Activity Spotlight: Hiking

Hiking is one of my most treasured pastimes.  The benefits of this activity are overwhelming.  Hiking gives you the ability to exercise, explore, and take in the beautiful aspects of a natural setting.  One of the high points of getting out on trails is the calm sense of mind the woods instill.  I love the…

Concern for Climate Change

Editorial: With 2016 being adorned the title “hottest year on record,” climate change has become a serious issue facing the human race today.  Due to rising levels of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, temperatures are rising across the globe at a consistent rate.  There is overwhelming scientific evidence regarding this matter,…

CAB Holds Skating Event at PPG Ice Rink, Despite Rain

January 17, 2017 Students hit the ice Wednesday evening at the PPG Place seasonal outdoor rink for a free event hosted by the Campus Activity Board (CAB). Because of inclement weather, the event was rescheduled to one week later, to be held Wednesday, Jan. 18. Junior sports, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) major Kristi Chenarides…

A Little Bit About Myself

I’ve decided to start a blog in order to organize my internet presence all in one place.  As an aspiring journalist major in my junior year at Point Park University, I have begun to develop a portfolio of published pieces I will be posting here. I am a features editor for PPU’s student newspaper, The Globe….

Welcome to Walkaway Words

Hello, I’m Carley Bonk. This is the place where I’ll be recounting daily observations, sharing my published works and posting photos of my travels.

Pioneer Records Signs Chase and the Barons as Newest Pioneer Star

December 6, 2016 Since Chase and the Barons has been named the latest Pioneer Records star, the band has already seen progress in their ability to build their fan base and develop their image and sound. “Music development wise, just playing so often has gotten us to be much tighter as musicians, our live shows…

Protest Runs from Oakland to South Side

November 29, 2016 More than 1,500 people gathered Nov. 16 at the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland to march to Pittsburgh’s South Side in a demonstration of support to communities that they felt have been marginalized since Donald Trump’s election. Demonstrators came together in solidarity to support those who have felt targeted by President-elect Donald…

Not on My Campus Raises Awareness of Consent

November 1, 2016 Syrah Sherwood, Point Park’s Not On My Campus founder and president, stressed how easily lines can be blurred in sexual encounters at Halloween gatherings where costumes can be misinterpreted. “Costumes can often be small, but consent is consent. Little clothing doesn’t mean ‘yes,’” Sherwood said. Point Park University’s chapter of Not On…

Barcelona Architecture

Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain.  Also referred to as the House of Bones.

Halloween Concert Event Scheduled at the Pittsburgh Playhouse

October 25, 2016 To rock out on Halloween night, Pioneer Records is welcoming students to be a part of its first Rocktoberfest at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, presenting Grandadchilds and Chase and the Barons. Kylie Koch, a Pioneer Records representative, said the event is the Pioneer Records debut for Chase and the Barons. “It’s a nice…