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Stacy Kranitz documents Appalachia through photography

Stacy Kranitz documents Appalachia through photography

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
February 14
Filed under FEATURES

Last summer, three Point Park photography professors sat at a bonfire and brainstormed about artists they wanted to bring to the university. The consensus was to bring Stacy Kranitz, the TIME 2015 Instagram Photographer of the Year, whose work has appeared in “Vice,” “Mother Jones” and “New...

Fighting student homelessness: the price of education

Fighting student homelessness: the price of education

Written By Kimberly Prokurat
February 14
Filed under FEATURES

This is the first installment of a three-part series on student homelessness. On the verge of homelessness, University of Pittsburgh student Kerianne Chen turned to a little-known food pantry on Pitt’s campus that offered her basic food to keep her going. The fifth-year senior was trying to fin...

Hidden history below the Point Park Playhouse

Hidden history below the Point Park Playhouse

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
February 7
Filed under FEATURES, The Globe's 50th Anniversary

The current Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland will no longer be a part of Point Park’s campus with the completion of the new Playhouse downtown in 2018, but students and staff alike will remember the unique space that has catered to their needs for so many years. Point Park University is in the continuous...

Korean War vets take spotlight

Korean War vets take spotlight

Written By Francesca Dabecco
February 7
Filed under FEATURES

As the room rose for the singing of the national anthem, a group of veterans in their mid-80s stood proudly with their hands saluting the American flag, just as they did nearly six decades ago during the Korean War. These men, along with veterans from all different eras, gathered in the Lawrence Hall...

History of communications subject of first book club meeting

History of communications subject of first book club meeting

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
February 7
Filed under FEATURES

Brandon Szuminsky, an instructor of communications at Waynesburg University, drove almost an hour to Point Park, Kindle in hand, to discuss a book at the first meeting of the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) book club last Wednesday. Although he was the only one to attend, aside from graduate assistant...

Phi Beta Lambda club for business enthusiasts

Phi Beta Lambda club for business enthusiasts

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Copy Editor
February 7
Filed under FEATURES

As a high school student, Brandon Rodgers was involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), an organization that worked to bring education and business knowledge to students. When he graduated from high school, the now freshman business management major knew he did not want to stop there. Last...

Campus Activities Board to host Condom Carnival

Campus Activities Board to host Condom Carnival

Written By Victoria Bails
February 6
Filed under FEATURES

Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) Spirits and Traditions Committee will be providing students with a unique and comfortable way to talk and learn about topics like safe sex, domestic violence and sexual assault. CAB’s annual Condom Carnival will be held on Feb. 7 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the fifth...

Annual drag show shines spotlight on acceptance

Annual drag show shines spotlight on acceptance

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Students time traveled back to the 1990s as Pikachu and Avril Lavigne look-alikes took the stage. Point Park’s second drag show was held in the Lawrence Hall ballroom on Jan. 24. Point Park invited Bambi Deerest, Dixie Surewood, Blade Matthews, Divauna Diore, Cindy Crotchford and Miss V to perform...

Alumnus makes comeback on Pittsburgh Public Theater stage

Alumnus makes comeback on Pittsburgh Public Theater stage

Written By Francesca Dabecco
January 31
Filed under FEATURES

Just a few blocks away from where he began his college acting classes in 1998, Point Park alumnus Chad Bender is taking the O’Reilly Theater stage for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of “Twelfth Night,” a comedic play by William Shakespeare. Running from Jan. 26 – Feb. 26, this production...

Hand-in-Hand Alliance links students together

Hand-in-Hand Alliance links students together

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Copy Editor
January 31
Filed under FEATURES

What had originally begun as an internship for Hannah Hepler has turned into a full-fledged program that is working to provide a smooth transition into college for students with disabilities. The Hand-in-Hand Alliance, a program offered through Point Park’s Disability Services, is partnering new...

Actress, writer tells life story with new one-woman show

Actress, writer tells life story with new one-woman show

Written By Victoria Lemon
January 24
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The Pittsburgh Playhouse REP Professional Company is starting 2017 off strong with a unique performance of a one-woman show about the struggles an all-American family faces when dealing with special needs. “Woody’s Order!” is a biographical play written and performed by Ann Talman and directed...

Point Park facility names steeped in university history

Point Park facility names steeped in university history

Written By Dara Collins
January 24
Filed under FEATURES

The names of Point Park’s facilities appear engraved in the concrete walls and printed across the flags along the buildings. Students walk through and past these buildings without thinking twice about these names, although the buildings that stand today on campus hold a history. The dance complex,...

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