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Students seek sights to see overseas

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Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor
November 1, 2013

Studying abroad has given students opportunities to do something amazing; something they normally wouldn’t do. Students are eligible to study abroad after their freshmen year, if they are in good academic standing and in good judicial standing, according to Study Abroad adviser Judy Freedman. About... Read more »

Paranormal hunters recall local legends

Eric Kieta, Copy Editor
November 1, 2013

Legend has it Becky was a witch and was hanged in the early 1800s when Richland Township residents didn’t take kindly to her, according to Rams Paranormal lead researcher Ryan Fleming of Pittsburgh, originally from Richland Township. “She had befriended an Indian who taught her the forbidden folklore... Read more »

It’s your turn: everyone’s looking at you

Brianna Aultz, Contributing Writer
October 24, 2013

With racing hearts, queasy stomachs and sweaty palms, college students face a common stressor — the fear of public speaking. Despite the challenges this fear presents, it is a required skill for success in a college environment. Pitt-Johnstown humanities instructor Rachel Kimmel said practice is... Read more »

Students like psychedelic dorm decor

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Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
October 24, 2013

For many students, college is the first time they are living on their own and have the ability to make their living space unique. Some students have created a distinctive home for themselves. Found in a room on the Living Learning Center’s third floor are strands of blue, red and white lights, a black... Read more »

Pre-war Germany: Speaker claims 65M were bystanders

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
October 24, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown students, faculty and area residents filled the pews of Whalley Chapel Oct. 17 to hear 89-year-old Fritz Ottenheimer speak. Ottenheimer, a native of Konstanz, Germany, was 8 years old when Adolf Hitler rose to power. “Even as a child, I was very much aware of the drastic change in Germany,”... Read more »

‘Castaway’ theme set for weekend retreat

Sean Sauro, Staff Writer
October 16, 2013

Walking through the halls on the way to their next class, Pitt-Johnstown students may have seen green fliers, reading “Castaway,” tacked to bulletin boards. While it may be easy to confuse them for advertisements for a screening of the famous Tom Hanks film, these fliers are actually advertising... Read more »

Program is to help fight weight gains

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
October 16, 2013

A new Pitt-Johnstown program is being offered to help students fight weight gain associated with college life. Health and Wellness Office and Sodexo staff members are sponsoring a new Real World Action Program elective called “Beat the Freshman 15.” The program title derives from the common expression... Read more »

Collaborators present study findings

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Taylor Fowler, Features Editor
October 16, 2013

Pitt-Johnstown students and faculty members presented scholarly projects Oct. 9 in the Cambria room. Faculty members and students involved in research projects during the summer were invited to present their findings at the social showcase, titled “Fall into Research“ The program was a product of... Read more »

Veterans’ mission now in classrooms

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Brianne Fleming, Staff Writer
October 11, 2013

Imagine living a college life full of normalcy until, one day, you are selected to begin a completely different and dangerous job in a foreign country. Your view of the world and the people around you is entirely altered, according to two Pitt-Johnstown veteran students. The two U.S. Military combat... Read more »

Students prepare for the future at fair

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Kaitlin Greenockle, Copy Editor
October 11, 2013

For the first time since 2008, the Pitt- Johnstown career services personnel held a majors and minors fair. The fair was set up for students who are undeclared, looking for minors or interested in declaring a major. Academic advisers and upperclassmen representing 25 majors were present. The fair was... Read more »