Point Park Globe

Conservatory exercises creativity with online learning

Written By Rosalie Anthony and Jordyn Hronec

April 1, 2020

As the entire university continues the rest of the Spring 2020 semester via remote online learning, both students and faculty in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) are having to adapt to an online-only world while still engaging in the arts. Steven Breese, the Artistic Director and Dean of COPA, said that...

Students utilize Pittsburgh virtual tip jar

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

Danielle Wenner started the Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar the day after Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement of non-essential business closures. Wenner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), wanted to help Pittsbu...

A glimpse of Downtown during quarantine

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2020

On a typical sunny day in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point State Park and the surrounding area would be bustling with foot traffic. Thursday, March 26 was not a typical day.

SGA passes new resolution, discusses upcoming debate

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

April 1, 2020

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a long-talked about resolution on Monday to get rid of the requirement stating that students must have one semester of experience in SGA to run for President or Vice President. While the vote was officially a tie, with five senators voting in favor and fi...

South Side begins bear hunts during quarantine

Written By Jared Murphy, News Photo Editor

April 1, 2020

South Side residents started to put stuffed bears in their windows for children and families walking or driving by to enjoy during quarantine. Communities all over the country are participating in these 'bear hunts'.

Professionals, students offer tips on working from home

Written By Emma Christley

April 1, 2020

With the recent precautions aimed at “flattening the curve” surrounding the spread of COVID-19, many schools and non-essential businesses have temporarily closed their doors, causing students and workers to adopt an online, “work from home” format. For many, this is the first time they are ha...

Super Tuesday shows low youth turnout

Written By Nardos Haile, Copy Editor

March 25, 2020

As the Democratic primaries take place, the youth turnout numbers are in question as Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign struggles to maintain momentum against former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic nomination.  Sanders won an average of 58-percent of the youth vote in every ...

Students ordered to vacate residence halls by Friday

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

March 25, 2020

On March 16, an email from the Office of the President was sent out to the student body informing students that the university would be evacuating the dormitories early. Students were told to be out of their dorms no later than April 3, and the date they moved out would reflect how much of their t...

Elections for SGA begin

March 25, 2020

Candidates for Vice President Bryce Hayzlett Written by Dara Collins Ever since Bryce Hayzlett stood before the legislative body to inform students and fellow senators about the controversy surrounding Turning Point USA, he realized he felt comfortable speaking in front of a crowd when it came to the ...

Western Pa. students laid off after closures of non-essential businesses

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

Western Pa. college students are filing for unemployment in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. On the evening on Sunday, March 15, Governor Tom Wolf ordered that all restaurants and bars stop their dine-in services in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties effective 12:01 a.m. ...

SGA President receives student conduct notice

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

March 25, 2020

On March 11, days before the first COVID-19 case arrived in Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne University all declared that brick-and-mortar classes would be taught in an online format to keep large groups of students from gathering in the classroom...

SGA Executive Cabinet plans out rest of semester

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

March 18, 2020

On Sunday, March 15th, the Student Government Association of Point Park University (SGA) held an emergency executive cabinet meeting to establish how business would operate through the quarantine for the rest of the semester.  “First off, I believe our students need to know that they still have a studen...