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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

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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 »

Dice are to be rolled for homecoming

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
September 25, 2013

What happens at homecoming, stays at homecoming. Especially when Pitt-Johnstown becomes Vegas. Homecoming events are to take place this weekend, Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 with a Las Vegas theme. Last year, students  participated in a survey to pick a homecoming theme. Vegas won by an overwhelming majority. “Everyone... Read more »

Blackington 24-hour lab to stay open

Eden Cohen, Copy Editor
September 25, 2013

For the past two years, Blackington Hall has been kept open as a 24-hour computer lab for students. The arrangement was requested by the Student Government Association as a place for students to be able to work and have access to computers and printers, no matter what time of day or night. Some students,... Read more »

Sodexo is promoting healthy portions

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Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
September 25, 2013

Eating healthy in college may seem unlikely, but Sodexo managers are trying to change that at Pitt-Johnstown. The managers have implemented a program that they say will improve food healthiness. Meal options with entrées that fill the plate with less than 600 calories are to be offered with more vegetables,... Read more »

Committee members pursue initiatives

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
September 19, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown’s Student Government Association is gearing up for a new semester with plans to improve campus life. Last year, student government senators had individual initiatives for different campus projects to improve student life. This year, initiatives are being managed by members of five committees,... Read more »

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 »