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Campus Activities Board to host Condom Carnival

Campus Activities Board to host Condom Carnival

Written By Victoria Bails
February 6, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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,...

Photography students featured in pop-up exhibit

Photography students featured in pop-up exhibit

Written By Gary Lenigan
January 17, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The work of Point Park University artists covered the walls of a home in Oakland last Saturday during a pop-up show appropriately titled “Fabric of Portraiture.” The exhibition displayed the interdisciplinary work of six photographers in the Point Park community. Among those featured in the show...

CAB holds skating event at PPG Ice Rink, despite rain

CAB holds skating event at PPG Ice Rink, despite rain

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Students hit the ice Wednesday evening at the PPG Place seasonal outdoor rink for a free event hosted by the Campus Activity Board (CAB). Because of inclement weather, the event was rescheduled to one week later, to be held  Wednesday, Jan. 18. Junior sports, arts and entertainment management...

Tattoo company holds annual special

Tattoo company holds annual special

Written By Nikole Kost, Features Photo Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, PHOTOS

Students from Point Park, Duquesne and Pitt flood Pittsburgh Tattoo Company as they hold their annual Friday the 13th tattoo special.

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University Instagram account wins national award

University Instagram account wins national award

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Felicia McKinney spends a lot of time using social media. Although it is often thought of as a leisure activity, McKinney’s use of Point Park’s Instagram account has won a gold award from the 2016 Education Digital Marketing (EDM) Awards. “It’s very exciting to know that what we’re doing...

Playwriting returns with enrollment reaching capacity

Playwriting returns with enrollment reaching capacity

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-Features Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

While pursuing a career in the field of musical theatre or acting, students typically work toward finding their voice on stage. During their time at Point Park, some may find their voice on paper. This spring semester revived a playwriting course that offers students an alternate creative outlet with...

Winter break an opportunity for professional development

Winter break an opportunity for professional development

Written By Kimberly Keagy
December 6, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Heading home for winter break can seem like an oasis to college students, and while there is some value in getting that missed shut-eye, there’s only so much rest necessary, and students should focus on more this winter break. Andrew Goldstein, reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2014 Point...