Point Park Globe

Sept. 11 terrorist attacks left lasting impression on children

Written By Tracy Taylor

February 12, 2009


Filed under NEWS

How far have the hearts and minds of American people come after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks? Is there still a stigma associated with people in the United States of Middle Eastern descent? How have the attacks shaped the cultural views of America's youth for the future? On Jan. 26, President Bara...

2009 New Year’s resolutions

Written By Gabrielle Mazza

January 29, 2009


Filed under NEWS

Student health center nurse Jeanne Beveridge said she is going to dress younger in the new year.Senior business major April Thompson wants to lose weight while Chelsea Davis, a sophomore dance major, wants to eat healthier and treat people better.While the nation's economic woes have caused people li...

Freshman basketball player brings hope to team

Written By LaKisha McCray

January 29, 2009


Filed under NEWS

Emily Anderson, a member of the Point Park University basketball team, first heard about Point Parkfrom a high school friend and current teammate, Marissa Reinhard. Anderson, a freshman intelligence and national security major, played basketball at Plum High School. "I started as a freshman. I lettered ...

Touch screen technology now includes MP3 player, Google phone, computers

Written By Aprille Stanis

October 30, 2008


Filed under NEWS

Ever since the BlackBerry was released in 1999, technology with the touch screen ability has been available in more and more products. Apple has been the most successful with the touch screen products, from the iPod Touch to the extremely popular iPhone. The newest addition to the touch screen univers...

Softball team benefits from freshman’s positive attitude

Written By Brandon Gordon

October 29, 2008


Filed under NEWS

Kristi Marsili is a leftfielder and one of the new freshmen players on the Pioneers softball team. Hailing from Vandergrift, PA, Marsili started playing softball when she was seven years old. As a teenager she played for four years at Kiski Area High School, acting as a team captain for three years. Sh...

McCain rallies at Robert Morris

Written By Nicole Henninger

October 23, 2008


Filed under NEWS

A "victory in Pennsylvania" sign hung to the right of presidential candidate John McCain's American-flag backdrop during his rally Tuesday evening at Robert Morris University.His speech uttered a victory tune while re-iterating what has been clear to both campaigns for the past few weeks, citing Pennsyl...

Campus buildings rich in history

Written By Brooke Keane

September 4, 2008


Filed under NEWS

In 1818, Pittsburgh entrepreneur John Thaw wished to match the decadence he had experienced in his hometown of Philadelphia, so he built a large home on the corner of Third Avenue and Wood Street, the future site of Point Park University's Lawrence Hall.As part of "Pittsburgh's own Wall Street," the C...

Freshman ‘changes’ to Campus Superstar

Written By Katie Carroll

June 29, 2008


Filed under NEWS

When freshman musical theater major Khrista Jana White sang her first three notes on Sunday, whole sections of the audience gasped, while others in the audience muttered, "She's a freshman?"When she finished her song and her face came out of the trance the song had put her in, she smiled as the audienc...

Summer intensive hosts Rockettes in training, provides real-world experience for dancers

Written By Jamie Inferrera

June 29, 2008


Filed under NEWS

Now going into its ninth year, the Radio City Rockette Summer Intensive has provided dancers with a glimpse into the life of being a Rockette. And for others such as Erin Harold, a junior jazz dance major, the intensive served as a training ground and networking opportunity to help her fulfill her dr...

Hot Spot: Greece native serves up authenticity

Written By Tracy Taylor

June 29, 2008


Filed under NEWS

Experience the tastes of the Greek isles and enjoy some Greek hospitality at Christos Mediterranean Grill. Walking into the restaurant is like walking into a different world in the middle of Downtown. Owner Christos Melacrinos greets people with a big smile filled with sincere warmth and excitement as ...

Third-World countries lack adequate educational facilities

Written By Danielle Thompson

June 29, 2008


Filed under NEWS

In a nation that openly criticizes such legislation as the No Child Left Behind Act, it is necessary to recognize that despite the problems with the standardized tests that are required to receive federal funding, we, as Americans, are fortunate to live in a country whose leaders value education.The Br...

Graduates seek higher education despite cost

Written By Emily Newman

June 29, 2008


Filed under NEWS

While Chris Hornak, an MBA student, has watched the failing Fortune 500 companies and the stock market crash with trepidation, he remains unaffected by the floundering economy. "The goal is to die before I have to pay back loans," Hornak, a first semester grad student going for his MBA, said. Hornak ...