alcohol rules

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Brandon Zeris, Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2012

Pitt-Johnstown Student Government Association members have approved revamped alcohol rules to propose to Pitt-Oakland Judicial Affairs, eliminating certain restrictions to make Pitt-Johnstown’s policy closer to Pennsylvania law. Student Government Secretary Alexis Prusick said that campus officials... Read more »

Student seeks state pageant sash

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
December 5, 2012

Pitt-Johnstown senior Gabrielle Atkins is to be competing for the Miss Pennsylvania USA title the weekend of Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport. Gabrielle, better known on campus as Abby, is the North Lodges Resident Director. Atkins has received 14 academic honors... Read more »

Windows 8 undergoing compatibility testings

Luis Torres, Copy Editor
December 5, 2012

Campus distribution of a newly released Windows operating system is delayed until compatibility with current systems is ensured, stated a Nov. 5 announcement on Pitt-Oakland’s Information Technology website. Windows 8, released Oct. 26, promises to deliver a more interactive and intuitive platform,... Read more »

Gadget grabbers cause classrooms to lock up

Brandon Zeris, Editor-in-Chief
December 5, 2012

UPJ Information Technology Vice President Jeffrey Sernell sent an email Nov. 19 to all professors asking for their help to prevent classroom electronic-devic thefts. Five university-owned computers were stolen Nov. 16 from Pitt-Johnstown classrooms, prompting increased security measures to be put in... Read more »

Smoke alarms meant to be sensitive

Brian Smith, Contributing Writer
December 5, 2012

The number of fire alarm incidents on campus may have some questioning the quality of Pitt-Johnstown’s smoke detectors. Pitt-Johnstown senior Stefano Lannachione has had experiences with campus housing smoke alarms. “People used to always cover them when smoking or using candles,” Lannachione said. “They... Read more »

Lighting up gets holiday spirits high

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
December 5, 2012

Pitt-Johnstown’s University Square was illuminated with gold and blue light last Wednesday at the sixth annual Light-Up Night ceremony. Serving as the kickoff to the holiday season, Light-Up Night is held to bring good spirit and winter joy. The ceremony began with UPJ’s Concert Choir performing... Read more »

Athletes to get abbreviated break

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Nathan Bottiger, Sports Editor
December 5, 2012

Most Pitt-Johnstown students are preparing for a longer winter break, but there will be a few who will not get to take full advantage of it. Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers and basketball players will have shortened breaks. After Dec. 14, most students are to be heading home, but basketball players are to spend... Read more »

Nursing Building work beats schedule

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Andy Hsiao Chung, News Editor
December 5, 2012

Pitt-Johnstown’s Alumni and Community Relations Robert Knipple said progress on the Nursing and Health Sciences Building is going smoothly. “As of last week, we are actually two days ahead of (construction) schedule,” Knipple said. “If we have a mild winter we should continue to make an advanced... Read more »