Point Park Globe

Chris Hill speaks at USG

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 16, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) of Point Park University swore in four new members this week, including the new Treasurer, Laura Draghiciu, two new at large senators, and one final senator, Sadie Pillion-Gardner, who had been elected in the last election.  The new at-large senators, Francisco Alba and ...

Students for Sensible Drug Policy sees growth in first semester, plans to expand

Written By Hayley Keys, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2019

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a new club on campus aimed at drug education. Their mission statement is to provide an unbiased, safety-focused education on drugs and drug policy.  Christian Ferraro, a junior psychology major, is the president and founder of SSDP. He said he wanted to ...

Pittsburgh adopts UN Sustainable Development Goals

Pittsburgh adopts UN Sustainable Development Goals

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2019

The city of Pittsburgh and the state of Pennsylvania have unveiled a variety of new announcements related to climate action and other social causes in the last two weeks.  Mayor Bill Peduto attended the United Nations Climate Summit as a representative of the nation’s mayors and met with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasi...

Pumpkin Patch in the Park

Pumpkin Patch in the Park

October 16, 2019

USG reaches out to student body for feedback, tenatively plans to change club funding process

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 16, 2019

The United Student Government (USG) is looking to rebrand the organization and some of its key practices. USG sent out an email via Campus Announcements on Friday, Oct. 11 seeking student feedback on potential changes the organization is exploring. A link to a PointSync survey called “Funding and...

Seeking Counsel on Campus: A Collaboration between The Pitt News and The Point Park Globe

Seeking Counsel on Campus: A Collaboration between The Pitt News and The Point Park Globe

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Andrew Brinker, Christian Snyder, and Carley Bonk

October 9, 2019

An exploration of the pros, cons of group therapy By Jordyn Hronec and Andrew Brinker Editor-Elect and Former Co-News Editor   Gabby Ritterson, 19, from Old Bridge, N.J., attended group therapy for two years due to ongoing experiences with mental illness.  Grace McAfee, 19, from the North Hills of Pittsburgh, attended s...

USG announces new treasurer to executive cabinet

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

October 9, 2019

In their seventh meeting of the year, the United Student Government (USG) of Point Park University announced that they had chosen their new standing Treasurer. Laura Draghiciu, a senior business manage- ment major, will be appointed next week. While the agenda originally planned for her to b...

Head coach leads men’s basketball team in China

Written By Austin Alkire, Co-Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

Pioneers’ basketball head coach Joe Lewandowski led three of his own players to China to represent Team USA in the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup. Juwan Willis, Mark Shehady and R.J. Fairrow were the three Point Park athletes who traveled to China with Lewandowski. They were joined by Cleveland State junior...

New vape and e-cig ban causes mixed reactions

Written By Zoe Esperseth, For The Globe

October 9, 2019

The owner of Vapor Galleria, a popular vape shop in the South Side, said that a ban on flavored products would cause the demise of his store and create new problems for those who vape.  “It would put us out of business,” said Gary D. McBurney, owner of the Vapor Galleria on 2747 East Carson ...

Center for Media Innovation prepares for Dis/Ability Show & Tell: A Community Symposium

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

October 9, 2019

On Oct. 22, the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) is hosting a symposium focused on disabled artists, activists and their work from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The event is completely free to the public and to students. Unabridged Press, a frequent partner with the CMI, is holding this event for the first t...