The Advocate

Faculty, students clarify program

Lucy Li, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Although there have been consistent efforts to improve recycling on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, many reports indicate that these efforts have not been effective. Chemistry professor Manisha Nigam, a member of a recycling committ...

Athletic teams to have a new look

Justin Schmithorst, Opinions Editor

November 13, 2019

Much like Pitt-Oakland’s athletic design overhaul, Pitt-Johstown’s teams are to receive one as well. Back in April, Pitt-Oakland administrators changed the school colors from navy blue and gold to  royal blue and yellow...

Energy and Earth Resources Department Coordinator Chris Coughenour (right) observes his Geology of Soils class Friday as his students work on projects from soil samples they collected.

Geology program is top 10

November 13, 2019

Pumpkin hunt tweaks get tested

Alessandra Vassalotti, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

The air was cool and crisp Oct. 25 as students hunted for pumpkins on the Pitt-Johnstown campus under a slowly setting sun.  Seven pumpkins were placed on the campus grounds around 2 p.m., with three following from 6 to 10 p....

Citations filed for alleged violations

Alyssa Coleman, News Editor

October 30, 2019

Pitt-Johnstown police accused Giovanni Valforte, 18, of Pittsburgh, of purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages Oct. 12. Officer Dan Smith alleged, in a citation filed Oct. 12,...

56 kids learn about metal elements

Lucy Li, Features Editor

October 30, 2019

The Chemistry Department hosted their fourth annual Chemistry Camp on Saturday. According to chemistry professor and founder of the event, Marsha Grimminger, the event is designed for students from kindergarten to sixth grade. The...

Johnstown native Jonathan Burns, who appeared on this past season of “America’s Got Talent” performed at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center Sunday. Burns was wheeled out onto the stage by Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center Executive Director Michael Bodolosky in a suitcase.

Local comedian comes home

October 30, 2019

Marijuana citations filed against 2

Alyssa Coleman, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Pitt-Johnstown police accused Logan Keach, 18, of Pittsburgh, of disorderly conduct Sept. 28. Officer James Voytko Jr. alleged, in a citation filed Oct. 1, that Keach possessed a small amount of marijuana. A $461 fine was...

Admissions office is understaffed

Robert Landis, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Among a flurry of rings from telephones and click clacks on computer keyboards, the frantic movement of admissions office staff fill a small room in the last three weeks. It is due to busyness in the office that University...

Wasps raise communication issue

Alyssa Coleman, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Instead of finding books and a peaceful place to study, Owen Library visitors have been greeted by wasps this semester According to Library Specialist Maggie Borodach, the wasps were first noticed around the end of September...

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