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“That’s an image that will always be in my head”

“That’s an image that will always be in my head”

Written By Nikole Kost, Online Photo Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

As he walked up the stairs with Alina Sheykhet’s parents to see why she wasn’t answering her phone, Zach Brandner thought his roommate left without telling anyone. After Sheykhet’s father knocked down the locked door, all it took was a quick glance of his roommate’s body lying on the floor t...

Food service provider speaks with student government

Food service provider speaks with student government

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Representatives from CulinArt joined members of the United Student Government (USG) to discuss issues that can be changed and improved. To begin the meeting, CulinArt director Kristy Weiss, Director of Dining Terry Chavara, and a staff chef answered questions and concerns from USG senators. Preside...

Health and Wellness Fair focuses on mental health, STI awareness

Written By Sarah Gibson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Lawrence Hall’s lobby was transformed into an oasis for self-care Oct. 11 for the annual Health and Wellness Fair. Hosted by the Student Health  Center, the Health and Wellness Fair provides the opportunity for students to learn about staying healthy in college, covering topics that range from ea...

Seventh floor caught in hot water after pipe joint burst

Seventh floor caught in hot water after pipe joint burst

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Vanessa Vivas and Mya Burns were working on homework on the seventh floor of Lawrence Hall Thursday night when Burns heard a loud noise followed by a rushing sound. “There was a really loud noise that sounded like an air conditioner,” Burns said Thursday. “Sometimes the air conditioning is really loud in...

Mayor of Pittsburgh holds town hall with students

Mayor of Pittsburgh holds town hall with students

Written By Nikole Kost, Photo Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Department of Education hosted Mayor Bill Peduto as a guest speaker on Oct. 3 in Lawrence Hall’s Ballroom. “We would like our students who are studying leadership to have the ability to talk to him in a setting where they can ask him questions about how he’s proceeding,” Dr. Eric Stennett,...

Families gather on campus over the weekend for packed schedule of events

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

From a trip to the zoo, athletic events and a night of java and jazz in Village Park, families from near and far took part in Point Park’s annual Family Weekend festivities. The weekend events kicked off at Highmark Stadium as the men’s and women’s soccer teams faced Midway University in a p...

USG discusses general housekeeping

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Returning to the seventh floor of the Student Center after last week’s meeting in Lawrence Hall 200, United Student Government (USG) discussed the upcoming budget period and the next guest speaker to appear in front of the student body. USG Treasurer Josh Croup announced the opening of application...

Fitness program aimed at clubs provides wide range of workouts

Written By Sarah Pais

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Fitness on Demand has returned new and improved and now offers more options for workouts. The program is open to everyone, but according to Parker Werns, the Coordinator of Student Programming, the Student Center is hoping for clubs to take advantage of the space and programs. Werns described in ...

USG reviews future campus expansion

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

In one of four meetings held in the Lawrence Hall multipurpose room, the United Student Government (USG) discussed the state of the new Playhouse along with other campus renovations made over the summer. Chris Hill, Vice President of Operations in the Physical Plant, spoke to the legislative body and s...

Talk Back Series makes debut with hip-hop artist and activist

Talk Back Series makes debut with hip-hop artist and activist

Written By Carley Bonk, Co-Features Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

“Talk Back Series” is the Center of Media Innovation’s and Pittsburgh Playhouse’s newest endeavor. Jasiri X, a Pittsburgh-based hip-hop artist and activist, kicked off the conversation last Tuesday evening in the Rauh Theatre by sharing his experiences fighting for racial equality. Events such as ...

Chief of Police addresses USG

Chief of Police addresses USG

Written By Hannah Walden, Copy Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police Jeffrey Besong answered questions on Monday from members of United Student Government (USG) about campus safety and security during the weekly meeting. “I am here to answer any questions you may have in regards to public safety, in its...

USG Bike Program a free way for students to pedal around town

Written By Briana Walton

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) offers a free daily bike rental service on the fourth floor of the Student Center that is not new to the university, but may be new to underclassmen. Sabrina Bodon, a junior journalism major, and USG’s press secretary explains why the student government offers f...