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Pastor challenges incumbent mayor for democratic nomination

Pastor challenges incumbent mayor for democratic nomination

Written By Dannys Marrero
January 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Rev. John C. Welch declared his candidacy for the office of Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Homewood. Welch is the Chief Chaplain for the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Dean of Students at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and professor...

Short films to emulate famous directors

Short films to emulate famous directors

Written By Lauren Clouser
January 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The John P. Harris Society (JPH) is holding its second annual “Be the Filmmaker” festival, in which participants have 48 hours to create a short film. Filmmakers have from 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 to complete their films, which will be screened in the JVH on Sunday...

CAB to host its first-ever Groundhog Day celebration

CAB to host its first-ever Groundhog Day celebration

Written By Iain Oldman
January 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Point Park University’s Campus Activity Board will host a Groundhog Day event for students and staff as a way to celebrate the holiday with crafts, live music and regional food on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event will take place in the Lawrence Hall lobby from 7-9 p.m. “We want it to be a way for students...

USG censures its treasurer

USG censures its treasurer

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

The university’s student legislative body censured its treasurer after the executive board called her to trial in a 6-4 anonymous vote. “I apologize for my actions for what has happened,” Treasurer Amedea Baldoni said visibly emotional and defending herself before the United Student Government...

The Don of a new era

The Don of a new era

Written By Emily Bennett and Alexander Popichak
January 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States upon taking the oath of office in Washington, D.C. at noon on Jan. 20, 2017. Campaign button peddlers and volunteers outside the security gates leading into the capitol assured inauguration-goers of a show that would “put P.T. Barnum...

Mayor Bill Peduto visits USG

Mayor Bill Peduto visits USG

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

In the midst of his reelection campaign, Pittsburgh’s mayor highlighted the city’s changing landscape while disconnecting it from politics in Washington, D.C. during his visit to the university. “It doesn’t matter what happens in Washington,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said to over 30...

Sister March draws 25,000 demonstrators to downtown

Sister March draws 25,000 demonstrators to downtown

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Point Park students and faculty joined a group of 25,000 protestors in the Sister March for Pittsburgh, a larger-than-expected demonstration against the inauguration of Donald Trump. This march was yet another in a series of Women’s Marches across the country. Demonstrators with signs filled the...

Tuition increase coming for 2017-18

Tuition increase coming for 2017-18

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students will pay more to attend classes next year at Point Park, as tuition is once again on the rise. The Board of Trustees approved a 3.9 percent tuition increase for all traditional undergraduate students in 2017-18. The figures were outlined in a letter sent to students’ home addresses dated...

Mental health club provides safe space for students

Mental health club provides safe space for students

Written By Matt Petras, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A mental health awareness group on campus called Active Minds is still in its planning stages following its recognition as an official club at the first United Student Government (USG) meeting of this semester. “Particularly on college campuses, being aware of mental illness and having a safe space…...

USG holds emergency funding meeting, approves budgets in lump sum and deactivates clubs

USG holds emergency funding meeting, approves budgets in lump sum and deactivates clubs

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) disengaged inactive clubs and approved budgets for the first budget period of the new semester in an emergency meeting Tuesday evening. The emergency meeting was held Tuesday, as classes were not in session for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. USG meetings are to continue...

Students, staff members mark MLK day with events

Students, staff members mark MLK day with events

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief
January 17, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

While classes were cancelled for the Martin Luther King holiday Jan. 16, students and faculty honored the civil rights leader through a day’s worth of events. On-campus events began with a walking vigil and brunch for campus leaders and staff members. Assistant Coordinator of Student Involvement...

New cafe opens for business

New cafe opens for business

Written By Chloe Jakiela, News Photo Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS

Richard Perez, junior international business major at left, rings customers up in the newly renovated café, which is now regularly open and running again.

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