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Pioneer Public – Emily Madden

Pioneer Public – Emily Madden

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

The two most prominent components of Emily Madden’s life, golf and engineering, are intertwined in more ways than one. The fact that she studies engineering because of a golf scholarship is the easiest connection to make, but there’s a more existential connection, too. “There’s a lot of mental...

New photography professor shares experience

New photography professor shares experience

Written By Briana Walton

October 31, 2017


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Melissa Catanese has an extensive list of different photography projects such as working on photography books and working at different colleges like the Pittsburgh Art Institute. She will be adding Point Park to her list in light of photography professor April Friges going on maternity leave sometime th...

Pumpkin Palooza takes over Village Park

Pumpkin Palooza takes over Village Park

Written By Megan Bixler

October 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Jordan Cook-Henry started covering the tables that lined Village Park with Halloween-themed tablecloths. Gillian Stinson helped Mindy Vivio and the rest of the club members make popcorn and other snacks. In the center of the park, Ashley Rae helped initiate the spooky movies that were being shown that nigh...

Halloween decorations haunt the university

Halloween decorations haunt the university

Written By Briana Walton

October 24, 2017


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Student Production Services (SPS) has a skeleton, wall clings and a dancing mummy along with hand-made drawings throughout the office. A resident hallway in Lawrence Hall even has decorations on the doors among its unique theme, and the Dining Hall in the same building shows a temporary display of b...

Pioneer Public – The Shuffler

Pioneer Public – The Shuffler

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

The Lawrence Hall Shuffler is a spooky ghost that exists. “I do exist, that’s true,” he said in a phone interview. The polarizing figure is said to shuffle through halls, turn lights on and off and move objects around, according to a Facebook post from Haunted Pittsburgh. It’s also believe...

International forensics student interns at hospital

International forensics student interns at hospital

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-Copy Desk Chief

October 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

From a young age, Clare Rachel Villanueva always knew her future job had something to do with dead bodies. When she was deciding what to study, a teacher suggested forensics because of her love for science and law. “I was instantly in love with it, because it’s basically CSI and I love dead bodie...

Apple of our eye

Apple of our eye

Written By Allison Hritz

October 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia, PHOTOS

Students gathered to make candied apples with a variety of toppings on Monday.

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Honors Program screens “Children of the Corn”

Honors Program screens “Children of the Corn”

Written By Madison Kelkis

October 17, 2017


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During a screening of “Children of the Corn” on campus, some students whipped out their phones, waiting for university local Fritz Kiersch’s name to appear on screen. When he did, they began recording. After some cheering, the film began, and the audience laughed, cracked jokes and yelled at the...

Students swipe right on worthwhile partners

Students swipe right on worthwhile partners

Written By Nikole Kost, Online Photo Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

When Leah Lake learned that her Tinder match was engaged, she messaged her match’s fiancee on Facebook. Kayla Damazo signed up for Tinder to mock her ex; however, she ended up finding an unexpected relationship. Cierra Barefoot was studying abroad in Rome when she signed up for Tinder and found m...

University’s social media enlists student team

University’s social media enlists student team

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-Copy Desk Chief

October 17, 2017


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Nick Koehler and Daniel Kelly posted creative, high quality photographs of Point Park and Downtown Pittsburgh on Instagram. They tagged Point Park University, which allowed Felicia McKinney, the university social media manager to find them. Annie Brewer approached McKinney for advice during one of the...

Pioneer Public – Edward Strimlan

Pioneer Public – Edward Strimlan

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Before Edward Strimlan was a professor on campus, he was the chief forensics investigator for the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner. “I’ve seen a lot of death,” Strimlan said in a phone interview. The 58-year-old professor from Bethel Park has been teaching full-time for years, but h...

Student Choreography Projects headline weekend

Student Choreography Projects headline weekend

Written By Dannys Marrero, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Every year, certain Point Park University dancers cast and choreograph pieces by themselves, and this year was no exception. “[The Student Choreography Project] has happened every fall semester since I began school at Point Park in 2014,” Jennifer Romano, senior dance major and one of the chor...