Point Park Globe

Elections, poll give students direct input on proposals

Written By Joanne Parise

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Students can start checking their email for their copy of the United Student Government’s annual election ballot on April 3.They will be able to vote for the president and vice president as well as freshman, sophomore, junior and senior representatives for each school through the email’s link to...

Commuters keep ‘aware’ during commute

Written By Katie Janicik

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

 Kristy Johnson, a sophomore advertising and public relations major, carries mace with her when she leaves her off-campus apartment in Washington Plaza, near the Mellon Arena.Alyssa Zagorac, a senior acting major, always walks to Point Park University's Pittsurgh Playhouse shuttle with a friend. "I on...

Emergency plan prepares to protect

Written By Joe Buckel

June 29, 2016


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With the shootings at Chardon High School in Ohio on Feb. 27 and at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Oakland on March 8, many organizations are questioning their preparedness if such an emergency arose at one of their facilities.The same goes for Point Park University. Are the students, fa...

Computers stolen from University

Written By Justin Platek

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

  Surveillance cameras captured him: a white man, appearing to be in his late twenties, exited Academic Hall with iMacs belonging to Point Park University over a two day spanin June.       Footage showed his face, but it was not recognized by university officials.    "[Anyone] can walk in...

Emmy nominated director, producer screens latest film

Written By Silas Orteza

June 29, 2016


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An "inspiration" was how director and producer Chris Moore described his 2009 documentary "The People Speak," which was screened in Point Park University's GRW Theater last Saturday evening for an audience of approximately 100 film students and faculty from Point Park, the University of Pittsburgh an...

Condom Carnival aims to raise sexual health awareness

Written By Lindsey Watson

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Students waited anxiously outside of the ballroom for the start of the annual Condom Carnival. Once inside, students were instantly put in the Halloween spirit as the Lawrence Hall Ballroom had been transformed into a dimly lit haunted house. Shrieks and screams could be heard from inside the ballroom, wh...

Condom Carnival kicks off Sexual Awareness Month

Written By Jeff Stitt

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Students who attend the Condom Carnival today will not only be able to receive free condoms, but able to talk to local organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, to get information on safe sex to prevent pregnancy and STDs.Along with receiving free condoms and sexual advice students can also play ga...

Connect cards ‘modernize’ bus system

Written By Veronica Kropf

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Pittsburgh's Port Authority is implementing a new "connect card" fare system gradually throughout 2012. The modernized system will enable riders to swipe a card instead of feeding coins into fare boxes or buying bus passes.When the project is completely implemented next year, bus and rail riders will be...

CAB becomes more student friendly

June 29, 2016


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Music, dance and artistic expression filled the George Rowland White (GRW) Theater as the Campus Activities Board (CAB) took another stride toward expanding the Point Park University community.            The expanding of club connections between CAB and other student organizations is a pa...

CAB debuts second new event, develops ‘identity’

Written By Corrine Volosky

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

As Campus Activities Board prepares to debut its first Dinner and a Movie event on Sunday, Feb. 26, the organization offered an inside look at the decision-making process of some of Point Park University's biggest events.CAB, one of Point Park's leading organizations, is mainly responsible for planning an...

CAB employs Guerilla Marketing

Written By Cory Bosket

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

None other than the Point Park University Bison will be donning a ghoulish costume, racing through campus and scaring students into the event to help promote the upcoming Halloween dance,            The Wood Street skywalk will be turned into a fashion runway for models to strut their stuff in...

Campaign to support Only Love movement

Written By Ciera Onley

June 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

As Valentine's Day draws near, Point Park University's Office of Campus Life prepares to host the "Only Love" project on Feb. 13, making this the second year Point Park will promote all forms of love through the campaign.Students and staff alike are invited to wear white shirts and write the words "o...