News

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: Point Park University’s Kevin Taylor has been an influential member in bringing innovation to the school. As the director of athletic communications and assistant athletic director, Taylor has changed the way viewers can watch Point Park athletic events. When Point Park was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate […]

Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 […]

Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

By Carly Bozick, Point Park News Service: Emmanuel Lopez, Richard Perez and Felix Castillo all have relocated to Pittsburgh from different Caribbean and South American countries for their love of baseball. Lopez, a Puerto Rican native, Perez, a native of Venezuela, and Castillo, a native of the Dominican Republic, are capitalizing on their opportunities to […]

Arts & Culture

Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Legendary comic book writer and former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Tom DeFalco attended the Pittsburgh Comic Con in November. DeFalco has worked on such prolific titles as “Dazzler” and “Thor,” but is most well-known for his time on “The Amazing Spider-Man” series. I was lucky enough to catch up with […]

90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Kevin Sorbo, the Minnesota native, author, and television/movie star will be visiting Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend for the Pittsburgh Comic Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The second annual Pittsburgh Comic Con, sponsored by Wizard World, will host over a dozen celebrities, writers, illustrators and geek […]

Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Music doesn’t exist without politics for the drummer of Pittsburgh-based punk-rock group Anti-Flag, who goes by the name Pat Thetic. The band has been playing politically charged music around the world for more than 25 years. Their music draws uniquely on sociological and political issues. “We’ve lived here […]

Entertainment

Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Music doesn’t exist without politics for the drummer of Pittsburgh-based punk-rock group Anti-Flag, who goes by the name Pat Thetic. The band has been playing politically charged music around the world for more than 25 years. Their music draws uniquely on sociological and political issues. “We’ve lived here […]

Symphony program puts students in charge

Symphony program puts students in charge

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Katie Morrow received the opportunity of a lifetime as a high school sophomore: playing on stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in Downtown, Pittsburgh. “It was a very surreal moment,” said Morrow now a senior cello player at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. “Just being on the […]

The Five List: History Center’s top artifacts

The Five List: History Center’s top artifacts

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Amid the adventures in the Strip District is the Senator John Heinz History Center, a 275,000-square-foot museum housing 250 years of the Pittsburgh region’s history. Anne Madarasz, museum division director and curator by training, has more than  22 years of experience at the History Center, making her the perfect person to […]

Lifestyle

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Eddie Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is […]

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: Point Park University’s Kevin Taylor has been an influential member in bringing innovation to the school. As the director of athletic communications and assistant athletic director, Taylor has changed the way viewers can watch Point Park athletic events. When Point Park was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate […]

Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

By Victoria Bails, Point Park News Service: In celebration with the opening of the Center for Media Innovation, the Pittsburgh Center for Sports and Media Marketing hosted “The Speed of Live: Why Sports Matter Most to Fans & Brands” featuring two speakers from ESPN and AT&T in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Lawrence […]

Politics

Pepe the Frog for President?

Pepe the Frog for President?

2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn […]

PA budget deadlock hits students in the wallet

PA budget deadlock hits students in the wallet

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Point Park University senior Brittany Lauffer has had to pick up additional work this fall because of the Pennsylvania budget impasse. The broadcast journalism major moved off campus over the summer only because she expected a $3,634 refund check from the school. But there was a problem: She […]

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.  

Business

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Eddie Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is […]

Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 […]

‘Littlest Angels’ helps parents remember babies

‘Littlest Angels’ helps parents remember babies

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: When Rose Ann Milbert started repurposing wedding gowns into burial gowns for stillborn babies and preemies who passed away, she never imagined the overwhelming amount of positive feedback she would receive. “We provide some comfort for families at a time of loss or about a time they are […]