Point Park Globe

New developments ongoing in humanities department

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 academic year holds a lot in store for the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. On Sept. 9, the department held its first meeting that invited all faculty and students. Among the plans for this year, the department announced that an array of new courses would be introduced over t...

Pittsburgh holds events for National Hispanic Month

Pittsburgh holds events for National Hispanic Month

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 2, 2019

Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month. Pittsburgh has joined in with celebrations of Latinx and Hispanic cultures particularly this year. From Point Park to the Strip District, events have sprung up to connect the Pittsburgh LatinX and Hispanic communities to share their cultures with ...

COPA show ‘Adding Machine’ poses challenge for students, contains controversial material

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

October 2, 2019

This season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Point Park University is set to put on a production of “Adding Machine,” a musical that is requiring the production team to take extra care due to controversial themes and lines, which include sentiments such as racism and misogyny. Tlaloc Rivas, a guest to Point Park, is the ...

Obituary: Dr. Kaye Cupples

Obituary: Dr. Kaye Cupples

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

Dr. Kaye Cupples, who served as an associate professor of special education and director of the special education programs at Point Park University, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, according to an email notice from the Office of the Provost. “Because of him, and ...

Point Magazine switches exclusively to online platform

Point Magazine switches exclusively to online platform

Written By Nardos Haile, For The Globe

September 25, 2019

Since its start in 1979, the university’s magazine, The Point, has been published in print. This fall the magazine will make the transition from a print format to a new digital format. Point Park’s Office of Marketing and Communications is in charge of the switch to digital. “We’ve always ...

Tree nut allergy signs in Lawrence Hall explained

Tree nut allergy signs in Lawrence Hall explained

Written By Marlee Pinchok, For The Globe

September 25, 2019

This semester, the university displays tree nut allergy signs in Lawrence Hall  to encourage students to be mindful of those with severe tree nut allergies. In bold lettering, “NUT ALLERGY ALERT” title the signs followed by a boxed description that reads: “In an attempt to minimize exposure...

Graphic design students win national awards for their work

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

September 25, 2019

This summer the American Graphic Design and Advertising Awards (AGDA) presented Point Park with 10 awards for individual student projects. The competition recognized the students’ works on a national level, bringing attention to the university and the graphic design program. “It’s work that was done...

Students gather to hear Klobuchar ahead of primary

Students gather to hear  Klobuchar ahead of primary

Written By Jake Berlin, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

On Wednesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota, held a campaign rally at Stack’d Burgers in Oakland. Klobuchar appeared in the middle of the restaurant at 7 p.m. and spoke to an overflow crowd that filled the sidewalks as commuters bustled ...

CulinArt debuts app with specific menu details

Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor

September 25, 2019

CulinArt, Point Park University’s food provider, has released a new app this semester called Nutrislice. The app was designed to list allergens and health information in the food and replace the weekly emailed menus. “It’s to kind of give a better breakdown to students of all the dietary need...

USG swears in 11 new senators to legislative body

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

September 25, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) swore in 11 senators at this week’s legislative body meeting. While there are 17 senators total that were voted in, several were not able to attend the meeting and will be sworn in at a later date.  A majority of the senators sworn in at this meeting were freshmen....

Students demand action during climate strike

Students demand action during climate strike

Written By Amara Phillips, For The Globe

September 20, 2019

  Pittsburgh’s climate strike took place Sept. 20 in front of the City-County Building. Students gathered to demand environmental justice as Leandra Mira, an 18-year-old from Upper St. Clair welcomed the crowd. Mira organized the Pittsburgh protest and demanded action from lawmakers. “Ou...

Former coach files lawsuit against university

Former coach files lawsuit against university

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

A former head coach filed a discrimination lawsuit against Point Park University last week, according to court documents. Kelly Parsley, former head coach of Point Park University’s cross country and track and field teams, filed the lawsuit against the university last Monday, according to the off...