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Point Park Students Get Out To Vote

By Andrew Brinker, Point Park News Service Students woke up early this morning but not just to get to class. Instead, hundreds, maybe more than ever before, headed to the Epiphany Catholic Church in Downtown Pittsburgh, the designated polling place for those registered to vote on campus. By early afternoon, the Catholic church was packed with voters. The line formed... Read More

Health Care on the Minds of Voters

By Kelsey Paulus, Point Park News Service The constant sound of the radio scanner in No. 4 Engine House did not seem to stop democracy today. With three voting machines and five welcoming women running the polls, voters flowed in and out throughout Election Day in the mid-afternoon. Fifty-four-year-old Tonya Payne, whose usual work duties are as a safety manager,... Read More

South Side Market House Voters Hopeful This Election

By Mitchell Drake, Point Park News Service Small waves of hopeful voters floated into the South Side Market House this morning despite the heavy voter turnout predicted for this midterm election. The long historic hall was mostly only populated with kitsch fall décor and the smiling faces of volunteer poll workers. The hall lacked signs, fliers or campaign advocates promoting... Read More

Voters in Monroeville Voice Opinions on Trump

By Christiana Cates, Point Park News Service Voters gathered today at the Municipal Building in Monroeville to participate in the General Election which serves Ward 6 District 9. Voters assembled themselves in a room with the two lines reaching out into the lobby. At 1:15 p.m., the location was mildly crowded, with voters moving toward the seven machines resembling black... Read More

Part two: Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the second part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read the first part here. Jessa Gibboney, known as Wavy Alabaster (http://wavyalabaster.com), started blogging when she and her husband moved to Pittsburgh. “My husband Ben and I made a big life decision about a year and a half ago when... Read More

Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the first part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read Part 2 here. Sydney Carver took a chance starting a fashion blog after taking a marketing and public relations class at James Madison University. Forsaking the corporate world when she moved to Pittsburgh, Jessa Gibboney began blogging, styling customers... Read More

Restricted Release Inmates face years alone in a cell

As reform slowly moves through corrections system, are the “worst of the worst” forgotten about?   By Gary Lenigan and Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service In 2010, while testifying in his own defense on a rape charge, Robert Polzer stabbed himself in the neck with a pen and screamed “I love you” to his victim, erratic behavior that continued in... Read More