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Bookstore to be outsourced this fall


Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
January 29, 2015

Students and faculty may have to buy books from a new company in future semesters. Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar told faculty senate members last Wednesday that administrators have judged the current campus bookstore’s operation unsustainable. Finance and Administration Vice President Amy Buxbaum... Read more »

Six acts compete in a lip sync contest


Brooke Boyer, Copy Editor
January 29, 2015

The second annual lip sync competition hosted by WUPJ Radio club members occurred 9 p.m. Thursday in the Student Union’s Cambria Room. Junior Victoria Mercado, club president, was the event’s announcer. Club members provided attendees with walking tacos and fruit punch. Mercado said she  started... Read more »

Individuals succeed in season’s start


Emily Moore, Sports Editor
January 29, 2015

Pitt-Johnstown track and field team members have started their season in full swing this month. The men and women’s track and field teams traveled on Jan. 17 to West Virginia University for their first meet. Sophomore mid-distance runner Rebecca Schorr placed first in the 800-meter run with a time... Read more »

New Business Division is launched

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Bobby Scott, Editor-In-Chief
January 20, 2015

Pitt-Johnstown community members welcomed a new Business and Enterprise Division last Wednesday night as university administrators, students and citizens numbering in the hundreds packed inside the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. University President Jem Spectar and Social Sciences Division Chairman... Read more »

High book costs encourage thriftiness

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Emily Colella, Staff Writer
January 20, 2015

According to the National Association of College Stores, the average college student spends about $655 per year on textbooks. The College Board estimates an annual cost of $1,168. With costs like that, for many students it is essential that students get the best possible deal on their textbooks.  Pitt-Johnstown... Read more »

Sophomore shines in clutch situations

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Emily Moore, Sports Editor
January 20, 2015

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown men’s basketball team has a conference record of 5-5 so far this season. Although he is only the second highest scorer on the men’s basketball team, sophomore forward A.J. Leahey seems to have a knock for putting up points when it matters most. His clutch... Read more »

University to help in blight removal

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Bri Aultz, Opinions Editor
November 19, 2014

University President Jem Spectar has made news with the announcement of Pitt-Johnstown’s plan to help alleviate blighted housing in Johnstown. The Tribune-Democrat ran Oct. 25 story about the University’s involvement in the blight alleviation, citing a study by the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County... Read more »

Three paths shown for scholar studies

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Milana Ballard, Features Editor
November 19, 2014

To become involved in undergraduate research, students can be contacted by a professor to join a project, or students can directly contact a professor or division leader about starting their own project. A Pitt-Johnstown Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry and the Summer Program... Read more »

Team seeks early tests

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Emily Moore, Sports Editor
November 19, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown men’s basketball players are starting off their season early with a few games, both non-conference and conference. On Friday, the Pitt- Johnstown defeated Penn State- New Kensington at home in a 118-40 blowout. Eight of 10 Mountain Cats had double digits in points. Senior guard Matt... Read more »

Students push for an increase in credits

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Victoria Grattan, Staff Writer
November 16, 2014

A committee of Student Government Association senators is working toward changing the number of academic credits earned for physical education classes – both a semester limit on the number of credits and the total number that can be counted toward graduation. The current policy states that a student... Read more »