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New minister fled reckless lifestyle

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Brandon Zeris, Editor-In-Chief
September 19, 2013

Daniel Weikert is used to people giving him strange looks in church. He doesn’t always wear traditional minister attire, and he  has multiple tattoos. He has a water-themed sleeve of tattoos along his left arm with a koi fish and manatee on his forearm. Farther up, he has a slightly faded triumphant-looking... Read more »

Trees cleared outside of Blackington

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Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
September 19, 2013

Many may notice something missing on the Highfield Avenue side of Blackington Hall—trees. Campus Physical Plant Director Andrew Walbeck said that, over the summer, maintenance workers began cutting down and removing the trees. “It has become a project to landscape the area,” Walbeck said. “This... Read more »

Brooks: School spirit needs a boost

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Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
September 11, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown Student Affairs Vice President Shawn Brooks has some big plans, many of which involve better connecting students to campus life. Brooks, a Pittsburgh native, was the Pitt-Oakland Associate Dean of Students and Residence Life Director before accepting his position in March at Pitt-Johnstown. Prior... Read more »

Crime rate report may be misleading

Brandon Zeris, Editor-In-Chief
September 11, 2013

Reported Pitt-Johnstown crimes increased from 145 in 2011 to 195 last year — a 34 percent climb — but, for some, those numbers aren’t cause for concern. Increased reports of liquor law violation arrests — from 36 in 2011 to 57 last year— and drug law-violation arrests — from 11 in 2011 to... Read more »

WUPJ-TV set to be plugged back in

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
September 11, 2013

After an absence from campus last year, WUPJ-TV is making a comeback. The former campus television station was inactive last year, with the student organization that runs it, lacking an adviser. The studio in the student union was being used for storage. Humanities Division Chair Patty Derrick supported... Read more »

We’re thirsty, it’s Thursday

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Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
April 17, 2013

If you type thirsty into the Google search engine, the first suggested result is “Thirsty Thursday.” Thursday seems to have become known widely for college student alcohol consumption. Some students said Thursday is the new unofficial start of the weekend. Popular musicians, such as rapper Asher... Read more »

Vinyl still available here

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Sean Sauro, Staff Writer
April 17, 2013

Vinyl enthusiasts can fulfill their musical passion by purchasing new and old records at one of the oldest—if not the oldest—record shops in America. John George, proprietor of George’s Song Shop along Market Street in downtown Johnstown, said he believes his 81-year-old shop is the oldest record... Read more »

Area has some hot fun in summertime

Sean Sauro, Staff Writer
April 17, 2013

Students who are attending summer classes or who live in the Johnstown area may be looking for ways to stay busy during summer months. Though the number of students and campus events decrease during this time, Greater Johnstown Convention and Visitors Bureau Special Events Coordinator Karen Soliday said... Read more »

Couple dangles love from trees

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Trevor Monk, Circulation Director
April 17, 2013

While finding comfort and warmth under  a cozy green fleece blanket, a Pitt-Johnstown couple lay suspended in a dark blue hammock getting a head-start on the warm weather. On April 4, Freshmen Erin Suppes and Kevin Pribulsky found relaxing refuge in a portable hammock while nestling close together to... Read more »

Golgonooza students to fill many roles

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Kylee Whistler, Copy Editor
April 10, 2013

UPJ students are working hard in preparation for this year’s Golgonooza theater performance. Written, directed and performed by students, this year’s participants said the annual festival is to be better than previous years thanks to new direction from theater professor John Teacher. Creative writing... Read more »