Point Park Globe

Phi Beta Lambda prepares to launch ‘Greek Week’ activities

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), Point Park’s only professional fraternity, is preparing to hold its second Phi Beta Lambda Week series of events this Sunday, Feb. 4. PBL Director of Marketing Emily Shahee described the purpose of Phi Beta Lambda Week, since this will only be the second year the club has b...

One year later, still marching on

One year later, still marching on

January 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS, PHOTOS

An estimated thousands of people marched through the streets of Pittsburgh Sunday to take a stand for women’s rights. The march marked the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump and celebrated the second anniversary of the Pittsburgh Women’s March.

Simulation sheds light on poverty in Pittsburgh

Simulation sheds light on poverty in Pittsburgh

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A poverty simulation was held in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, hosted by the Department of Community Engagement, pulled in a crowd of around 50 people - including both university students as well as members of the surrounding community.      Participan...

Pittsburgh Pirates President opens up about recent leadership challenges

Pittsburgh Pirates President opens up about recent leadership challenges

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Days after the Pirates traded the face of their franchise, team president Frank Coonelly visited Point Park to highlight the recent leadership challenges his organization is facing. “Your timing is impeccable,” Coonelly joked to open his lecture. The Ed.D in Leadership and Administration and the ...

Third floor of West Penn opens for classes

Third floor of West Penn opens for classes

Written By Lauren Clouser, Co-Features Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The newly renovated third floor of West Penn opened for classes Monday in an effort to remedy the long elevator lines. “The goal was to make the lower floors of West Penn classrooms so that the building could be more efficient, it wouldn’t have long waiting lines for the elevator,” Elmer Burger,...

Student Success Center begins Weekly tutoring workshops

Written By Mya Burns

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The tutoring center held the first of their new series of weekly workshops last Thursday aimed at “discovering your learning style” and “becoming a more effective student,” as the name of the workshop suggested. “Different people learn in different ways,” Paul Spiker said. “Successful stude...

Campus Safety launches online police blotter

Campus Safety launches online police blotter

Written By Nikole Kost, News Photo Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Point Park Police Department announced the creation and launch of their police blotter via Facebook January 16. “Our department is dedicated to keep our community informed of the activity that happens on our campus,” the Facebook post said. “We not only send out Point Alerts but we have in...

First club funding “cautious” due to “unforeseen circumstances”

Written By Alexander Popichak, USG Beat Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Club leaders hoping to make a case for a larger funding allocation Monday were met by the reality that the United Student Government (USG) had no additional funds to offer. The official budget USG has to allocate club funding is not finalized until the semesterly student census Friday, leaving USG’...

On-campus “We Proudly Brew” delayed to October

On-campus “We Proudly Brew” delayed to October

Written By Sarah Gibson, Copy Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS

Construction of the “We Proudly Brew” Starbucks, meant to replace the on-campus Starbucks location that was closed down last May, has been set back by over a year. In an article on the project published in The Globe on Sept. 5, it was projected that the new location would open within the academic...

Clothing donations to be accepted toward Point Closet

Clothing donations to be accepted toward Point Closet

Written By Francesca Dabecco, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A free thrift store, called “The Point Closet,” will hold its grand opening this semester in hopes of tackling financial insecurities among students. “We know that college is expensive, and basic needs like clothing, food and housing are often something that students struggle with,” Departme...

BSU pays tribute to MLK

BSU pays tribute to MLK

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A near standing room only crowd filled the JVH auditorium Monday night as students performed spoken word pieces, song and dance routines and monologues in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by Point Park’s Black Student Union (BSU) organization, “True Colors” gave students from the Conse...

Irwin man takes a swim in the Parkway “bathtub” Saturday

Irwin man takes a swim in the Parkway “bathtub” Saturday

Written By Josh Croup, Editor Emeritus

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Jason Corbin left his home Saturday in his Nissan Frontier to meet his wife at the Wheeling Casino. Before he knew it, he was on the phone with his wife telling her he would be a little late. He made the call from the roof of his truck with water from the Monongahela River quickly rising up over h...