Point Park Globe

‘Family Guy’ episode generates lawsuit

Written By Spencer Bartoletti

June 29, 2010

Filed under NEWS

Imagine seeing a young girl in a prom dress dumping a baby into a dumpster and then happily returning to prom while the baby proceeds to sing a ballad of being left to die. Then imagine a man impersonating actor James Woods and saying he will appear in a new movie called "September 11th, 2000 Fun."Last...

New plans for Market Square

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2010

Filed under NEWS

The city is under rebuilding and so is Market Square. City officials have been trying to fix Market Square's past problems of drug sales, crime and loitering, and they hope that Dunkin' Donuts and a new wine bar will help restore its image. Dunkin' Donuts will be opening in the summer and will move ...

‘Snowmageddon’ paralyzes Pittsburgh

Written By Sarit Gabrielle

February 18, 2010

Filed under NEWS

The heavy snowfall that blanketed the city the first weekend of February has created a host of problems for local residents. The Feb. 5-6 snowstorm - the fourth largest in Pittsburgh history - dumped 21.1 inches on the area, burying roads and making bus routes impassable. Despite the general frustration wi...

Newest Apple iPad could prove beneficial for users

Written By Silas Orteza

February 4, 2010

Filed under NEWS

For the 21st-century technology user, it may come as a surprise that Apple has not always made trendy devices with slick interfaces. Over the past three decades, the company has introduced a number of duds, including the Pippin, a gaming console and, more recently, the ergonomic nightmare of the Mighty Mo...

Time and stress management for the busy professional

Written By Ken Taylor

January 29, 2010

Filed under NEWS

Paul Costa, state representative and adjunct professor at Point Park University, has an extremely demanding and stressful schedule, starting with his drive back and forth to Harrisburg to fulfill his duties as a state representative to teaching two political science courses two nights a week. Academ...

Obama poster not breaking copyright laws

Written By Jessica Valesky

November 12, 2009

Filed under NEWS

President Barack Obama's thoughtful expression and tilted head, colored in shades of red, white and blue, appeared above the word "hope" in an iconic poster that became an unofficial insignia of the Obama campaign about a year ago. Today, this piece of art is under scrutiny as a court attempts to de...

Lending hands

Written By Chelsey Engel

November 5, 2009

Filed under NEWS

With the recent uncertainty surrounding the economy causing stress for many, and the current violence brought on by two U.S. wars dragging morale to an epic low, there does not seem to be much for Americans to rely on to lift their spirits. However, one characteristic of mankind that has not faltered am...

Employment can be denied based on sexual orientation

Written By Kelly Grigg

October 1, 2009

Filed under NEWS

In America, people are often led to believe that their basic rights are protected. The cornerstone of American values is founded on the idea that people are entitled to certain civil liberties that have been adapted and changed over time. Some of the most common and important laws that make our country gr...

Fictionalization prompts good stories

Written By Sarah Plocki

April 23, 2009

Filed under NEWS

Nellie Mitchell, a 96-year-old woman, was awarded $1.5 million dollars in damages for a photograph of her that was used by The Sun in a fictionalized story. Melanie Geisler sued author Orlando Petrocelli and his publisher, Pinnacle Books Inc., for the use of her identity in his book "Match Set."In Januar...

First Amendment can create obstacles for news gatherers

Written By Kristina Martin

April 23, 2009

Filed under NEWS

After chaining herself to the steps of her home that was a crime scene, Catherine Scott, grandmother of Richard Poplawski, was interviewed by numerous organizations while sitting and protesting the fact that she was denied admittance to the house, threatening to sue the media if they published or ai...

Steel Army supports other football team

Written By Jack Megaw

April 9, 2009

Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 19, 2007, seven strangers showed up to Piper's Pub in the South Side after seeing a post made by Eddie Batcho on the message boards of bigsoccer.com, expressing a desire to start a supporters group for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds coming back after a year on hiatus. The Steel Army, mostly through...

Screenwriting added as new COPA major

Written By Kayla VanDyne

February 12, 2009

Filed under NEWS

The Conservatory of Performing Arts will be adding screenwriting as a major under the cinema and digital arts program. The major was approved in December 2008 and will be offered in the fall 2009 semester. The initial idea for creating the screenwriting program came from the five concentrations in cinem...