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Pandemic who?

by Elena Troia After many months of government-mandated closures, Miami’s nightlife is back. Mask-less people fill a popular bar called Booze Garden. Photo by: Elena Troia By: Elena Troia For bartender Andres Gonzalez of Racket, a popular club in the Wynwood Walls, it has been “non-stop” for him and his co-workers, as hundreds of people start to fill up the... Read More

Booming

By: Andrew D. Otts Regional Real Estate on the Rise Despite COVID A boom in real estate can be seen by the multitude of homes on the market throughout neighborhoods in and around Pittsburgh. Photo Credit: Andrew Otts When Nicole Jackman and her husband first saw the 127-year-old Victorian home in Coraopolis, she was immediately taken by its beauty, so... Read More

Staying Afloat

by Andrew D. Otts Small Businesses Adapt to Changing Times As the pandemic arrived in Pittsburgh, bar owner and local DJ Adam Kulik knew the road ahead looked dismal for his businesses but saw an opportunity to adapt. Like Kulik, business owners across the city began brainstorming new ways to attract customers and create content during these unprecedented circumstances. “We... Read More

Local Businesses Adapting to Pandemic

By Jamella Smith George Luck and Amber Boyd did not time the opening of their new smoothie and tea bar around the pandemic, but they’ve been able to make a go of it despite the COVID-19 virus. For Danielle Blair, a creator, the pandemic is a perfect time to make candles, soaps and bath salts that grew into a business.... Read More

Vintage Style in the Steel City

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service The racks of Avalon Exchange in Squirrel Hill are filled with vintage and prime second-hand clothes and young people looking for the best finds. In recent years, younger demographics are buying older, vintage clothing, showing a shift in culture and consumerism. The definition of vintage varies, but it is most often a piece... Read More

Finding a home for eSports in Pittsburgh

By: Brandi Ogrodowski, Point Park News Service When James O’Connor was in the Marines, he injured his shoulder playing football and had to stop playing the sport he loved. After a friend recommended the online computer game Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), O’Connor, played it to pass the time and quickly fell in love. He loved it so much that... Read More

Burgeoning podcast business grows

By: Matt Petras, Point Park News Service Frank Murgia works over 70 hours between his two jobs as the Pittsburgh Podcast Network executive producer, and Talent Network, Inc.’s digital media creative director. He frequently listens to motivational podcasts and identifies the podcasting business as tough. “There’s many days I think kind of jumped the shark a little bit... Read More

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