The Advocate

Olsavsky - Who decides?

Olsavsky – Who decides?

November 16, 2011

Editorial – Professors need to be prompt, too

November 8, 2011

It’s that time of year. We are approaching the home stretch of the fall semester.  This is when grades can make or break a student. But what if a student is unsure of a grade for a class? The last possible day to withdraw...

Letter – Transgender rights

November 8, 2011

I wish to commend Ronald Moose for his excellent letter in the Oct. 26 issue of the Advocate. There are many of us who stand in solidarity to the Occupy Wall Street protests. To the UPJ community I wish to say that injustice can...

Editorial – Men’s golf triumphs on the green

November 2, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown is not a school defined by its sports programs. In fact, most students (even the athletes) are here for academics. But, it is refreshing to see a fall sport making a break while other fall sports teams are finishing...

Editorial – Security revision may be in order

October 26, 2011

Many students have been faced with the decision of whether to let somebody into a dorm. Maybe the outsider forgot his or her ID card or needs to study with someone. But when its 20 degrees and blustery, students usually hustle...

Letter – Join the occupation

October 26, 2011

Dear Pitt-Johnstown campus: We sit at the brink of revolution, a revolution started by people like you and me. But what I notice on campus is that not many of us know what that is. I hope I can enlighten you on the Occupy Wall...

Editorial – Senators squabble, bicker and pout

October 19, 2011

The Student Government Association and its executive and legislative body, the Student Senate, represents students and deals with matters that affect student life. Their duties include granting official recognition to student...

Editorial – More mingling would benefit UPJ

October 12, 2011

Have you ever wondered why we hardly ever see the people who are controlling our lives? The folks who make the big decisions and set the rules are somewhat hard to spot. The administrators are not among us. Pitt-Johnstown is...

Editorial – Safety at UPJ: hop out of the way

October 5, 2011

Pitt-Johnstown is a campus for the imperiled. A lack of speed-limit signs, crosswalks and a way of enforcing safety laws for pedestrians and drivers can result in something like a racetrack for people trying to get where they’re...

Editorial – Bring back the boxes, take out the hassle

September 21, 2011

Restaurant takeout options are common.  Takeout appeals to those who don’t have time to sit down and eat in a restaurant.  Plus, microwaves allow students’ meals to be reheated quickly and conveniently. Takeout is ideal...

Editorial – End the overnight guest embargo

September 21, 2011

With the school year just kicking off, it is slightly surprising to see that the police blotter is already filled with nonstudents’ names. In one sense, UPJ students can pat themselves on their backs for avoiding trouble...

Editorial – Renovations only a start for UPJ’s needs

September 14, 2011

Upon returning to Pitt-Johnstown, students and faculty inspect the campus to see what has changed, and this year there have been changes. Biddle Hall was supposed to be the most extensive renovation that seems to have turned...

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