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Poof. Papers are gone; free distribution stops

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Victoria Grattan, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown used to receive copies of the Tribune-Democrat, a local newspaper, for free at the Student Union. The Tribune-Democrat granted copies to the university for faculty members who wanted to use them as an extension of classroom instruction, according to Student Affairs Vice President Shawn... Read more »

Club prognosis is health focus

Milana Ballard, Opinions Editor
October 8, 2014

Freshman Mithali Mehta was inspired by a photograph shared on Facebook that gave her the idea to create AshaVida. AshaVida is a new campus organization dedicated to health care issues. “I want this organization to be a way for people to get experience and build valuable contacts in their career field,... Read more »

Ideas get aired out at stormy brain meeting

Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
October 8, 2014

The Student Government Association channeled a new way for students’ ideas to be collected and discussed. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, association members welcomed students in the Cambria Room to take part in this semester’s brainstorming forum. A number of tables were divided into sections representing... Read more »

Senators call for more Sodexo hours

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Milana Ballard, Opinions Editor
October 1, 2014

Student Government Association members are considering a petition to get cafeteria hours extended. Association member Megan Taylor proposed the petition three weeks ago. Students said extending the hours would be beneficial to student athletes and those who have night classes. Softball player Amber Maurer... Read more »

Few freshmen went to the convocation

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Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
October 1, 2014

Few freshmen attended the freshmen convocation Friday, to President Jem Spectar’s apparent disappointment. The convocation was held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Pasquerilla Center auditorium. The convocation was intended to replace the one traditionally held during freshmen orientation. Freshman Alsadan... Read more »

Departments are to part from division

Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
October 1, 2014

An advance of the Business Department and the Economics Department is under way with creation of a seventh division to include the two departments. Social Sciences Division Chair Raymond Wrabley said the Business and Economics departments will be housed in a new Division of Business and Enterprise independent... Read more »

Students ride to party

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-In-Chief
October 1, 2014

Safe Ride to Woodside is under way and last week continued to pick up students on campus to transport them to Woodside Bar and Grill aboard the Party Bus that features flashing multi-colored lights, soft seats and loud popular music. Last Thursday, the bus started running at 9:45 p.m. with approximately... Read more »

Homecoming Weekend – Slide

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October 1, 2014

Dorm phones considered for removal

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Nathan Bottiger, Editor-In-Chief
September 29, 2014

Finance and Administration Vice President Amy Buxbaum said there is an issue is whether telephones properly serve the student body. “We have been noting the decreased usage of residential phones over a number of years,” she said. “This summer we began taking a harder look at whether this is really... Read more »

Canine used in studies

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Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
September 29, 2014

On Sept. 11, communication professor Kristen Majocha brought her dog Mac to her English as a Second Language Workshop.  Majocha said students can teach Mac to sit in their mother language. “Thus, they learn that body language and vocal tone are important parts of the speaking and learning process,”... Read more »