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So many programs planned by RA’s


Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
November 14, 2013

Each year, Pitt-Johnstown Housing staff members conduct programs  to keep residents informed and involved. Oak Hall Resident Director Nolan McGuire said that, each semester, budgets are set for programs to cover expenses. He said that, if a resident director has a program idea, they must get it approved... Read more »

ROTC registration gets easier for UPJ

Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
November 8, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program is now easier to sign-up for with the introduction of CourseWeb registration. Junior Platoon Sgt. Andrew Scott is a student as well as a Platoon leader, who conducts physical-training exercises in the morning. He said this is the first year that... Read more »

Students get a taste of Brazilian food

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
November 8, 2013

Chef Maira Nogueira de Paula Eduardo prepared the cafeteria meal of the month Oct. 28. Maira, a Sodexo employee from Sao Paulo, Brazil, cooked at Pitt-Johnstown as part of a month-long college tour with the Global Chef Program. “(Sodexo) exchanges chefs (from different countries) within the program,”... Read more »

Dancers perform in large numbers


Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013

Not only is Pitt-Johnstown Dance Ensemble one of the largest campus organizations, but members said it is a way to meet more students and dance off stress. UPJ junior and Dance Ensemble first-year president Cassie LaFramboise said, according to the organization’s roster, there are 100 members this... Read more »

Students seek sights to see overseas


Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
November 1, 2013

Studying abroad has given students opportunities to do something amazing; something they normally wouldn’t do. Students are eligible to study abroad after their freshmen year, if they are in good academic standing and in good judicial standing, according to Study Abroad adviser Judy Freedman. About... Read more »

Paranormal hunters recall local legends

Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
November 1, 2013

Legend has it Becky was a witch and was hanged in the early 1800s when Richland Township residents didn’t take kindly to her, according to Rams Paranormal lead researcher Ryan Fleming of Pittsburgh, originally from Richland Township. “She had befriended an Indian who taught her the forbidden folklore... Read more »

It’s your turn: everyone’s looking at you

Brianna Aultz, Contributing Writer
October 24, 2013

With racing hearts, queasy stomachs and sweaty palms, college students face a common stressor — the fear of public speaking. Despite the challenges this fear presents, it is a required skill for success in a college environment. Pitt-Johnstown humanities instructor Rachel Kimmel said practice is... Read more »

Students like psychedelic dorm decor


Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
October 24, 2013

For many students, college is the first time they are living on their own and have the ability to make their living space unique. Some students have created a distinctive home for themselves. Found in a room on the Living Learning Center’s third floor are strands of blue, red and white lights, a black... Read more »

Pre-war Germany: Speaker claims 65M were bystanders


Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
October 24, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown students, faculty and area residents filled the pews of Whalley Chapel Oct. 17 to hear 89-year-old Fritz Ottenheimer speak. Ottenheimer, a native of Konstanz, Germany, was 8 years old when Adolf Hitler rose to power. “Even as a child, I was very much aware of the drastic change in Germany,”... Read more »

‘Castaway’ theme set for weekend retreat

Sean Sauro, Staff Writer
October 16, 2013

Walking through the halls on the way to their next class, Pitt-Johnstown students may have seen green fliers, reading “Castaway,” tacked to bulletin boards. While it may be easy to confuse them for advertisements for a screening of the famous Tom Hanks film, these fliers are actually advertising... Read more »