Point Park Globe

PPU culture encourages assault, silences survivors

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

July 9, 2020

“Point Park University takes all allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and gender-based harassment very seriously.”  That’s how University President Paul Hennigan started a statement in conjunction with the Title IX office. What followed was four paragrap...

An open letter to those that don’t understand

Written By Kendra Summers, For The Globe

June 26, 2020

There aren’t enough words in the English language to encompass the mixture of sadness and rage I’ve felt in the pit of my stomach for the last several months of my life. With so much going on, it isn’t easy to attempt to write it all out like this. There is no possible summation, no simple way to cat...

Point Park, private institutions face challenges during higher education uncertainty

Written By Jake Berlin

June 18, 2020

For Point Park University to succeed, Dr. Paul Hennigan, President, said the school needs to “differentiate itself as a place to get a distinctive, innovative, experiential education.” Those familiar buzzwords, plastered across a brick wall above the campus center of Village Park, are the university’s...

The Globe’s Point – A rough end to a good year of service

The Globe's Point - A rough end to a good year of service

April 16, 2020

Hey there, Pioneers. We know that morale is low right now, and while we typically try to lift your spirits here, we need to take a moment to join in on the sadness. This is our final issue of the 2019-2020 school year. This is not the ending we wanted or expected. In fact our staff, like many oth...

Seniors reflect on their time with the Globe

Seniors reflect on their time with the Globe

April 16, 2020

Hannah Walden, Co-Copy Desk Chief How can I summarize four years worth of experience and memories in an organization I care so deeply about? How do I summarize four years worth of friendship that I’ve had with the current and former folks at The Globe? It seems almost impossible that my time as a Pi...

The Globe’s Point – Looking forward to the future

The Globe's Point - Looking forward to the future

April 8, 2020

Right now, things are not so great. Whether Pioneers are worried about themselves or their family members contracting COVID-19, we’re simply starting to develop cabin fever, and all under tremendous strain and stress.  Part of this stress stems directly from the fact that our future is unclear...

Stimulus package fails to cover one of the most financially unstable groups

Stimulus package fails to cover one of the most financially unstable groups

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Co-Opinions Editor

April 8, 2020

As we settle into the fourth week of the quarantine; businesses, families and people all over the world are taking hits across the board. The unemployment rates have hit a historical high with the most ever claims for unemployment. The numbers reached up to 6.6 million and are only increasing. Even a...

The importance of art in trying times

The importance of art in trying times

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Co-News Editor

April 8, 2020

It is extremely disappointing that the Kennedy Center would furlough hundreds of employees days after receiving a $25-million bailout in the recent government stimulus bill. That money was easily the most controversial part of the bill, as many of the pseudo Libertarians in Congress opposed it. Ultimat...

The Globe’s Point – Welcome to Zoom University

The Globe's Point - Welcome to Zoom University

April 1, 2020

Hello Pioneers! You’ve done it, you’ve made it through the first few weeks of online classes. We know that there’s definitely been some trials and some tribulations, some highs and some lows. But you’re still standing, and that’s what matters! We are also here to discuss some of the ...

Advice amidst the chaos

Advice amidst the chaos

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Co-Opinions Editor

April 1, 2020

Obviously the world is going absolutely bonkers trying to figure out what needs to be done during quarantine. I've read different articles that range from the idea that we will be quarantined until June, the economy will crash and we will all die. On the other hand, there’s also the “rational” thought...

Biden is not our Democratic nominee

Biden is not our Democratic nominee

Written By Jake Dabkowski

April 1, 2020

Joe Biden will be the worst Democratic nominee for president in the history of the party.  He will lose to Donald Trump in the most embarrassing electoral defeat in the history of this country. He was already a horrible candidate before Tara Reade’s accusations, but now I cannot in good conscience...

An apology letter from the editor

An apology letter from the editor

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

I am so, so sorry. I am so sorry to the freshmen who didn’t even get to experience a full first year of college life on a college campus in such a vibrant city. I am so sorry to the sophomores and juniors who had their semester cut short and are losing out on time spent with their closest college frie...