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Omicron‘s high transmissibility begins to affect students, faculty despite high vaccination rate

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor Elect January 19, 2022

Within the past few weeks, Allegheny County has experienced a record-setting number of new COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, Jan. 17, the current seven day average was 3,238 cases, down slightly from last...

Omicron variant spikes creates mixed protocols among local universities

Students voice concern over Point Park's current guidelines
Written By Caitlyn Scott, Co-News Editor January 19, 2022
Point Park and several local universities have continued to implement safety protocols due to the spread of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron, but some students have expressed concerns about the efficiency of guidelines in comparison to other campuses within the area.

Women’s Basketball wins first two games of the new year

Written By Antonio Rossetti, Co-Sports Editor January 19, 2022
The Point Park Pioneers Women’s Basketball team continued their season after a three-week hiatus.

Men’s basketball starts home stand with back to back loses

Pioneers now sit at 7-8 on the season (3-5 in River State Conference play), fourth place in division with month left in regular season
Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor January 19, 2022
The men’s basketball team started off their four-game January home stand last Thursday, falling to both Bryant & Stratton-Buffalo on January 13, 79-69, and River State Conference (RSC) rival Alice Lloyd College on Saturday, Jan. 15, 94-84.

Pittsburgh becomes major contender for 2024 Republican National Convention

Written By Zack Lawry, Co-News Editor January 19, 2022
Pittsburgh has been shortlisted to host the 2024 Republican National Convention by the Republican National Committee, according to a recent Politico report.

Spring semester brings smiles and uncertainty

Amid the stress, remind yourself to take a moment to reflect
Written By Brooke Stephens, Co-Opinions Editor January 19, 2022
The fall semester has been seemingly swept under the rug in order to welcome a new, equally uncertain semester.
(Photo Credit: Rachel Nash)

Students speak out about return to campus, in-person learning plans amid Omicron surge

University briefly suspends guest policy, elaborates on plans in several emails
Written By Amanda Andrews, Jake Dabkowski, and Zack Lawry January 12, 2022
On Monday, Jan. 10, students and staff returned to campus for the Spring 2022 semester amid record-breaking COVID-19 cases levels from the Omicron variant, with multiple alterations made to the university’s original January 3 announcement.

Students ring in the new year with new resolutions

Written By Kylie Thomas, Co-Features/A&E Editor January 12, 2022
Some students are already taking on campus with the same New Year’s mindset, while others are staying away from the controversial topic.

Men’s Basketball goes 5-2 between semesters, stand at 8-6 on the year

Written By Mason Strawn, Co-Sports Editor January 12, 2022
While most students returned home or were enjoying their break from classes, the men’s basketball team had a busy schedule of games ahead of them during the months of December and January.
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Alyssa Campbell’s rise to captaincy and journey to Nationals

Written By Antonio Rossetti, Co-Sports Editor January 12, 2022
For Point Park senior Alyssa Campbell, she earned her way to nationals three times over the course of four seasons. However, Campbell did not become a running sensation overnight.

Grades are limiting our ability to learn

Written By Amanda Andrews, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

Finals are just around the corner, and there’s probably only one thing on your mind right now: grades. Usually, a final carries at least a 20% weight in a class, which means it is very important not...

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