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Honors Program members tell all about the program

Written By Cassandra Harris, Staff Writer September 28, 2022
On the fourth floor of Lawrence hall sits the Honors office. The glass doors give a glimpse inside, but hide plenty of questions.. What even is the Honors Program? What does it do for students? And what is the honors workload like? Let's take a look. 

Judging Java: Point Perk Revisited

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Coffee Columnist September 28, 2022
Two years ago, I wrote that “Point Perk’s coffee is so awful that it wouldn’t surprise me if it emerged as a frontrunner in the 2024 Republican primaries.” At the time of reviewing Point Perk, our university’s coffee shop, my one star out of five review was one of the most scathing reviews I had ever written.

Judging Java: Prestogeorge Coffee & Tea

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Coffee Columnist September 21, 2022

There are a lot of coffeeshops in the Strip District. In fact, there’s just a lot in the Strip District. It’s a wonderful area to walk around in, and it's an even better area to walk around with a...

Students on the pros and cons of commuting

Written By Cassandra Harris , For The Globe September 21, 2022

Commuter students have a different college experience than residential students. They can opt for lockers or keep everything in their cars. They even explain that the amount of time they spend on campus...

Sarah Perrier reflects on changes to the university as well as new position as director of the new CIE

Written By Rachel Ross, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 21, 2022

In 2008, Dr. Sarah Perrier first joined the Point Park faculty to teach Creative Writing classes, a program that she helped in establishing along with colleague Dr. Karen Dwyer. Now, Dr. Perrier has assumed...

Judging Java: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Coffee Columnist September 14, 2022
Few things are as inescapable as time. No matter how hard you fight it, no matter how hard you deny it, time is going to pass. People will grow older, presidents will be replaced, new blockbuster film franchises will overtake old ones. The leaves will always change with the seasons and then fall. The roaring cold of winter will always overtake the brisk autumn, only to be replaced by the breath of springtime and the radiance of summer. 

6 first semester tips for college freshmen from a college senior

Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 14, 2022
Starting college as a freshman is a time of new beginnings with a lot to learn. It’s easy to get caught up in the confusion of a new place with new people and new experiences. Not to mention there’s learning how college classes work, being bombarded with organization and club options, getting used to having roommates, and oh so much more. With so much happening on college campuses, you might be wondering where to start. As a senior in college, here are a few tips and tricks to get you through the first fall semester and start your college story. 
Diners eat in at Mandarin Gourmet

Mandarin Gourmet has a “five year lease,” staff is “hopeful”

The building that Mandarin operates out of was recently sold, calling their future into question
Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features/A&E Editor September 7, 2022

Not even a block from Lawerence Hall is the Chinese and Japanese restaurant Mandarin Gourmet. The restaurant has become a staple of the Point Park student’s diet, especially since it provides students...

Judging Java: The Unionization of Starbucks

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2022

This week’s Judging Java is going to be a little bit different. Instead of a traditional coffee review, I’d like to talk about something that is happening in the city of Pittsburgh that’s not just...

Judging Java: Reflections on a Junior Year

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Coffee Columnist April 20, 2022
As is tradition for this column at the end of a semester, I will be taking this space to offer reflections on the past semester as opposed to reviewing a coffee shop. I am, however, still writing this in a coffee shop (Delanie’s on Carson Street, for those curious), so it does still count.

Pioneer Records shows off student talent at release show

Written By Tia Bailey, Co-Features/A&E Editor April 20, 2022
Students showcased their musical talents last Wednesday at Pioneer Records’ Release Show. The 2022 Release Show took place at The Club at Stage AE and featured performances by Cesca Violet, Tupelo and The Kill Caesar Club.

Seniors reflect with coming graduation

Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features/A&E Editor April 20, 2022
Reflections. That’s the theme of these last few days of the semester as seniors think back on their experiences and time on campus. After some time at Point Park, the graduating Class of 2022 is getting ready to wander through Village Park for the last time.
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