Point Park Globe

Pittsburgh supports college student budgets

Pittsburgh supports college student budgets

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

An education at Point Park University costs students two things: time and money. As of the 2018-2019 academic year, students of the Arts and Sciences, Business and Communication Schools pay $29,980 per year, and Conservatory of Performing Arts pay $38,220, nearly $10,000 more. As for time, students juggle classes,...

CAB’s annual drag show draws large crowds

CAB’s annual drag show draws large crowds

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Opinions Editor

March 20, 2018


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They wear sparkling leotards, sequined dresses, have extravagantly styled hair and wear six-inch heels - they’re the epitome of showgirls, but they bear a different name - drag queens. Drag queens have been popularized by the rise in support of the LGBT community and the continued success of RuPa...

Pioneer Public – Reba Bartram

Pioneer Public – Reba Bartram

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 20, 2018


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Freshman dance major Reba Bartram recently returned from Kansas, where her track and field relay team competed in a national championship and broke the school’s record. Bartram considers it one of her proudest moments in track at Point Park. “I just think that being able, as a freshman, to go to nati...

Pioneer Public – Siiri Nikkinen

Pioneer Public – Siiri Nikkinen

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 13, 2018


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Freshman Siiri Nikkinen wanted to return to Pittsburgh ever since she was part of an exchange program. Nikkinen, who is originally from Finland, said that she fell in love with the city during the program. “I was an exchange student in Butler for about a year in 2012, so that’s kind of how I fe...

Student activists look to continue #MeToo conversation

Student activists look to continue #MeToo conversation

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a world to educate them on sexual assault. Seniors Hannah Helper and Wesley Ehle share quite a bit – busy schedules, jobs within the Office of Student Life and an unrelenting ability to crack a good pun, just to name a few – but they also share a belief...

How-To: Graduate Successfully

How-To: Graduate Successfully

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Opinions Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

April and May are big months for college seniors - it’s time to graduate. According to an article posted by thebalance.com in June 2017, the average amount of time it takes for a recent grad to find a job is six months after graduation, but what can help quicken the process? Elsie Boucek, a counselor at...

Social media brings anonymous positivity to campus

Social media brings anonymous positivity to campus

Written By Matt Petras

March 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Nicki Jones visits the university occasionally, but she graduated nearly a year ago. In late February, she looked at her Twitter feed. “[Jones] is one of the best to graduate from Point Park,” she read. “She has been doing great things ever since she graduated.” A red heart emoji concluded th...

Pioneer Public – Ellyn Stanton

Pioneer Public – Ellyn Stanton

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Ellyn Stanton first learned how to skate when she was three years old, and got into ice hockey because her older siblings played. “I’m the youngest of four, so my two older brothers and my older sister played. We moved so I stopped playing for a bit. I started playing again when I was about ei...

Point Blank Live: first live sketch comedy show

Point Blank Live: first live sketch comedy show

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

With exactly one month and ten minutes remaining until Point Blank Comedy goes live, show creator Alexander Popichak is frantically drawing a rough sketch of the GRW Theater to determine cameras, wiring and other logistics of a live broadcast. Set for March 25 at 5 p.m., the GRW Theater will play host to...

Tattoo expo features local talent

Tattoo expo features local talent

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

February 20, 2018


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Last year, one ballroom of Station Square’s Sheraton Hotel held 78 artists and vendors for the first ever Pittsburgh Bleed Black and Gold Tattoo Expo. More than double the local talent and nationally acclaimed tattoo artists returned to the hotel for the second year in a row last Friday. “Ever...

Pioneer Public – Wesley Ehle

Pioneer Public – Wesley Ehle

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Wesley Ehle started making his own movies when he was around five years old. “That was the bug I guess,” Ehle said, “And then I continued making movies and everything up until now. That’s kind of where I always wanted to go.” Ehle is a senior BFA acting major, and has a screenwriting...

Chick Flick Friday aimed at singles

Written By Miriah Auth

February 20, 2018


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On Friday, Feb. 16, students came to the JVH auditorium to attend the Chick Flick Friday event. Carmella Cuomo planned this event as the Special Events Coordinator for the Campus Activities Board (CAB). “We know February is Black History Month, so we wanted to choose a fun movie that was prevalent to th...