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Mascot Mania: Fortune does not favor The Braves

Written By Sarah Gibson, Mascot Correspondent

October 28, 2020

Well, I’m big enough to admit when I’m wrong. I was counting on the Braves to win Game 7 against the Dodgers this week so I could write this big piece on all of the mascots they’ve ever had because I think some of them are super interesting. The Braves lost. They choked, and I choked, because I...

The Steelers Challenging Test This Weekend Against Baltimore

Written By Colton DeBiase, Sports Columnist

October 28, 2020

With the Steelers win on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks losing Sunday night to the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers are the only undefeated team in the NFL. This should give them confidence, knowing they also defeated the Titans, who were undefeated going into the game. However, t...

Mascot Mania: Paint Me Like One Of your French Mascottes

Written By Sarah Gibson

October 28, 2020

I get kind of giddy when I’m referred to as “the mascot lady.” I don’t know why, but it feels nice to be the expert on something, no matter how niche. A few weeks ago, my friend texted me because his dad wanted to know where the word “Mascot” came from. I gave a very quick, to the point answ...

XC team competes in Midwest XC Challenge, looks forward to RSC Championship

Written By Chandni Shah, Co-Copy Desk Chief

October 28, 2020

The men and women’s cross country team traveled to Taylor University in Indiana for the Midwest XC Challenge on Oct. 24. Both teams dominated the Challenge in their respective races, marking another great competition for the runners.  The men’s team competed in the purple race, an 8k which includ...

Athletics Office cancels Volleyball match due to positive coronavirus test

Written By Luke Mongelli, Co-Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

The Point Park Athletics Office canceled the Pioneers women's volleyball match versus Oakland City University on Saturday, Oct. 10, due to the OC team coming into contact with a positive coronavirus case at Carlow University during their match.  OC played Carlow University on Friday, Oct. 9 at Carlow Universi...

Rocket League team struggles to find their footing, League of Legends matches expected to start soon

Written By Jordan Smith

October 21, 2020

In the video game world, the past few weeks, the Point Park Esports team played in more competitive Rocket League matches.  In a best-of-three scenario in the past two weeks, the Pioneers lost four straight against Lackawanna College, Robert Morris University, Lebanon Valley College and Messiah ...

Buzzer Beater By Colton DeBiase: The Retirement of a Legend: Mike “Doc” Emrick

Written By Colton DeBiase

October 21, 2020

As I woke up on Monday morning, I received an ESPN notification that Mike "Doc" Emrick, the lead Play-By-Play Announcer for the NHL on NBC, is retiring after calling hockey games for over 40 years. Doc was the announcer many hockey fans grew up listening to, myself included.   I will never forget my dad letting my brothe...

Athlete Profile: Olivia Stawovy

Written By Jordan Smith

October 21, 2020

At the young age of 3 years old, Olivia Stawovy picked up a club for the first time. Her family owns the Cedarbrook golf course in Belle Vernon, Pa. It only made sense that she was born to play. Stawovy grew up in the Greensburg area. She would attend Greensburg Central Catholic where she began pla...

The Buzzer Beater with Colton DeBiase

Written By Colton DeBiase

October 14, 2020

The Point Park Pioneers Women's Soccer Team suffered a devastating loss last Thursday against Midway. The Eagles started off strong with a 3-0 early in the first half. Then the Pioneers were able to get a goal late in the first and add two more in the second half. However, The Eagles capitalized with a g...

Women’s soccer goes 1-1 for the week, prep for rest of busy October

Women's soccer goes 1-1 for the week, prep for rest of busy October

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor

October 14, 2020

Point Park’s very own women’s soccer team was able to defeat the Carlow University Celtics 4-3 in overtime this week on Tuesday, Oct. 6, but were defeated two days later on Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Midway University Eagles, 4-3. Both games were played at home at the Montour Junction Sports Com...

Q&A With Chris Gaul

Written By Amanda Andrews

October 14, 2020

Christopher Gaul is the head coach of Point Park University’s esports division, a new athletic program at the university. He was hired on in March 2020 and is leading his teams into their first season this semester.    Q: You have been involved in esports for a very long time. How did you fir...

Mascot Mania: Keeping up with the Keystone State

Written By Sarah Gibson

October 14, 2020

Oftentimes, when I’m casually talking to people about mascots (Which happens more than I think it should) they ask me how I know what makes a good mascot. While I could say that it all chalks up to preference, I don’t really think it does. Mascottery is a combination of performance and technical sk...