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The push for $15 an hour

College Students comment on the prospect of a higher minimum wage By James Kail, Point Park News Service: Casey McGaw, of Harrisburg, believes that Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is unlivable. Justin Hill a Robert Morris University senior says that a raise from $7.25 an hour would stifle hard work in society and sets a bad example for those who earn raises. Alaina... Read More

Possible Solutions to Pennsylvania’s Gerrymandering Conundrum

Research from Carnegie Mellon University inspires proposed protocols to end issue By: Kimberly Keagy, Point Park News Service:   When Carnegie Mellon University mathematician Alan Frieze started thinking about why half the state voted Democrat, he wondered why the Democrats only had 5 seats in Congress? This prompted him to look into a more fair way of drawing districts. He and... Read More

Reaction to President Trump

It’s been one year since American voters elected President Donald Trump, and a lot has happened since then. Point Park News Service journalists took to the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh to collect citizens’ thoughts…     Yvette Platt is not a fan of President Donald Trump. She made this clear as she waited for her bus on Wood Street early Wednesday morning.   Americans are... Read More

Election Day Coverage 2017

FOLLOW POINT PARK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THEY REPORT IN FROM POLLING PLACES AROUND WESTERN PA. The state of the polls in the morning  Deborah McMullen, 54, arrived early to vote at Resurrection Church in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood before work to make sure she could act out her civil duties as a citizen.   “I don’t think in people’s minds they think about how important it is to vote for a judge, until they have... Read More

Night of Fights at Carnegie Music Hall goes to Round 2

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service:  Pro Boxing returns to the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead on Nov. 4. Integrity Fighter Management and the Conn-Greb Boxing Gym present the event following the first successful pro boxing night held at the venue back in March. Mike McSorley, a promoter, and trainer at Conn-Greb said they choose to return to the... Read More

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Dracula: Not for the Faint of Heart

By April Osburn, Point Park News Service: For those who enjoy being spooked and live for Halloween, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “Dracula” will return for the 2017-2018 season opener gracing audiences at the Benedum Center over Halloween weekend.   The dynamic performance, based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, takes you on a journey with Count Dracula to fulfill his... Read More

The Roll Up Trend

Rolled ice cream shops expand throughout Pittsburgh Neighborhoods By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service:  Shewn Chow and Zhu Li wanted to bring rolled ice cream to Pittsburgh.  “We found that rolled ice cream was being done in mostly big cities, and wanted to bring it to a smaller community,” Chow said.   Chow works alongside Li to run and operate the creamery... Read More