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January 31, 2012

Woo wants win; Maloney mulls

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor
January 31, 2012

In a Student Senate presidential-campaign season developing earlier than its predecessors, Senator Christian Woo announced his candidacy this week as incumbent president Cliff Maloney considered a second term. Woo, a second-year senator serving as parliamentarian, said he and running mate Alexis Prusick... Read more »

Editorial – Pitt-Johnstown Wi-Fi branches out

January 31, 2012

In a world of whirlwind technological advances, it may seem unremarkable that Pitt-Johnstown is acquiring wireless Internet. The proposed plan is to provide some residence halls with Wi-Fi. But it is remarkable to have wireless Internet available in a commuter room, common areas and dorms. It is notable... Read more »

Career advice boosted

Vivian Chen Liyi, Staff Writer
January 31, 2012

Pitt-Johnstown Career Service administrators are expanding their resources with new books and magazines available in the office library. Career Services Director Renee Patchin started her position in Pitt-Johnstown last December. “I like it (Johnstown) a lot,” she said.  “It’s a small, nice... Read more »

Students strategic in seat selection


D.J. Shoffstall, Copy Editor
January 31, 2012

While many students strategically pick their classroom seats, it seems the method for picking differs from something as simple as walking in and seeing what seats are available, to having a plan based on what seats are open and the class they are in. Junior communication and theater major Carrie Law... Read more »

Potholes driving motorists to the edge

Dylan Johnson, News Editor
January 31, 2012

Students, faculty and staff who pull into the Biddle Hall parking lot are careful to swerve through the maze of potholes at the entrance and around a storm drain in the middle, unless they are confident in the strength of their tires. These potholes seem to grow every day in depth and width. Stephen... Read more »

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January 31, 2012

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Women gain worldly wisdom with program

Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer
January 31, 2012

The Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership has provided opportunities for women college students by giving them a scholarship and a chance to study abroad. Vira Heinz, originally from Brighton Heights, benefited so much from her foreign travels that she wanted other young women to experience... Read more »

Pingers, pongers could use a league


Kelly Cernetich, Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2012

Pitt-Johnstown is home to a variety of sports played at the varsity, club and intramural levels. But the Student Union’s Zone gaming room is home to another type of athlete. Sophomore biology major Mike Wiand has a long-standing pingpong match against his friend and fellow commuter, senior secondary... Read more »

Laxcats; twice as many

Nate Bottiger, Staff Writer
January 31, 2012

This preseason, Pitt-Johnstown’s lacrosse team has more to worry about than in previous years, with an overload of rookies and budget problems. The team doubled the number of players on their roster this season, from 16 to 32, which has  created budget problems, because the team’s budget is based... Read more »