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Heroes honored for their sacrifices


Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
December 2, 2013

Sgt. Christopher McCreary, a Pennsylvania Army National Guard member and Pitt-Johnstown student who has returned from deployment in Afghanistan, led a Veterans Day evening ceremony Nov. 11 with the Pledge of Allegiance at the campus Heroes Memorial. Head of the Pitt-Johnstown Wounded Warrior Initiative... Read more »

Psych experiments help for the future


Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
November 14, 2013

Psychology experiments are common to Pitt-Johnstown psychology majors, and the studies influence their future more than one might expect. UPJ graduate and current University of Toledo graduate student Monica Rohrabaugh conducted UPJ research that lead her to specialize in forensic developmental psychology. At... Read more »

Looking to find Mother Teresa’s legacy

Ashley Bach, Contributing Writer
November 14, 2013

Kristen Majocha was once a Duquense Unversity graduate student, writing her dissertation on prophetic rhetoric, with Mother Teresa as a case study. Once completed, her dissertation adviser suggested Majocha do follow-up research. Last summer she decided to take her adviser’s advice and sought remnants... Read more »

So many programs planned by RA’s


Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
November 14, 2013

Each year, Pitt-Johnstown Housing staff members conduct programs  to keep residents informed and involved. Oak Hall Resident Director Nolan McGuire said that, each semester, budgets are set for programs to cover expenses. He said that, if a resident director has a program idea, they must get it approved... Read more »

ROTC registration gets easier for UPJ

Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
November 8, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program is now easier to sign-up for with the introduction of CourseWeb registration. Junior Platoon Sgt. Andrew Scott is a student as well as a Platoon leader, who conducts physical-training exercises in the morning. He said this is the first year that... Read more »

Students get a taste of Brazilian food

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
November 8, 2013

Chef Maira Nogueira de Paula Eduardo prepared the cafeteria meal of the month Oct. 28. Maira, a Sodexo employee from Sao Paulo, Brazil, cooked at Pitt-Johnstown as part of a month-long college tour with the Global Chef Program. “(Sodexo) exchanges chefs (from different countries) within the program,”... Read more »

Dancers perform in large numbers


Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013

Not only is Pitt-Johnstown Dance Ensemble one of the largest campus organizations, but members said it is a way to meet more students and dance off stress. UPJ junior and Dance Ensemble first-year president Cassie LaFramboise said, according to the organization’s roster, there are 100 members this... Read more »

Students seek sights to see overseas


Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
November 1, 2013

Studying abroad has given students opportunities to do something amazing; something they normally wouldn’t do. Students are eligible to study abroad after their freshmen year, if they are in good academic standing and in good judicial standing, according to Study Abroad adviser Judy Freedman. About... Read more »

Paranormal hunters recall local legends

Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
November 1, 2013

Legend has it Becky was a witch and was hanged in the early 1800s when Richland Township residents didn’t take kindly to her, according to Rams Paranormal lead researcher Ryan Fleming of Pittsburgh, originally from Richland Township. “She had befriended an Indian who taught her the forbidden folklore... Read more »

It’s your turn: everyone’s looking at you

Brianna Aultz, Contributing Writer
October 24, 2013

With racing hearts, queasy stomachs and sweaty palms, college students face a common stressor — the fear of public speaking. Despite the challenges this fear presents, it is a required skill for success in a college environment. Pitt-Johnstown humanities instructor Rachel Kimmel said practice is... Read more »