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Anti-Trump protests erupt throughout city

Anti-Trump protests erupt throughout city

Written By Chloe Jakiela, News Photo Editor
November 15
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, students and members of the community took to the streets downtown and in Oakland to voice their opinions through events such as protests and a candle-lit vigil. “This is a really pivotal time where there is only so much we can do, ...

Construction of new playhouse continues

Construction of new playhouse continues

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
November 15
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

After nearly ten years of planning, the new Point Park Pittsburgh Playhouse is slowly beginning to take shape on Forbes Avenue and Fourth Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. The new Playhouse is designed to be an estimated 92,000 sq. feet and is being built on a 1.6 acre site on Forbes and Fourth avenues....

United Student Government recoups after controversial election

United Student Government recoups after controversial election

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
November 15
Filed under NEWS

United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King called for the governing body to stand in solidarity with the university as it moves to make the university a safer environment for students. “We can all work together and toward the future,” King said. “We can show Point Park is one community,...

University mulling options to replace Blackboard software

University mulling options to replace Blackboard software

Written By Hannah Walden
November 15
Filed under NEWS

Point Park University is currently in the process of changing and adapting the technology available to students by replacing Blackboard with another online system. A committee of 15 staff and faculty members led by Nelson Chipman, the executive director of Point Park Online, and instructional technologist...

Support groups created for students after election night

Support groups created for students after election night

Written By Matt Petras, Co-News Editor
November 15
Filed under NEWS

Following a night of demonstrations and public backlash against President-elect Donald Trump, two separate organizations on campus held public support group meetings to help students cope with this anxiety. “The intent is not a protest,” said Taffie Bucci, the university’s counselor, in an interview...

Donald Trump defies odds

Donald Trump defies odds

Written By Iain Oldman and Matt Petras
November 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Republican Donald Trump completed a comeback in the general election after trailing in the national polls for three months, including as much as 7 points just three weeks ago, to claim victory against Hillary Clinton in the United States presidential election. Trump secured his nomination to be the...

Toomey defends Senate seat

Toomey defends Senate seat

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
November 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In the most expensive United States Senate race in history, incumbent Republican Pat Toomey won his re-election bid, defeating Democrat Katie McGinty for the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate position. McGinty took the lead early on as she won Allegheny, Philadelphia, and Montgomery counties. As polls came...

Shapiro secures rare victory for Democrats in Attorney General race

Shapiro secures rare victory for Democrats in Attorney General race

Written By Kayla Snyder, Copy Editor
November 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Democratic candidate Josh Shapiro won Pennsylvania’s attorney general race despite his party losing the coveted presidential and Senate races. Shapiro beat his opponent, Republican candidate John Rafferty, by just under 3 percent. The attorney general race mirrored how close the rest of the state...

Students launch demonstration against student debt in Village Park

Students launch demonstration against student debt in Village Park

Written By Emily Bennett, Copy Desk Chief
November 9
Filed under NEWS

Two anonymous student protesters stood in Village Park Nov. 1, wearing bags over their heads, stating the supposed average amount of Point Park student graduate debt. The students stood in silence in Village Park for around 20 minutes. Although both agreed to be interviewed, the students wanted to...

New senators sworn in amidst resignations

New senators sworn in amidst resignations

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
November 9
Filed under NEWS

Two new senators were inducted into student government following three senatorial resignations the previous week. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King swore in freshmen Zachary Seymour and Brayden Sheridan after Mario Avila, Gracey Evans and Sarah Campbell resigned from USG. After...

Resigned senator alleges mistreatment from USG peers

Resigned senator alleges mistreatment from USG peers

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
November 9
Filed under NEWS

Turmoil hit student government after a former senator accused the treasurer of singling him out for his conservative views, sparking his eventual resignation. Former senator Mario Avila said United Student Government (USG) Treasurer Amedea Baldoni took screenshots of his Facebook posts and showed...

Clinton holds final campaign push in Pittsburgh

Clinton holds final campaign push in Pittsburgh

Written By Chloe Jakiela, News Photo Editor
November 9
Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS

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