Point Park Globe

Future educators spread the word to end the word

Future educators spread the word to end the word

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Future Educators of America (FEA) collected signatures from passing students and staff in Lawrence Hall lobby last Wednesday afternoon for a four-hour stretch to encourage pledges to use more tolerant speech and stop using the “r-word.” The annual campaign is part of a national effort by the Speci...

Opioid Epidemic confronted in panel

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Monday night in Lawrence Hall 200, members of the Department of Community Engagement hosted Light of Life Ministries for a panel discussion, art installation and film screening addressing the opioid epidemic in the Pittsburgh area. As part of the Department of Community Engagement’s Creative Conversation...

#MeToo panel draws in packed Ballroom

#MeToo panel draws in packed Ballroom

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A crowd of approximately 150 community members gathered in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Thursday for the #MeToo Panel. The panel, sponsored by the Center of Media Innovation (CMI), was originally postponed due to inclement weather. “It’s such an important discussion that’s taking place across the country and so...

Trump endorses Saccone in Moon

Trump endorses Saccone in Moon

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

President Donald J. Trump holds a rally for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township on Saturday, March 10. Saccone is campaigning against Democratic Congressional candidate Conor Lamb for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district on Tuesday, March 13....

Faculty aims to push diversity

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-A&E Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Stanley Denton described the experience of going into an elementary school with no black male teachers. “This one little white boy came running up to me. He was the first person to greet me,” Denton said. “‘Hi, what’s your name?’ And I told him. He said, ‘Are you going to be our custod...

SAEM and honors students spend spring break in New York City

SAEM and honors students spend spring break in New York City

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor Elect

March 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Honors and sports, arts and entertainment (SAEM) students utilized their spring break as an opportunity to explore New York City. The two groups, including 18 honors students, seven SAEM students and one SAEM alumna took a coach bus Wednesday morning to the Big Apple to broaden their cultural horizon...

USG Parliamentarian resigns, nomination announced

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Notably absent from this week’s United Student Government (USG) meeting in the Lawrence Hall multipurpose room was Parliamentarian Zac Seymour. Seymour resigned Sunday, citing an internship opportunity with an advertising agency. Seymour was elected to represent the School of Communication his fre...

Rainy weekend floods Thayer Hall, West Penn basements

Rainy weekend floods Thayer Hall, West Penn basements

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

When first responders descended to the Thayer Hall basement Friday evening, the floodwaters were already up to four inches in some areas.

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USG reactivates 12 of 15 clubs, approves two more

USG reactivates 12 of 15 clubs, approves two more

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

One week after 15 clubs were deactivated, Point Park’s United Student Government (USG) re-activated 12 of them and added two new clubs to their roster. The mass deactivation last Monday was brought on by clubs’ failure to comply with a request from USG for a member listing, officer listing and consti...

‘Only Love’ movement holds anti-bullying photo campaign

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Valentine’s Day, students gathered in the Lawrence Hall Lobby to share the love at an event held with the Only Love campaign. Only Love is a group that promotes inclusion and diversity and is specifically aimed towards supporting the LGBTQ community. Office of Student Life assistant Hannah Su Hepler...

USG declares 15 clubs ‘inactive’

USG declares 15 clubs ‘inactive’

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

When United Student Government (USG) Parliamentarian Zac Seymour sent an email to club leaders in November, he requested each club provide information. His email was sent with understanding that clubs would be deemed inactive if they did not comply. At Monday’s USG meeting, 15 clubs were held to that pro...

Media plays key Role in ‘Me Too’ movement

Media plays key Role in ‘Me Too’ movement

Written By Casey Hoolahan, Co-Social Media Coordinator

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Founder of the “Me Too” movement Tarana Burke addressed a group of reporters in a small reception room of Calvary Episcopal Church Feb. 6, stressing the importance media has in the movement’s progression. “We live in a world where we can create our own media,” Burke said. “We live in a ...