Pittsburgh Holiday Desserts You Must Try

By Lauryn Nania, Point Park News Service For Ethan Griffin, the holiday season doesn’t arrive until he heads to Market Square to sell his “moonshine” bars and other sweet delicacies at the Pittsburgh Christmas Market. Angela Carnicella loves selling Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte cake during the holidays as much as she likes to eat the treat called “one of the... Read More

Pennsylvania’s Lack of Teachers of Color is Worsened by an Educator Shortage

By Sabrina Bodon, Point Park News Service Of the 31 teachers in the elementary school where she teaches, Pharlan Ives is the only teacher of color. She tries not to think about it. LaRita Stewart, a fourth grade teacher at Highland Elementary in Ambridge, Pa., understands what that’s like; she’s the only African-American teacher her whole school district. “Nobody needed... Read More

What are Yinz breathing? The battle to breathe clean air

By Jordan Slobodinsky, Point Park News Service The view of Clairton Coke Works from Melanie Meade’s backyard is a visual reminder of the lifetime of difficulty her family has endured from one of Allegheny County’s worst polluters. Cheryl Hurt has seen and breathed soot-laden air as a child, and now as a daycare owner in Clairton, she’s actively trying to protect... Read More

Is Philanthropy at Point Park on the Rise?

By Zoe Esperseth, Point Park News Service Charity opportunities are constantly available, and about 25 percent of the U.S adult population participates in charitable causes. Although younger adults, ages 20-24, make up the lowest percentage of volunteers, Point Park students aren’t letting that statistic deter them. Point Park University has 62 clubs and organizations available to students, according to the... Read More

Innocent Faces in Familiar Places: A Reflection on the Synagogue Shooting

By Derek Malush, Point Park News Service October 27th, 2018 8:56 a.m. The alarm on my cracked Android cell phone rings through my ears for the third time. The snooze button has become a close friend of mine throughout the mornings, especially on a Saturday. I drag my feet down the carpeted stairs and begin to fix myself a cup... Read More

Point Park Students Get Out To Vote

By Andrew Brinker, Point Park News Service Students woke up early this morning but not just to get to class. Instead, hundreds, maybe more than ever before, headed to the Epiphany Catholic Church in Downtown Pittsburgh, the designated polling place for those registered to vote on campus. By early afternoon, the Catholic church was packed with voters. The line formed... Read More

Health Care on the Minds of Voters

By Kelsey Paulus, Point Park News Service The constant sound of the radio scanner in No. 4 Engine House did not seem to stop democracy today. With three voting machines and five welcoming women running the polls, voters flowed in and out throughout Election Day in the mid-afternoon. Fifty-four-year-old Tonya Payne, whose usual work duties are as a safety manager,... Read More