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Cold doesn’t stop parade goers

Cold doesn’t stop parade goers

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 14
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Irish or not, thousands of Pittsburghers braved the cold Saturday dressed in green as part of the 61st annual St. Patrick’s day parade. “There were a lot more people last year for sure, but for the weather it was still a decent turnout I think,” sports, arts and entertainment management sophomore...

Sinkhole repaired outside of Playhouse

Sinkhole repaired outside of Playhouse

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor
March 14
Filed under NEWS

A manhole, which fell in and affected the pickup and dropoff of students to the Pittsburgh Playhouse, was fixed by Monday afternoon. On Monday morning at 6:43 a.m., students received a message sent on high importance from Jan Pekar, the Director of Transportation and Administrative Services, stating...

Kathy Griffin takes stage at the Benedum

Kathy Griffin takes stage at the Benedum

Written By Samiar Nefzi
March 14
Filed under NEWS

Kathy Griffin is set to perform at the Benedum Center Mar. 26 as part of her Celebrity Run-Ins Tour to promote her new book of the same name. Kathy Griffin has made a career for herself by spilling all the dirt on celebrities in her stand-up acts. In her new memoir, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity...

Club requests budget for dinner to honor Pittsburgh police chief

Club requests budget for dinner to honor Pittsburgh police chief

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
March 14
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Student government slashed almost all of an organization’s requested budget for an upcoming event. “I would like to change the allocated amount to $0,” United Student Government (USG) Senator Daniel Murphy moved for the legislative body to cut Criminal Justice Club’s requested amount for an...

Police chief returns to alma mater

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
March 10
Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, Video, Web-Extras

Point Park alumnus Scott Schubert was sworn in as police chief on Feb. 16 at the City-County Building. This past Friday he returned to his alma mater to speak with Co-Sports Editor and Editor Emeritus Josh Croup about a variety of topics. Schubert reminisced on his Point Park days, and talked about ...

Pittsburgh rises up for trans equality

Pittsburgh rises up for trans equality

Written By Dannys Marrero, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under NEWS

Members of the LGBT community protested the current Presidential Administration’s decision regarding Transgender rights at the Pittsburgh City-Council building Friday, Feb. 24 in Downtown Pittsburgh. The protest was organized by the community and the Non-Profit Organizations of SisTers PGH, Trans...

USG selects interim treasurer

USG selects interim treasurer

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
March 7
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

After the resignation of its treasurer, the student government president appointed a new treasurer to fill her place. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King appointed Amber Mole to the succeed former Treasurer Amedea Baldoni for the remainder of this semester. “USG is a growing proce...

CMI alters social media panel after cancellation

CMI alters social media panel after cancellation

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
March 7
Filed under NEWS

The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) announced March 3 that former WTAE reporter Wendy Bell would no longer be headlining the upcoming Burgh 3.0 event. “My staff and I organized this event. We went out and found a panel we thought would be appropriate to replace bell,” Conte said. Bell was...

Local Brief: Search for Dakota James reaches end

Local Brief: Search for Dakota James reaches end

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-Elect
March 7
Filed under NEWS

The six-week search for Duquesne University graduate student Dakota James reached an end Monday morning when police pulled James’ body from the Ohio River around 9:30 a.m. James was last seen Downtown on Jan. 25. Surveillance cameras last showed James in Katz Plaza in the Cultural District as well...

Treasurer, two senators resign from student government

Treasurer, two senators resign from student government

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
March 7
Filed under NEWS

Just a month after being reprimanded for altercations with other members, a student politician has resigned from her post. While former Treasurer Amedea Baldoni resigned effective Monday, she said the actions by United Student Government (USG) against her was not the reason for her decision. “I...

WPPJ continues winning legacy with one win, three finalists

WPPJ continues winning legacy with one win, three finalists

Written By Michael Richter, Co-News Editor
March 7
Filed under NEWS

WPPJ, Point Park’s student-run radio station, won one award and finished as finalists in three other categories at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) award ceremony in New York City at the Hotel Pennsylvania March 4. “Leading up to the event, I was just happy to be sitting there knowing...

USG Treasurer resigns, club funding to continue as scheduled

USG Treasurer resigns, club funding to continue as scheduled

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief
February 22
Filed under NEWS

The treasurer of the United Student Government (USG) has resigned, citing personal reasons. Sophomore political science and legal studies double major Amedea Baldoni said Feb. 21 in her  letter of resignation  “In light of recent events, I have not been able to thrive and fulfill this positio...

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