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Legislation proposed for cheap books

Written By Ann Straub

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

A house bill constructed to provide more affordable textbooks for college students nationwide was added to the 2009 General Assembly's agenda. This bill proposes to make textbooks cheaper. Students could also receive more money when reselling their books. Finally, the bill includes plans to institute an...

Are Wikileaks essential to a free republic?

Written By Mitch Donaberger

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

When Wikileaks saw the light for the first time in the early months of 2007, its ambition was a game changer. It set out as a volunteer collaboration between dissidents, journalists, entrepreneurs and engineers all over the glove to be an untraceable, legally invulnerable and uncensorable medium for le...

Clubs attract members at fair

Written By Julia Cowher

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Clubs where you can learn to shoot a gun, protest abortion, dance like Fred Astaire and a variety of other student organizations came together to promote membership during USG's Student Involvement Fair on Monday, Jan. 26 in the Lawrence Hall lobby."It's a great start for the new semester, and I'd like t...

USG discusses change

Written By Rob Cathers

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Pounded by student complaints that United Student Government (USG) does not accomplish enough, officials began staging a "State of the Student Body" address to not only list accomplishments, but also establish goals each year.During the same meeting, President Carl Zappa, III said another goal is to exa...

USG focuses on student issues

Written By Rob Cathers

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

In his final semester, United Student Government (USG) President Carl Zappa, III sees a bright future for USG after helping to rewrite the USG constitution.Vice President Carrie Potter said she feels proud that USG has begun reaching out to students and listening to them by sitting down in conversatio...

Marcellus Shale drilling could create jobs, revenue

Written By Rory Webb

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

If you live in Pennsylvania, you could be living on a "gold mine."The Marcellus Shale is capable of providing jobs and financial support for the people and the state of Pennsylvania. If the state works accordingly to the advantages of drilling into the shale, the results would positively impact the eco...

Academy Awards

Written By Pat Francart

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

This year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture are all great films, but the Academy overlooked two obvious choices in "The Wrestler" and "Doubt." Both stand above some of their peers in the excellence and focus of their execution. "Doubt" "Doubt" tells a simple story with huge vivacity. What could ...

Art center hopes to ‘make dent in art world’

Written By Kristina Martin

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

After walking through the parking lot and up a slight hill and stairs, an intrigued artist can find their home. A large, tan building gives off a welcoming vibe to the visitor who can walk inside and down a flight of steps, hearing the faint sound of a wheel rotating.Welcome to boot camp-ceramics styl...

Hot Spot: Diesel Club Lounge

Written By Kelly Scott

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

The South Side is known for its array of cool hangouts- from the classy S Bar and The Dolce Lounge to the laid-back Mario's South Side Saloon and The Town Tavern. One slightly new place offers something different for patrons. Diesel Club Lounge at 1601 E. Carson St. offers a cryogenics system to qu...

“The world is a book, and those that don’t travel read only one page.”

Written By Kelly Scott

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

I read this quote on the wall of a bar in Barcelona, Spain, while I was studying abroad this past semester. I lived in Rome, Italy for about five months studying at the American University of Rome, which Point Park University is affiliated with. This experience truly influenced me and changed my ou...

Politicians saluting more than flag pins

Written By Chelsea Pompeani

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Fashion has played a very crucial role this year when it comes to politics. President Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin both show that style can be political by wearing an American flag pin. The politically neutral purple tie made an impression on news anchor Keith Olbermann, and the ever popular pa...

Hot Spot: Homemade food served at comfortable prices

Written By Marie Maullon

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

For over 40 years, George Aiken's has been serving fresh, homemade food at affordable prices with their restaurant's fried wingdings being the most famous.Colin Anderson and Diane Hopkins agree that the fried wingdings and chicken are one of the reasons they keep going back to George Aiken's."My favorite dish ...