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Written By Alyssa Baer

August 20, 2019

Obituary: Officer Calvin Hall

Obituary: Officer Calvin Hall

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

July 23, 2019

Calvin Maurice Hall, 36, of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed on July 17, 2019, according to the Waters Funeral Home website. Officer Hall formerly worked at Shuman Detention Center and UPMC McKeesport. He then served as a police officer for Point Park University Police and Braddock Police before joini...

Obituary: Jack Allison

Obituary: Jack Allison

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2019

Jack Allison, 78, of East Northport, N.Y., passed on Sunday, June 16, 2019, according to the United States Obituary Notice. Mr. Allison directed hundreds of productions throughout his award-winning 40-year career that brought him from the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh and beyond, all across the ...

Pittsburgh Pride recap

Pittsburgh Pride recap

Written By Nathan Gentry, For The Globe

June 18, 2019

 

University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019

In 2013, the United States government officially moved to recognize professional video game players as athletes, thus classifying competitive gaming as a sport. Competitive gaming, or eSports as it is known by many, has been growing in popularity over the past several years, especially in America. The 20...

Oakland house shows offer intimate experience

Oakland house shows offer intimate experience

Written By Amanda Myers, Co-Features Editor

April 16, 2019

Pittsburgh has a number of affordable venues available to college students, like Mr. Smalls, Rex Theater and Stage AE, just to name a few. But for those that want a more intimate and gritty experience complete with sweat and tears — house shows are the way to go. A house show typically consists of ...

Younger generations turning to K-pop instead of American music

Younger generations turning to K-pop instead of American music

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019

In Newark, New Jersey, a line stretches the length of the sidewalk in front of the Prudential Center. The line makes a sharp left at the corner, and continues, past the stadium and through the small city. Newark stands in the shadow of New York City, and while it is home to the New Jersey Devils, it m...

Tables turn on table-top role-playing games

Tables turn on table-top role-playing games

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-Copy Desk Chief

April 16, 2019

When Sam Brooks, a 27 -year-old Inventory Manager from Mars, Pennsylvania, first wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, he had to convince his step-mother that it wouldn’t make him a satanist or a serial killer. “My step-mother was operating under the old impression that D&D brought kids to worship t...

Berlin wins by landslide vote

Berlin wins by landslide vote

Written By Dannys Marrero, For The Globe

April 9, 2019

On Friday, Michael Gieseke, Dean of Student Life emailed the student body the verified results of the United Student Government elections. In the email, after stating that this was a record-breaking election for student-voter turnout, Gieseke announced that Jake Berlin, a junior mass communication major, r...

Stephens earns trip to nationals

Stephens earns trip to nationals

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 9, 2019

Xavier Stephens of the men’s track and field team highlighted the team’s performance at Slippery Rock this past weekend winning the 800 meter race and qualifying for the national championship meet. Competing in the Dave Labor Invitational, Stephens took an early lead in the 800 and maintained it throu...

Pioneer Public – Cassidy McDermott Smith

Pioneer Public – Cassidy McDermott Smith

Written By Miriah Auth, For The Globe

April 9, 2019

Senior BFA modern dance major Cassidy McDermott Smith came to Point Park from Sydney, Australia four years ago to study dance. Recently, McDermott Smith has made some changes to prepare for a difficult career. “What I’ve spent all of my life working so hard for is so physically rigorous and it takes not only the e...

Point Blank Live Again! streams live on campus

Point Blank Live Again! streams live on campus

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

April 2, 2019

Last year, “Point Blank Live!” captivated the student body with its original comedy and Saturday Night Live-esque sketches. In fact, the event was voted “2018’s Point Park Event of the Year.” But since then, the Point Blank Comedy Collective was officially established, and they retu...