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Company recycles old electronics into money

Two years ago, Milton Barr got the idea to start a business by having schools and private organizations collect old electronics, which he would then recycle and resell. Full story

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Stress

Taking a break from finals week

The week before finals week is a stressful time. Campus Activities Board (CAB) hopes to alleviate some of student’s stress by hosting a variety of events during that week with parties, massages, and cookies. Full story

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Softball

Softball clinches fourth straight 20 win campaign

Ashley Morran wanted to end the game with one swing of the bat to allow her team to not only win but to escape the cold. Full story

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    Hennigan initiates enrollment management

    April 23, 2014

      Point Park has seen a significant number of students transfer this past semester.  University President Paul Hennigan circulated an email among the staff proposing  a new way of ensuring student recruitment and retention.  Hennigan explains that enrollment management has been created to serve as “a way to provide the best possible experience for our students, from the moment they inquire about attending our University through completion of their degree and graduation day. Full story

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    Different housing options available to students

    April 23, 2014

      Because her brother is moving to the city after this semester, freshman Aidan Daughenbaugh will say goodbye to living in the dorms for a house they bought in Beechview, not only cutting the cost of living, but providing an investment while they are still in school. Full story

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    University revises core curriculum for fall semester

    April 22, 2014

      The University will put a new core curriculum into effect this fall in an attempt to alleviate issues and student complaints with the current core as part of Project 2020. “We haven’t revised the core curriculum at Point Park for almost 20 years,” said University President Paul Hennigan Monday in his office. Full story

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    Latest salaries of University administrators revealed

    April 22, 2014

      Stagnant enrollment and retention rates along with steady tuition increases have not stopped University trustees from granting salary hikes to top administrators. As per the most recent numbers from 2012, University President Paul Hennigan’s salary is up to $535,827 with increasing pay and benefits for the University’s other top five administrators with more than $200,000 a year. Full story

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    USG makes judicial recommendation to administration

    April 22, 2014

      The United Student Government (USG) voted to recommend the University administration reform the judicial affairs appeals process by creating a judiciary board.  “I’m glad I’m starting my administration with something that will effect change,” said USG’s new President Julian Singleton Monday in the Student and Convocation Center. Full story

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    Spotify decreases price for students

    April 22, 2014

      Last Tuesday Spotify announced the introduction of its new discount to college students, knocking the usual $9.99 per month Spotify Premium price down to only $4.99 per month. Spotify Premium allows users to stream music without interruption – meaning without ads – a perk that has only been available through its Premium membership service. Full story

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    Global warming demands action now

    April 22, 2014

      You’re in a room with an axe murderer. I’m sorry; I don’t know exactly how you got there – maybe your parents made some poor choices that led to this. But you’re in this room, and this problem clearly needs to be dealt with. You could start looking for solutions and trying to escape, or you could just close your eyes. Full story

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    Letter from the editor...

    April 22, 2014

      It was a conversation that didn’t seem so important, at least I didn’t put much stock into it at the time, but for whatever reason it stayed in my memory. I was talking with my friend Zac Weiss, who, along with being an eight-term staff writer for The Globe, goes back almost a dozen years with me, as we’ve known each other since sixth grade. Full story

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    Minimum wage at appropriate rate

    April 15, 2014

      As Pennsylvania contemplates raising the minimum wage, there is much more to consider than simply money, as the potential economic side effects accompanying could be damaging to young job seekers. The majority of workers concerned about the minimum wage are young people looking for jobs, mainly those who are high school-age to their mid-20s. Full story

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    Internships valuable for students

    April 15, 2014

      Internship season is starting, and students across campus are reveling in new opportunities or panicking over upcoming application deadlines. The University stresses the importance of internships, especially within the new core curriculum being introduced in the fall, but some students don’t realize just how important it is to have internship experience when entering the work force after graduation. Full story

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    Barbara Walters leaves behind legacy

    April 15, 2014

      Last week, Barbara Walters, 84, announced the official date of her retirement and final departure from the TV show “The View.” May 16, 2014 will mark a sad day in television history. Walters is set to leave 50 years of television and a groundbreaking career behind her. Full story

Sports

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    Bison Break

    April 22, 2014

      Some of you that have been reading “The Globe’s” sports column over the past few years may know where I got today’s headline. It was the name of last year’s column authored by Pete Bridge. When I was an inexperienced editor, he was one of the rocks of the page, and while I sometimes clashed heads with other writers and photographers to get content, he was always ready with a well-written, insightful piece from the world of Point Park sports. Full story

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    Baseball wins KIAC regular season title

    April 22, 2014

      The Pioneers were setting records this past week against Berea College on Friday as they won the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) title. “It feels great to be standing atop the KIAC conference after all the hard work we have put in,” said junior Michael DeJesus. Full story

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    Softball clinches fourth straight 20 win campaign

    April 22, 2014

      Ashley Morran wanted to end the game with one swing of the bat to allow her team to not only win but to escape the cold. The senior shortstop hit a walk-off homerun that activated the mercy rule in a 9-1 win against West Virginia Tech that helped erase the memory of losing three conference games the weekend prior. Full story

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    Bison Break

    April 15, 2014

      In game two of Point Park’s doubleheader against Asbury University (Ky), senior second baseman Tom Birko laced a single. It wasn’t special because it reached a season milestone. It wasn’t special because it ended up being the key knock that claimed a victory in a tight game. Full story

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    ‘Building on Last Year’s Success’

    April 15, 2014

      Dan Hart knows how much the times have changed.  The Point Park alum and director of media relations for the Pirates discussed the team’s recent success and the changes he has observed to students and faculty last Wednesday at “Building on Last Year’s Success,” an event hosted by the Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing. Full story

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    Pioneers softball falls to KIAC favorite

    April 15, 2014

      In what could be a preview of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) tournament final, the Point Park softball team dropped three of four games to Indiana University Southeast.  IU Southeast was the preseason favorite to win the conference and won the three games by two runs or less. Full story

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    Get yourself tested in April

    April 24, 2014

    April is Get Yourself Tested (GYT) month and Planned Parenthood has partnered with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Center for Disease Control with the ultimate goal to reduce the vastly increasing number of young people affected with STD's. Full story

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    Spring Fling relieves finals stress

    April 24, 2014

    Point Park’s Campus Activities Board is holding their fourth annual Spring Fling at the end of the spring semester for all students of Point Park University. It will take place on April 25th, in the middle of finals week to help relieve stress from 12-4 PM. Full story

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    When in doubt, foam roll it out

    April 23, 2014

      Point Park dancer Allison Brammer uses a Foam Roller to help make the dancer life a little less stressful by massaging her muscles and her joints.  Arthur Christian, A Point Park Baksetball player uses the Foam Roller before games and during practice to stay loose while shooting hoops. Full story

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    Hush cast looks to 'enthrall' audience

    April 23, 2014

      Felicia Cooper’s role as an 11 year old blind child trying to hold onto her innocence in "Hush: An Interview with America," is an extension of working with children at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Playing the child’s father in the dramedy opening May 10 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, junior Luke Halferty hopes to accomplish an unconventional character arc by doing a lot of research. Full story

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    Taking kindness to the streets

    April 23, 2014

      Last year, Bert Dorazio and Kevin Bright found out about World Kindness Day, calling for folks to do something nice for someone. On Nov. 12, to celebrate the movement, they decided to buy a random person’s groceries. “It just so happened that we got a single mom, two young kids; it was perfect,” said Dorazio with a smile. Full story

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    Company recycles old electronics into money

    April 22, 2014

      Two years ago, Milton Barr got the idea to start a business by having schools and private organizations collect old electronics, which he would then recycle and resell. He figured if he persuaded people to help him gather the old units, he could give them back as much as 30 percent of the gross income, earning money for himself and needy charities and groups. Full story