Point Park Globe

Security updates met with frustration

Security updates met with frustration

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 9, 2019

This past Tuesday, Assistant Vice President and Chief of the Point Park Police Department Jeffrey Besong announced to students via email that the university would be implementing turnstiles in an attempt to improve security in Lawrence Hall. The email stated that the new turnstiles would be installed throughout ...

Pull up a chair, Pioneers

Pull up a chair, Pioneers

Written By Hannah Johnston, Sports Photo Editor

October 2, 2019

 

LatinX students host kickoff event in Village Park

LatinX students host kickoff event in Village Park

Written By Sara Cronin, Co-Copy Desk Chief

October 2, 2019

Point Park’s LatinX Student Association hosted their first event of the semester this past Thursday. Village Park was filled with laughter and upbeat Latin American music as students danced and enjoyed each other’s company. The LatinX kickoff event offered free food, music and small pins and s...

Men open RSC play with 6-3 win

Men open RSC play with 6-3 win

Written By Rachael McKriger, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The month of September was kind to the Point Park men’s soccer team. Heading into conference play, the Pioneers boasted plenty of confidence. After opening the month with a loss against Lincoln College, the Pioneers went on a four-match unbeaten streak before opening up the RSC competition. On Sat...

O’Rourke holds Oakland rally, appeals to young crowd

O’Rourke holds Oakland rally, appeals to young crowd

Written By Jake Berlin, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Last Wednesday, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) became the second presidential candidate in a week to visit the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in Oakland. “[When I think of Pittsburgh], I think of the neighborhoods that have so much character,” O’Rourke said. “I think about a comm...

Obituary: Dr. Kaye Cupples

Obituary: Dr. Kaye Cupples

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

Dr. Kaye Cupples, who served as an associate professor of special education and director of the special education programs at Point Park University, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, according to an email notice from the Office of the Provost. “Because of him, and ...

Tree nut allergy signs in Lawrence Hall explained

Tree nut allergy signs in Lawrence Hall explained

Written By Marlee Pinchok, For The Globe

September 25, 2019

This semester, the university displays tree nut allergy signs in Lawrence Hall  to encourage students to be mindful of those with severe tree nut allergies. In bold lettering, “NUT ALLERGY ALERT” title the signs followed by a boxed description that reads: “In an attempt to minimize exposure...

All Pittsburgh college students invited to join Pitt Band

All Pittsburgh college students invited to join Pitt Band

Written By Sarah Juba, For The Globe

September 25, 2019

Local Pittsburgh college students looking to join a marching band after high school may be wondering where they can have the fun of being in marching band again. Whether students attend the University of Pittsburgh or not, all students are allowed a chance to join their band. Three Point Park studen...

CMU kills Pioneers’ streak at six after home opener

CMU kills Pioneers’ streak at six after home opener

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

The Pioneers never let the Salem University Tigers gain more than 12 points, less than half the winning amount in a set. Just a day later, the Pioneers found themselves on the flip side and couldn’t top Carnegie Mellon University by more than 18. “We individualized a lot that game instead of coming...

Students demand action during climate strike

Students demand action during climate strike

Written By Amara Phillips, For The Globe

September 20, 2019

  Pittsburgh’s climate strike took place Sept. 20 in front of the City-County Building. Students gathered to demand environmental justice as Leandra Mira, an 18-year-old from Upper St. Clair welcomed the crowd. Mira organized the Pittsburgh protest and demanded action from lawmakers. “Ou...

Former coach files lawsuit against university

Former coach files lawsuit against university

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

A former head coach filed a discrimination lawsuit against Point Park University last week, according to court documents. Kelly Parsley, former head coach of Point Park University’s cross country and track and field teams, filed the lawsuit against the university last Monday, according to the off...

U-View exec board made up of all women this fall

U-View exec board made up of all women this fall

Written By Alexis Wary, For The Globe

September 18, 2019

Point Park University’s television station, U-View, is one of three student media outlets on campus. This year, one thing has changed which may bring many new and positive updates to the station.  For the first time ever, U-View’s board of officers is made up of all women. In recent years, the bo...