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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

Denis Theatre renovation continues

By Matt Petras and Lauren Ortego, Point Park News Service: Alex Parrish loves movies so much that he shows classics such as “Casablanca” to his children – even when they said it bored them. Now, Parrish has joined a nearly-10-year effort to resurrect the Denis Theatre, a movie theater located in Mt. Lebanon with a history that spans back to... Read More

Starbucks plans still brewing

By Casey Hoolahan, Point Park News Service: Note: This article originally appeared in the Point Park Globe, a student-run news outlet serving the Point Park community. As the fall semester begins, there is no official set opening date for the new campus Starbucks location, leaving students without their caffeine fix. In May, the university announced to students via email that... Read More

High costs of elder care concern residents and families

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sherry Wimer has many concerns when it comes to caring for her mother, Ladonna Herbertson, 79, who suffers from dementia. “I do everything for her,” Wimer, of Sarver, Pa., said. “I do all her finances; she wouldn’t even know where to begin. I do her shopping. I make sure she gets to the... Read More

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Edward Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is a gym that was created to... Read More

Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

 By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 with the University of Dayton... Read More