News

Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

By Alex Grubbs, Amanda King and Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: The price of gas in the Pittsburgh region is making its way to the $3 line, something that has not been seen in almost three years — just in time for the holiday season. A native from San Diego and resident of Oakland, […]

Rally supports Conflict Kitchen’s efforts

Rally supports Conflict Kitchen’s efforts

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: Supporters rallied for the re-opening of Conflict Kitchen on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in the wake of the restaurant’s closing late last week after receiving threats over its Palestinian menu and food wrappers that feature stories from people in Palestine. On Tuesday, Conflict Kitchen announced it would re-open […]

Veterans Day Parade in Pittsburgh

Veterans Day Parade in Pittsburgh

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The 95th annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, Nov. 8, honored veterans from around the region.  

Arts & Culture

‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: “Kiss My Apps” is a new art exhibit with pieces inspired by media apps. The concept behind artist Andi Irwin’s exhibit in the show is to incorporate everyday mobile apps into one-of-a-kind art pieces. The exhibit can be seen at BE galleries, 3583 Butler St., through Nov. 15. Her […]

‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

By Madeline VanHorn, Point Park News Service: Gianna Martello, 25, of Forest Hills, works as a choreographer at the Abby Lee Dance Company and can be seen on Lifetime’s hit series “Dance Moms.” Martello graduated from Point Park University in 2011 with a degree in advertising and public relations. Q: How long have you been […]

Music videos raise new body image debate

Music videos raise new body image debate

By Keontá Bender, Point Park News Service: In Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the rapper and her cast are constantly shaking their butts to the beat of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” Another big hit, “Booty,” depicts Jennifer Lopez revealing all of her curves in various scenes, covered in oil and water. Singer Megan Trainor’s  “All About […]

Entertainment

‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

‘Kiss My Apps’ exhibit gets interactive in Lawrenceville

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: “Kiss My Apps” is a new art exhibit with pieces inspired by media apps. The concept behind artist Andi Irwin’s exhibit in the show is to incorporate everyday mobile apps into one-of-a-kind art pieces. The exhibit can be seen at BE galleries, 3583 Butler St., through Nov. 15. Her […]

‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

‘Dance Moms’ choreographer celebrates lifetime of dance

By Madeline VanHorn, Point Park News Service: Gianna Martello, 25, of Forest Hills, works as a choreographer at the Abby Lee Dance Company and can be seen on Lifetime’s hit series “Dance Moms.” Martello graduated from Point Park University in 2011 with a degree in advertising and public relations. Q: How long have you been […]

Music videos raise new body image debate

Music videos raise new body image debate

By Keontá Bender, Point Park News Service: In Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the rapper and her cast are constantly shaking their butts to the beat of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” Another big hit, “Booty,” depicts Jennifer Lopez revealing all of her curves in various scenes, covered in oil and water. Singer Megan Trainor’s  “All About […]

Lifestyle

Carabella owner likes Oakmont’s small-town vibe

Carabella owner likes Oakmont’s small-town vibe

By Arianna Costanzo, Point Park News Service: Carol Kinkela, owner of Carabella in Oakmont, has a quaint little store with few employees who she has known for quite some time. Kinkela said she loves the small town and the close vibes she has with her employees and her customers. Being in the business for 18 […]

South Side vintage boutique owner lives fashion dream

South Side vintage boutique owner lives fashion dream

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: Kate Colussy, owner of the clothing store Highway Robbery Vintage on the South Side, grew up loving fashion and vintage clothing. She has worked almost every job in the fashion marketing world from movie sets and TV shows to retail stores. Colussy, who grew up in Aliquippa and Hopewell […]

Pittsburgh culinary school grad takes to family cafe

Pittsburgh culinary school grad takes to family cafe

By Dan Duran, Point Park News Service: Stephanie Kielar is the co-owner of The Café at Wittenauers, a restaurant located in Poland, Ohio. Kielar, 24, who graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in culinary arts last year, has been running the cafe for the past three months. The Café at Wittenauers, […]

Politics

Election Day in Pittsburgh area

Election Day in Pittsburgh area

By Point Park News Service: Point Park University student photographers spread out across the Pittsburgh area to document Election Day 2014.  

Peduto plans to invest in youth, education

Peduto plans to invest in youth, education

By Alex Perry | The Pioneer Surrounded by miniature superheroes and princesses, Bill Peduto proudly walked in Bloomfield’s 2013 Halloween parade alongside his campaign supporters, People for Peduto. Marching through the city’s largest nighttime parade, Peduto captured the admiration of attendees in an instant. As he swaggered down Main Street, the zealous politician effortlessly attracted […]

Councilman O’Connor builds on father’s mayoral career

Councilman O’Connor builds on father’s mayoral career

By Tony Sonita, Point Park News Service: When Mayor Bob O’Connor suddenly died from a rare brain cancer in 2006, his youngest son, Corey, started rethinking his own life plans. He always talked with his father about becoming a teacher, but O’Connor realized he could have a major impact in politics too. “Growing up, I’d […]

Business

Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

By Alex Grubbs, Amanda King and Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: The price of gas in the Pittsburgh region is making its way to the $3 line, something that has not been seen in almost three years — just in time for the holiday season. A native from San Diego and resident of Oakland, […]

Great Allegheny Passage gives businesses new life

Great Allegheny Passage gives businesses new life

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Mary Aukerman stumbled into the business of renting out her old family property to visitors passing through the area in Confluence — but 14 years later she is seeing a big payoff from travelers on the Great Allegheny Passage. Aukerman decided to open The Parker House, a guest […]

Technology-free concerts gain popularity, debate

Technology-free concerts gain popularity, debate

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sheena Ekas loves going to concerts, but she has started to find the other fans in attendance irritating. It seems like every time she goes to a show lately, everyone around her spends more time on their phones rather than watching the performance. “There are times you can’t […]