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One of the holiday trees shines at the intersection Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street, which lit up for the first time this season at the 62nd annual Light Up Night on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Thousands gather around to celebrate 62nd Light Up Night

Written By Carson Folio, Co-Opinions Editor November 29, 2023


A sandwich from the dinging hall covered in mold earlier this month. Students shared other concerns in SGA’s food survey
which was released this week.

SGA reveals student opinions in recent Dining Hall survey

Written By Gavin Petrone and Ashtyn Harter November 29, 2023

SGA released the results of its student Dining Hall survey the Friday before break, showcasing a large variety of opinions regarding the current Dining Hall.   The survey was pushed out to students...

Students reflect about staying in Pittsburgh during Thanksgiving break

Written By Cassandra Harris, Editor-Elect November 29, 2023

If Amanda Sun wanted to go home over break, she would have to pay anywhere from $1000 to $3000 for a 21 hour flight both ways from Pittsburgh to Shanghai, China.   For Sun, a sophomore musical...

City police section off Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street last Tuesday during Thanksgiving break, when a safety incident occurred that led to negotiations.

How to stay safe during holiday crime

Written By Michelangelo Pellis, Co-News Editor November 29, 2023

The holiday season is here, and according to Fox Business, this brings a wave of crime as well.   The National Retail Federation found in its 2022 National Retail Security Survey that total losses...

A month after SGA released the WiFi survey results, issues are still happening on campus

November 15, 2023

Since the Student Government Association’s (SGA) release of the Point Park Wi-Fi survey, Marc Palombo, president of SGA, has been in close contact with Tim Wilson, associate vice president of IT to fix...

University changes broadcast capstone and major among other scheduling issues

Written By Michelangelo Pellis and Ashtyn Harter November 15, 2023

As course registration opened this past week for the spring semester, students are facing some issues with core classes changing for their major.  Two years ago, the traditional broadcast production...

Volunteers help individuals at the encampment location on First Avenue and Grant Street move their items after the city issued the clearing of the site last week.

City enforces clearing of First Avenue and Grant Street encampment site

Written By Cassandra Harris and Erin Yudt November 15, 2023

Last week, the City of Pittsburgh announced that a prominent homeless encampment site would need to be cleared by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7 due to a policy enacted by Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration...

A student proudly wear an I Voted sticker. This past Tuesday was the general elections, where key positions were on the ballot for Allegheny County.

Allegheny County split in general election results, Democrats win big at state level

Written By Cassandra Harris and Erin Yudt November 9, 2023

Tuesday was general election day in thirteen states throughout the country including Pennsylvania.   Several key positions were on the ballot in Allegheny County, which included Allegheny County...

One of the new 88 safety call boxes found throughout campus in the
computer lab on the second floor of Thayer Hall.

88 new safety call boxes installed after years of inoperation

Written By Cassandra Harris, Editor-Elect November 9, 2023

After years of inoperation, the police and IT departments have installed 88 new police call boxes for $150 each in various locations around campus that, with the press of a button, calls the police department.   Once...

Several events were held throughout campus last Tuesday, the second annual Pioneer Pause, which
also fell on Halloween.

Second annual Pioneer Pause cancels classes last week

Written By Ashtyn Harter, Co-News Editor November 9, 2023

Last Tuesday, all classes were canceled for the second annual Pioneer Pause.    The Pioneer Pause was created to give students a day off to relax and prioritize their mental health during the...

President Chris Brussalis speaks Monday in the PNC Theatre during the announcement presentation of the next strategic planning.

President Brussalis announces part two of university’s strategic planning

Written By Erin Yudt, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2023

On Monday, university President Chris Brussalis announced “Pioneer Vision 2030,” the next strategic plan for the university. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the plan last week.   “Pioneer...

The now clean lobby of Conestoga Hall where recycling used to pile up.

Recycling issues in Conestoga Hall addressed

Written By Michelangelo Pellis, Co-News Editor November 1, 2023

There is finally a solution to the recycling problem in Conestoga Hall that has affected residents throughout the semester. However, some students are still left with confusion.     “The...

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