The Advocate


The Advocate is compiled and managed solely by full- and part-time students. It is not censored.


The Advocate was founded in 1930 as The Panther Cub. The newspaper’s first editors introduced it as “a chronicler of college news.”

In 1958 it was renamed The Panther, and in 1974, it became The Advocate.

The Advocate publishes a print edition every Wednesday during fall and spring semesters.


We welcome letters from readers. They should be typed, double-spaced and include the writer’s name, phone number and campus affiliation.

Letters should be received no later than 3 p.m. the Thursday before publication. We reserve the right to edit all letters.

Written complaints or concerns should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Callie Burgan, 147 Student Union or through her university email, [email protected] Phone calls will also be accepted through the Advocate office, 814-269-7191.


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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown's student newspaper