Point Park Globe

Students are living the ‘suite’ life after being randomly selected to stay in a hotel for the semester. 

Written By Logan Garvey

September 23, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Point Park University officials made the decision to place a percentage of Lawrence Hall residents into hotels for the same price as their normal room payment.  “We are utilizing the students’ room and board and the cost they are paying,” Vice President of Stud...

Former PublicSource reporters allege mistreatment from management

Written By Amanda Andrews

September 23, 2020

Journalist Brittany Hailer was in a Giant Eagle parking lot when she received a call from her former colleague at PublicSource, Mary Niederberger, who told her the news: she had been fired. This came shortly after fellow former colleague Tom Lisi had been fired in October of 2019, after another employee...

First coronavirus cases appear on campus

Written By Jordyn Hronec

September 23, 2020

As of Monday, Sept. 21, there have been six confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the university. Four of the six positive cases are from commuter students. Two residential students have tested positive. According to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, as of Monday, 27 of the university’s set aside q...

Mother of deceased Duquesne student on day 70 of hunger strike at the march to honor her son

Written By Virginia Garner, For The Globe

September 16, 2020

“Mama Mama pray for me, why won’t the system let me be? Ain’t no use in looking down, ain’t no justice on the ground. There ain’t no crime in being brown.” The crowd sang on the morning of Friday, Sept. 11 2020 at the student march to honor the late Jaylen Brown, from Chatham Univers...

First weeks of class pose technological challenges

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2020

With some students opting to take all of their classes remotely and other classes being offered in a hybrid model, the university has had to utilize new technology and new platforms to deliver a quality education to students.   For students opting to learn remotely, video chat platforms such...

SGA appoints new senators

Written By Sarah Gibson, SGA beat writer

September 16, 2020

The second Student Government Association (SGA) meeting began on Monday, Sept. 14th, with the announcement of the club fund meeting for this semester. The meeting will be held this upcoming Friday, Sept. 18th, from 1-4:30 p.m. With the new senators choosing committees at this time, Hayzlett suggeste...

SWSG adapts mission to guide young girls during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written By Amanda Andrews

September 16, 2020

This semester, many young children in the Pittsburgh area and nationwide are having to learn from their teachers, keep up with friendships and generally understand the world in an entirely new kind of classroom: their bedroom. The coronavirus has altered life significantly for everyone, but studies h...

Students adjusting to remote learning

Written By Mya Burns, Online Editor

September 15, 2020

Point Park University is heading into its second week of the 2020-2021 school year. The beginning of any semester is full of change, while both students and faculty adjust to their new course schedules and responsibilities. This year is full of much more adjustments than usual, as students at Point Par...

Point Park students return to campus among new COVID-19 safety policies

Written By Lauryn Nania

September 9, 2020

Point Park students had the option to return to campus for in-person classes and residential living among the coronavirus pandemic, however, new safety protocols are to be followed to keep campus life viable. On August 20, 2020 university President Paul Hennigan released in an email the “Operati...

‘Black Skate Day’ allows for people of color to be represented in the skating community

Written By Virginia Garner

September 9, 2020

On Sept. 4, 2020, members of the Pittsburgh community came together at Bloomfield Park for an evening filled with skateboarding, music and prizes for the first Black Skate Day: An event planned by the Pittsburgh youth organization Black, Young and Educated (BYE). The goal of Black Skate Day, ...

University provides COVID-19 kits to all students

Written By Diana Navarrete, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

Point Park has created portable, green, prepackaged kits designed to keep people safe during the pandemic. Inside these kits are hand sanitizer, a mask, thermometer, stylus pen and pamphlet with suggestions on how to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19, all labeled with the Point Park l...

Joe Biden delivers speech at Carnegie Mellon

Written By Nardos Haile, Co-News Editor

September 9, 2020

Democratic nominee Joe Biden delivered a rousing speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on Monday, Aug. 31 addressing his anti-Trump agenda, public safety, police brutality and his message to unify the country. Biden began the speech with a quote from former President Franklin Roosevelt...