Point Park Globe

USG faces pushback during open forum

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) met on Monday to discuss details concerning the Meet Your Candidate town hall event, Election Board nominations and transparency. The Rules Committee has worked on assembling an Election Board and how to fix elections to “better suit our needs and the needs of stud...

Shots fired on Liberty

Shots fired on Liberty

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

One person was shot on Monday night in front of the Subway restaurant located on the corner of Liberty Avenue and 7th Avenue in Downtown, officials say. Police responded to reports of shots fired at approximately nine in the evening. Parts of Liberty Avenue in front of the scene were closed off in both directions following the re...

Obituary: Norman Clarence Manuel

Obituary: Norman Clarence Manuel

March 5, 2019


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Norman Clarence Manuel, 37, of Pittsburgh, passed on Monday, February 18, 2019, according to a bereavement notice sent by Keith Paylo, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, on March 1. “It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our students, Norman Manuel...

USG resolves dress code discrepancies

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) met on Monday to discuss dress code, election advertising policy and its relationship with SAIL. Senator Grace Tyler Frank-Rempel introduced Resolution 03042019.1, which would revise bylaw 206.2 that allowed the president to remove any member of USG after a con...

Shields and Stephens lead indoor track and fields teams to success

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


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Senior Anna Shields of the indoor track and field team won her seventh and eighth national titles, set a new national record in the 1,000-meter race and helped the women’s team earn fifth place in the country. Members of the team spent last weekend in Brookings, South Dakota to compete in the Nat...

Info Technology students, faculty organize ‘Data Jam’

Written By Mitchell Drake, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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Information Technology professors and faculty co-organized the Data Jam event with the Information Technology Student Organization (ITSO) in the West Penn lobby on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The Data Jam tasked teams of three to four students to analyze a set of data and create figures and plots using Tab...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ to be performed on V-Day

Written By Sara Cronin, For The Globe

March 5, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Written and composed of various women’s voices and stories from across different ages and cultures, The Vagina Monologues is a play that is being put on this upcoming Friday night and is something that students won’t want to miss. The Vagina Monologues were written by playwright Eve Ensler, a feminist and ...

Pittsburgh cartoonist Rob Rogers visits students

Pittsburgh cartoonist Rob Rogers visits students

Written By Jacob Berlin, For The Globe

March 5, 2019


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When Rob Rogers was fired from the region’s largest newspaper last June, he didn’t stop sketching. Instead, he drew up a game plan. “It’s not like I can just switch careers,” Rogers says in a post-firing autobiographical cartoon. It is one of many self-aware strips currently on display in an ...

Mid-Atlantic Emmys hold resume workshop on campus

Written By Andrew Brinker, Co-News Editor

March 5, 2019


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Point Park was host to the Mid-Atlantic chapter of The National Academy of Television on Tuesday, February 19 for a workshop entitled “Boost Your Media Resume,” designed to aid broadcast students in the Pittsburgh area with building their resumes, improving their broadcast work, applying for jobs and ...

Track and field head coach terminated last Friday

Track and field head coach terminated last Friday

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS, SPORTS

Kelly Parsley, head coach of the track and field teams for the past five years and head coach of the cross country team for the past four, was relieved of his position at the university on Friday morning. The termination came after Parsley received his ninth and tenth recognitions as River States Confer...

USG debates new bylaws, constitution

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) met on Monday to discuss new bylaw resolutions to change how USG presidents are elected. The rules committee planned on enacting parts of bylaw Resolution 02182019.1 - making presidential candidates go through an interview process to be valid candidates. Beforehand, the ...

Wolfie’s Pub opening Downtown, offering opportunities to students

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The closure of Pirata, a bar and grill on Forbes Avenue, came as a surprise to many. “People loved the food, the atmosphere and the drinks, but there just wasn’t enough foot traffic,” Bob Wolfinger, co-owner of Pirata, stated. However, a new restaurant called Wolfie’s Pub, which will also be owned by Wolfinger, is...