Local Businesses Adapting to Pandemic

By Jamella Smith George Luck and Amber Boyd did not time the opening of their new smoothie and tea bar around the pandemic, but they’ve been able to make a go of it despite the COVID-19 virus. For Danielle Blair, a creator, the pandemic is a perfect time to make candles, soaps and bath salts that grew into a business.... Read More

Point Park Student finds her “Shanti” through yoga

By Zoey Angelucci Sophomore business student, Madison Shick, has found true “Shanti” in her wavering journey from being affected by three concussions to becoming a recently certified yoga instructor. Throughout her high school career, Shick experienced three, separate concussive episodes caused by gym class, basketball and cheerleading. After her third, she had trouble sleeping for months and lost some physical... Read More

Keeping the Applause Alive: Theatre Festival Goes Virtual

By Vanessa Vivas While Alexa Wildenberg was disappointed that the career-enhancing Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is going virtual, she nonetheless plans to attend because it is known as a gateway to acting careers. Regardless of the virtual components, senior theatre arts major, Augustine Ubannwa, refuses to give up the opportunity to network and expose himself to working... Read More

Alexandra Simcho: Weddings, Design, and Family

By Joey Walz When Alexandra “Ali” Simcho’s sister decided to get married, Simcho enjoyed making a detailed plan for a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic that thrilled her family and friends. Six years later, when she and her husband acquired his childhood home, she had fun in the mission of renovating the entire structure. “I liked the idea of... Read More

Pandemic Gym Closures

By Jasmine Schulte When the first round of worldwide gym closures struck due to the pandemic, personal trainer and media influencer Fiona Simpson had to think fast and create at-home workouts to post on her social media so that her clients and followers do not fall off track during their fitness journeys. For Hannah Burns, keeping gyms and recreational facilities... Read More