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‘Courageous Conversations’ covers domestic violence

‘Courageous  Conversations’ covers domestic violence

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

In the nearly full JVH auditorium, Ani Johnston, an outreach advocate for the Women’s Center and Shelter, asked everyone who had a birthday from April to August to stand up.  With nearly half the room standing, Johnston stated that number was comparable to how many college women experience abusi...

CulinArt holds annual AppleFest in Village Park

CulinArt holds annual AppleFest in Village Park

Written By Jake Berlin, For The Globe

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Point Park embraced fall last Tuesday as campus dining services presented AppleFest. The Village Park festival was the embodiment of autumn as CulinArt offered gourds, pumpkins, cider, music and crafts—and, of course, apples. “We offered apple pie, apple cider, caramel and candy apples and...

Pioneer Public – Laura Boyd

Pioneer Public – Laura Boyd

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Before becoming an associate cinema professor at Point Park, Laura Boyd traveled the world as an expedition leader for a cruise company and pursued her passion for natural history filmmaking by working at National Geographic.  “People would always say, ‘when is she going to do normal things?...

Clubs buckle down for the Halloween season

Clubs buckle down for the Halloween season

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Campus is gearing up for the Halloween season by hosting a variety of events in the upcoming week. Halloween-related events will begin on Thursday, October 25 and end on Wednesday, Ocober 31. Not on My Campus and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) are each hosting an event on Thursday. Not On My...

CAB holds Point Park After Dark Saturday evening

CAB holds Point Park After Dark Saturday evening

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

On Saturday night students put their wits to the test as they tried to figure their way out of a self-destructing spaceship and a cursed Egyptian tomb.  Groups of students were sent into two escape room tents at CAB’s Point Park After Dark Event on the fifth floor of the Student Center. The tea...

Pioneer Public – Mei Lu Barnum

Pioneer Public – Mei Lu Barnum

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Senior musical theater major Mei Lu Barnum first performed at seven years old when she landed a part in “A Christmas Carol” at a regional theatre in Boston. She was cast as Tiny Tim, and was dedicated enough to cut her hair for the role.  Before Barnum cut her hair, she confirmed with her mothe...

Rugby club holds second annual Pie-a-Rugger event

Rugby club holds second annual Pie-a-Rugger event

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

From sneak attacks to being double-pied, the public and students alike gathered in Village Park to throw dessert in rugby players’ faces.  The second annual Pie-a-Rugger was held last Thursday by the Point Park University Rugby Football club.  President of the rugby team and senior economics and finance major, Steven Reed, said that he h...

Pioneer Public – Christina Wonnacott

Pioneer Public – Christina Wonnacott

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Most view retirement as a time to slow down and relax. Christina Wonnacott saw it as an opportunity to go back to school.  “A lot of people retire and I guess play golf and stuff, and that wasn’t my bailiwick. I love going; I love doing,” Wonnacott said.  Wonnacott is currently in her f...

Students earn internships working for Disney World

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Copy Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Some of Point Park’s very own will be living out their spring semesters in the place where all dreams come true.  A handful of Pioneers have been accepted into the Disney internship program and will be leaving for Florida in mid-January of 2019. Sports, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) m...

Active Minds Club becomes active once again

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The once deactivated Active Minds Club is reactivated and ready to help students discuss and handle mental health issues. Active Minds Club is a chapter of the national organization Active Minds. The club is an advocacy, awareness and education group that strives to erase stigmas surrounding mental...

Musical theater alum in ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Musical theater alum in ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Written By Daniel Strickland, For The Globe

October 9, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

With a brand new creative director, The Pittsburgh Public Theater’s new season has added a recent Point Park alumni to one its productions. This season brings a promising diverse and collective group of shows to the Pittsburgh area. Among it is Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Sweat,” Shakespeare’s...

Pioneer Public – Dylan Kersten

Pioneer Public – Dylan Kersten

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Senior global cultural studies major Dylan Kersten became interested in music around the age of four or five, when his two older brothers made him a mixtape. “It was Bon Jovi, Lil’ Bow Wow, Cher, Backstreet Boys, Limp Bizkit, all these great things,” Kersten said. “So that was my first piece o...