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City hosts Inclusive Innovation Week

City hosts Inclusive Innovation Week

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

April 10, 2018


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On April 5, Point Park and the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) paired with the City of Pittsburgh to set up a livestream for Inclusive Innovation Week, a yearly series of events in early April dedicated to bringing light to socioeconomic topics and discussing them with young people. While this was ...

CAB welcomes local magician to campus

Written By Rhianna Davis, For The Globe

April 10, 2018


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The Campus Activities Board (CAB) provided students with a magical start to the last month of the school year with their Let the Magic Begin event on Wednesday, April 4. The event, which was held in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom from 7-9 p.m., featured local magician Lee Terbosic performing illusions...

Pioneer Public – Jill Svonavec

Pioneer Public – Jill Svonavec

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

April 10, 2018


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Jill Svonavec originally grew up on a cattle farm in Somerset. When she moved to the city to attend Point Park, Svonavec said she experienced a bit of a culture shock. “When I first came here I was not used to the city at all...I didn’t want to go to the typical university where it’s out in the mi...

SAEM hosts emerging trends seminar

SAEM hosts emerging trends seminar

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

April 3, 2018


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Sports, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) graduate assistant Jessica Martin and SAEM professor Robert Durda utilized network connections and knowledge of emerging trends to bring local talent and other panelists to Point Park University’s campus last Tuesday. The duo brought representatives of Pittsburg...

BSU in Paradise

BSU in Paradise

Written By Kelsey Wolfe

April 3, 2018


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Relaxation was the goal at the Pop-Up Paradise hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) on March 28. The organization turned the second floor of the Students Center into a college student paradise filled with painting, massages, yoga and, of course, free food. “This event is really just here to just g...

Pioneer Public – Jonas Prida

Pioneer Public – Jonas Prida

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

April 3, 2018


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During his hour-long bus ride to work, Jonas Prida often thinks about his job. “I probably have an hour on the bus every day, and a lot of that is just semi-listening to a podcast that I listen to, but trying to figure out how do we make people’s educational opportunities better,” Prida said. ...

Playhouse’s final curtain call

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

April 3, 2018


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When auditioning for the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA), Allison Beauregard selected one of her favorite monologues from “Uncle Vanya.” Three years later, she will star as a lead role in Point Park’s upcoming production of it. “It’s one of my dream roles, and a show I always wanted t...

Pioneer Public – Alex Elnicki

Pioneer Public – Alex Elnicki

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 27, 2018


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Before Alex Elnicki came to work at Point Park, he was living in Los Angeles doing video production work. There, Elnicki worked for a production house that edited old movies for the internet so people could purchase a subscription to watch them. “The company I worked for, we would go through...

From finishing degrees to changing paths

From finishing degrees to changing paths

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

March 27, 2018


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After eight years of being away from Point Park, Laura Smith returned to complete the one credit she needed to earn her public relations and advertising degree under the university’s 2006 curriculum. At 52 years old, Thom Verdi is one month away from completing his funeral services capstone following...

Professor uses wide interests to help students

Professor uses wide interests to help students

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 27, 2018


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Sean Elliot Martin’s office walls are covered in academic degrees and plaques commemorating his achievements in martial arts, including the new form he created. “I just can’t decide what to suck at,” Martin joked. Martin is currently a full-time instructor in the Criminal Justice and Intelligence...

Local restaurants offer sustainable options

Local restaurants offer sustainable options

Written By Kimberly Prokurat, For The Globe

March 20, 2018


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Pittsburgh restaurants are making sustainable business easy and delicious by integrating economic, environmental and employee equity practices into each meal. “We believe in what we’re doing here,” said Edward Lai, owner and chef of Bae Bae’s Kitchen located in the Cultural District as he d...