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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 »

Participants raise cancer awareness

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Milana Ballard, Opinions Editor
November 16, 2014

No-Shave November and Movember– movements to raise cancer awareness– are underway. They both are causes raising awareness to cancer. However, there are some slight differences between the two events. Originating in 2003 in Australia, Movember, with participants in more than 20 countries,... Read more »

Young Cats looking to scratch to top

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Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
November 16, 2014

The Pitt-Johnstown men’s basketball team has more depth with a youthful roster after an arguably disappointing season as first year members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The team has eight underclassmen of 13 players but lost three starting seniors last season (guard Andrew Cressler,... Read more »

Terror discussion draws nearly 200

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Nathan Bottiger, Editor-In-Chief
November 6, 2014

Approximately 200 students attended a panel discussion about the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria last Wednesday in Heritage Hall. According to Assistant Academic Affairs Vice President Paul Newman, the majority of those who attended are students, though some faculty members and community... Read more »

Hundreds queue to see therapy dogs

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Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
November 6, 2014

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered to visit with therapy dogs Friday in Biddle 101. The event was sponsored by the Delta Epsilon Iota honor society and Golden Girls Pet Therapy. Around 1 p.m., Delta community service chair Ellory Dabbs arrived with Olive, her golden retriever. Dabbs said... Read more »

Lady Cats sparked by winning streak

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Bobby Scott, Sports Editor
November 6, 2014

What a difference a week makes for Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team. After losing six of seven matches from Oct. 10-21, the team was rolling on a six-match winning streak before taking on Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, W. Va.) Tuesday in a late season non-conference match. The team also... Read more »

No answers for outage

Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
November 2, 2014

Part of Pitt-Johnstown and Richland Township experienced a power outage Oct. 15. For Pitt-Johnstown, the outage took place around 9:30 a.m.. Although students, staff and faculty know that the power went out, when a Penelec spokeswoman was asked about the outage, she said they had no record of it. According... Read more »