Theatre Creator Writes His Plays About Tough Conversations

By Vanessa Vivas At the age of 11, Adil Mansoor chose himself and his identity as a young queer Pakistani boy. At the age of 35, he chose himself again and took an uncomfortable conversation about queerness with his Muslim mother to write a play. Mansoor is a local Pittsburgh theatre director and educator whose work focuses on centering people... Read More

Election Results in the South Side

Photos by Lauryn Nania On November 7th, 2020, people walk the streets of Pittsburgh’s South Side to celebrate the announcement of Joe Biden winning the 2020 presidential election. People travel from Pittsburgh’s South Side across the 10th Street Bridge to downtown on November 7th, 2020 in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. On November 7th, 2020,... Read More

Election stories from four Allegheny County high schools

High school students participating in “Journalists Wanted!” this fall, an Allegheny Intermediate United gifted and talented apprenticeship taught by Point Park journalism professor emeritus Helen Fallon, took on an election reporting assignment.  The students wrote stories about issues concerning their fellow students in this presidential election year that resonate with them.  They asked them what they are concerned about and... Read More

Point Park 2020 Election Coverage

Adapt or die: political organizations, campaigns utilize different strategies ahead of the election Effectiveness of political strategies to be determined by voters By Amanda Andrews Senate Minority Speaker Chuck Schumer speaks with the panel of Patriotic Millionaires on Oct. 23. Fiona McCarthy never thought at 25 years old that she would be involved in a job regarding taxes, let alone... Read More

Take a trip to Cuyahoga Valley

By Jared Murphy Originating as a National Recreation Area in 1974, Cuyahoga Valley was redesignated as a national park 26 years later in 2000, making it the only national park that originated as a national recreation area. Cuyahoga Valley is the only national park in Ohio and is the closest park to Pittsburgh.  Cuyahoga Valley is home to about one... Read More

Pandemic causes mental health to take a tumble

By Donald Bierhals Mental health professionals provide insight on how COVID-19 is causing anxiety and depression – and how to cope with it Amanda Ranalli and Shannon Stonebrook, both licensed mental health counselors in the Pittsburgh area with a combined 25 plus years of experience, have observed more anxiety and depression amongst their patients during the Covid-19 riddled year of... Read More

Point Park Filmmaking through the COVID lens

By Vanessa Vivas When cinema major Noah Kelley Lockette pictured long hours on set for his senior year at Point Park, masks, script rewrites, and last-minute recasts were never part of the picture. As an ambitious senior, Lockette admitted to piling on projects without knowing what he had signed up for. “For the feature, I’m filming, we had recast the... Read More

Point Park’s UCC creates the capacity to help all students mentally

By: Zoey Angelucci In the times of a pandemic, Point Park University’s Counseling Center has done its best to create the capacity to serve all students and their mental health needs. By catering to students’ anxieties, isolation, stress, and other mental maladies during this isolating COVID-19 scare, the UCC’s team has put all students first through this pandemic. “What we... Read More