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Students displaced after pipes burst

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Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
February 25, 2015

Approximately 40 Hickory Hall residents were affected by water leaking into rooms Feb. 15. Resident Cassidy Fletcher said she and her roommate, Tessa Spearing, had returned to their second-floor room after a weekend at home to find the sprinkler head above their bathroom sink hanging off and black water... Read more »

Ashes distributed at Whalley Chapel

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Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
February 25, 2015

A record number of people attended an annual Ash Wednesday Mass in Whalley Chapel. “This year was the largest documented attendance on record with 220 attendees,” said Catholic Campus Ministry director LaDonna McCrary. “(It was left) with standing room only.” McCrary said the Mass was open to... Read more »

Player efforts matching last- game scenario

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Bobby Scott, Editor-In-Chief
February 25, 2015

Pitt-Johnstown men and women’s basketball teams are both on the verge of sitting on the outside looking in when it comes to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament. The men’s team holds the sixth and final spot in the West Division while the Lady Cats fell to seventh place after losing... Read more »

Pageant leads to controversial end

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

The Student Union’s Cambria Room was packed with 290 people Thursday to watch 16 male students vie for the Mr. UPJ crown. The 32nd annual Mr. UPJ Pageant hosted by the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority was a night full of talent, showmanship and etiquette on display. Junior Stephen Karel was crowned the pageant... Read more »

Newman buses tables for AshaVida funds

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Eden Cohen, Managing Editor
February 20, 2015

Student Union cafeteria visitors had a simpler dining experience Feb. 9 when Assistant Academic Affairs Vice President Paul Newman bused tables. Newman cleared plates and silverware as part of a money-raising initiative for AshaVida, a group focused on global health care. AshaVida members were raising... Read more »

Basketball players striving for top six

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Garrett Stinson, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2015

The Pitt-Johnstown men’s basketball team inched closer to playoffs after their 56-52 win Feb. 11 over California (Pa.) University. Senior Ian Vescovi led the team with 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. “We have been improving on the defensive end throughout the year,” said Vescovi. “We... Read more »

Residents desire steady hot water

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Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
February 5, 2015

The hot water supply has been an issue for many Hickory Hall residents. “Many times, when I took a shower, the water got gradually colder and colder without me manually adjusting the temperature,” said freshman Wei Jiacheng, a Hickory resident. “Sometimes the water got hotter, and sometimes colder.... Read more »

Study habits put students on dean’s list

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Emily Colella, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015

Being named on the dean’s list is an accomplishment many students strive to achieve. At Pitt-Johnstown, this has several requirements. To be named on the dean’s list, a student needs to have achieved a grade point average of 3.25 or higher while taking at least 12 credits. The Fall 2014 dean’s... Read more »

Players want victories to offset slump season

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Emily Moore, Sports Editor
February 5, 2015

Pitt-Johnstown men and women’s basketball teams have been in a slump lately, not being able to pull through a game when needed. The conference record for both teams is 6-9, and the overall record 9-10 as of Jan. 29. Senior forward Ian Vescovi said that his team knows that they have hit a rough patch. “We... Read more »

Bookstore to be outsourced this fall

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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 »