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Tuition for 2018-2019 school year to increase 3.9 percent

Tuition for 2018-2019 school year to increase 3.9 percent

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor Emeritus

January 9, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Students will have to pay more to attend classes next year as tuition is on the rise again. Point Park’s Board of Trustees approved a 3.9-percent tuition increase to all full time students, meaning students in the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) will pay $1,440 per year more than the 2017-20...

Academic Hall entry barred without ID scan at front desk

Academic Hall entry barred without ID scan at front desk

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

One of Academic Hall’s entrances will be inaccessible due to new safety changes starting on Monday Jan. 8. Point Park’s Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong sent out the announcement via mass email on Dec. 15. According to Besong’s email, access to Academic Hall’s Boulevard of the Allies doors will be “use...

IT department highlights improvements at USG meeting

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students returning to campus this semester should have better internet reception as the Information Technology (IT) department installed wireless hotspots in so-called dead zones. Dr. Tim Wilson, associate vice president of IT, addressed Point Park’s United Student Government (USG) at its first me...

Student-run advertising agency to partner with clubs, local businesses

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

January 9, 2018


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Public relations and advertising students are developing an in-house advertising agency this semester to benefit university clubs and eventually local businesses. The agency, christened Bison Media, would serve clubs struggling to promote themselves on campus and operate as a branch of the Public Re...

CAB to bring escape rooms to campus

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Point Park After Dark will host two escape rooms in the Student Center Gym for students to explore and strategize this Saturday night from 9-11 p.m. “The executive board actually went and did an escape room over training so it’s exciting to see that and bring something similar to campus,” said s...

Student government finishes semester with executive cabinet changes

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

United Student Government (USG) Press Secretary Sabrina Bodon stepped down from her position and Recording Secretary Shaniece Lawrence concluded her term as she prepares to graduate at the end of this semester. Former Treasurer Josh Croup will now serve USG as its press secretary, Senator Justin Stocklas...

Public Safety to implement updated security technology for fall of 2018

Public Safety to implement updated security technology for fall of 2018

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

As Angela Altieri waited in Lawrence Hall for her parents to pick her up, she said a man later identified as Dalbert Banks approached her and asked if she was a dance major. After Altieri said no, Banks brushed her off and continued to prowl outside of the dance studio until the registered sex offender w...

Point Park students part of winning team at advertising competition

Point Park students part of winning team at advertising competition

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Two Point Park students were members of the winning firm of this year’s “The Pitch” advertising competition. The annual competition, sponsored by the Pittsburgh regional chapter of the Advertising Federation (AdFed), challenges six groups of advertising students to craft a marketing plan for a speci...

International Media Students unsure of waitlist status

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

For the spring course International Media, Point Park’s registration program, Jenzabar, is unable to create wait lists for dual-listed courses going into the spring semester. Helen Fallon, the professor who teaches the course, has to keep her own personal waitlist for the class and the subsequent t...

Bubble soccer returns to warm welcome

Written By Dannys Marrero

December 5, 2017


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Point Park’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) brought back its annual Bubble Soccer event to provide students with the opportunity to make new friends, relieve some stress and have fun wearing inflatable bubbles. Students who took part on Nov. 29 formed two separate teams while constraining their movem...

USG discusses future approaches to funding

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Student government conducted their second to last meeting of the semester by discussing future funding periods and internal procedures. During the Treasurer’s Report, United Student Government (USG) Treasurer Josh Croup started a discussion within the legislative body about allocated club funds duri...

Playhouse gathering favorite memories from Oakland site

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park’s conservatory is asking its alumni, staff, current students and the public to submit their favorite memory of the Oakland Pittsburgh Playhouse ahead of its closure in June 2018. According to the Playhouse’s website, the project is an “opportunity to reminisce through its 85 years and submit a memory for consideration to be posted on the Share Your Pittsbur...