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Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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, […]

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Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Play engages audience with issues of justice and race

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Play engages audience with issues of justice and race

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: A play opening Friday in Pittsburgh aims to challenge audiences and bring diversity to the local theater scene. “A Lesson Before Dying,” opening at the New Hazlett Theatre Performing Arts Center on March 4, tells the story of a young African American man named Jefferson who finds himself on death […]

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Young librarian helps public trace roots

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Young librarian helps public trace roots

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Michigan native Margaret Hewitt always loved history, so it was only natural for her to become a librarian. At just 28, the librarian said she has found her dream job by helping people track their genealogy and other historical topics at the Butler Area Library. “Whether you are […]

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Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: On a family vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Hannah Jenkins at age 9 shyly declined all offers of those trying to get her to participate in karaoke night — until her mother offered her a $20 incentive. In front of 200 strangers, Jenkins sang “Don’t Cry Out Loud” […]

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Fallon Travel Fund helps students see the world

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fallon Travel Fund helps students see the world

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Nicolette Jones, a junior sports, arts and entertainment major at Point Park University, has taken advantage of multiple opportunities to travel through trips offered by the university. “My favorite experience would definitely have to be traveling on the alternative spring break trip to New York City with the […]

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Butler’s historical societies’ need young people for the future

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Butler’s historical societies’ need young people for the future

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Organizations across Butler County are working together to preserve the area’s rich history, striving to preserve pieces of yesterday for the people of today and beyond. “If someone doesn’t keep track of our history, and our lives, by writing it down, or recording video, years from now they […]

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Female actors strive for gender equality

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Female actors strive for gender equality

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: When Faith Dickinson was living in Los Angeles and working as an actress, she said she experienced sexism in Hollywood firsthand. Dickinson struggled to lose weight in an effort to land jobs and to secure an agent. She said that she wasn’t alone in her efforts and noticed […]

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Q&A: Player-turned-painter shares his journey

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Player-turned-painter shares his journey

By Anthony Mendicino, Point Park News Service: Baron Batch is an artist. One glance inside his Homestead studio feels like a trek to the inner workings of his mind: loud, vibrant colors juxtaposed with warm wood tones and a random collection of toys, doohickeys and doodads formed and reformed in Batch’s signature style. Before the art […]

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