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Bilinugal students are excelling in academics

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2014

Language barriers make Pitt-Johnstown classes difficult for international students. That was the idea, but, this year, the English as a Second Language program aided all but one first-year international student to achieve good academic standing. This semester, 17 new international students entered the... Read more »

Greeks plan to demand better lodges

Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 26, 2014

Greeks are banding together to fight for a cause close to home. Kappa Delta Rho, Delta Chi and Alpha Sigma Alpha members are joining together to sponsor an event dubbed “Save the South.” The event is to raise awareness about the South Lodges conditions, participating member Brandon Dargay said. Buckhorn... Read more »

Staff finds new use for display cases

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Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 26, 2014

Students and staff are finding new ways to utilize display cases on campus. Student Affairs Director Shawn Brooks envisioned that student organization members would use display cases in the Student Union basement near the Student Life office. Brooks’s vision came true with the Fine Arts Club. Assistant... Read more »

Students say ’cicles need a-hammerin’

Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 12, 2014

Students continue to fear for their safety as ice and icicle issues persist around the townhouses. Last year, an Advocate reporter wrote about townhouse residents’ concerns regarding ice and icicles around their residences. The problems have returned. Townhouse resident Shane O’Hare said large icicles... Read more »

Help shows results in grade-point averages

Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown administrators have added a program to complement an existing academic probation program in the hopes that struggling students will continue to improve. This year, students ranging from a 1.0 to 1.7 grade-point average are to be placed in a more-intensive program (G.O.A.L.) to improve... Read more »

Nurses donate hundreds to charity

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Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown nursing students are injecting some care into the community with two monetary donations. Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania members raised money for two local organizations, the Arbutus Park Retirement Community and the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic. Nurses’ Association vice... Read more »

Sodexo adds survey completion prizes

Eden Cohen, News Editor
February 7, 2014

Students found new motivation to speak up last week when Sodexo employees began surveying at the Student Union second floor entrance. From Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, employees manned a navy-clad table set up in front of the Tuck Shop. On the table were three laptops where students could take an online survey. Before... Read more »

Commuters’ feet may increase Union traffic

Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
February 7, 2014

The Student Union is a place where many students gather to eat, to study and to go to events, but Pitt-Johnstown administrators still are looking for more ways to get students into the union. One idea is a commuter lounge, according to Student Affairs Vice President Shawn Brooks. Brooks said that he... Read more »

Permanent information desk desired

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Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
February 7, 2014

Two Pitt-Johnstown officials say they would like to see the Student Union’s temporary Information Desk become a more permanent fixture. Student Life Director Sherri Rae said that for several years the campus had a permanent Information Desk. Rae supervises the desk, and students working there are campus... Read more »

Student judged guilty

Eden Cohen, News Editor
January 31, 2014

According to the Tribune-Democrat, Pitt-Johnstown student Joseph Raco was found guilty of sexualy assaulting a 16-year-old girl. State police said Raco assaulted the girl February 2011 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Raco maintained his innocence, and The Advocate wrote several stories on his case. Raco... Read more »