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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 »

Students are sacrificing spring break

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2014

Some Pitt-Johnstown students plan to use their spring break to help those less fortunate. Habitat for Humanity members  are planning to make their annual trip with some assistance from campus ministries. Two charter busses are to take students to Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida with approximately... Read more »

Ensemble stepping out this weekend

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Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
January 31, 2014

Dance Ensemble members are to offer their annual performance Friday and Saturday. Dancers start their practices during the second week of September according to Dance Ensemble President junior Cassie LaFramboise. “The (practices) take place in the Wellness Center and in the Living/Learning Center,... Read more »

Commuters get a day of appreciation

Moriah Howell

Amstrid Gomez, Features Editor
January 24, 2014

Pitt-Johnstown commuter students had a day dedicated to them last Wednesday. Prizes were given throughout the day with the top prize being two $80 2014/2015 parking permits. The parking permit winners were freshman Mariah Fabian and sophomore Russell Vermecky. Fabian, who lives in Somerset, said she... Read more »

New advertisements used for recruitment

Ashley Emanuel, Staff Writer
January 24, 2014

Admissions officers and Pitt-Johnstown students are trying out new strategies and techniques to recruit potential students. “The newer (techniques) the university has implemented to improve advertising (include): short graphic novels that are much like comic clips that are placed in the Tribune-Democrat... Read more »

Seniors welcomed into the classroom


Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
December 2, 2013

For more than 30 years, Pitt-Johnstown faculty has welcomed senior citizens into the classroom. The Learning Plus program offers UPJ credit courses to Johnstown citizens aged 55 and older at no cost. Alumni and Community Relations Executive Director Robert Knipple said the program began as the Sixty-Plus... Read more »

Some boots aren’t made for walking

Nathan Bottiger, Managing Editor
December 2, 2013

By spring, some freshmen walk around Pitt-Johnstown’s campus with tattered, worn shoes that have seen much better days. Senior Jennifer Rightnour said she knows the exact number, four, of pairs of shoes she’s ruined by wearing them through a UPJ winter. “Two pairs of Ugg boots, a pair of Coach... Read more »

Heroes honored for their sacrifices


Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
December 2, 2013

Sgt. Christopher McCreary, a Pennsylvania Army National Guard member and Pitt-Johnstown student who has returned from deployment in Afghanistan, led a Veterans Day evening ceremony Nov. 11 with the Pledge of Allegiance at the campus Heroes Memorial. Head of the Pitt-Johnstown Wounded Warrior Initiative... Read more »