Point Park Globe

Letter from the Co-Features Editors

Letter from the Co-Features Editors

Written By Carley Bonk and Matt Petras

August 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Among the responsibilities of running a local newspaper is aiding in fostering a sense of community. The Globe already runs great stories about new clubs, star athletes, on-campus activism and more. Unfortunately, the stories of interesting, worthwhile individuals often fall through the cracks because...

“Avenue Q” summer staging included university talent

“Avenue Q” summer staging included university talent

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Alumni Theater Company's (ATC) July 28-29 rendition of “Avenue Q”  was a raunchy parody of “Sesame Street,” puppets and all, steeped in the existential dread of becoming an adult. In other words, it was perfect subject matter for college students to chew on. The musical at the New Hazlett...

About that student center swimming pool…

About that student center swimming pool…

Written By Zac Seymour

April 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Uncategorized

Across the skywalk and under the student center lies one of Point Park’s biggest mysteries; an abandoned swimming pool. Point Park acquired the student center, formerly the YMCA Greater Pittsburgh, about 10 years ago. Initially, the university had a handful of ideas for the space, but ultimately...

Pittsburgh celebrates national Record Store Day

Pittsburgh celebrates national Record Store Day

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Pittsburgh is celebrating the 10th annual national Record Store Day on Saturday, Apr. 22 , but the event has its roots in San Francisco. Michael Kurtz, co-found of the tradition, gathered together record store owners in 2007 for releases, live music and giveaways. “We wanted to create something...

Chase and the Barrons hold release party

Chase and the Barrons hold release party

Written By Nikole Kost, Features Photo Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, PHOTOS

Blaine King reflects on time as leader with USG, U-View

Blaine King reflects on time as leader with USG, U-View

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Four years ago when he arrived at Point Park, Blaine King stumbled across a recruiting table for the school’s student government and decided to sign up. That not only catapulted him into the fast world of school politics, including serving two years as the United Student Government (USG) president,...

New work debuts on Playhouse stage for One-Acts Festival

New work debuts on Playhouse stage for One-Acts Festival

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-Features Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

For students enrolled in the conservatory’s advanced directing course, the end of the semester means more than just finals week; it means directing and debuting an entire one-act play or musical in just under two months. The Raymond Laine Memorial One-Acts Festival showcases entirely student-run...

University alumna now Bellevue mayoral candidate

University alumna now Bellevue mayoral candidate

Written By Francesca Dabecco

April 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

When alumna Emily Marburger made a Facebook post just a few months after the 2016 presidential election, she was not expecting to receive such overwhelming support. Dottie from Indiana wrote, “You are our bright and shining future Emily!” Linda from Florida wrote, “Your town needs you and...

Stop the Wait flash mob takes over Market Square

Stop the Wait flash mob takes over Market Square

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-Features Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, PHOTOS, Web-Extras

A flash mob sponsored by UPMC gathered in the middle of Market Square at 12:22 p.m. on Tuesday to raise awareness about becoming an organ donor.

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Point Park celebrates Senior Week

Point Park celebrates Senior Week

Written By Nikole Kost, Features Photo Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories, PHOTOS

‘Moonlight’ affects students of cinema, LGBT backgrounds

‘Moonlight’ affects students of cinema, LGBT backgrounds

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Silmari Muñoz knew she wanted to show “Moonlight” at Point Park’s Gender and Sexuality Spectrum Alliance’s (GSSA) annual movie night as soon as she heard of its premise.

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YouTube provides opportunities for cinema students

YouTube provides opportunities for cinema students

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

April 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Ian Lewis, senior cinema production major, started his career in high school, with an amateur camera, a couple of puppets and a YouTube account. Now, he works on short films with his classmates as he pushes towards earning a degree in cinema production. Just like Lewis, YouTube has also been growing....