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Real students represent the university in television ads

Real students represent the university in television ads

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

In 2012, Joe Godley was on the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) floor of Lawrence Hall when he was asked for a copy of his résumé and headshot, both of which he had on him at the time. He didn’t immediately realize he would soon be a new face for the corner of real and world. “When I gave...

Pittsburgh Playhouse to host nationally touring band

Pittsburgh Playhouse to host nationally touring band

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

On March 31, the Pittsburgh Playhouse will host its first rock concert with an artist outside of Point Park, featuring Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties and Drop the Act. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties is the solo project of Dan “Soupy” Campbell, lead singer of Philadelphia pop punk band,...

Means of voicing concerns moves towards a digital format

Means of voicing concerns moves towards a digital format

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

Every week, the members of the United Student Government’s (USG) Student Concerns Committee check the student concern and suggestion boxes located around campus. Although sometimes they contain suggestions, other times, the boxes are empty, which is upsetting to some of the members. “It is a little...

Students celebrate Mardi Gras with the help of CAB

Students celebrate Mardi Gras with the help of CAB

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

The heart of New Orleans and Brazil pumped through the walls of the Lawrence Hall ballroom last Thursday. Drums mimicked the sound of thunder as they created authentic Brazilian music, and the feet of dancers matched the quick rhythms. The Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) Special Events Committee...

‘Pioneer Star’ band gains traction in music scene

‘Pioneer Star’ band gains traction in music scene

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Jake Stretch’s mother made him introduce himself to Chase Barron at orientation. Neither of them could have guessed that they would form a band that would sign with a record label, release an EP and host a music festival within two years. “I gave him a CD I had made in high school and he was into...

Conservatory dance and theatre join forces

Conservatory dance and theatre join forces

Written By Victoria Lemon, Playhouse Beat Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The Conservatory Theatre Company is bringing Fosse-style choreography and the aura of the 60s to the Rockwell stage in “Sweet Charity,” directed by Tony-Award winner Michael Rupert. “Sweet Charity” is about a hopelessly romantic dancer from New York City named Charity Hope Valentine. She works...

Celebrated Novelist Talks Influence 

Celebrated Novelist Talks Influence 

Written By Manon Riley 
March 7, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

Deemed Barack Obama’s favorite book of 2015, "Fates and Furies" author Sarah Groff spoke Monday night at Carnegie Music Hall about the influences that inspire her writing. She stressed the importance of using external experience to shape artistic experience. “Steal from the people you love.”...

City prepares for St. Patrick’s day

City prepares for  St. Patrick’s day

Written By Cody Siwicki
March 7, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

Take a walk down Wood Street or through Market Square and you will find students and adults bracing the cold. As the season transitions from winter to spring, a sea of green will flood Pittsburgh for the celebration of Saint Patrick. On March 11, the city will host its 147th St. Patrick’s Day Parade....

Only Love holds annual photo event

Only Love holds annual photo event

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Sophomore accounting major Bradley Calleja had control of Point Park University’s Snapchat for its Takeover Tuesday on Feb. 21, documenting his school day, which included attending Only Love’s photo campaign event. Calleja is a member of the Office of Student Life, which helped organize the annual...

Phi Beta Lambda gives thanks to standout faculty and staff

Phi Beta Lambda gives thanks to standout faculty and staff

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

The staff and faculty of Point Park always go the extra mile for students. The university’s business organization, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), decided to return the favor. PBL created its most recent event, Pass It On, to show appreciation for the university’s staff and faculty. The organization wanted...

Point Park performers take on the story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Point Park performers take on the story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Copy Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The events that took place in Ford’s Theater on the night of April 14, 1865 shook the nation and changed the life of Mary Todd Lincoln forever. “Crazy Mary Lincoln” is a new musical by Jan Levy Tranen and Jay Schwandt that follows the events occurring after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,...

Resolving student homelessness: moving forward

Resolving student homelessness: moving forward

Written By Kimberly Prokurat
March 7, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Food service providers such as the Pitt Pantry and 412 Food Rescue are partnered with specific universities, however, minors in need on a broader spectrum can turn to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Pittsburgh. The non-profit organization began when its founder, Dr. Joseph Lagana, combined...

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