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Slow response speed stymies gamers

April 9, 2014

Since a week before Spring Break, video gamers encountered one of their greatest fears– in-game lag induced by poor Internet speed. Online games such as League of Legends, Smite and Minecraft would lag before disconnecting during gameplay, or not connect at all. Designers of League of Legends, a popular... Read more »

Week of games unites campus Greeks

Amstrid Gomez, Features Editor
April 9, 2014

Members from the five campus fraternities and three campus sororities participated in games and group activities during Pitt-Johnstown’s Greek Week. Games started last Monday and continued until Sunday. Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and Kappa Zeta sororities received first place in the overall competition,... Read more »

Lessons may have been learned

April 9, 2014

People at Pitt-Johnstown have become used to the term Norovirus. Starting March 27, many students became prisoners of their bathrooms. What seems to be a Norovirus is still lingering on campus, but Advocate editorial board members were impressed with administrative official’s response to the situation. Despite... Read more »

Club members want their voices heard

Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
April 7, 2014

Commuter Club members plan to bring social connections and commuter appreciation to Pitt-Johnstown. Student Life Assistant Director Jeanne Susko advises the club, but says it will be run by students and elected officers. With a commuting population of around 1,150, a group of commuter students formed... Read more »

High schoolers experience college life

Victoria Mercado, Staff Writer
April 7, 2014

Approximately 150 high school juniors from Johnstown and Windber visited Pitt-Johnstown on March 25 for College Day. Hosted by Education Club members, this event was new to Pitt-Johnstown.  The idea resulted from an ongoing discussion with school district officials. Professors Mark Previte and Bethany... Read more »

Mr. UPJ pageant to continue tradition

Amstrid Gomez, Features Editor
April 7, 2014

Alpha Gamma Delta sorority members are to host their annual Mr. UPJ pageant at 7p.m., April 10 in the Cambria Room. Junior Kathleen Blough, an Alpha Gamma Delta member, said she will be an escort and speaker at the event. Proceeds from the event go to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which helps diabetes... Read more »

Radio members to host lip-sync show

Bri Aultz, Copy Editor
April 7, 2014

A visit to the Pitt-Johnstown Student Union is often accompanied by the spirited tunes and talk of the university’s student run WUPJ Radio station. Despite the entertainment our student radio hosts provide, WUPJ radio members are seeking both technological improvements and participation for the station. Station... Read more »

Students get a say in class choices

Nathan Bottiger, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2014

A few years ago, incoming students received pre-made fall schedules without any of their own input. If they ended up having a bad semester, at least they got to choose their own classes in the spring. This changed during the 2011 summer, when the Academic Success Center staff began implementing a new... Read more »

Dorm vacation for some during break

Victoria Mercado, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014

Many students look forward to going home for Spring break to get home-cooked meal or go on a trip, but some students plan to stay on campus. Senior education major Susie Rhodes is to stay on campus over the week for student teaching. “You are allowed to take that week off if you choose to, but I rather... Read more »

Yogis stretch and pose for serenity

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Kaitlin Greenockle, Opinions Editor
February 26, 2014

From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night in the Wellness Center, students can practice obtaining their peace of mind by attending yoga class. Freshman Alison McGovern has attended about five yoga classes at Pitt-Johnstown. “I like it a lot. I never took yoga before I came here, so it’s just a cool thing... Read more »