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Croup’s Corner – Shields of strength

Croup’s Corner – Shields of strength

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

March 7, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Anna Shields had a spring break she will never forget. It was hardly a break, though. She was busy earning All-American status at the 2017 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field National Championships. She claimed second place in both the mile and the 1,000...

USG selects interim treasurer

USG selects interim treasurer

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

After the resignation of its treasurer, the student government president appointed a new treasurer to fill her place. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King appointed Amber Mole to the succeed former Treasurer Amedea Baldoni for the remainder of this semester. “USG is a growing proce...

Only Love holds annual photo event

Only Love holds annual photo event

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Sophomore accounting major Bradley Calleja had control of Point Park University’s Snapchat for its Takeover Tuesday on Feb. 21, documenting his school day, which included attending Only Love’s photo campaign event. Calleja is a member of the Office of Student Life, which helped organize the annual...

Point Park performers take on the story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Point Park performers take on the story of Mary Todd Lincoln

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Copy Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

The events that took place in Ford’s Theater on the night of April 14, 1865 shook the nation and changed the life of Mary Todd Lincoln forever. “Crazy Mary Lincoln” is a new musical by Jan Levy Tranen and Jay Schwandt that follows the events occurring after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,...

Resolving student homelessness: moving forward

Resolving student homelessness: moving forward

Written By Kimberly Prokurat

March 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Food service providers such as the Pitt Pantry and 412 Food Rescue are partnered with specific universities, however, minors in need on a broader spectrum can turn to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in Pittsburgh. The non-profit organization began when its founder, Dr. Joseph Lagana, combined...

Annual drag show shines spotlight on acceptance

Annual drag show shines spotlight on acceptance

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Students time traveled back to the 1990s as Pikachu and Avril Lavigne look-alikes took the stage. Point Park’s second drag show was held in the Lawrence Hall ballroom on Jan. 24. Point Park invited Bambi Deerest, Dixie Surewood, Blade Matthews, Divauna Diore, Cindy Crotchford and Miss V to perform...

Davis jumps to NAIA bid

Davis jumps to NAIA bid

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field team spent this past weekend in Geneva, Ohio qualifying more athletes to the national championship. “This is probably the best the team has ever come back and I really only see everybody getting better,” sophomore runner Sean Hilverding said. The...

Playoff hopes fading as men fall to 2 games out

Playoff hopes fading as men fall to 2 games out

Written By Derek Malush

January 31, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

After a little more than two and a half weeks of not tasting victory, the Point Park men’s basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak Wednesday night, holding off Villa Maria College for a 87-85 non-conference win at home. The Pioneers were navigated to victory via the offensive clinic...

Why we need Trump’s border wall now

Why we need Trump’s border wall now

Written By David Grande

January 31, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, OPINIONS

Now that “The Donald” has declared “we will build the wall” and authorized via his signature the start of the ground plan for the wall, it’s a good time to see how this can happen. It’s estimated the wall, which has to cover 2,000 miles, could cost between $80 billion to $200 billion,...

USG censures its treasurer

USG censures its treasurer

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

The university’s student legislative body censured its treasurer after the executive board called her to trial in a 6-4 anonymous vote. “I apologize for my actions for what has happened,” Treasurer Amedea Baldoni said visibly emotional and defending herself before the United Student Government...

The Don of a new era

The Don of a new era

Written By Emily Bennett and Alexander Popichak

January 24, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States upon taking the oath of office in Washington, D.C. at noon on Jan. 20, 2017. Campaign button peddlers and volunteers outside the security gates leading into the capitol assured inauguration-goers of a show that would “put P.T. Barnum...

Mayor Bill Peduto visits USG

Mayor Bill Peduto visits USG

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

In the midst of his reelection campaign, Pittsburgh’s mayor highlighted the city’s changing landscape while disconnecting it from politics in Washington, D.C. during his visit to the university. “It doesn’t matter what happens in Washington,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said to over 30...