Point Park Globe

Seniors experience last round of scheduling

Seniors experience last round of scheduling

Written By Briana Walton

November 14, 2017


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Hannah Hepler was relieved. Alannah Owens was thankful it was over. Azurai Phillips was amazed at how easy the process was. While registering for classes can bring stress to students twice a year, for seniors, the task has brought upon feelings of relief and even joy as they schedule for the last time....

Thanksgiving break approaches

Thanksgiving break approaches

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

November 14, 2017


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Joe Truesdell’s dad has his own way of celebrating Thanksgiving and it involves a turkey breast, a smoker and up to 12 hours of preparation. Truesdell is just one student heading into the first break of the semester next week, joining others whose plans range from relaxing with family to attending ...

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Written By Carley Bonk, Co-Features Editor

November 7, 2017


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Pets have always been an essential part of Alex Trybus’ life. Growing up with Australian cattle dogs - Nicki and Jolene - helped her develop a desire to not only love and care for her own animals but for others as well. As a student, Trybus needed a job that fit her busy schedule yet allowed the opportuni...

Frats, sororities part of university past

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

November 7, 2017


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In October 1966, Ed Meena decided to join Point Park’s Alpha Delta Iota (ADI) fraternity, reasoning that “it was something to do.” Early 1970s alumni Charla and Greg Chiappelli met with a group of their old Greek life friends only a few weeks ago. Darlene and Angelo Spagnolo credit their 42 years...

Film student nets awards, film fest entries

Film student nets awards, film fest entries

Written By Kimberly Keagy

November 7, 2017


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Kelly Tran was astonished when she received first place at the first film festival she ever entered. “You Will Love Again” led Tran to a nomination for a Teen Indie Award. Tran was the second freshman in the festival’s history to be entered in Point Park’s LA Showcase. These events make up...

Pioneer Public – Jason McCune

Pioneer Public – Jason McCune

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

November 7, 2017


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Jason McCune decided he was no longer going to act full-time after he started a family in Los Angeles. He applied to Point Park University’s MFA program and the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. He was accepted to both. “I had a choice to make and I chose the MFA,” McCune said in a phone inte...

Pioneer Records, CAB presents Super American

Pioneer Records, CAB presents Super American

Written By Carley Bonk, Co-Features Editor

October 31, 2017


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Pioneer Records and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) invite music fans to the Pittsburgh Playhouse this Wednesday for national pop-punk touring band, Super American. Young Lungs, a Pittsburgh based hip-hop artist, and Point Park’s own Chase and the Barons will be opening the show. This is Pioneer Reco...

Dance student works with Giordano Dance Company

Dance student works with Giordano Dance Company

Written By Faith Kazmierczak

October 31, 2017


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Point Park University senior dance major Gianna Annesi has taken part in the Giordano Dance Chicago summer intensive twice. She was also asked to be a part of the company’s first mentorship program. Now that she is set to graduate from Point Park’s dance program this December, she is hoping to contin...

Pioneer Public – Emily Madden

Pioneer Public – Emily Madden

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

October 31, 2017


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The two most prominent components of Emily Madden’s life, golf and engineering, are intertwined in more ways than one. The fact that she studies engineering because of a golf scholarship is the easiest connection to make, but there’s a more existential connection, too. “There’s a lot of mental...

New photography professor shares experience

New photography professor shares experience

Written By Briana Walton

October 31, 2017


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Melissa Catanese has an extensive list of different photography projects such as working on photography books and working at different colleges like the Pittsburgh Art Institute. She will be adding Point Park to her list in light of photography professor April Friges going on maternity leave sometime th...

Pumpkin Palooza takes over Village Park

Pumpkin Palooza takes over Village Park

Written By Megan Bixler

October 24, 2017


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Jordan Cook-Henry started covering the tables that lined Village Park with Halloween-themed tablecloths. Gillian Stinson helped Mindy Vivio and the rest of the club members make popcorn and other snacks. In the center of the park, Ashley Rae helped initiate the spooky movies that were being shown that nigh...

Halloween decorations haunt the university

Halloween decorations haunt the university

Written By Briana Walton

October 24, 2017


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Student Production Services (SPS) has a skeleton, wall clings and a dancing mummy along with hand-made drawings throughout the office. A resident hallway in Lawrence Hall even has decorations on the doors among its unique theme, and the Dining Hall in the same building shows a temporary display of b...