Point Park Globe

Exhibit showcases communication students’ work

Written By Ciara Nelson

June 29, 2016


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Transforming art into human essence and fusing it with technology and nature is what Patrick Millard has been doing in various art exhibits since he was a teenager, but the highlights of his evening this Thursday will be viewing the work of his students at Point Park University and meeting their parents.Millard wi...

Hookah health risks cloud ‘sensation’

Written By Kelli Murphy

June 29, 2016


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Smoking shisha, or flavored tobacco, has become a mainstream form of recreation in the United States in recent years. This trend can especially be observed on college campuses. However, research shows smoking a hookah is no safer, if not worse, than smoking cigarettes.A hookah is used to smoke the fl...

Festival theme resonates with document signed in Pittsburgh

Written By Jane McAnallen

June 29, 2016


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 Ninety-five years after the Pittsburgh Agreement formed the state of Czechoslovakia, Pittsburgh welcomed back members of the Czech Senate to Point Park University for the world-renowned Prague Writers’ Festival.“We were really happy to be invited to Pittsburgh, since we celebrate our 95th anniversary of...

Hostage situation resolved at Gateway Center

Written By Kalea Hall

June 29, 2016


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Pittsburgh police have confirmed that Klein Michael Thaxton surrendered after five hours of negotiating with him to let his hostage go from the Three Gateway Center building.The hostage was not harmed during the event, according to police.22-year-old Thaxton, a veteran from Altoona, PA., is now in qu...

Connect cards ‘modernize’ bus system

Written By Veronica Kropf

June 29, 2016


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Pittsburgh's Port Authority is implementing a new "connect card" fare system gradually throughout 2012. The modernized system will enable riders to swipe a card instead of feeding coins into fare boxes or buying bus passes.When the project is completely implemented next year, bus and rail riders will be...

Crime lab ‘first step’

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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             Passersby on the fifth floor of Academic Hall may be surprised to learn that behind the painted images of charming green curtains and beige doors labeled “508” are blood-spattered sofas and floors tracked with dirt footprints.            The crime scene investigation ho...

Dance student uses grant to benefit Make-A-Wish

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University senior dance major Alyson Laury is using her choreographic talents to benefit charity.  She will present her own dance production in May, and donate the proceeds to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The new show, called “Perception,” will premiere May 4 at the New Hazlett Theater on...

Dancers light up field as Sparks

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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Three Point Park University dance majors have earned a spot on the official dance team of Pittsburgh's new arena football team, the Pittsburgh Power. As members of "The Sparks," the girls will show off their moves at Pittsburgh Power home games, as well as at various promotional events in the area."It wa...

Decision announced

Written By Danielle Thompson

June 29, 2016


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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reached a decision regarding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early Wednesday afternoon. ESPN reports that Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games because his previous actions, which elicited sexual assault accusations, violated the NF...

Despite cut in work study hours, Career Development offers job oppurtunities

Written By Beth Roessner

June 29, 2016


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In response to the recent work-study budget cuts, Point Park University's Office of Career Development wants to remind students they have many options still available to help them find a part-time job or internship.  Recently, the offices created a directory of local employers.  These "hot spots"  sh...

Documentary examines possible gas drilling effects

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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Like whitetail deer and red oak trees, Marcellus Shale pipelines and gas wells have become another part of the landscape in rural Pennsylvania. Yet most people never see it for themselves, nor can they fully grasp how the multi-billion-dollar gas industry affects communities and individuals, according to...

Downtown bake shop closes doors, concentrates on other locations

Written By Kalea Hall

June 29, 2016


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Community Facilitator (CF), Nicole Jones, liked the convenience of having Dozen Bake Shop downtown.Downtown Dozen customer, Lynae Pindell, is upset that the location has decided to close.As the owner of Dozen, James Gray said Point Park University students can still enjoy their cupcakes and other tr...