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Kathy Griffin takes stage at the Benedum

Kathy Griffin takes stage at the Benedum

Written By Samiar Nefzi

March 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Kathy Griffin is set to perform at the Benedum Center Mar. 26 as part of her Celebrity Run-Ins Tour to promote her new book of the same name. Kathy Griffin has made a career for herself by spilling all the dirt on celebrities in her stand-up acts. In her new memoir, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity...

Club requests budget for dinner to honor Pittsburgh police chief

Club requests budget for dinner to honor Pittsburgh police chief

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Student government slashed almost all of an organization’s requested budget for an upcoming event. “I would like to change the allocated amount to $0,” United Student Government (USG) Senator Daniel Murphy moved for the legislative body to cut Criminal Justice Club’s requested amount for an...

Police chief returns to alma mater

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, Video, Web-Extras

Point Park alumnus Scott Schubert was sworn in as police chief on Feb. 16 at the City-County Building. This past Friday he returned to his alma mater to speak with Co-Sports Editor and Editor Emeritus Josh Croup about a variety of topics. Schubert reminisced on his Point Park days, and talked about ...

Pittsburgh rises up for trans equality

Pittsburgh rises up for trans equality

Written By Dannys Marrero, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Members of the LGBT community protested the current Presidential Administration’s decision regarding Transgender rights at the Pittsburgh City-Council building Friday, Feb. 24 in Downtown Pittsburgh. The protest was organized by the community and the Non-Profit Organizations of SisTers PGH, Trans...

USG selects interim treasurer

USG selects interim treasurer

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

After the resignation of its treasurer, the student government president appointed a new treasurer to fill her place. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King appointed Amber Mole to the succeed former Treasurer Amedea Baldoni for the remainder of this semester. “USG is a growing proce...

CMI alters social media panel after cancellation

CMI alters social media panel after cancellation

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) announced March 3 that former WTAE reporter Wendy Bell would no longer be headlining the upcoming Burgh 3.0 event. “My staff and I organized this event. We went out and found a panel we thought would be appropriate to replace bell,” Conte said. Bell was...

Local Brief: Search for Dakota James reaches end

Local Brief: Search for Dakota James reaches end

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-Elect

March 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The six-week search for Duquesne University graduate student Dakota James reached an end Monday morning when police pulled James’ body from the Ohio River around 9:30 a.m. James was last seen Downtown on Jan. 25. Surveillance cameras last showed James in Katz Plaza in the Cultural District as well...

Treasurer, two senators resign from student government

Treasurer, two senators resign from student government

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Just a month after being reprimanded for altercations with other members, a student politician has resigned from her post. While former Treasurer Amedea Baldoni resigned effective Monday, she said the actions by United Student Government (USG) against her was not the reason for her decision. “I...

WPPJ continues winning legacy with one win, three finalists

WPPJ continues winning legacy with one win, three finalists

Written By Michael Richter, Co-News Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS

WPPJ, Point Park’s student-run radio station, won one award and finished as finalists in three other categories at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) award ceremony in New York City at the Hotel Pennsylvania March 4. “Leading up to the event, I was just happy to be sitting there knowing...

USG Treasurer resigns, club funding to continue as scheduled

USG Treasurer resigns, club funding to continue as scheduled

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The treasurer of the United Student Government (USG) has resigned, citing personal reasons. Sophomore political science and legal studies double major Amedea Baldoni said Feb. 21 in her  letter of resignation  “In light of recent events, I have not been able to thrive and fulfill this positio...

USG President issues ‘state of USG’ address

USG President issues ‘state of USG’ address

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The accomplishments, performance and future goals of student government all were included in the first presidential address to students at the university. “We have seen the highs and lows, but the highs tremendously outweigh the lows,” United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King said...

Alumnus sworn in as Pittsburgh’s new police chief

Alumnus sworn in as Pittsburgh’s new police chief

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park alumnus Scott Schubert was sworn in as Pittsburgh’s permanent police chief Thursday after serving as the acting chief since November when his predecessor, Cameron McLay, resigned. The 24-year veteran of the Pittsburgh police force received his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement from...