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Men’s basketball splits RSC games, clinch playoff spot

Men’s basketball splits RSC games, clinch playoff spot

Written By Mason Strawn, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The men’s basketball team split their games once again this week, but were able to officially clinch a playoff spot in the River State Conference (RSC) tournament. The Pioneers still stand at .500 on the season at 14-14, while recording a 6-8 record in RSC play this season. The men still stand...

Women prepare for duo of must-win RSC games

Women prepare for duo of must-win RSC games

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

The women’s basketball team found themselves on the wrong end of two closely fought battles this past week, suffering two more River States Conference (RSC) losses. The Pioneers’ first game came last Tuesday at Rio Grande, the No. 3 scoring offense in the country (89.0 points per game). It...

Charming Cherries Diner’s food is affordable for students

Charming Cherries Diner’s food is affordable for students

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-Features/A&E Editor

February 19, 2020

It can be hard to believe in and amongst the busy shuffle of the city, a traditional diner sits right on the corner of Market Square. Cherries Diner of 212 Forbes Avenue is a comfort food oasis in the heart of downtown. Most importantly, its food is not only quality, but is also affordable for broke...

Pioneer Public – David Jarzen

Pioneer Public – David Jarzen

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-Features/A&E Editor

February 19, 2020

David Jarzen started at Point Park University four years ago as just another promising performer accepted by the conservatory, little knowing how vital he would become to the entire theatre department. The turbulent controversy of “Adding Machine” rocked the university’s foundations last semester....

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ proves to be an enjoyable watch

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ proves to be an enjoyable watch

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Opinions Editor

February 19, 2020

We took bets at the table in the Burgatory next to the McCandless Crossing Movie Theatre as to how many fart jokes “Sonic the Hedgehog” would have. After much deliberation, I settled on one. One fart joke. “Sonic the Hedgehog” would have three. It exceeded my expectations in regards to fart jokes,...

Pioneer Public – Zach Reed

Pioneer Public – Zach Reed

Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor

February 12, 2020

Zach Reed, a sophomore screenwriting major, recently headlined a comedy show at Point Perk with his friend Darnell Montgomery. Reed always loved movies and writing, which is why he chose screenwriting as his major. He looks up to writers like Aaron Sorkin and Mel Brooks, who “use comedy to heighten...

Final season of ‘Bojack Horseman’ ends with a simple message: life goes on

Final season of ‘Bojack Horseman’ ends with a simple message: life goes on

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

February 12, 2020

DISCLAIMER: This review contains spoilers for the last eight episodes of “Bojack Horseman.” “Sometimes, life’s a bitch, and then you keep living.” This quotation, spoken by one of the show’s main characters, Diane, in the finale’s final moments, is the message that the last eight...

Students bring eating disorder awareness to campus

Students bring eating disorder awareness to campus

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

February 12, 2020

Two students teamed up with the Center for Inclusive Excellence to facilitate National Eating Disorders Awareness week programming on campus. Maeve Johns, a junior animation major and Allison Hritz, a junior secondary education major, planned events and awareness efforts for Tuesday through Thursday...

Dance team sweeps all 3 rounds at St. Francis Invitational Sunday

Dance team sweeps all 3 rounds at St. Francis Invitational Sunday

Written By Zoey Angelucci, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

This Sunday, the competitive dance team traveled to the University of St. Francis (Ill.) for a three-round competition dance invitational. The Pioneers placed first of three teams in each of the three competitions that were held throughout the day. In the first round, Point Park came out on top with...

Jim Acosta speaks at Playhouse

Jim Acosta speaks at Playhouse

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-News Editor

February 12, 2020

Jim Acosta, the Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, spoke at the Pittsburgh Playhouse on Feb. 6 for another installment in the Media Innovations Speaker Series. Acosta was welcomed with open arms by some, but others in the audience shouted out with cries of “fake news,” and “Infowars,”...

Kirschner already makes mark with Pioneers

Kirschner already makes mark with Pioneers

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

Point Park’s women’s basketball team has a roster of 19 women, 10 of which are freshmen. One freshman in particular is climbing the ladder and making connections on and off the court: Taylor Kirschner. Kirschner, a New Brighton, Pa. native, is in her second semester at Point Park as a biological...

Students question safety in South Side

Written By Virginia Garner

February 5, 2020

Multiple reports taking place in various locations stated that the sounds of babies crying or young children pleading for help have been playing outside of peoples’ homes, including in Pittsburgh's Southside neighborhood. It is speculated that the recordings are being used to lure people out of their...