Point Park Globe

Crime lab ‘first step’

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016

             Passersby on the fifth floor of Academic Hall may be surprised to learn that behind the painted images of charming green curtains and beige doors labeled “508” are blood-spattered sofas and floors tracked with dirt footprints.            The crime scene investigation ho...

Dance student uses grant to benefit Make-A-Wish

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016

Point Park University senior dance major Alyson Laury is using her choreographic talents to benefit charity.  She will present her own dance production in May, and donate the proceeds to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The new show, called “Perception,” will premiere May 4 at the New Hazlett Theater on...

Dancers light up field as Sparks

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016

Three Point Park University dance majors have earned a spot on the official dance team of Pittsburgh's new arena football team, the Pittsburgh Power. As members of "The Sparks," the girls will show off their moves at Pittsburgh Power home games, as well as at various promotional events in the area."It wa...

Decision announced

Written By Danielle Thompson

June 29, 2016

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reached a decision regarding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early Wednesday afternoon. ESPN reports that Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games because his previous actions, which elicited sexual assault accusations, violated the NF...

Despite cut in work study hours, Career Development offers job oppurtunities

Written By Beth Roessner

June 29, 2016

In response to the recent work-study budget cuts, Point Park University's Office of Career Development wants to remind students they have many options still available to help them find a part-time job or internship.  Recently, the offices created a directory of local employers.  These "hot spots"  sh...

Documentary examines possible gas drilling effects

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016

Like whitetail deer and red oak trees, Marcellus Shale pipelines and gas wells have become another part of the landscape in rural Pennsylvania. Yet most people never see it for themselves, nor can they fully grasp how the multi-billion-dollar gas industry affects communities and individuals, according to...

Downtown bake shop closes doors, concentrates on other locations

Written By Kalea Hall

June 29, 2016

Community Facilitator (CF), Nicole Jones, liked the convenience of having Dozen Bake Shop downtown.Downtown Dozen customer, Lynae Pindell, is upset that the location has decided to close.As the owner of Dozen, James Gray said Point Park University students can still enjoy their cupcakes and other tr...

Downtown Pittsburgh construction progresses

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach and Joe Buckel

June 29, 2016

Point Park University has long referred to downtown Pittsburgh as an extension of its campus, and though construction near university grounds may be minimal, the cityscape around it is currently undergoing many integral changes.The North Shore Connector, an extension to the Port Authority's light ra...

Art raises innocence movement awareness

Written By Faith Cotter

June 29, 2016

Pieces of Mark Mattern’s childhood artwork still clutter the shelves of his basement. For years, he tried to recall his art teacher’s name, but to no avail. It was not until he attended an art exhibit featuring paintings of exonerated men at Point Park University that he remembered. His teacher ...

Club empowers young girls

Written By Marina Weis

June 29, 2016

Every time a Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG) group from Point Park speaks to an after-school program full of elementary school girls, they introduce them to a positive female role model in society.Every time, they encourage going to college.Every time, both young girls and mentors end up laughing.And ev...

Bicycle thefts prompt ‘extra patrols’

Written By Andrew Goldstein

June 29, 2016

Bicycle thefts recently increased around campus, and they are happening during the daytime according to University police.Although these thefts occurred during daylight hours, the thieves got away successfully due to how quickly they broke the bike locks."[Thieves can] cut a chain or lock, and they're on...

Biker involved in accident on Boulevard of the Allies

Written By The Globe Staff

June 29, 2016

A man on a bicycle was involved in a collision at the corner of Boulevard of the Allies and Wood St. on Tuesday afternoon. Further information has not yet been released.