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‘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 »

Program is to help fight weight gains


Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
October 16, 2013

A new Pitt-Johnstown program is being offered to help students fight weight gain associated with college life. Health and Wellness Office and Sodexo staff members are sponsoring a new Real World Action Program elective called “Beat the Freshman 15.” The program title derives from the common expression... Read more »

Collaborators present study findings


Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
October 16, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown students and faculty members presented scholarly projects Oct. 9 in the Cambria room. Faculty members and students involved in research projects during the summer were invited to present their findings at the social showcase, titled “Fall into Research“ The program was a product of... Read more »

Veterans’ mission now in classrooms


Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013

Imagine living a college life full of normalcy until, one day, you are selected to begin a completely different and dangerous job in a foreign country. Your view of the world and the people around you is entirely altered, according to two Pitt-Johnstown veteran students. The two U.S. Military combat... Read more »

Students prepare for the future at fair


Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
October 11, 2013

For the first time since 2008, the Pitt- Johnstown career services personnel held a majors and minors fair. The fair was set up for students who are undeclared, looking for minors or interested in declaring a major. Academic advisers and upperclassmen representing 25 majors were present. The fair was... Read more »

Students practice climbing, not falling


John Richard, Staff Writer
October 2, 2013

On Wednesday nights in the Wellness Center, you can find students belaying each other on the rock wall. They are part of a class taught by Christopher Mamula called Basic Rock Climbing. The course runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is a one-credit class. It has a lecture component in which students learn how... Read more »

Music strikes chord with students

Eden Cohen, Copy Editor
October 2, 2013

Sound swelled last Wednesday out of 240 Biddle Hall: the disjointed, cacophonic noise of instruments warming up. The concert band musicians were inside, preparing for practice. Inside the room, junior Christina Flower held a trumpet in her hands. Flower has been playing trumpet in the Pitt-Johnstown... Read more »

Mark Stephens seeks win on new stage

Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
October 2, 2013

Senior Mark Stephens aspires to turn politics into a career, and the 22-year-old political science and communication major is taking steps to get there. “I’ve had a passion for politics since the fourth grade,” Stephens said. Since that time, he said he has been supporting the Democratic Party. He... Read more »

More students seeking tutoring help


Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
October 2, 2013

There has been an increase in tutoring over the past year, according to academic counselor Kara Borsa. “Last year we noticed an increase,” Borsa said. In 2013 there were 9, 497 contacts with tutors. That counts every time a student went to a tutoring session. Borsa said there was a 20 percent increase... Read more »

Real World program is being revamped

Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
September 25, 2013

Good grades just aren’t enough anymore; experience is what really matters to future employers, according to Student Life Director Sherri Rae. The Real World Action program gives students actual experience, Rae said. This year, Real World Action Program directors are making a lot of changes. Student... Read more »