By U-View Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht discusses the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary. Wecht was at Point Park University as part of the “Point Park Welcomes” series.
By Ligaya Scaff | Point Park News Service Internationals students from Point Park University discuss the political systems of their home countries and their thoughts about American politics.
By Trever Sheets, Point Park News Service: While plunging into a frigid pool of water 24 times in 24 hours, Kelly Kumanchik dealt with the pain. She knew she was making a difference in the lives of children. She will plunge again on Dec. 14. Since the Polar Bear Plunge’s inception in 2010, Pittsburgh Police […]
By Laurie Smith, Point Park News Service: As an author, director and actress, Virginia Wall Gruenert noticed gender bias in business, education and science, and the creative worlds of cinema, media and theatre arts. When she and her husband opened their own theatre, Off the Wall Theatre Productions, they made sure to encourage, foster and […]
By Kristopher Lancaster, Point Park News Service: Sundays in the fall used to be a little more chaotic for Baron Batch. The South Side resident spent parts of three seasons as a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released at the end of training camp in August. Now away from the bright lights […]
By Harrison Buzzatto, Point Park News Service: Brandon Lambert, a Point Park University graduate, stars in Pittsburgh CLO’s “Plaid Tidings.” The show runs Nov. 7 through Jan. 12 at The Cabaret at Theater Square. How do you feel about getting a role in a show like this right out of college? B: I’m so blessed […]
By Ligaya Scaff | Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl features an evening of art exhibitions, music, food, comedy and dance.
By Carly McLeod, Point Park News Service: By 2010, Carnegie Mellon University employed two world-class bagpipe players to lead the world’s first bagpipe performance program — but there was little student interest. That was until a 24-year-old Irish lad named Andrew Carlisle crossed the Atlantic to spearhead the program. Since his arrival, the program has […]
By Alexandra Clemence, Point Park News Service: The Little Free Library Project started in Wisconsin but is now spreading all around Pittsburgh including Highland Park and Aspinwall. The Little Free Libraries are boxes outside of someone’s home or in other locations that hold books free for anyone to take.
By Kirstie Priester, Point Park News Service: Racecar driver Jimmy Weller III raced for the lead in a heat at Charlotte’s dirt track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway when his car caught a rut in the race track and crashed into the wall causing his head to strike a pole. The incident left him in a […]
By Lauren Moore, Point Park News Service: Justine Housum admires the homemade ornaments adorning her Indiana tree and the star perched atop that belonged to her grandmother. In the Pittsburgh home of Nicole Eagan’s Aunt Lu, cookies decorated in green and red icing make for a neat treat. Holiday traditions in the United States have […]
By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: Erik Jabs has caught 2,887 baseballs in 17 different stadiums since 2007. Recently, luck was on the 33-year-old’s side again, but this time instead of a baseball, he landed a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series in Boston for free. Jabs, a Spanish teacher at Steel […]
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 […]
Two long check in tables lined the basement of St. Catherine School at 1915 Broadway Ave in Beechview in the closing hours of Election Day. Behind those tables were many exhausted workers, along with voting booths that went largely unfilled throughout the day. “It’s been really slow,” Judge of Elections Rose Getty said. “This is […]
Story by Sara Payne, Point Park News Service Video by Marina Weis, Point Park News Service Walking in Downtown during peak times can turn into a game of chicken with cars and buses as people are pushed into the street at crowded bus stops. Councilman Bill Peduto said he wants to update this transportation system, […]
By Leeza Tokarski, Point Park News Service: Armed with an idea for a personal training facility and business cards, Greg Johnston got his start by scooping ice cream in a Downtown store that uses the frozen delicacy to help incubate ideas and businesses. Johnston became a dreamer, a member of a cadre of would-be entrepreneurs […]
By Lauren Moore, Point Park News Service: After a 10-hour shift, Ethan Renner likes to switch on his Xbox console, turn up his headphones and play zombie slayer on Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Chalsea Lunglhofer crushes jawbreakers with her lollipop hammer after hours of homework to relax. She advances through the candy factory […]
By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Pumpkin spice beers, the hoppiest IPAs and other creative concoctions are outdoing one another as the latest fad in the still-growing craft beer industry – but one local brewer isn’t buying it. “I just want to use quality ingredients to bring fresh, local beer to my neighborhood,” said Steve […]