Point Park Globe

Campus buildings rich in history

Written By Brooke Keane

September 4, 2008

In 1818, Pittsburgh entrepreneur John Thaw wished to match the decadence he had experienced in his hometown of Philadelphia, so he built a large home on the corner of Third Avenue and Wood Street, the future site of Point Park University's Lawrence Hall.As part of "Pittsburgh's own Wall Street," the C...

Summer intensive hosts Rockettes in training, provides real-world experience for dancers

Written By Jamie Inferrera

June 29, 2008

Now going into its ninth year, the Radio City Rockette Summer Intensive has provided dancers with a glimpse into the life of being a Rockette. And for others such as Erin Harold, a junior jazz dance major, the intensive served as a training ground and networking opportunity to help her fulfill her dr...

Hot Spot: Greece native serves up authenticity

Written By Tracy Taylor

June 29, 2008

Experience the tastes of the Greek isles and enjoy some Greek hospitality at Christos Mediterranean Grill. Walking into the restaurant is like walking into a different world in the middle of Downtown. Owner Christos Melacrinos greets people with a big smile filled with sincere warmth and excitement as ...

Third-World countries lack adequate educational facilities

Written By Danielle Thompson

June 29, 2008

In a nation that openly criticizes such legislation as the No Child Left Behind Act, it is necessary to recognize that despite the problems with the standardized tests that are required to receive federal funding, we, as Americans, are fortunate to live in a country whose leaders value education.The Br...

Graduates seek higher education despite cost

Written By Emily Newman

June 29, 2008

While Chris Hornak, an MBA student, has watched the failing Fortune 500 companies and the stock market crash with trepidation, he remains unaffected by the floundering economy. "The goal is to die before I have to pay back loans," Hornak, a first semester grad student going for his MBA, said. Hornak ...

Pittsburgh native creates opportunities for film in the city

Written By Katie Carroll

June 29, 2008

When John Yost set out to become an actor he was faced with an overwhelming statistic that said he would fail. To prove it wrong he called producers, directors, actors and others in the movie business and asked them why actors failed so he could do the exact opposite. Several commercials, some Off-Broa...

Acoustic Challenge plucks out Pittsburgh’s finest

Written By Kelly Piscopo

June 29, 2008

When Joy Ike performs her songs, she bares a bit of her soul-and her feet.Last Wednesday at Connections Coffee House in Oakland, she approached her keyboard, sat down, slipped off her shoes and placed her feet on the pedals, playing her way to a spot in the finals in Pittsburgh's Acoustic Challenge 2008...

Fifth-degree black belt teaches self-defense classes

Written By Michael Peiritsh

June 29, 2008

The blue plastic breaking board - equivalent to three and a half inches of wood - that Sean Elliot Martin held out, parallel to the floor from his midsection cracked loudly as Brittany Glaser tore through it with a quick upward thrust of her knee. The sophomore business management major's five fellow st...

Campus SuperStar takes two

Written By Katie Carroll

June 29, 2008

After a 15 minute judging on Sunday night Bryan Matechen and Khrista White, Point Park University Students, will be two of the 11 to go on to compete in the Campus SuperStar final on April 6 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.There were 28 other contestants at the semi-finals, held at the William...

Photo dispute challenges copyright law

Written By Rebecca Shaffer

June 29, 2008

When Somerset County resident Valencia McClatchey captured the fleeting moments of peace on a warm fall morning with her digital camera, she never thought that photograph, "End of Serenity," would be the basis for a law suit against the Associated Press (AP) over copyright infringement.On Sept.11, 2001 ...

Freshman ‘changes’ to Campus Superstar

Written By Katie Carroll

June 29, 2008

When freshman musical theater major Khrista Jana White sang her first three notes on Sunday, whole sections of the audience gasped, while others in the audience muttered, "She's a freshman?"When she finished her song and her face came out of the trance the song had put her in, she smiled as the audienc...

Mexico City brings spice to Pittsburgh

Written By Jeanette Reft

June 29, 2008

Mexico City is the place to go for someone who is craving authentic Mexican dishes such as Soupa de Tortilla (tortilla soup), Traditional Burritos and entrees like Carnitas (sauteed pork). When walking into either location-411 Wood St. and 111 Smithfield St.- the atmosphere is festive -- from the br...