Point Park Globe

Dance team competes in first-ever home meet

Dance team competes in first-ever home meet

Written By Dara Collins, Editor Elect

January 15, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

The cheer and dance teams began their weekend at Concordia University Ann Arbor and ended a little closer to home. The big weekend consisted of a runner-up victory for the cheer squad and the first local competition in the program’s history. Only the cheer team traveled to Concordia to compete in the ...

Shields now 4th in world rankings in 1,000 meter event

Shields now 4th in world rankings in 1,000 meter event

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Last weekend, Anna Shields of the women’s track and field team earned a win in the 3,000 meter race and became the fourth ranked runner in world rankings in the 1,000 meter race at Penn State University. Competing in the Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State University, the top Pioneer athletes compet...

Former student among cast members of ‘Hamilton’ hold discussion with students

Former student among cast members of ‘Hamilton’ hold discussion with students

Written By Nick Tommarello, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

From the man who will kill your family to remind you of his love, to the man who’s not throwing away his shot, Peter Matthew Smith plays King George III and Edred Utomi plays Alexander Hamilton in the national tour of “Hamilton: an American Musical.” The actors paid a visit to the Pittsburgh Pla...

Indoor track prepares for season

Indoor track prepares for season

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

The indoor track and field team is at the starting line of the 2019 season as they look to continue last season’s success of winning both the 2018 men’s and women’s conference meets.  Thus far, the team has seen competition once back in December at the Youngstown State University (YSU) Icebreake...

Philanthropy on the rise within campus clubs

Philanthropy on the rise within campus clubs

Written By Zoe Esperseth, For The Globe

January 8, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

The number of helping hands is on the up and up at Point Park, rooted in the fact that more clubs are getting serious about philanthropy and giving back to the community According to Rachel Phillips, assistant coordinator of student involvement at Point Park University, more and more individuals have bec...

Pro-gun enthusiasts exercise First Amendment rights

Pro-gun enthusiasts exercise First Amendment rights

Written By The Globe Staff

January 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Hundreds of gun enthusiasts from across Pennsylvania came to Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon to rally for gun rights in the city. In mid-December, Mayor Bill Peduto and members of City Council proposed a package of local-level gun control measures inspired by the mass shooting that occurred at the...

HMR Apparel features messages of empowerment

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Justine Szurley said she has gotten negative pushback for her clothing line, particularly at markets open to the general public. Szurley, a freshman psychology major, recalled a time when a man approached her at a market and disagreed with a slogan on one of her shirts that said “Girl is Not an I...

Undefeated in RSC play after buzzer beater

Undefeated in RSC play after buzzer beater

Written By Derek Malush, For The Globe

December 4, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, PHOTOS, SPORTS

The men’s basketball team opened up River State Conference (RSC) play last week with back-to-back RSC victories, first defeating Carlow University 79-69 on Tuesday night and then edging Indiana University (IU) Kokomo 67-66 on Saturday. “We don’t worry about win streaks or winning the game,”...

Rugby fundraiser participants sign contract to keep it “PG”

Rugby fundraiser participants  sign contract to keep it “PG”

Written By Mick Stinelli, Co-News Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

Last Wednesday, one of Point Park’s most popular fundraisers brought hundreds into the Lawrence Hall Ballroom for the eighth year in a row: Rent-A-Rugger, where members of the rugby club offer themselves - and a date itinerary - up for auction to the highest bidder. After the money is counted, it’s time to f...

New club to celebrate Hispanic culture on campus

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Over the summer, junior Ailen Videla Ortiz developed an idea for an on-campus club that centered around Hispanic culture. Ortiz recruited the help of junior dance majors Cecilia Benitez and Stephanie Perez, and together the three began to gather interest for the club.  “We kind of branched out to our other Latina/L...

Connect Unplugged centers around team building

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Megan Reiff, a freshman public relations and advertising major, decided to bring Connect Unplugged to break up cliques on campus.  Rieff heard the problem raised at the Pioneer Ambassador panel at her freshman orientation.  “Somebody asked what’s your least favorite thing about Point Park, and one of them said it’...

Point Park and YWCA form partnership

Point Park and YWCA form partnership

Written By Jordyn Hronec, For The Globe

November 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

A short walk down Wood Street brings you to Point Park University’s next-door-neighbor, the YWCA. Point Park’s involvement with the YWCA occurs through a multitude of ways, most notably perhaps through Point Park renting space from the YWCA for the Center for Media Innovation. “On our second an...