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Fraternity members to host autism walk

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
February 26, 2013

Four Pitt-Johnstown students are to establish a new campus club for video gamers. Students Mike Friel, Stefan Giconi and Matt Hurst have proposed the UPJ E-Sports Club, sponsored by professor Jeremy Justus. Student Ben Grieco also is involved in the club’s organization. “There’s generally a ton... Read more »

New club helps gamers find their niche

Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
February 26, 2013

Four Pitt-Johnstown students are to establish a new campus club for video gamers. Students Mike Friel, Stefan Giconi and Matt Hurst have proposed the UPJ E-Sports Club, sponsored by professor Jeremy Justus. Student Ben Grieco also is involved in the club’s organization. “There’s generally a ton... Read more »

Mystery structure’s purpose unveiled

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Eric Kieta, Staff Writer
February 20, 2013

Almost every day, many Pitt-Johnstown students walk the path between the Krebs Hall faculty parking lot and the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. On the edge of the tree line is situated an old cinder-block structure, with two window frames that are missing glass and a doorway about 5-feet high. Even... Read more »

Book man hasn’t read them all yet

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Amstrid Gomez, Copy Editor
February 20, 2013

Once a month, UPJ community members may notice tables lined with books and knickknacks outside the Cambria Room. Behind those tables is a man who is usually reading a book. Greensburg resident Robert Waskowizz said he has been selling books at UPJ for about 15 years. Waskowizz said he used to own a bookstore... Read more »

‘Cuckoo’ performance on the way

Keith Hartman, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2013

The Pitt-Johnstown Theater Department is to take the stage Friday and Saturday, and March 1 and 2 with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The play is to be performed on the secondary stage of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. This is to be theater professor Kathryn Caster’s directorial... Read more »

Better advertising suggested for events

Brianne Fleming, Opinions Editor
February 20, 2013

Although Pitt-Johnstown Programming Board members are flooding the Student Union with fliers and signs, some students say they are unaware of campus events. Pitt-Johnstown freshman Ben Grieco said he thinks Programming Board members could do a better job of spreading the word about student events. “I... Read more »

Sodexo service subject of scrutiny

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Brianne Fleming, Opinions Editor
February 13, 2013

Some Pitt-Johnstown students may have noticed it has been taking longer to receive food while dining on campus. Pitt-Johnstown freshman Brooke Boyer said she recently visited the Mountain Cat Club on a Sunday evening and waited over an hour and a half for mozzarella sticks. “There was one young lady... Read more »

Self-defense classes kick off again

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Kylie Truscello, Contributing Writer
February 13, 2013

Self-defense has become a popular topic on the Pitt-Johnstown campus for some young women, as Patrick Slezak, a martial-arts expert, is teaching a women’s self-defense class at the Wellness Center. Slezak held a preliminary class in January that is being followed by a five-week course. Slezak, an eighth-degree... Read more »

Librarians hold informative seminars

Sean Sauro, Managing Editor
February 13, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown Owen librarians have defied notions of the quiet-study area normally associated with libraries by holding instructional seminars geared to improve student performance. Library Instruction Coordinator Paul Bond said the library plays a significant role in the campus community as staff offer... Read more »

Students collaborate to build robots

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Brandon Zeris, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2013

Most Westmont Hilltop High School classrooms are dark and empty during evening hours. Classes have ended, and most students have left for the day, but one second floor room stays illuminated. Nearly every afternoon, students converge to work on a robot with the help of UPJ professors and engineering... Read more »