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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


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 »

Chemistry students propose green ideas

Sean Sauro, Managing Editor
April 10, 2013

Chemistry professor Manisha Nigam said she has a passion for sustainability and green energy, so, when Pitt-Johnstown faculty decided to offer a green chemistry position, she said she was interested. A green chemistry course Nigam offers is not focused solely on bookwork and lab experiments. It is to... Read more »

Canoe to be launched for competition

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Andy Hsiao Chung, News Editor
April 10, 2013

Concrete canoe team members have gathered in classroom 126 in the Engineering and Science building to work throughout the year. The classroom isn’t like other campus classrooms with their yellow painted walls and carpeted floors. It is a workshop, with a gray concrete floor and tools laid out unkempt... Read more »

Crushes dumped, other handles thrive

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Taylor Fowler, Brianne Fleming, Features Editor, Opinions Editor
April 3, 2013

e one of the top social networking sites for college students, tweets are becoming the fastest and most up-to-date way to interact. According to some  tweeters, though, one of these accounts may have created the wrong kind of attention. “@UPJ_Crushes” was an anonymous account in which students were... Read more »

Mr. UPJ can roll, sing and dance

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Amstrid Gomez, Copy Editor
April 3, 2013

Wobbling his way into the judges’ hearts, senior Brian Kriston won the Mr. UPJ pageant Thursday. “I didn’t expect it. I was overcome with joy,” said Kriston. “I don’t even know what to do right now. This is awesome.” Kriston was first approached by Kappa Zeta sisters to be his sponsor,... Read more »

Cancer to take a stomping at marathon

Eric Kieta, Staff Writer
April 3, 2013

Some Pitt-Johnstown students and a staff member are working together to organize an event to benefit children affected by cancer, according to Pitt-Johnstown Campus and Civic Engagement Director Shaun Hemphill. A dance marathon is scheduled to take place between noon and midnight Saturday, April 6 at... Read more »

Greeks gather in games and glory


Kylee Whistler, Copy Editor
March 26, 2013

Though the Pitt-Johnstown campus is far from the Mediterranean, it had plenty of Greek activity last week. March 18 marked the start of Greek Week, an annual competition among members of campus sororities and fraternities. With multiple events every day of the week, Sigma Tau Gamma associate member Kevin... Read more »

Students with children setting example

Brianne Fleming, Opinions Editor
March 26, 2013

Although balancing being both a college student and a parent may provide many challenges, two Pitt-Johnstown students said it is a rewarding way to set an example for their children. UPJ senior sociology major Paula Jones said she went back to school not only to benefit herself but her three kids as... Read more »