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Dorm vacation for some during break

Victoria Mercado, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014

Many students look forward to going home for Spring break to get home-cooked meal or go on a trip, but some students plan to stay on campus. Senior education major Susie Rhodes is to stay on campus over the week for student teaching. “You are allowed to take that week off if you choose to, but I rather... Read more »

Yogis stretch and pose for serenity


Kaitlin Greenockle, Opinions Editor
February 26, 2014

From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night in the Wellness Center, students can practice obtaining their peace of mind by attending yoga class. Freshman Alison McGovern has attended about five yoga classes at Pitt-Johnstown. “I like it a lot. I never took yoga before I came here, so it’s just a cool thing... Read more »

Students to travel to Pitt Day at capital

Victoria Mercado, Contributing Writer
February 12, 2014

The opportunity for students to talk to their legislators has been scheduled.  On March 18, transportation is to be provided for students to go to Harrisburg for Pitt Day. All the Pittsburgh campuses and alumni have been invited to spend the day in the capital to meet with legislators and discuss concerns. ... Read more »

Staff members receive service awards

Amstrid Gomez, Features Editor
February 12, 2014

Two Pitt-Johnstown staff members received a Staff Appreciation Awards for service from university President Jem Spectar. Student Life Director Sherri Rae and Athletic Director Pat Pecora were each honored with an award at the December Staff Luncheon. Rae received the President’s Staff Award for Excellence... Read more »

Varsity cafe to hold Valentine’s concert

Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
February 12, 2014

Love, music and a rich food aroma are to be in the air St. Valentine’s Day at Pitt-Johnstown. Valentine’s Day dinner, the meal of the month, is to be held Thursday at Heritage Hall in the Living Learning Center. In addition to the meal, Dustin Hatzenbuhler, a former competitor on “The Voice”... Read more »

Club members to attend convention


Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
February 12, 2014

Volunteering can pay off, at least for Pitt-Johnstown’s Role Playing Club members. According to the group’s president, senior Patrick Farabaugh, because club members are to volunteer at a convention, called Tonashiicon, they are to get free admission. The convention is to be held March 1 at West... Read more »

Greeks excelling at community service

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown fraternity and sorority members focus on more than just their social lives and gatherings, with some striving to go above and beyond for their community. Sigma Tau Gamma President Joseph Rizkalla, junior, said his fraternity members recorded between 200 and 250 service hours last semester. Rizkalla... Read more »

Chinese New Year celebrated at UPJ

Andy Hsiao Chung, Managing Editor
February 7, 2014

The annual Chinese New Year’s program was held Friday in the Cambria Room to celebrate the year of the horse. This year, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association teamed up with Pitt-Johnstown Real World Interest Groups, who provided partial funds for food and one performance number. Association... Read more »

Students to learn in Ecuador classes


Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
February 7, 2014

This spring break, several students are to spend time in Ecuador. Associate professor Skip Glenn is to head the trip. He will be assisted by Tod Swanson of The Andes School in Ecuador’s CEO. Priority seating was given to business and communication majors. They are to travel to Quito, Papallacta and... Read more »

Student displays playwriting prowess

Student Ty Quillon performs in the “Dream Play” last semester.

Briana Aultz, Copy Editor
January 31, 2014

Junior Ty Quillon has had two original plays selected for a four-play festival of directed- and acted performances. “Dying to See You,” an afterlife-themed work, is to be performed at the festival called Golgonooza. In addition, Quillon’s “Black Friday from Hell,” a farce about retail workers,... Read more »