Point Park Globe

Playhouse’s final curtain call

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

When auditioning for the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA), Allison Beauregard selected one of her favorite monologues from “Uncle Vanya.” Three years later, she will star as a lead role in Point Park’s upcoming production of it. “It’s one of my dream roles, and a show I always wanted t...

Pioneer Public – Alex Elnicki

Pioneer Public – Alex Elnicki

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 27, 2018


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Before Alex Elnicki came to work at Point Park, he was living in Los Angeles doing video production work. There, Elnicki worked for a production house that edited old movies for the internet so people could purchase a subscription to watch them. “The company I worked for, we would go through...

From finishing degrees to changing paths

From finishing degrees to changing paths

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

March 27, 2018


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After eight years of being away from Point Park, Laura Smith returned to complete the one credit she needed to earn her public relations and advertising degree under the university’s 2006 curriculum. At 52 years old, Thom Verdi is one month away from completing his funeral services capstone following...

Professor uses wide interests to help students

Professor uses wide interests to help students

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 27, 2018


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Sean Elliot Martin’s office walls are covered in academic degrees and plaques commemorating his achievements in martial arts, including the new form he created. “I just can’t decide what to suck at,” Martin joked. Martin is currently a full-time instructor in the Criminal Justice and Intelligence...

Local restaurants offer sustainable options

Local restaurants offer sustainable options

Written By Kimberly Prokurat, For The Globe

March 20, 2018


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Pittsburgh restaurants are making sustainable business easy and delicious by integrating economic, environmental and employee equity practices into each meal. “We believe in what we’re doing here,” said Edward Lai, owner and chef of Bae Bae’s Kitchen located in the Cultural District as he d...

Pittsburgh supports college student budgets

Pittsburgh supports college student budgets

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


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An education at Point Park University costs students two things: time and money. As of the 2018-2019 academic year, students of the Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication Schools pay $29,980 per year, and Conservatory of Performing Arts pay $38,220, nearly $10,000 more. As for time, students juggle classes,...

CAB’s annual drag show draws large crowds

CAB’s annual drag show draws large crowds

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Opinions Editor

March 20, 2018


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They wear sparkling leotards, sequined dresses, have extravagantly styled hair and wear six-inch heels - they’re the epitome of showgirls, but they bear a different name - drag queens. Drag queens have been popularized by the rise in support of the LGBT community and the continued success of RuPa...

Pioneer Public – Reba Bartram

Pioneer Public – Reba Bartram

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Freshman dance major Reba Bartram recently returned from Kansas, where her track and field relay team competed in a national championship and broke the school’s record. Bartram considers it one of her proudest moments in track at Point Park. “I just think that being able, as a freshman, to go to nati...

Pioneer Public – Siiri Nikkinen

Pioneer Public – Siiri Nikkinen

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 13, 2018


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Freshman Siiri Nikkinen wanted to return to Pittsburgh ever since she was part of an exchange program. Nikkinen, who is originally from Finland, said that she fell in love with the city during the program. “I was an exchange student in Butler for about a year in 2012, so that’s kind of how I fe...

Student activists look to continue #MeToo conversation

Student activists look to continue #MeToo conversation

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a world to educate them on sexual assault. Seniors Hannah Helper and Wesley Ehle share quite a bit – busy schedules, jobs within the Office of Student Life and an unrelenting ability to crack a good pun, just to name a few – but they also share a belief...

How-To: Graduate Successfully

How-To: Graduate Successfully

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Opinions Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

April and May are big months for college seniors - it’s time to graduate. According to an article posted by thebalance.com in June 2017, the average amount of time it takes for a recent grad to find a job is six months after graduation, but what can help quicken the process? Elsie Boucek, a counselor at...

Social media brings anonymous positivity to campus

Social media brings anonymous positivity to campus

Written By Matt Petras

March 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Nicki Jones visits the university occasionally, but she graduated nearly a year ago. In late February, she looked at her Twitter feed. “[Jones] is one of the best to graduate from Point Park,” she read. “She has been doing great things ever since she graduated.” A red heart emoji concluded th...