Point Park Globe

Student Success Center begins Weekly tutoring workshops

Written By Mya Burns

January 23, 2018


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The tutoring center held the first of their new series of weekly workshops last Thursday aimed at “discovering your learning style” and “becoming a more effective student,” as the name of the workshop suggested. “Different people learn in different ways,” Paul Spiker said. “Successful stude...

Campus Safety launches online police blotter

Campus Safety launches online police blotter

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

January 23, 2018


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The Point Park Police Department announced the creation and launch of their police blotter via Facebook January 16. “Our department is dedicated to keep our community informed of the activity that happens on our campus,” the Facebook post said. “We not only send out Point Alerts but we have in...

First club funding “cautious” due to “unforeseen circumstances”

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Club leaders hoping to make a case for a larger funding allocation Monday were met by the reality that the United Student Government (USG) had no additional funds to offer. The official budget USG has to allocate club funding is not finalized until the semesterly student census Friday, leaving USG’...

On-campus “We Proudly Brew” delayed to October

On-campus “We Proudly Brew” delayed to October

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Construction of the “We Proudly Brew” Starbucks, meant to replace the on-campus Starbucks location that was closed down last May, has been set back by over a year. In an article on the project published in The Globe on Sept. 5, it was projected that the new location would open within the academic...

Clothing donations to be accepted toward Point Closet

Clothing donations to be accepted toward Point Closet

Written By Francesca Dabecco, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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A free thrift store, called “The Point Closet,” will hold its grand opening this semester in hopes of tackling financial insecurities among students. “We know that college is expensive, and basic needs like clothing, food and housing are often something that students struggle with,” Departme...

BSU pays tribute to MLK

BSU pays tribute to MLK

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

January 16, 2018


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A near standing room only crowd filled the JVH auditorium Monday night as students performed spoken word pieces, song and dance routines and monologues in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Point Park’s Black Student Union (BSU) organization, “True Colors” gave students from the Conse...

Irwin man takes a swim in the Parkway “bathtub” Saturday

Irwin man takes a swim in the Parkway “bathtub” Saturday

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Jason Corbin left his home Saturday in his Nissan Frontier to meet his wife at the Wheeling Casino. Before he knew it, he was on the phone with his wife telling her he would be a little late. He made the call from the roof of his truck with water from the Monongahela River quickly rising up over h...

Man rescued on flooded parkway

Man rescued on flooded parkway

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Features Editor

January 13, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

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


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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...