Point Park Globe

Pioneer Public: Owen Stetson

Written By Tia Bailey

September 23, 2020

Owen Stetson is a junior sports, arts and entertainment major, but you might know him better as the owner of  the popular-among-students Instagram page, pointparkmemes. The account has always been anonymously run, but Stetson decided to do a face reveal last week. Stetson was not the original ow...

Drive-ins experience resurgence during COVID-19

Written By Tia Bailey

September 23, 2020

Camille Pelka has been going to the drive-in multiple times a summer for the past few years. She is a part of the group of loyal movie-goers who will pile into their cars and deck out their trunks with blankets, pillows and snacks and enjoy the outdoor double feature with their families and friends -- a...

Campus Activities Board Virtualizes Disney Trivia Night

Written By Kylie Thomas

September 16, 2020

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted its first virtual trivia night on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The trivia night is a part of a consistent series with a different theme each week. This first event was a Disney themed trivia night and included questions about movies, television shows and Disney park favorites...

Cheap Eats Close to Campus

Written By Hannah Confer

September 16, 2020

Genoa Pizza & Bar  A beloved favorite of the PPU community, Genoa’s, is located only a mere 3-minute walk from campus. Also available for takeout, dine-in and delivery. The menu includes an extensive list of selections like gyros, wedgies, wings, wraps, and of course, pizza. They even have a...

Pioneer Public – Shelby Armetta

Written By Tia Bailey

September 9, 2020

Shelby Armetta is a junior business management major at Point Park University, and, this year, she is the Vice President of programming with the Campus Activities Board (CAB). This is Armetta’s second year working with CAB. She initially got involved after her freshman year at Point Park. “At...

SAIL holds virtual showcase for Fall 2020

Written By Tia Bailey

September 9, 2020

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) held their annual Student Organization Showcase virtually. The event description on PointSync read, “Join our 60+ student organizations and learn more about what each of them does! College is more than the classroom and g...

Ways to be Social and Distanced at Point Park

Written By Kylie Thomas

September 2, 2020

College is the time to make new friends, explore new places, and be social. But with a global pandemic comes social distancing. Social distancing is creating a physical distance between persons to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. While this might sound upsetting for a college student, there are ac...

Honors Program Takes Precautions At Orientation

Written By Kylie Thomas

September 2, 2020

Normally the Honors Program puts on a week-long orientation that includes bonding activities, a scavenger hunt, exploration into outer neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, an important service project and more to bring new students into the honors community. New students are given mentors, who are returning soph...

Fitness in the age of COVID-19

Written By Mitchell Drake

April 18, 2020

Social distancing efforts and statewide stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus epidemic is keeping most people stuck inside their homes. For athletes and gym rats, the closure of many public gyms and pressure to maintain social distancing could prove maintaining fitness to be a challenge, especially...

How to manage stress during unforeseen circumstances

Written By Halle Compton

April 18, 2020

Quarantine has left most trapped in the confinement of their own homes. Not being able to leave and enjoy the nice weather has put a dent in some people's mental health. Lack of communication between friends, the transition to online classes and the pandemic as a whole has caused people to feel unnecessary...

How students are handling the transition to online classes

Written By Tia Bailey

April 17, 2020

Point Park, along with many other universities, moved their students off-campus and their classes to an online format for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester due to the coronavirus. This is new territory for everyone involved, for both professors and students. On March 13, Point Park students...

Pioneer Public – Steve Cuden

Written By Amanda Andrews

April 16, 2020

Los Angeles has often been seen as a hotbed of opportunity for creative people seeking careers. The dazzling spectacles and attractions can distract someone from their work and ultimately their success.  A fresh-faced graduate from the University of South California determined to make his mark in...