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Former coach files lawsuit against university

Former coach files lawsuit against university

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

A former head coach filed a discrimination lawsuit against Point Park University last week, according to court documents. Kelly Parsley, former head coach of Point Park University’s cross country and track and field teams, filed the lawsuit against the university last Monday, according to the off...

USG implements monthly Sunday meeting

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

September 18, 2019

For the first time this semester, the United Student Government (USG) legislative body met on a Sunday instead of their typical Monday meeting. This week’s shift was due to USG’s participation in the monthly faculty assembly on Monday, Sept. 16. Notably, none of the three faculty advisors (Coordi...

Molly Burke kicks off Speaker Series

Molly Burke kicks off Speaker Series

Written By Amara Phillips, Copy Editor

September 18, 2019

Molly Burke is a 26-year-old motivational speaker and disability rights activist, but many commonly know her from YouTube. Burke uses her large platform on YouTube to post weekly videos about mental health struggles she has faced since becoming completely blind at a young age. She reaches a large audience with he...

U-View exec board made up of all women this fall

U-View exec board made up of all women this fall

Written By Alexis Wary, For The Globe

September 18, 2019

Point Park University’s television station, U-View, is one of three student media outlets on campus. This year, one thing has changed which may bring many new and positive updates to the station.  For the first time ever, U-View’s board of officers is made up of all women. In recent years, the bo...

Voting issues prominent in Allegheny County

Voting issues prominent in Allegheny County

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

September 11, 2019

According to data from the Pennsylvania state government, there are currently 952,343 registered voters in Allegheny County as of Aug. 26, 2019. Out of all Allegheny County voters, 76,812 are voters ages 18-24. That means a little over eight percent of all voters in Allegheny County are made up of young...

Australia to America: short filmmaker presents at the Center for Media Innovation

Written By Amanda Andrews, Co-News Editor

September 11, 2019

On Sept. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Center for Media Innovation (CMI) hosted a special guest: award-winning Australian filmmaker Genevieve Clay-Smith, who gave a public talk on her journey of becoming an ally for people with disabilities and how she is changing the very core of the film industry with...

Title IX promotes interactive safety app

Title IX promotes interactive safety app

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

New to the fall 2019 semester, students can now download uSafeUS to their smartphones to find digital resources and tools typically found on handouts and pamphlets in the university’s Title IX office.  Director of Title IX and Diversity Vanessa Love described the inspiration to adopt the app.  “...

USG attempts to change name of organization

USG attempts to change name of organization

Written By Sarah Gibson, USG Beat Writer

September 11, 2019

At their second meeting of the year on Sept. 9, the United Student Government (USG) introduced a resolution for a student vote to change the name of  “United Student Government” to “Government of Point Park University,” which would shorten to “GoPPU.” “We thought why not change the name and the pr...

New cinema grant offered for seniors

New cinema grant  offered for seniors

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-Elect

September 11, 2019

Every year, Cinema Department Safety Coordinator Terry Shirk adds to and tweaks the student filmmaking handbook. This year, he was able to include information regarding a new $2,500 grant opportunity that senior film students can apply for. However, the opportunity is the result of an instance of filmmaking gone wrong. ...

2019 Labor Day Parade Recap

2019 Labor Day Parade Recap

Written By Jared Murphy, Staff Photographer

September 4, 2019