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Intrusive information desk replaced


Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
March 24, 2015

It wasn’t too long ago that Pitt-Johnstown maintenance workers installed an information desk in the Student Union. On the Tuesday of spring break week, the same desk was removed. Academic Affairs Vice President Shawn Brooks said that, due to the desk’s size and location, it was difficult for people... Read more »

Students try to suck it in for Summer


Milana Ballard, Features Editor
March 24, 2015

Some students are using the campus Wellness Center more often to shed a few pounds for Summer. Sophomore Logan Corle said he visits the gym daily. “I switch my focus every day. I’ll do legs one day and then change to arms the next,” said Corle. He also said he uses an application on his phone,... Read more »

Outdoor practice spurs runners to quick times


Emily Moore, Sports Editor
March 24, 2015

After competing in seven indoor meets, Pitt-Johnstown’s track team started their outdoor season Saturday at Juanita College (Huntingdon, Pa). Team members  started to practice outside. Freshman distance runner James Horwat said that it feels great to be outside. “I love the feeling of being able... Read more »

Class’ effectiveness under scrutiny

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Kaitlin R. Greenockle, News Editor
March 4, 2015

The University Scholarship class, which is required for all freshmen, is being questioned on its usefulness. In 2005, the Faculty Senate voted that the class would be worth one academic credit, according to Academic Success Center Director Katherine Stahl Kinsinger. Kinsinger said she has taught first-year... Read more »

Students perform in long production


Peijia Zhang, Copy Editor
March 4, 2015

Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ was put on stage by Pitt-Johnstown students last Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. Senior Ty Quillon said $5 is not a bad student ticket price since it cost $20 when he was a freshman. The... Read more »

Talent disparity causes unequal intramural scores


Jacob Williamson-Rea, Contributing Writer
March 4, 2015

There is a talent variance when it comes to Pitt-Johnstown intramural non-competitive soccer. Some students are former Division II athletes, and some have little athletic experience. Freshman Andrew Downey officiates the soccer matches. “Teams with blazing fast, skilled players often beat up on the... Read more »

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


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


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


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 »