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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 »

Plan draft announced


Eden Cohe, Ashley Emanuel, News Editor, Copy Editor
April 7, 2014

University officials released a strategic plan draft to the Pitt-Johnstown community March 22. The draft is to become the guiding document to implement campus changes in the next seven years. It lists goals and plans of university officials, which can be changed before the plan is finalized. The draft... Read more »

Strategic plan needs strategy


April 7, 2014

Planning is all fine and dandy, but, when the majority of the university population does not get the chance to make their voices heard, it’s time for a new plan. University President Jem Spectar with his formation of multiple task forces has come up with a seven-year strategic plan draft that is to... Read more »

Staff finds new use for display cases


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 »

Yogis stretch and pose for serenity


Kaitlin Greenockle, Opinions Editor
February 26, 2014

From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night in the Wellness Center, students can practice obtaining their peace of mind by attending yoga class. Freshman Alison McGovern has attended about five yoga classes at Pitt-Johnstown. “I like it a lot. I never took yoga before I came here, so it’s just a cool thing... Read more »

A slope would make us unique


February 26, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown is a great university for many, but there is room for improvement. Pitt-Johnstown has a total of 655 acres, most which are undeveloped. We have a lot of land that could be beneficial. Most university campuses do not have the opportunity to have a ski slope, but Pitt-Johnstown does. There... Read more »

Wrestlers miss opportunity for title


Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
February 26, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown’s wrestling team’s winning streak came to an end last Wednesday on senior night with the conference championship on the line. Mercyhurst University defeated the Mountain Cats 23-15 to finish their regular season with an undefeated conference record and the conference championship. “This... Read more »