Point Park Globe

USG announces new treasurer to executive cabinet

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 9, 2019

In their seventh meeting of the year, the United Student Government (USG) of Point Park University announced that they had chosen their new standing Treasurer. Laura Draghiciu, a senior business manage- ment major, will be appointed next week. While the agenda originally planned for her to b...

Head coach leads men’s basketball team in China

Written By Austin Alkire, Co-Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Pioneers’ basketball head coach Joe Lewandowski led three of his own players to China to represent Team USA in the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup. Juwan Willis, Mark Shehady and R.J. Fairrow were the three Point Park athletes who traveled to China with Lewandowski. They were joined by Cleveland State junior...

New vape and e-cig ban causes mixed reactions

Written By Zoe Esperseth, For The Globe

October 9, 2019

The owner of Vapor Galleria, a popular vape shop in the South Side, said that a ban on flavored products would cause the demise of his store and create new problems for those who vape.  “It would put us out of business,” said Gary D. McBurney, owner of the Vapor Galleria on 2747 East Carson ...

Center for Media Innovation prepares for Dis/Ability Show & Tell: A Community Symposium

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 22, the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) is hosting a symposium focused on disabled artists, activists and their work from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is completely free to the public and to students. Unabridged Press, a frequent partner with the CMI, is holding this event for the first t...

Students embattled by barrage of local crime

Students embattled by barrage of local crime

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 9, 2019

Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, three women were physically assaulted by a 34 year-old man at Market St. and Third Ave. according to Pittsburgh Police. One woman was taken to the hospital for reportedly minor injuries. Two of the women are Point Park students. Seniors Patience Karan and Hannah Stawski were walking throug...

Security updates met with frustration

Security updates met with frustration

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 9, 2019

This past Tuesday, Assistant Vice President and Chief of the Point Park Police Department Jeffrey Besong announced to students via email that the university would be implementing turnstiles in an attempt to improve security in Lawrence Hall. The email stated that the new turnstiles would be installed throughout ...

Part-time faculty reach tentative contract agreement

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Adjunct faculty members at Point Park University reached a tentative contract agreement with the institution last Friday, according to a press release from the United Steelworkers (USW). Point Park University’s managing director of marketing and public relations, Lou Corsaro, released a statement on ...

Pull up a chair, Pioneers

Pull up a chair, Pioneers

Written By Hannah Johnston, Sports Photo Editor

October 2, 2019

 

USG to possibly add graduate students

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 2, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) hosted another guest speaker at their weekly meeting. Allison Harnden, the Nighttime Economy Manager for the City of Pittsburgh, discussed how important socialization is to the health of an individual and why it was so important that the city of Pittsburgh has vib...

O’Rourke holds Oakland rally, appeals to young crowd

O’Rourke holds Oakland rally, appeals to young crowd

Written By Jake Berlin, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Last Wednesday, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) became the second presidential candidate in a week to visit the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in Oakland. “[When I think of Pittsburgh], I think of the neighborhoods that have so much character,” O’Rourke said. “I think about a comm...