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Homecoming history reflected upon

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Milana Ballard, Copy Editor
September 29, 2014

In 1927, Pitt-Johnstown professors taught the first semester of classes. For over 40 years, there was no homecoming celebrated.  Finally, during the 1971 school year, the faculty and community members put on Pitt-Johnstown’s first homecoming. The theme was “The Impossible Dream.” The homecoming... Read more »

Members encourage sustainable effort

Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
September 29, 2014

The Pitt-Johnstown Environmental Sustainability Club had a turnout of 16 students to start off the year’s first meeting.   Their first meeting was held on Sept. 17th in the Engineering and Science Building. The turnout appeared promising according to club president, Sophomore Emma Gyurisin. “So... Read more »

Traditional Chinese festival observed

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Peijia Zhang, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2014

Friday night in the Cambria Room in the Student Union, Meng Xing, Chinese Student and Scholar’s Association president, led association members to hold the Mid-Autumn Festival party. A Korean-pop dance started the show with  four Chinese freshmen women, wearing  black dresses and 5-inch heels. Among... Read more »

Wiser ones extend tips to newcomers

Peijia Zhang, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2014

Upperclassmen and faculty members shared some information with new students who look forward to assimilating into the Pitt-Johnstown community.  Mathematics Professor Linda Tully said one tactic to find numbered classrooms in Biddle Hall is to stand facing the flag. All the lower numbered classrooms... Read more »

Cat club menu altered

Kaitlin Greenockle, News Editor
September 16, 2014

Food for many college students is at the top of their priority list, especially food that they enjoy.  Late night snacks tend to be popular among students. However, many students have the expectation for fried and unhealthy food at such an hour. In past years, The Mountain Cat Club had been the optimal... Read more »

Photo Story – Rush Party

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September 16, 2014

Snarly cat repeatedly gets tail taps

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Victoria Gratten, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2014

During Pitt-Johnstown’s move-in weekend, freshmen were led to the mountain cat statue as part of their orientation to pat the cat. In exchange for giving the mountain cat’s tail a tap, freshmen received a yellow and blue wristband, sporting the phrase “Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat Maniacs” to... Read more »

Students missing pets; pets miss them

Carley Bonk, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2014

Part of adjusting to campus life for some students is dealing with the absence of beloved pets.    Freshman Zach Kimball has experienced this firsthand.  “I kind of miss them,” Kimball said. “I used to run with my dogs, Scout and Allie.” Household pets are often deeply affected by the absence... Read more »

Commuter club’s efforts renews room

Kaitlin Greenockle, News Editor
September 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown commuter club leaders have renewed their efforts to resurrect the club with a Sept. 2 meeting that attracted about 15 students.  The club’s purpose is to help commuters get involved in campus life. Membership is not time-consuming with approximately 3 meetings a semester. To give commuters... Read more »

Luke Trotz wins Mr. UPJ competition

Amstrid Gomez, Features Editor
April 18, 2014

The annual Pitt-Johnstown Mr. UPJ competition may have been in a downsized venue, but the talent and spirit were as big as ever. The event took place last Thursday in the Cambria Room. Luke Trotz won the Mr. UPJ title and Spirit Award for raising the most money in “Penny Wars”. Alpha Gamma Delta... Read more »