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Some Pittsburghers demand reparation for systemic racism

Some Pittsburghers demand reparation for systemic racism

Written By Amanda Andrews and Amanda Andrews

October 23, 2019

Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on Oct. 16 to discuss the merits of awarding reparations to the black communities of Pittsburgh at the City County Building at 2 p.m. The event opened with several speakers who either spoke of their own stake in the issue or as representatives of official organizati...

Pittsburgh Playhouse hosts second annual TEDx event

Pittsburgh Playhouse hosts second annual TEDx event

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 23, 2019

“Aging Gracefully” was the topic of this year’s Point Park University TEDx Talks. The event was held in the Pittsburgh Playhouse and featured six speakers from around the city. The speakers focused on different perspectives of aging based on their expertise and past experiences.  The first speaker of...

First-year floors compete at Pizza with the President

First-year floors compete at Pizza with the President

Written By Jared Murphy, News Photo Editor

October 23, 2019

Joan Markert wins Lifetime Achievement

Joan Markert wins Lifetime Achievement

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 23, 2019

On Sunday Sept. 13, longtime Point Park costume designer Joan Markert was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF). The gala was hosted at Cefalo’s Banquet and Event Center in Carnegie, Pa. Markert is on her 39th year working at Point Park University and the P...

Chris Hill speaks at USG

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 16, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) of Point Park University swore in four new members this week, including the new Treasurer, Laura Draghiciu, two new at large senators, and one final senator, Sadie Pillion-Gardner, who had been elected in the last election.  The new at-large senators, Francisco Alba and ...

Students for Sensible Drug Policy sees growth in first semester, plans to expand

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2019

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a new club on campus aimed at drug education. Their mission statement is to provide an unbiased, safety-focused education on drugs and drug policy.  Christian Ferraro, a junior psychology major, is the president and founder of SSDP. He said he wanted to ...

Pittsburgh adopts UN Sustainable Development Goals

Pittsburgh adopts UN Sustainable Development Goals

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2019

The city of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania have unveiled a variety of new announcements related to climate action and other social causes in the last two weeks.  Mayor Bill Peduto attended the United Nations Climate Summit as a representative of the nation’s mayors and met with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasi...

Pumpkin Patch in the Park

Pumpkin Patch in the Park

October 16, 2019

USG reaches out to student body for feedback, tenatively plans to change club funding process

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) is looking to rebrand the organization and some of its key practices. USG sent out an email via Campus Announcements on Friday, Oct. 11 seeking student feedback on potential changes the organization is exploring. A link to a PointSync survey called “Funding and...

Seeking Counsel on Campus: A Collaboration between The Pitt News and The Point Park Globe

Seeking Counsel on Campus: A Collaboration between The Pitt News and The Point Park Globe

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Andrew Brinker, Christian Snyder, and Carley Bonk

October 9, 2019

An exploration of the pros, cons of group therapy By Jordyn Hronec and Andrew Brinker Editor-Elect and Former Co-News Editor   Gabby Ritterson, 19, from Old Bridge, N.J., attended group therapy for two years due to ongoing experiences with mental illness.  Grace McAfee, 19, from the North Hills of Pittsburgh, attended s...