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Career advice boosted

Vivian Chen Liyi, Staff Writer

January 31, 2012

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Pitt-Johnstown Career Service administrators are expanding their resources with new books and magazines available in the office library. Career Services Director Renee Patchin started her position in Pitt-Johnstown last December. “I...

Potholes driving motorists to the edge

Dylan Johnson, News Editor

January 31, 2012

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Students, faculty and staff who pull into the Biddle Hall parking lot are careful to swerve through the maze of potholes at the entrance and around a storm drain in the middle, unless they are confident in the strength of their...

Game zone pool zupplies can’t handle the torment

Andy Hsiao Chung, Staff Writer

January 31, 2012

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Pitt-Johnstown game room pool cues have seen better days as they were reportedly vandalized Jan. 20 – three days after they were replaced. To some Pitt-Johnstown game room regulars, it was nothing out of the ordinary as ...

Some area roads prone to skidding

Thomas Kempen, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2012

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Drivers should take care when traversing Johnstown’s winding roads this winter. Unsafe driving practices and inclement weather could lead to a costly or fatal accident, said PennDOT Safety Press Officer Pam Kane. “We...

Spring Concert headliner is in flux

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

January 25, 2012

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Upon first hearing, it sounds like a peculiar robber’s threat: “Give us $6,000 or you’ll get Shaggy.” But for Programming Board members, invoking the specter of a less-than-popular  Spring Concert act may have helped...

Semester housing vacancy near expected

Luis Torres, Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

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According to Housing and Residence administrators, around 200 UPJ housing students canceled enrollment from the fall to the spring term due to graduation, transfer and withdrawal. This figure is higher than usual, although...

Freshman average grades up to 2.57

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

January 17, 2012

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Freshmen are getting better at Pitt-Johnstown, at least according to the numbers. Freshmen concluding the fall 2011 semester had an average GPA around 2.57 -- nearly two-tenths of a point higher than fall 2010. Assistant...

College Democrats plan registration drive

Kelly Cernetich, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2012

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National attention may be focused on upcoming Republican presidential primaries and caucuses, but Pitt-Johnstown’s College Democrats said they are hard at work, hoping to spark students’ interest in local politics. A “Get...

Cafeteria to have an international flavor

D.J. Shoffstall, Copy Editor

January 17, 2012

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Monday starts the week-long event for Around the World in 7 Days, where there will be a dish from another country at lunchtime in the Pitt-Johnstown cafeteria every day leading up to the international celebration Saturday. The...

Textbook rentals initiated

Pat Gilles, Staff Writer

January 17, 2012

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UPJ students can find a new and more cost-effective way to  acquire textbooks. Two weeks before the fall semester, UPJ bookstore manager John Ziats organized a new system to rent textbooks. With such a late start, many...

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