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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 »

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 »