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Mascot Mania: Mascot Misogyny

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 23, 2020

Before we get started: No. No, I don’t think this is the most serious problem facing mascots and/or feminism. No, it is not something that I am legitimately mad about. And no, I am not interested in listening to any of your responses. I have spent the last year of my life reporting on mascots, and ...

Mascot Mania: Reject Modernity, Embrace Tradition

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 16, 2020

As entertainment evolves, I feel that production focus has shifted onto the “Bigger” rather than the “Better.” Every movie that does well gets a sequel, and even some movies that don’t do well get a sequel too. Everything is being rebooted and resurrected with budgets ten times their origina...

Women’s volleyball kicks off season 

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 16, 2020

Women’s Volleyball looks to stay atop rankings under third year head coach Bridget Bielich and second year assistant coach Destiny Tucker. The team was placed in the fourth spot in the River States Conference division, and sits on top of the east division for the RSC. Junior Ashley Castelli, Li...

Former assistant coach Jason Kim hired by CUAA as full-time pitching coach

Written By Mason Strawn

September 16, 2020

Point Park lost yet another member of their coaching staff this summer, after former part-time assistant coach Jason Kim landed a full-time pitching coach job in Michigan as a part of the Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) baseball team on August 1. Kim, who had been coaching with the Pioneers for ...

Big Ben’s Return to the Steelers. What Will the Impact Be?

Written By Colton DeBiase

September 16, 2020

On Sept.ember 16, 2019, it was announced that long-time Steelers Quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion "Big" Ben Roethlisberger would have to miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 season because he needed surgery on his right elbow after leaving a game against the Seattle Seahawks. After this wa...

Mascot Mania: If He Hollers, Let Him Go

Written By Sarah Gibson

September 9, 2020

While mascots are one of the more lighthearted features of professional sports, it would be naive to assume that they don’t have their own controversy that we must take upon ourselves to review critically. I’ll save a certain string of controversies that I’m sure you’re well aware of for a la...

Mascot Mania: Who is left when the lights go out?

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA Beat Writer

September 2, 2020

Hello! My name is Sarah Gibson. You may know me as the SGA Beat writer for the Point Park Globe, but if you’ve seen the Pioneer Sideline on UView, you’ve probably also seen me as the Senior Mascot Correspondent, a role I’ve held for about a year now. At the Pioneer Sideline, my job was to cover t...

Athletics prepares for full seasons despite COVID-19

Athletics prepares for full seasons despite COVID-19

Written By Luke Mongelli and Mason Strawn

September 2, 2020

On Friday, August 14, all fall sports athletes returned to campus to begin training and practices for their respective upcoming seasons.  Point Park University, the River States Conference, and the NAIA have cleared all fall sports to continue on schedule for the fall 2020 semester, throughout...

Esports preparing for first season

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 2, 2020

The Point Park Esports team will have their first active season for the Fall 2020 semester.  In December of 2019, Point Park University unveiled the newest addition to the athletics department as the eighteenth varsity sports team on campus.  "Point Park University is a leader in growing the...

New Head Coach Brings Spark to Women’s Soccer

Written By Luke Mongelli

September 2, 2020

Point Park University’s Women’s soccer team heads into the fall 2020 season under new leadership, fresh young talent, returning veterans and new guidelines.  In January of 2020 Point Park appointed John Newbery, former coach at University of Cumberlands in Kentucky, as head coach for the women'...

All In with Allison – Pop the Champagne

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

April 16, 2020

This is not how it was supposed to end. On Oct. 2, 2019, I wrote a column entitled ‘The First of Lasts.” In it, I talked about how much I dreaded the end of my time doing everything at Point Park that I cared about. One of those things was my final column. This is that column. The closu...

Justice Cuthbertson: Alum Profile

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Editor

April 8, 2020

Justice Cuthbertson only sported a Point Park uniform for one season, but in that time, he racked up a 43.8-percent field goal percentage, was 39.5-percent from beyond the arc and led the team with an average 14.4 points per game. Not only was Cuthbertson a force to be reckoned with on offense, but on th...