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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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Q&A: Beyond the music with saxophonist Darryl Leeper

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Beyond the music with saxophonist Darryl Leeper

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Walk through Market Square on any given day and you might see Darryl Leeper, 60, a North Side native, playing various tunes on his saxophone with passion. Occasionally, he stops between songs to take breaks, but he’s always right back at it. Leeper recently agreed to share a […]

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Q&A: ‘Gotham Pop’ artist follows her dreams to L.A.

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: ‘Gotham Pop’ artist follows her dreams to L.A.

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: When Monica Khan was just a child, she frequently visited her grandmother in Wilkinsburg. During her visits, she quickly fell in love with her grandmother’s Bollywood music records, singing to them on a daily basis. Although she didn’t know it back then, Khan credits those old Bollywood tunes […]

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Q&A: Music guru opens up about entertaining

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Music guru opens up about entertaining

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Ed Traversari’s passion for music began in high school when he was a drummer in a local band. Working towards a degree in business at Robert Morris University, Traversari was the president of the Student Activities Committee, where he was in charge of planning concerts held at the […]

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Q&A: Point Park alum shares his journey to National Geographic

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Point Park alum shares his journey to National Geographic

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: Former Point Park University Professor Matt Adams landed a job in Washington D.C. that he did not predict. Adams always knew he had a passion for storytelling, but he originally hoped to work for Rolling Stone. His new journey is leading him to many places he never expected. Q: […]

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Director wants to “Kill Em All” in Pittsburgh

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Director wants to “Kill Em All” in Pittsburgh

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: After spending several years as a director, photographer and tattoo artist in Pittsburgh, Brian Holton wanted to return to his roots. When he discovered an old friend’s web series on his Facebook timeline, he saw it as an opportunity to head home to Kansas City, Mo., and get […]

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