Point Park Globe

Women’s rugby club begins inaugural season

Written By Shannon Hartnett, For The Globe

November 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

It is two-thirds of the way into the semester, and students are starting to prepare for the holidays and spring classes. Most think of this as a time to wind down. Not the girls who started Point Park’s first women’s rugby club. A group of freshman girls living on the 12th floor of Lawrence Hall went o...

“To my friend:” letter writing club pens messages to families of Squirrel Hill massacre victims

“To my friend:” letter writing club pens messages to families of Squirrel Hill massacre victims

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, PHOTOS

Students who entered Lawrence Hall lobby last Tuesday night were directed towards a corner table spilling over with colorful stationery. Two bags of pens rested on the table next to a thick stack of notecards, already written and ready for mailing. The only instructions given to those entering ...

Pioneer Public – Vanessa Vivas

Pioneer Public – Vanessa Vivas

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-features Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

International student Vanessa Vivas has used her status in this country to encourage people to vote to help continue her dream of acting. “I am international and I am on a student visa which essentially means that I am not a citizen at all,” Vivas said. “My status in the country is ‘non-resident...

Pioneer Records announces two new Pioneer Stars

Pioneer Records announces two new Pioneer Stars

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-features Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Pioneer Records has announced its fifth Pioneer Star, but this year, there is an addition to the process. Allissa Logsdon, senior sports, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) major, has been chosen as the Pioneer Star for the 2018-19 season. This year, Pioneer Records has added a spin on their...

Students working to form campus a cappella club

Students working to form campus a cappella club

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

When freshman acting major Emily Harnett transferred from Emerson College to Point Park, she realized there were no a cappella groups to join. Although Point Park has had a cappella clubs in the past, none were currently active this year. Harnett, who had been involved with a cappella for over four ...

‘Courageous Conversations’ covers domestic violence

‘Courageous  Conversations’ covers domestic violence

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

In the nearly full JVH auditorium, Ani Johnston, an outreach advocate for the Women’s Center and Shelter, asked everyone who had a birthday from April to August to stand up.  With nearly half the room standing, Johnston stated that number was comparable to how many college women experience abusi...

CulinArt holds annual AppleFest in Village Park

CulinArt holds annual AppleFest in Village Park

Written By Jake Berlin, For The Globe

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Point Park embraced fall last Tuesday as campus dining services presented AppleFest. The Village Park festival was the embodiment of autumn as CulinArt offered gourds, pumpkins, cider, music and crafts—and, of course, apples. “We offered apple pie, apple cider, caramel and candy apples and...

Pioneer Public – Laura Boyd

Pioneer Public – Laura Boyd

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Before becoming an associate cinema professor at Point Park, Laura Boyd traveled the world as an expedition leader for a cruise company and pursued her passion for natural history filmmaking by working at National Geographic.  “People would always say, ‘when is she going to do normal things?...

Clubs buckle down for the Halloween season

Clubs buckle down for the Halloween season

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Campus is gearing up for the Halloween season by hosting a variety of events in the upcoming week. Halloween-related events will begin on Thursday, October 25 and end on Wednesday, Ocober 31. Not on My Campus and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) are each hosting an event on Thursday. Not On My...

CAB holds Point Park After Dark Saturday evening

CAB holds Point Park After Dark Saturday evening

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

On Saturday night students put their wits to the test as they tried to figure their way out of a self-destructing spaceship and a cursed Egyptian tomb.  Groups of students were sent into two escape room tents at CAB’s Point Park After Dark Event on the fifth floor of the Student Center. The tea...

Pioneer Public – Mei Lu Barnum

Pioneer Public – Mei Lu Barnum

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Senior musical theater major Mei Lu Barnum first performed at seven years old when she landed a part in “A Christmas Carol” at a regional theatre in Boston. She was cast as Tiny Tim, and was dedicated enough to cut her hair for the role.  Before Barnum cut her hair, she confirmed with her mothe...

Rugby club holds second annual Pie-a-Rugger event

Rugby club holds second annual Pie-a-Rugger event

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

From sneak attacks to being double-pied, the public and students alike gathered in Village Park to throw dessert in rugby players’ faces.  The second annual Pie-a-Rugger was held last Thursday by the Point Park University Rugby Football club.  President of the rugby team and senior economics and finance major, Steven Reed, said that he h...