Point Park Globe

Athletics Office cancels Volleyball match due to positive coronavirus test

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

The Point Park Athletics Office canceled the Pioneers women's volleyball match versus Oakland City University on Saturday, Oct. 10, due to the OC team coming into contact with a positive coronavirus case at Carlow University during their match.  OC played Carlow University on Friday, Oct. 9 at Carlow Universi...

Rocket League team struggles to find their footing, League of Legends matches expected to start soon

Written By Jordan Smith

October 21, 2020

In the video game world, the past few weeks, the Point Park Esports team played in more competitive Rocket League matches.  In a best-of-three scenario in the past two weeks, the Pioneers lost four straight against Lackawanna College, Robert Morris University, Lebanon Valley College and Messiah ...

Buzzer Beater By Colton DeBiase: The Retirement of a Legend: Mike “Doc” Emrick

Written By Colton DeBiase

October 21, 2020

As I woke up on Monday morning, I received an ESPN notification that Mike "Doc" Emrick, the lead Play-By-Play Announcer for the NHL on NBC, is retiring after calling hockey games for over 40 years. Doc was the announcer many hockey fans grew up listening to, myself included.   I will never forget my dad letting my brothe...

Athlete Profile: Olivia Stawovy

Written By Jordan Smith

October 21, 2020

At the young age of 3 years old, Olivia Stawovy picked up a club for the first time. Her family owns the Cedarbrook golf course in Belle Vernon, Pa. It only made sense that she was born to play. Stawovy grew up in the Greensburg area. She would attend Greensburg Central Catholic where she began pla...

The Buzzer Beater with Colton DeBiase

Written By Colton DeBiase

October 14, 2020

The Point Park Pioneers Women's Soccer Team suffered a devastating loss last Thursday against Midway. The Eagles started off strong with a 3-0 early in the first half. Then the Pioneers were able to get a goal late in the first and add two more in the second half. However, The Eagles capitalized with a g...

Women’s soccer goes 1-1 for the week, prep for rest of busy October

Women's soccer goes 1-1 for the week, prep for rest of busy October

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor

October 14, 2020

Point Park’s very own women’s soccer team was able to defeat the Carlow University Celtics 4-3 in overtime this week on Tuesday, Oct. 6, but were defeated two days later on Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Midway University Eagles, 4-3. Both games were played at home at the Montour Junction Sports Com...

Q&A With Chris Gaul

Written By Amanda Andrews

October 14, 2020

Christopher Gaul is the head coach of Point Park University’s esports division, a new athletic program at the university. He was hired on in March 2020 and is leading his teams into their first season this semester.    Q: You have been involved in esports for a very long time. How did you fir...

Mascot Mania: Keeping up with the Keystone State

Written By Sarah Gibson

October 14, 2020

Oftentimes, when I’m casually talking to people about mascots (Which happens more than I think it should) they ask me how I know what makes a good mascot. While I could say that it all chalks up to preference, I don’t really think it does. Mascottery is a combination of performance and technical sk...

Perfect plan or petri dish? Steelers allowing limited number of fans in Heinz Field

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor

October 14, 2020

Oh lordy, the yinzers are going to lose it. As of Oct. 6, Heinz Field will allow up to 5,500 fans into its seats for the first time during the 2020 season, about eight percent capacity of the famous North Side gridiron. I can already hear the ticket scrapers faking tickets as I type this: “Get tickets ...

Point Park XC competes in Huntington invite

Written By Chandni Shah, Copy Desk Chief

October 11, 2020

This past weekend the men and women’s cross country team traveled to Huntington University in Indiana for their second invitational of the season. Despite their last meet’s cancellation due to coronavirus concerns, the Pioneers continue to keep up their performance. The men’s team placed 5th overall,...

A Busy Weekend For Point Park Sports

Written By Colton DeBiase

October 7, 2020

Well, my article with Pitt Football did not age well after the heartbreak game on Saturday. However, the bright side is, Point Park Sports had a good week as the Volleyball team went 1-1 on the weekend in Kentucky. They lost to Midway University three matches to none on Friday but picked up a win ...

Mascot Mania: MASCOTS (2016) mockumentary misses the mark compared to similar projects

Written By Sarah Gibson, Mascot Correspondent 

October 7, 2020

Alright, I’m self-aware. I’m very proud of my mascot reporting, but I understand that it isn’t the most serious undertaking in the world. I think when your job description of “Mascot Reporter” can be used as a set up and punchline in, say, a mockumentary on mascots, then maybe you need to look in ...