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Alum McLeod dies suddenly at 67

Alum McLeod dies suddenly at 67

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Executive Producer of Multimedia and television play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod passed away suddenly last Monday evening, the team announced via social media last week. McLeod was a Point Park alumnus, playing baseball and pitching in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athle...

Volleyball increases record to 8-1 after win against W&J

Volleyball increases record to 8-1 after win against W&J

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

In volleyball, numbers don’t mean much unless a point is the result. A team can outkill its opponent to appear dominant at the surface, but its plentiful and glaring errors will ultimately lead to a team’s demise. Numbers have been in Point Park’s favor with high kill counts, hitting percentages and ultimat...

Voting issues prominent in Allegheny County

Voting issues prominent in Allegheny County

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

September 11, 2019

According to data from the Pennsylvania state government, there are currently 952,343 registered voters in Allegheny County as of Aug. 26, 2019. Out of all Allegheny County voters, 76,812 are voters ages 18-24. That means a little over eight percent of all voters in Allegheny County are made up of young...

Men tally seven against PSU-GA

Men tally seven against PSU-GA

Written By Rachael McKriger, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Wessel Rietveld missed last season due to injury. However, last Wednesday, Rietveld made his first start since his injury. The senior made the most of it, netting two goals in a 7-0 victory against Penn State Greater Allegheny. Rietveld’s goals came within one minute of each other, helping the Pion...

USG attempts to change name of organization

USG attempts to change name of organization

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

September 11, 2019

At their second meeting of the year on Sept. 9, the United Student Government (USG) introduced a resolution for a student vote to change the name of  “United Student Government” to “Government of Point Park University,” which would shorten to “GoPPU.” “We thought why not change the name and the pr...

Yinzers celebrate working class at labor day parade

Yinzers celebrate working class at labor day parade

Written By Katie Williams, For The Globe

September 4, 2019

Volleyball adds to trophy case

Volleyball adds to trophy case

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

The Pioneers bumped their record up to 7-1 after the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Classic last weekend. This is the third season the Pioneers have made an appearance at the tournament hosted by University of Rio Grande. Point Park went 1-3 in 2017 and 3-1 in 2018. This year, the Pioneers finished undef...

WPPJ rebounds after system failure

WPPJ rebounds  after system failure

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

September 4, 2019

This past Thursday, Aug. 29, WPPJ General Manager Bie Teal announced on Facebook that Point Park’s student-run radio station was back on air. The announcement came after the web streaming computer in the studio suffered a hardware failure, preventing students from broadcasting their shows both to ca...

Part-time faculty rally together in an attempt to gain better pay

Part-time faculty rally together in an attempt to gain better pay

Written By Nicole Fuschino, For The Globe

August 28, 2019

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a cashier in the United States earns an average of $11.17 per hour. At Point Park University, the lowest paid part-time faculty member earns $9.73 per hour. That’s why it’s common for part-time faculty members to work a few jobs at once. Richard Schi...

Dean Paylo resigns position as advisor to USG

Dean Paylo resigns position as advisor to USG

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

August 28, 2019

The first United Student Government (USG) meeting of the year brought change on many fronts, including the meeting’s venue. Meetings were moved from the seventh floor Student Center to the JVH in Thayer Hall. During the meeting, USG advisor and Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke introduced a new addition to the appe...

Students, faculty offer their best advice to incoming freshmen, transfers this fall

Students, faculty offer their best advice to incoming freshmen, transfers this fall

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

There are a number of resources to turn to when looking for advice on how to adjust to college life or a new university.  Before freshman year, I bought a book called, “Who Moved My Laundry?” by Susan Fitzgerald, MA, and J. Lee Peters, EdD. The front cover promised details on how to survive ...