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Pioneer adventure weekend reflects and looks ahead

Pioneer adventure weekend reflects and looks ahead

Written By Sarah Pais, Copy Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Pioneer Adventure Weekend (PAW) returned to the Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp Oct. 20 and 21. PAW was open to all upperclassmen at Point Park University. The weekend get-away was planned by Maria Ochoa, resident director for Point Park, and ten of the upperclassmen resident educators (REs.) “We a...

Student gov’t approves second period funding allocations

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Leaders of Point Park clubs met with student government members to approve club allocations for the second funding period of the semester. Student Human Resources Association club asked for $450 for a group membership fee. While there is no rule stating that United Student Government (USG) does not fund membership, it was initially decided that it would not be funded during this period.

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Phi Beta Lambda collecting caps for local child patients

Phi Beta Lambda collecting caps for local child patients

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) found a new way for students to make a difference and it’s as easy as saving a bottle cap. PBL, Point Park’s business fraternity, started collecting bottle caps around campus. Each plastic bottle cap that is collected will provide one minute of dialysis for a local child ...

Podcast explores Duquesne missing persons cases

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Duquesne graduate student Dakota James disappeared this past winter under mysterious circumstances, and after a six-week city-wide search, his body was found in the Ohio River. Two years earlier, Duquesne nursing student Paul Kochu went missing under mysterious circumstances, and after an extensiv...

Monster Ball in the CMI open to all schools

Written By Lauren Clouser, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The first annual Monster Ball will be held on Oct. 31 at the Center for Media Innovation (CMI). The Halloween-themed event will take place from 2:30-4 p.m., and will feature the efforts of both students and faculty. Students are encouraged to come in costume, and Halloween treats will be offered. Ac...

CMI director, Andy Conte speaks to Student Government

CMI director, Andy Conte speaks to Student Government

Written By Hannah Walden, USG Beat Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) meeting kicked off with guest speaker Andy Conte, director of the Center for Media Innovation (CMI). Conte addressed questions from senators and discussed how the CMI can be used by students of any major. Conte began with reviewing events held at the CMI this semest...

“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...