Point Park Globe

Pioneer Public – Aleina Smith

Written By Payton Communale, Co-Features Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Point Park professor Dr. Aleina Smith graduated high school with almost 4,000 community service hours and has earned herself six college degrees. “I love to learn,” Smith said. “I love to challenge myself. I love to be in a space where other people want to challenge themselves. I was the nerd, but...

Pioneer Public – Megan Fahey

Pioneer Public – Megan Fahey

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

When Megan Fahey, 29, graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a degree in creative writing, she discovered she would have to wear a hard hat if she wanted to take the only position offered to her in the field after applying for almost 70 jobs. “[The job] required me to work in the adva...

Philanthropy on the rise within campus clubs

Philanthropy on the rise within campus clubs

Written By Zoe Esperseth, For The Globe

January 8, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

The number of helping hands is on the up and up at Point Park, rooted in the fact that more clubs are getting serious about philanthropy and giving back to the community According to Rachel Phillips, assistant coordinator of student involvement at Point Park University, more and more individuals have bec...

Pioneer Public – Dennis McDermott

Pioneer Public – Dennis McDermott

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Freshman secondary education major, Dennis McDermott, can usually be spotted on campus wearing an iconically orange bucket hat. “The bucket hat, there’s not really a story,” McDermott said. “A friend gave it to me in Nebraska and I wear it because I don’t want to mess with my hair in the...

Rugby Club holds annual Rent-A-Rugger event

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

In a packed Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Wednesday, Point Park Rugby Club hosted its unique annual event. Rent-a-Rugger is the club’s largest fundraiser. The objective of the evening is to auction off dates with players from the team. President of Rugby Club and senior economics and finan...

HMR Apparel features messages of empowerment

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Justine Szurley said she has gotten negative pushback for her clothing line, particularly at markets open to the general public. Szurley, a freshman psychology major, recalled a time when a man approached her at a market and disagreed with a slogan on one of her shirts that said “Girl is Not an I...

Pioneer Public – Kris Chandler

Pioneer Public – Kris Chandler

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Senior screenwriting major Kris Chandler said that coming to Point Park was what inspired him to become so involved on campus.  “I’m a person who likes to try out new things, however I’m always really timid about it unless someone pushes me,” Chandler said. “But ever since going through Poin...

New club to celebrate Hispanic culture on campus

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Over the summer, junior Ailen Videla Ortiz developed an idea for an on-campus club that centered around Hispanic culture. Ortiz recruited the help of junior dance majors Cecilia Benitez and Stephanie Perez, and together the three began to gather interest for the club.  “We kind of branched out to our other Latina/L...

Connect Unplugged centers around team building

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Megan Reiff, a freshman public relations and advertising major, decided to bring Connect Unplugged to break up cliques on campus.  Rieff heard the problem raised at the Pioneer Ambassador panel at her freshman orientation.  “Somebody asked what’s your least favorite thing about Point Park, and one of them said it’...

Point Park and YWCA form partnership

Point Park and YWCA form partnership

Written By Jordyn Hronec, For The Globe

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

A short walk down Wood Street brings you to Point Park University’s next-door-neighbor, the YWCA. Point Park’s involvement with the YWCA occurs through a multitude of ways, most notably perhaps through Point Park renting space from the YWCA for the Center for Media Innovation. “On our second an...

Pioneer Public – Prim Green

Pioneer Public – Prim Green

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Prim Green’s first airplane ride was from Atlanta, Georgia to Pittsburgh to move into her new dorm for her freshman year of college. Green had heard about Point Park from her friend and took a virtual tour of the campus before deciding the university was a fit for her.  “My first time ever flying was here to go to s...

Nationally recognized drag queen visits campus

Nationally recognized drag queen visits campus

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

From meeting Liza Minnelli to receiving a letter from the Vatican, Miss Coco Peru has led a life that others can only dream of. Students gathered in the GRW Theater last Thursday night to listen to Miss Coco Peru in her series “A Conversation with Miss Coco Peru” hosted by Bambi, a local drag...