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Students give back at Pioneer Community Day

Nearly 160 Point Park students, faculty and staff gave back to the Pittsburgh and Downtown community after volunteering to be a part of the fourth annual Pioneer Community Day (PCD). Full story

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Silver Eye auctions off history

A signed Karen Meyers photograph of Pittsburgh born and raised rapper Mac Miller will be among the items up for auction to benefit the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Full story

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Pirate

‘Building on Last Year’s Success’

Pirates front office explains fan engagement through social media

Dan Hart, a 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. Full story

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    University prepares for undergraduate, hooding ceremonies

    April 15, 2014

      For Anna Shaw, senior intelligence and national security and accounting double major, graduating means excitement and time to spend together with her family. Max Kovalchuk, senior sports, arts and entertainment management major, said he believes graduation will be another step to start his career and will be a memory for his family. Full story

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    New eight-term student success, advising policies set for fall

    April 15, 2014

      The University is planning to make changes to its current advising guidelines this fall by implementing two new advising protocols in an effort to better student experience at Point Park and increase graduation and retention rates.  “We are right where a lot of colleges and universities are in terms of retaining students and right with our peers in terms of graduation rates, and we just don’t think that that’s good enough,” said Karen McIntyre, senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs April 8 in her office. Full story

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    USG adds new requirements for clubs on campus

    April 15, 2014

      The United Student Government (USG) is working to put legislation in place to address common issues clubs have been facing. Among these legislations are the requirement of executive officers and a funding outline. Next week, the legislative body will vote on requiring a Rollover Report for predecessors. Full story

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    Students give back at Pioneer Community Day

    April 15, 2014

      Nearly 160 Point Park students, faculty and staff gave back to the Pittsburgh and Downtown community after volunteering to be a part of the fourth annual Pioneer Community Day (PCD). The United Student Government (USG) sponsored PCD as a way for students to thank Pittsburgh, according to Julian Singleton, USG member and PCD co-chair. Full story

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    USG holds debate for next president, vice president

    April 15, 2014

      The future president and vice president of the United Student Government (USG) were introduced to students during a U-View televised debate and a Twitter conversation April 8. With both positions running unopposed, the “debate” gave Julian Singleton and Andrew LeDonne, presidential and vice presidential candidates respectively, the opportunity to speak about their plans and ambitions for next year. Full story

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    USG, JW Tabacchi discuss University judicial system

    April 8, 2014

      Director of Judicial Affairs JW Tabacchi spoke to the United Student Government (USG) to address concerns and clarify the judicial process at Point Park. Tabacchi discussed in detail the complete judiciary process, including sending incident reports to requesting appeals. Full story

Opinion

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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

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    School stabbing exploited by media

    April 15, 2014

      “Hey do you want to write an article about the stabbing?” – text message from Johanna Wharran, opinions editor for The Globe, 5:58 p.m., April 9, 2014. No, I don’t want to write an article about the stabbings that injured 21 people at Franklin Regional High School Wednesday. Full story

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    Pirates set sail for a winning season

    April 8, 2014

      Baseball fans can finally rejoice – the 2014 season has begun. In past years, the new season would be greeted with groans and low expectations. However, now more than ever, the new season is met with high hopes and anticipation. It is time once again for Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Full story

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    Miley course goes beyond twerking

    April 8, 2014

      Ever wanted to take a class on Miley Cyrus? Starting this summer students at Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, NY, can. The college is offering a course called “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media” during this summer session. Full story

Sports

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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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    Pioneers double up weekend games with strong hitting, pitching

    April 15, 2014

      The Pioneers did not let their April 8 loss against Seton Hill get them down, coming back strong against Pitt-Greensburg and Asbury University to get their season back on track. The Pioneers had a slow start to their game against Seton Hill, but junior Michael DeJesus was determined not to go down without a fight, hitting a solo homer in the seventh inning against the Griffins. Full story

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    Bison Break

    April 8, 2014

      Golf is one of the most unique sports offered here at Point Park because it really is a yearlong event. While they do take a break during the winter, both the men’s and women’s teams tee up during both the fall and spring semesters. While other sports can talk about the second half of the season, the golf team’s campaign is literally two halves. Full story

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    Baseball team extends win streak to 10

    April 8, 2014

      Point Park has kept its winning and hitting streak going strong with 10 consecutive wins after playing West Virginia State University and Alice Lloyd College on Sunday. “Knowing that we are on the 10 game win streak really shows what kind of potential we have,” said sophomore Shane Conley. Full story

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    Senior directors debut One-Act plays

    April 19, 2014

    Acting major Lindsey Sherman is one of four directors getting ready to premiere her One-Act Play, "The News"  at the Pittsburgh Playhouse this month. Freshman acting major Mary Ehrlicher has been cast in one of these senior productions as Sarah in "Throwing Your Voice. Full story

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    Ballet at the Byham mixes modern, contemporary

    April 15, 2014

      The only way freshman Elizabeth Kalesavich can describe the fast paced performance of the contemporary ballet “Mercy,” which is a part of Point Park’s Annual Byham Theater Event is that “they leave it all on the stage.”              A modern piece by the name of “Wolfgang” will feature a small cast of six dancing to the music of Mozart. Full story

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    Symposium shines spotlight on humanities

    April 15, 2014

      Social scientist Don Mitchell will deliver a speech at this year’s Humanities and Human Sciences (HHS) Symposium and Point Park students will be presenting their intellectual and creative work. From 12-5:30 pm. on Friday, faculty and students will gather in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom for an educational experience where students will present to professors and their peers creative writing, poetry and research papers they have diligently worked on all semester. Full story

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    Senior celebrations to start next week

    April 15, 2014

      As Point Park seniors prepare to graduate, the office of Campus Life is preparing to see them off with a week of activities and entertainment ranging from a mixer with alumni to a performance by a comedian. “It’s about celebrating our graduating seniors,” said Michelle McDermott, assistant community director of upperclassmen at the office of Campus Life. Full story

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    Silver Eye auctions off history

    April 15, 2014

      A signed Karen Meyers photograph of Pittsburgh born and raised rapper Mac Miller will be among the items up for auction to benefit the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Also on the auction block is the original Charles Teenie Harris photograph “Arthur Oursley seated at a bar with Erin ‘Ma Pitts’ Godfrey behind the counter, in Ma Pitts restaurant. Full story

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    Student attendance reflects on students and school

    April 15, 2014

      Benita Ovwurie found out her attendance was being graded when she was informed by one of her teachers that her grade was getting better now that she started coming to class. When Elissabeth Parsons emailed her teacher to let them know she would be missing class, she was not penalized due to a free day policy allowing the students to miss three classes. Full story