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Playhouse debuts play featuring popular music

Playhouse debuts play featuring popular music

Written By Victoria Lemon, Playhouse Beat Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

The Conservatory Theatre Company is presenting its first production of 2017 with “Big Love.” Directed by Reginald Douglas, “Big Love” is a modern take on the Greek playwright Aeschylus’s play, “The Suppliants.” The story is about fifty women that are told they must marry their cousins;...

‘Pittsburgh freak’ holds photography show on 85th birthday

‘Pittsburgh freak’ holds photography show on 85th birthday

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

A sold-out crowd listened to a talk from Duane Michals about his new body of work “Talking Pictures” on Saturday. Michals is a famed photographer that was born in McKeesport and calls himself a ‘Pittsburgh freak.’ He is most known for his use of photo sequences, which often incorporate text...

Curbing student homelessness: organizations offer support

Curbing student homelessness: organizations offer support

Written By Kimberly Prokurat

February 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Pitt officials told her the only thing they had to offer her was a short- term loan that had to be cleared before graduation. “Obviously, that wasn’t going to work,” Chen said. “So, with all of this information, I thought I was going to become homeless. At the same time I had this pressure...

Rugby club sells roses for Valentine’s Day

Rugby club sells roses for Valentine’s Day

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Stacy Kranitz documents Appalachia through photography

Stacy Kranitz documents Appalachia through photography

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Last summer, three Point Park photography professors sat at a bonfire and brainstormed about artists they wanted to bring to the university. The consensus was to bring Stacy Kranitz, the TIME 2015 Instagram Photographer of the Year, whose work has appeared in “Vice,” “Mother Jones” and “New...

Fighting student homelessness: the price of education

Fighting student homelessness: the price of education

Written By Kimberly Prokurat

February 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

This is the first installment of a three-part series on student homelessness. On the verge of homelessness, University of Pittsburgh student Kerianne Chen turned to a little-known food pantry on Pitt’s campus that offered her basic food to keep her going. The fifth-year senior was trying to fin...

Hidden history below the Point Park Playhouse

Hidden history below the Point Park Playhouse

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, The Globe's 50th Anniversary

The current Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland will no longer be a part of Point Park’s campus with the completion of the new Playhouse downtown in 2018, but students and staff alike will remember the unique space that has catered to their needs for so many years. Point Park University is in the continuous...

Korean War vets take spotlight

Korean War vets take spotlight

Written By Francesca Dabecco

February 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

As the room rose for the singing of the national anthem, a group of veterans in their mid-80s stood proudly with their hands saluting the American flag, just as they did nearly six decades ago during the Korean War. These men, along with veterans from all different eras, gathered in the Lawrence Hall...

History of communications subject of first book club meeting

History of communications subject of first book club meeting

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Brandon Szuminsky, an instructor of communications at Waynesburg University, drove almost an hour to Point Park, Kindle in hand, to discuss a book at the first meeting of the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) book club last Wednesday. Although he was the only one to attend, aside from graduate assistant...

Phi Beta Lambda club for business enthusiasts

Phi Beta Lambda club for business enthusiasts

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Copy Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

As a high school student, Brandon Rodgers was involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), an organization that worked to bring education and business knowledge to students. When he graduated from high school, the now freshman business management major knew he did not want to stop there. Last...

Campus Activities Board to host Condom Carnival

Campus Activities Board to host Condom Carnival

Written By Victoria Bails

February 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) Spirits and Traditions Committee will be providing students with a unique and comfortable way to talk and learn about topics like safe sex, domestic violence and sexual assault. CAB’s annual Condom Carnival will be held on Feb. 7 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the fifth...

Annual drag show shines spotlight on acceptance

Annual drag show shines spotlight on acceptance

Written By Dara Collins, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Students time traveled back to the 1990s as Pikachu and Avril Lavigne look-alikes took the stage. Point Park’s second drag show was held in the Lawrence Hall ballroom on Jan. 24. Point Park invited Bambi Deerest, Dixie Surewood, Blade Matthews, Divauna Diore, Cindy Crotchford and Miss V to perform...