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One tavern owner revs up a late bus

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Milana Ballard, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2014

One benefit campus leaders offer to students is a shuttle to transport them to and from the Richland Town Centre shopping plaza.  The shuttle hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. One can catch a bus at the Student Union or between Famous Footwear and Capri Pizza at the Richland Town Centre Plaza. School... Read more »

Traditional Chinese festival observed


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 »

Rugby redo is planned

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Emily Moore, Contributing Writer
September 16, 2014

Campus Rugby players would like their team to become better known.  “UPJ Rugby isn’t marketed,” said senior rugby player Josh Horner. “Not many people know it is even here of our verbal marketing has produced a lot of kids coming out and speaking about it.” According to Farm Ape Rugby team... Read more »

New website causes new adjustment


Nathan Bottiger, Editor-In-Chief
September 12, 2014

Returning students, professors and staff have returned to the routine of daily campus activity, including regular use of the university’s website. After last year’s athletic pages remodel, the project extended to the main website, which most students use most frequently, especially when accessing... Read more »

Snarly cat repeatedly gets tail taps


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 »

High hopes for ladies


Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
September 12, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team opened the season over the weekend like they never have before, as defending champions. Along with defending the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference crown comes a bigger target on the back of the Lady Cats as they were picked to win the East Division in the... Read more »

Around 900 tickets sold for concert


Andy Hsiao Chung, Trevor Leard, Managing Editor, Copy Editor
April 18, 2014

Radiant lights of blue and red sifted through raised hands Friday as the crowd cheered for the event many in the community had long waited for – the annual Spring Concert. This year, Programming Board officials sought to bring back the tradition after it had acquired last spring comedian B.J. Novak... Read more »

Good weather allows classes outdoors

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Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
April 18, 2014

As the wretched winter comes to an end at Pitt-Johnstown, snow and ice have melted away, and students and faculty have opportunities for outdoor learning. Assistant professor Marissa Landrigan holds writing classes outside when weather permits. This includes small group work, reading and writing about... Read more »

Traditions define communities

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April 18, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown, being a relatively small community, can offer many experiences most communities can share. Although sometimes there is not overwhelming enthusiasm for such experiences, they can be what holds us together. The lack of interest in the Student Government Association for this coming year... Read more »

Outbreak gets 80; origin unclear


Andy Hsiao Chung, Managing Editor
April 7, 2014

About 80 people have been reported sick since last Tuesday with what university officials are calling a gastrointestinal illness, preliminarily identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health  as a norovirus. Those people affected showed symptoms such as fever, diarrhea and vomiting. It is contagious. The... Read more »