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Women turn hatred for music into passion

Women turn hatred for music into passion

Written By Dara Collins, Editor Elect

January 22, 2019

At six years old, Allissa Logsdon began playing her late great aunt’s piano, and her mother encouraged piano lessons. At 12 years old, she began singing and added voice lessons. Bryana Appley started playing the piano and violin at nine years old and picked up a guitar for the first time at the same ...

Favorite author surprises student for act of kindness

Favorite author surprises student for act of kindness

January 22, 2019

Senior Mass Communications student Ian Brady embraces Wesleyville resident Shani Bills. Brady opened his Pittsburgh apartment to the Bills family when Shani’s husband, Paul, suffered a brain aneurysm on Dec. 8, 2018 and was admitted to a local hospital. To commend Brady’s act of kindness, author Kev...

Pioneer Public – Aleina Smith

Written By Payton Communale, Co-Features Editor

January 15, 2019

Point Park professor Dr. Aleina Smith graduated high school with almost 4,000 community service hours and has earned herself six college degrees. “I love to learn,” Smith said. “I love to challenge myself. I love to be in a space where other people want to challenge themselves. I was the nerd, but...

Pioneer Public – Megan Fahey

Pioneer Public – Megan Fahey

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

January 8, 2019

When Megan Fahey, 29, graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a degree in creative writing, she discovered she would have to wear a hard hat if she wanted to take the only position offered to her in the field after applying for almost 70 jobs. “[The job] required me to work in the adva...

Philanthropy on the rise within campus clubs

Philanthropy on the rise within campus clubs

Written By Zoe Esperseth, For The Globe

January 8, 2019

The number of helping hands is on the up and up at Point Park, rooted in the fact that more clubs are getting serious about philanthropy and giving back to the community According to Rachel Phillips, assistant coordinator of student involvement at Point Park University, more and more individuals have bec...

Pioneer Public – Dennis McDermott

Pioneer Public – Dennis McDermott

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018

Freshman secondary education major, Dennis McDermott, can usually be spotted on campus wearing an iconically orange bucket hat. “The bucket hat, there’s not really a story,” McDermott said. “A friend gave it to me in Nebraska and I wear it because I don’t want to mess with my hair in the...

Rugby Club holds annual Rent-A-Rugger event

Written By Hattie Charney, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018

In a packed Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Wednesday, Point Park Rugby Club hosted its unique annual event. Rent-a-Rugger is the club’s largest fundraiser. The objective of the evening is to auction off dates with players from the team. President of Rugby Club and senior economics and finan...

HMR Apparel features messages of empowerment

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018

Justine Szurley said she has gotten negative pushback for her clothing line, particularly at markets open to the general public. Szurley, a freshman psychology major, recalled a time when a man approached her at a market and disagreed with a slogan on one of her shirts that said “Girl is Not an I...

Pioneer Public – Kris Chandler

Pioneer Public – Kris Chandler

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018

Senior screenwriting major Kris Chandler said that coming to Point Park was what inspired him to become so involved on campus.  “I’m a person who likes to try out new things, however I’m always really timid about it unless someone pushes me,” Chandler said. “But ever since going through Poin...

New club to celebrate Hispanic culture on campus

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018

Over the summer, junior Ailen Videla Ortiz developed an idea for an on-campus club that centered around Hispanic culture. Ortiz recruited the help of junior dance majors Cecilia Benitez and Stephanie Perez, and together the three began to gather interest for the club.  “We kind of branched out to our other Latina/L...

Connect Unplugged centers around team building

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018

Megan Reiff, a freshman public relations and advertising major, decided to bring Connect Unplugged to break up cliques on campus.  Rieff heard the problem raised at the Pioneer Ambassador panel at her freshman orientation.  “Somebody asked what’s your least favorite thing about Point Park, and one of them said it’...

Point Park and YWCA form partnership

Point Park and YWCA form partnership

Written By Jordyn Hronec, For The Globe

November 27, 2018

A short walk down Wood Street brings you to Point Park University’s next-door-neighbor, the YWCA. Point Park’s involvement with the YWCA occurs through a multitude of ways, most notably perhaps through Point Park renting space from the YWCA for the Center for Media Innovation. “On our second an...