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PIMS program proves to be a worthy career

Written By Megan McKenzie, For The Globe

April 2, 2019

15 years ago, Kevin Drobish, 47, found himself and his family faced with the daunting responsibility of making funeral preparations after the loss of his maternal grandfather. “We were offered very terrible funeral service,” Drobish recalled. “We wanted something that was a little bit outside...

Pioneer Public – Kooper Sheeley

Pioneer Public – Kooper Sheeley

Written By Megan McKenzie, For The Globe

March 26, 2019

Kooper Sheeley, 20, confessed that he was a “people person at heart” and he wasn’t joking. “My freshman year I would literally ride the elevators up and down every day just because I got bored and wanted to make new friends,” Sheeley said with a grin. Sheeley, an SAEM major and mentor in the Honors Program, ...

Urbex attracts photographers to document past

Urbex attracts photographers to document past

Written By Nicole Pampena, Online Editor

March 26, 2019

Rule No. 1 of urban exploration: leave nothing but footprints. Do no damage, move no object and vandalize no surface. Rule No. 2: Never share the location of your abandoned site visits. Sharing with other well-intentioned urban explorers is generally okay. Film your entry point to prove there was no...

Pioneer Public – David Shirer

Pioneer Public – David Shirer

Written By Matthew Miramontes, For The Globe

March 19, 2019

David Shirer is not just known around campus for his impressive and award-winning follicles on his upper lip, but also for his ability attitude that represents Point Park in the highest manner. “I’ve been in facial hair competitions since 2014, it was something that I really found appealing,” Shirer, 31, s...

SAEM Club puts on multi-talented concert

SAEM Club puts on multi-talented concert

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

March 19, 2019

The Sports Arts and Entertainment Management (SAEM) Club hosted a tiered concert in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom on March 14 featuring Pioneer Records star Allissa Logsdon, two-thirds of local group The Brighton Boys and former “The Voice” contestant Chris Jamison. The concert is a continuing part of the club’s sp...

Pioneer Public – Drew Praskovich

Pioneer Public – Drew Praskovich

Written By Nicole Pampena, Online Editor

March 12, 2019

As a filmmaker, Drew Praskovich prefers telling stories about women, feeling more appreciation for the female perspective than the male perspective. But when the senior cinema production major finally came around to making a movie about pregnancy, he made the main character a pregnant man. “Something I re...

Pittsburgh tattoo expo returns for third year

Pittsburgh tattoo expo returns for third year

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

March 12, 2019

Walking down an aisle of booths with tattoo artists from Pennsylvania to California, a woman laying on a table caught the attention of passers-by with her extended leg covered in bright blue ink from the top of her foot to her hip. In another aisle, an artist sat two inches from a man’s chest while tattooing a ...

Pioneer Public – Jessica McCort, Ph.D.

Pioneer Public – Jessica McCort, Ph.D.

Written By Tiara Strong, For The Globe

March 5, 2019

When it comes to what Dr. Jessica McCort can do, there are no limitations. McCort teaches literary arts and rhetoric. She is also a yoga instructor. In addition to earning her Doctorate from Washington University in Philosophy, English and American Literature, McCort puts in work outside of the classroom. On McCort’s li...

Alumni wedding at Carnegie Museum

Alumni wedding at Carnegie Museum

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

March 5, 2019

At the Carnegie Museum of Art on Feb. 21, former Point Park students Colten Gill, 24, and Louis Spanos, 23, said their vows in front of family, friends and paying strangers.  The ceremony was held as part of the museum’s Third Thursday events and was centered around a contest that required local couples to submit their ...

Honors Program takes spring break trip to New York City

Honors Program takes spring break trip to New York City

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

March 5, 2019

Over spring break, the Honors Program took their annual trip to New York City. During the trip, students visited with artist, Nick Sider. They also attended the Broadway show “Mean Girls,” visited the New York Botanical Garden with Honors students from Monroe College, participated in a Hamilton ...