By Aleksander Martich, Point Park News Service: On Sunday, October 9, Point Park University students attended a presidential debate watch party in the Center for Media Innovation. PointNews reporter Aleksander Martich spoke with undecided voters to get a sense of which direction they are leaning towards on Election Day.
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 […]
By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Sewickley’s Big Bang Comics and Collectibles enjoys the new normal: Like other area comic shops, it buzzes with people discussing the next big comic movie or TV show. Hollywood’s zealous creation of comic book-based television series and movies has given boosts to local comic shops with new and different customers. “It’s the […]
By Liz Palmer, Point Park News Service: Jonathan Morelli struggled with drug addiction throughout high school in Hempfield Area School District. His mother thought he had overcome his issues until the morning of Feb. 6, 2013, when he was found dead of a heroin overdose. Dr. Gary Cuccia was unaware of the abuse his 16-year-old […]
By Kimberly Smith Point Park News Service During the month of October, Halloween crazies look for ways to scare and be scared—and one of the most traditional forms of scaring comes in the horror film. Since the release of “Nosferatu” in 1922, the genre has evolved tremendously, going through themes and trends, but all keeping […]
By Hillary Maglin Point Park News Service When The Hollywood Theater on Dormont’s Potomac Avenue opened in 1933, it was expected to be a local entertainment hotspot for the remainder of its existence. However, lack of funds forced the independent theater to close its doors to the public in 1998. After reopening and closing several […]
By Tinamaria Colaizzi Point Park News Service The Pittsburgh Filmmakers fall lineup includes educational artist workshops, a Marcellus Shale documentary project and two musical presentations that combine electronic and classic sounds. “This time of the year always brings the Three Rivers Film Festival, but we also have other events lined up separate from the festival”, said […]
By Richelle Szypulski Point Park News Service Light streamed in through yellowing classroom blinds as Lexi Dripps sat in her last day of freshman English. But it wasn’t sunlight. The time was nearing 2 a.m. and instead of waiting for the bell to ring, she was anticipating a different sound to signal her freedom: “Cut.” […]