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Icy leap to benefit local nonprofits

Callie Burgan, Opinions Editor

January 23, 2019

Participants are to make a splash Feb. 9 at the fifth annual Quemahoning Chillin’ for Charity Winter Festival and Arctic Splash. The event is not just about challenging someone to take an icy leap; it’s also about raising...

Search to find counselors is ongoing

Alyssa Coleman, News Editor

January 16, 2019

Pitt-Johnstown’s Health and Counseling office could be receiving more help soon, as administrators seek to add more counselors to the staff. At a Dec. 18 town hall meeting, Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar said the Health...

Plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Alyssa Coleman, News Editor

December 5, 2018

Student government members are participating in an event that is to help raise money for the Special Olympics. The annual Pittsburgh Polar Plunge is to take place Feb. 23 at Heinz Field, and student senators are forming a team...

Students are charged

Matt Churella, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2018

Pitt-Johnstown police charged student Ryan Fry, 19, of Allentown, Lehigh County, with disorderly conduct Nov. 6. Pitt-Johnstown Police Officer Dwight Keim alleged in a citation filed Nov. 7 that Fry had possessed a small amount...

Counselors needed for center staff

Tyler McNulty, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

On Pitt-Johnstown’s campus, there are approximately 2,700 students. For that population, there are three full-time counselors.  During a Sept. 10 student government meeting, Health and Counseling Director Shelley Peruso sai...

Committees merged to two

Matt Churella, News Editor

November 14, 2018

At last Monday’s student government meeting, executive board members were granted special powers by a vote of senators. As a result, six of the organization’s seven committees were combined into two new committees—Student...

Sidewalk drainage added

Sidewalk drainage added

November 14, 2018

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