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Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Editors of PointClickPgh know the cares and concerns about millennials because, well, that’s who they are. The latest edition of Point Park University’s online magazine features fresh takes from multiple perspectives on the issues facing this young generation… Looking around the room, we realized that we all had one thing in common. We are millennials, […]

Event highlights role of environmental journalists

Event highlights role of environmental journalists

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, investigative journalist with ACLU of Michigan, will not be eligible for a Pulitzer Prize, despite his work as one of the driving forces behind uncovering the water crisis in Flint, Mich. Guyette accepts that a Pulitzer will be out of his reach while working with the ACLU, an […]

ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, The Michigan Press Association’s “Journalist of the Year,” says that the Flint Michigan water crisis was the most important story of his 30-year journalism career. “It’s not the national attention that’s important to me,” Guyette, 59, an investigative reporter with the American Civil Liberties Union of […]

Arts & Culture

Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Editors of PointClickPgh know the cares and concerns about millennials because, well, that’s who they are. The latest edition of Point Park University’s online magazine features fresh takes from multiple perspectives on the issues facing this young generation… Looking around the room, we realized that we all had one thing in common. We are millennials, […]

Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Rishi Bahl, vocalist and lead guitar player of the Pittsburgh based band, The SpacePimps, can pinpoint at least two or three times he was ready to call it quits since the band began in 2003. “I couldn’t exactly pinpoint a specific great moment (being in a band), but […]

Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

By Emily Fava, Point Park News Service: Southwestern Pennsylvania companies have a history of providing industries with the tools and supplies that they need to continue operations. Actuators, home alarm systems and packaging that are used by companies across the country are made in Pennsylvania, yet very few people get a behind-the-scenes look at how […]

Entertainment

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 […]

Hollywood’s comic-book revolution helps shops

Hollywood’s comic-book revolution helps shops

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Sewickley’s Big Bang Comics and Collectibles enjoys the new normal: Like other area comic shops, it buzzes with people discussing the next big comic movie or TV show. Hollywood’s zealous creation of comic book-based television series and movies has given boosts to local comic shops with new and different customers. “It’s the […]

Lifestyle

Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Stuart Fisk has cared for people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years. The Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner and director of the Positive Health Clinic said he remembers when the drug Daraprim was much more commonly used because a lot more people were sick and dying of the parasitic […]

Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kelcey Sharkas feels safe identifying as a Muslim in Pittsburgh, but says she is still cautious in light of recent events that are generating both positive and negative reactions toward her religious community. Sharkas serves as director of programming for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) in Oakland. […]

Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Mary Wildman’s life changed forever just a few days after her son’s first birthday. She took her son to the pediatrician for an ear infection, but during the appointment she was told her son was also due for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Her son, Nick, […]

Politics

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.  

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 […]

Business

Social media gives — and takes away

Social media gives — and takes away

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Brandi Smith of Smith Brothers Agency, an advertising company on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, addressed a nearly full Lawrence Hall Ballroom Monday, April 11 about her social media encounter with Lena Dunham. Smith, the agency’s digital and social strategist, explained how they composed a Twitter response to the Girls creator […]

Restaurant recycling saves money and environment

Restaurant recycling saves money and environment

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Restaurant owner Sean Casey occasionally finds himself fishing recyclables out of the garbage when others throw them in the nearest waste can. As owner of the Church Brew Works, Casey has been recycling everything he can – including the refurbished church where the restaurant is located – since […]

Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

By Ben Wyland, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s Strip District can be an overwhelming and a chaotic place for a first-time visitor. Leaf and Bean, a cigar and coffee shop, offsets that chaos and provides a laid-back and slower-paced environment for the busy Strip. Owner Jim Robinson, also known as “Island Jim,” wanted to open a […]