Point Park Globe

Awesome Books ‘Pops Up’

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016

Another storefront has "popped up" Downtown as a part of Project Pop Up: Downtown created by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.  "I always thought it would be a good idea to have a store Downtown, but this seemed like a really good opportunity," Bob Ziller said Friday morning at the store.Ziller, of...

Born Yesterday

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016

Pittsburgh Public Theater transforms into a swanky 1940s hotel next week when the theater presents its newest comedy production “Born Yesterday.” The 1940s play, by Garson Kanin, follows shady businessman Harry Brock (Ted Koch) as he travels to Washington with his entourage to conduct corrupt bu...

Broadway star directs Conservatory’s ‘Oklahoma!’

Written By Mandy Toledo

June 29, 2016

Patrick Cassidy is best known for his time on stage, but for his latest show he will be found in the director’s chair.“Being able to pass on something that you’ve learned throughout your life and [giving] that to somebody else, that’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been able to do,” sa...

Burqa ban creates debate amongst Muslims, students

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016

For one Muslim student, wearing an enveloping robe, called an abaya, and a veil that conceals her face is a choice of "religious and personal freedom."            Yet many people, like Kimberly Sawor, feel that the niqab and burqa, veils that cover the face, represent the oppression of wo...

Burton Morris’ art “Pops” into the Heinz History Center

Written By Elizabeth Furrer

June 29, 2016

Renderings of bright, iconic images such as the Statue of Liberty and a Volkswagen Beetle will accent the historic brick walls of the Senator John Heinz History Center, greeting patrons upon exiting the fourth floor elevator doors.Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris will take center stage as the newest ex...

CAB makes changes, new student discounts

Written By Shanah Hupp

June 29, 2016

When senior Aja Smith is with her fellow Campus Activities Board [CAB] members, she feels as if the group is a second family. As the vice president of marketing, Smith used this feeling as inspiration for CAB’s new logo: a pineapple.“[I chose a pineapple] to represent how CAB is different but [h...

Campus restaurant keeps prices low

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016

Tucked away in Village Park between the waterfall and the Boulevard Apartments, Osteria 100 offers a casual, fine dining experience on a budget. Point Park University welcomed the eatery, which is the sister restaurant of Osteria 2350 in the Strip District, onto campus this summer as an alternative di...

Alumnae co-author new book

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016

Growing up, Julia Gongaware and Sarah Sudar never had any intentions of becoming writers. Today, the Point Park alumni are two of four co-authors of the“Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh,” which was published on Sept. 4.The book is a guide to over 200 restaurants in the Pittsburgh area. It is curre...

Alumnus brings new twist to old favorite

Written By Kelli Murphy

June 29, 2016

Ever since the 1930s, the salsa has quickly gone from becoming the meeting point between Spanish and African culture to a worldwide phenomenon, starting in Cuba and traveling with rhythmic movements and upbeat melodies to the United States.As of last Monday, Point Park University played host to this un...

Alumnus returns to Pittsburgh in ‘Sister Act’

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016

 When Point Park University alumnus E. Clayton Cornelious won a role in the Pittsburgh Playhouse's production of "Brigadoon" in 1995, he knew he was doing something right. As an African-American playing the role of a Scottish groom, Cornelious knew the atypical casting choice was a reflection on hi...

Annual performance brings talent to Byham stage

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016

Throughout Zachary Kapeluck's 16 years of dancing, he has wanted to perform with the Hubbard Street Dance company of Chicago because of its prestige and its members' talent. "It's always been a dream of mine," Kapeluck said in an interview last Wednesday in Lawrence Hall. On February 24, 25 and 26...

Annual St. Patrick’s parade gives Downtown taste of ‘Celtic heritage’

Written By Richelle Szypulski

June 29, 2016

After catching a green, beaded necklace, a young boy declared to his parents, "I'm a leprechaun! Watch my dance!" as he burst into his rendition of an Irish jig.Another set of tossed beads overshot the crowd and slid into a storm drain, causing a potentially intoxicated young woman to scream, "No!"  ...