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Chancellor begins bond with campus

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Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
October 15, 2014

On Oct. 6, in Pitt-Johnstown’s Cambria Room, Patrick Gallagher, the university’s new Chancellor, shared one reason he took the university’s top position because of his love for students. “I love being around students; you keep us young and you have such potential,” Gallagher said. Another part... Read more »

Multicultural learners share passion

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Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
October 15, 2014

Last Thursday, a Chinese language and culture circle drew more than 10 students and faculty members to the MountainCat Club. The program’s presenter, senior Iris Yang Haoxi, took her audience on a virtual tour of China through a variety of activities and media displays. The program topic of the week... Read more »

Intramural champions being determined

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Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
October 15, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown’s fall sports season may be just past the midway point, but the school’s outdoor intramurals season is partially over. The outdoor co-ed soccer season concluded with its championship game last Thursday and flag football held their semifinals Tuesday with the championship game being... Read more »

Mysteries surround asphalt assaults

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Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
October 8, 2014

At approximately  3 a.m. last Wednesday at Bottoms Up Bar and Grill, four Pitt-Johnstown students reportedly were assaulted. According to Richland Township Police Detective Kevin Lehman, 911  dispatch was called after the incident once students had returned to campus. When Richland Township police,... Read more »

Younger students survive college life

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Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
October 8, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown teachers have welcomed some students who are younger than usual into classrooms. This program includes students both in high school, and those who may have been graduated early. These students have a chance to jumpstart their college career. Administrative Assistant of Academic Affairs... Read more »

Hitters slamming sets

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Emily Moore, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown’s women’s volleyball team is plowing through this year with a new frontline. The team has an 8-4 record with some players contributing greatly to their winning record. Junior Larissa Swank, is one of the key players helping the team earn points. With 12 matches played, and a .168 hitting... 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 »

Some students need financial advice

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Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
October 1, 2014

Many students struggle financially while living on a tight budget. With rising prices, some are wondering how to better manage their money. Commuting students can face  issues with obligations to pay for gas, food and somtimes rent. Freshman commuter Megan Boyer said she has to be careful with excessive... Read more »

Freshmen runners lead the team with fast feet

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Emily Moore, Staff Writer
October 1, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown’s Men’s Cross Country team is beginning a new year with all new faces. The team had only having two runners last year.  They could not compete as a team, only as individuals. This year, the team has seven freshmen and three upperclassmen, enough runners to field. One freshman himself,... Read more »

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 »