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Point Closet opens permanent location

Point Closet opens permanent location

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

From pop-up thrift shops to fashion shows, Point Closet is an organization that has made itself known on campus. Now, as of Jan. 22, Point Closet has its own permanent residence in Lawrence Hall. Yvette Hines, a senior broadcast production major, serves as Point Closet’s co-creative director. She i...

Public hearing occupies City-County lobby

Public hearing occupies City-County lobby

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m., the lobby of the City-County Building was the host to a public hearing. The hearing was held in regards to gun control legislation that was proposed by council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger. Due to the high volume of citizens and speakers ...

Campus police implement new training simulation

Written By Mitchell Drake, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Point Park Police Department has been using an audiovisual simulation to train campus officers on how to react to high-stress situations. The simulations have been in use by officers for at least a year, but are just now being publicly disclosed. Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police...

USG meets to allocate club budgets

USG meets to allocate club budgets

Written By Mitchell Drake, USG Beat Writer

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Student Government (USG) met in the third floor Lawrence Hall ballroom on Monday to discuss budgeting for its operations and clubs. Treasurer Kourteney Lampel presented the internal budget of USG on a spreadsheet, noting how various amounts of the $12,060 budget were to be spent for upkeep, s...

Pittsburgh Women’s March: Photo Story

Pittsburgh Women’s March: Photo Story

January 22, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS, Uncategorized

Hundreds of participants marched from the City-County Building on Grant Street down to Market Square during the annual Women’s March on Saturday. Pittsburgh’s Women’s March was one of many that took place across the country. Participants and speakers at the event championed a message of inclusivity,...

Women’s March down Grant Street draws hundreds; marchers chant “this is what democracy looks like”

Women’s March down Grant Street draws hundreds; marchers chant “this is what democracy looks like”

Written By Amanda Andrews, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, Pittsburgh marked its third annual Women’s March on Washington-Pittsburgh, a sister march in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington in the nation’s capital. The temperatures were near freezing, but that did not stop people of all ages, races and genders fro...

NPR’s David Folkenflik speaks at Playhouse

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, David Folkenflick, a media correspondent for NPR news and a host for NPR’s “On Point,” spoke in the PNC Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The event, presented by the Center for Media Innovation (CMI), Pittsburgh Playhouse and 90.5 WESA, is the first in the “Media Innovat...

Blood Moon rises over Pittsburgh

Blood Moon rises over Pittsburgh

Written By Nick Koehler, Staff Photographer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS, PHOTOS

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Point Perk officially open for business one semester

Point Perk officially open for business one semester

Written By Hayley Keys, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

A 2018 study published by the National Coffee Association says that approximately 48 percent of college aged individuals drink some form of coffee every day, creating a high demand for the hot beverage on university campuses. Point Park is no exception. When the old Starbucks on the corner of Fort Pitt Blvd. and W...

Students take advantage of growing study abroad opportunities, expand horizons

Students take advantage of growing study abroad opportunities, expand horizons

Written By Diego Febres-Cordero, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Study abroad programs have exploded in the last two decades. As more and more companies operate internationally, there is a new demand for students who can travel and adapt with ease, offer new perspectives and incorporate new cultures into their products. The growth of programs continued during...

Upcoming class schedules could introduce Fridays

Written By Hayley Keys, For The Globe

January 15, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Point Park students may be adding Fridays to their weekly schedule of classes in the near future, according to university administrators. The change is being considered due to a lack of available classroom space during popular class times. However, some students have expressed concern that the change...