Point Park Globe

Toomey defends Senate seat

Toomey defends Senate seat

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

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, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

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...

Guarnaccia, Shields qualify for National Championships

Guarnaccia, Shields qualify for National Championships

Written By Josh Croup, Editor in Chief

November 9, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Katie Guarnaccia is no stranger to national championship meets, and Saturday she punched her ticket to her fifth championship. The junior North Allegheny High School graduate and sophomore Connecticut native Anna Shields will represent Point Park at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athle...

Student’s travels inspire decision to pursue photojournalism

Student’s travels inspire decision to pursue photojournalism

Written By Courtney Giles

November 9, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Kelsey Mikeska always wanted to travel the world, and when she got the opportunity to work as an Au Pair in Sydney, Australia she knew this would allow her to live out her dreams. “Within a month, I found a family, booked a ticket, quit my job and moved,” Mikeska said. Her journey has changed...

Volleyball secures national tournament bid

Volleyball secures national tournament bid

Written By Dara Collins

November 1, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

The old cliché states “the third time’s the charm,” and Point Park has a chance to prove this statement true. For the third year in a row, the Pioneers are national tournament bound. They finished the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the River States Conference after a weekend of victorious...

Not on My Campus raises awareness of consent

Not on My Campus raises awareness of consent

Written By Carley Bonk

November 1, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Syrah Sherwood, Point Park’s Not On My Campus founder and president, stressed how easily lines can be blurred in sexual encounters at Halloween gatherings where costumes can be misinterpreted. “Costumes can often be small, but consent is consent. Little clothing doesn’t mean ‘yes,’” Sherwood...

Body found in stairwell near university, cause of death not yet determined

Body found in stairwell near university, cause of death not yet determined

Written By Iain Oldman, Co-News Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Pittsburgh Police found the deceased body of a 46-year-old unidentified man in the stairwell of a building near Point Park University on Monday morning. According to a press release put out by Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Safety, the deceased man was a burglar who had entered an apartment on...

University hosts auction for work from homeless artists

University hosts auction for work from homeless artists

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Point Park hosted the Homeless Children’s Education Fund “We Live Here Too” art exhibit and silent auction in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom Oct. 28. Artists who have experienced homelessness were given a chance to display their artwork and make profit. “Art is an educational tool. The kids get...

Students gather in CMI for final debate viewing

Students gather in CMI for final debate viewing

Written By Nikole Kost

October 25, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

A crowd of about 50 students and community members gathered at the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) Wednesday, exactly 20 days before Election Day, as they came together to watch the third and final presidential debate. The attendees assembled in the CMI to illuminate each candidate’s views on...

Honors Program sponsors breast cancer awareness events

Honors Program sponsors breast cancer awareness events

Written By Karly Rivera, Co-Features Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

For Honors Student Organization President-Elect Sarah Martin, a junior early education major, family inspiration is the reason she is motivated to lead the honors program’s annual Pink Feet event series, which benefits breast cancer awareness. “I have an aunt that’s in 15 years of remission,”...