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‘It’s On Us’ campaign promotes sexual violence awareness

‘It’s On Us’ campaign promotes sexual  violence awareness

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park University posted an “It’s On Us” campaign video on its Facebook page March 30 to raise awareness for sexual violence on college campuses, an issue the university is focused on addressing.

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Students, teachers argue necessity of textbooks at university level

Students, teachers argue necessity of textbooks at university level

Written By Zac Seymour

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Some students shell out hundreds of dollars for textbooks, only to find out later in the semester that they didn’t need to be purchased after all -- causing students to question the signifance of buying or renting their books.

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University tests Blackboard alternatives

University tests Blackboard alternatives

Written By Lauren Clouser, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park is gradually growing closer to finding an alternative to Blackboard, the university’s learning management system (LMS). The LMS Committee, made up of 13 faculty and staff members, is considering four options for the update, which include Blackboard Ultra, the updated version of Point...

Proposed rule sparks debate in meeting

Proposed rule sparks debate in meeting

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A brief altercation over a new student government contract occurred after a rule not official in the constitution was unveiled. The rule outlines that members should meet with at least two constituents a week and document the meeting. “Do you guys not want to meet with your constituents?” United...

Candidates present their visions at debate

Candidates present their  visions at debate

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Presidential and vice presidential candidates debated the topics of tuition, food service and a myriad of other issues that students face. “It was a very entertaining experience to have our beat reporter and our president talk to us and ask us questions,” USG presidential candidate Charles Murria...

CulinArt unveils unlimited meal plan

CulinArt unveils  unlimited meal plan

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students will have the option to eat an unlimited amount of meals next year on campus. CulinArt is introducing two new meal plans that give students the option to have 19 meals per week or an unlimited amount of meals. The new food service provider currently offers meal plans that include 10 and...

Candidates for USG President – Charles Murria

Candidates for USG President – Charles Murria

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Charles Murria is a junior Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management major from Manhattan, NY who has served on USG for 3 years as a Senator and Parliamentarian; 2 years.

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Candidates for USG President – Robert Bertha

Candidates for USG President – Robert Bertha

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Robert "Bobby" Bertha is a junior Broadcast Production and Media Management major from West Deer, Pa. who has served on USG for 2 years as both a Senator at Large and Vice President.

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Title IX to hold annual sexual violence awareness concert

Title IX to hold annual sexual violence  awareness concert

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Pioneer Records will be holding its second annual Break the Silence concert Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Playhouse featuring Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties and Drop the Act.  The event is in collaboration with Point Park’s Title IX office to raise awareness for sexual violence. Samantha...

Food distributor’s incorrect labeling causes mix-up at Playhouse Café

Food distributor’s incorrect labeling causes mix-up at Playhouse Café

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Religious distress became a student concern after a mixup in food labeling at the Pittsburgh Playhouse led to the consumption of pork. Senator Samiar Nefzi brought to United Student Government’s (USG) attention about the incident that took place at Premieres Cafe in the Playhouse. After mislabeling,...

The Globe celebrates 50 years

The Globe celebrates 50 years

Written By Chloe Jakiela, News Photo Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS

Five decades of Globe staff members including over 100 current Globe staff members, faculty and alumni attended the 50th anniversary reunion event Saturday evening in the Lawrence Hall lobby.

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Candidates For USG Vice President – Kristopher Chandler

Candidates For USG Vice President – Kristopher Chandler

Written By Michael Richter, Co-News Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Point Park’s United Student Government is holding elections for all of its positions April 3 to 7. For the next two weeks, the Globe will profile the candidates for President and Vice President. We begin the series this week with profiles of the candidates for USG Vice President: Davion Heron and Kristopher Chandler. Student government Vice Presidential candidate Kris Cha...