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PA Supreme Court dismisses GOP bid to reject mail-in ballots from being counted

December 13, 2020

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted unanimously to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans that was seeking to stop the state’s 2.5 million mail-in ballots from being counted. Among those involved in the...

A pandemic-safe guide to holiday activities in Pittsburgh

December 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Christmas and other popular holidays, but the Winter Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory is still moving forward. Despite Light Up Night not occurring, the Pittsburgh...

PA sees rising coronavirus rates, still awaiting Thanksgiving wave

December 9, 2020

The state of Pennsylvania reported 14,960 new cases of COVID-19 infections on Monday, Dec. 7. These numbers were a report of new cases from testing that occurred over the weekend. 12,884 of the new cases...

Gov. Wolf grants $3 million for emergency shelters due to rising rates of evictions and homelessness during pandemic

December 9, 2020

On Nov. 30, Governor Tom Wolf’s administration announced that $3 million will be given to 15 municipalities and organizations across 20 counties in order to assist and combat homelessness in Pennsylvania...

University prepares to appoint new provost for fall 2021

December 9, 2020

The search for a new university provost, which began when current provost Dr. John Pearson announced his upcoming Summer 2021 retirement, is about to come to an end. University President Paul Hennigan...

SGA president announces university is making an effort to increase transparency regarding tuition spending

December 9, 2020

Point Park will be taking action to clarify tuition and make the allocation of those funds more transparent to students, Student Government Association (SGA) President Dennis McDermott announced at Monday’s...

Point Park partners with Minding The Gap to improve dancers’ mental health

December 2, 2020

For years, dancers have been told to “leave it at the door” in regards to any issues with mental health. Now, the dance department at Point Park is hoping to prioritize dancers’ mental health and...

SGA approves proposal for only one budget period for Spring 2021 semester

December 2, 2020

Clubs at Point Park will now only have to go through one budget period for the Spring 2021 semester, as of the Student Government Association’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 30. “The Finance Committee...

Events for “Fall Into the Pantry” raise awareness of food insecurity on campus

November 18, 2020

The university’s Pioneer Pantry collaborated with a group of students in the Special Events class under Professor Camille Downing to brainstorm how to raise awareness of food insecurity and of the Pioneer...

University introduces new Jewish student group

November 18, 2020

Starting this semester, sophomore cinema major, Riley Crow, sought out a safe space on the university’s campus where Jewish students can have their own community. After reaching out to spiritual life...

“No change” in university protocols despite rising coronavirus cases in Allegheny County

November 18, 2020

This past week, cases of the novel coronavirus in Allegheny County reached an all-time high, with over 2,000 new positive cases being reported.   However, the university is not planning on changing...

Two factions appear within the Democratic party

November 18, 2020

The 2020 election cycle didn’t just include a shift in the Presidential seat, the Democrat-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate were all up for grabs in multiple tightly-called races, including...

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