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Candidates For USG Vice President – Davion Heron

Candidates For USG Vice President – Davion Heron

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-Elect

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 Kri...

Academic Hall gets facelift

Academic Hall gets facelift

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Rep. Doyle blasts Obamacare repeal at Oakland town hall

Rep. Doyle blasts Obamacare repeal at Oakland town hall

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle adhered to his opposition to Congressional Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at a town hall event Saturday, saying the plan will limit Pennsylvania’s ability to provide sufficient health care to the children, elderly and disabled. Doyle...

Health and Wellness fair to take place Wednesday

Health and Wellness fair to take place Wednesday

Written By Lauren Clouser, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Student Health Center is hosting its semiannual Health and Wellness Fair today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Hall lobby. According to Heather Capo, a nurse and the coordinator of the Student Health Center, a myriad of university and Pittsburgh health-related organizations will be in...

USG forced to re-vote on club budget

USG forced to re-vote on club budget

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Confusion hit student government as its vice president failed to broker a tie vote on a club’s budget last week. “I take responsibility for this whole mess,” United Student Government (USG) Vice President Bobby Bertha said Monday as the legislative body had to re-vote on Theater Club’s budget. Last...

Cold doesn’t stop parade goers

Cold doesn’t stop parade goers

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Irish or not, thousands of Pittsburghers braved the cold Saturday dressed in green as part of the 61st annual St. Patrick’s day parade. “There were a lot more people last year for sure, but for the weather it was still a decent turnout I think,” sports, arts and entertainment management sophomore...

Sinkhole repaired outside of Playhouse

Sinkhole repaired outside of Playhouse

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

A manhole, which fell in and affected the pickup and dropoff of students to the Pittsburgh Playhouse, was fixed by Monday afternoon. On Monday morning at 6:43 a.m., students received a message sent on high importance from Jan Pekar, the Director of Transportation and Administrative Services, stating...

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...