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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...

‘Chopped’ raises awareness for Pioneer Pantry

‘Chopped’ raises awareness for Pioneer Pantry

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

A microwave, a toaster oven and a blender were the only tools given to the contestants of Pioneer Pantry’s ‘Chopped’ competition. Each four member team was provided with ingredients that could be found in any food pantry, and had 20 minutes to create a dish that would impress the panel of judges. ...

Campus canines make first appearance of semester

Written By Joie Knouse, Staff Photographer

November 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Pioneer Public: Jeremy Northup

Pioneer Public: Jeremy Northup

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, PHOTOS

Part time psychology professor Jeremy Northup is passionate about teaching, enjoys reading philosophy and poetry books and likes birdwatching in his spare time. Northup, a doctoral student at Point Park studying psychology, currently teaches Psychology of Consciousness. Northup has taught for three semest...