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COVID Throws a Wrench in the Penguins’ Game Plan

By Joseph Burkhard, Delta Daley, Brandon Kurzawski, and Kevin Turcovsky COVID was not part of the game-plan for the Penguins, but many fans said they remain optimistic about the team’s chances. “I think they’re all young and healthy enough to handle it, and they’ll come out of it strong in the end,” says Rich, who is from Uniontown. After months... Read More

A Secret Spring Break?

By Zoey Angelucci Every April, Point Park students joyfully finish their semester by celebrating with end-of-year activities. April is a time of performances, showcases, banquets and of course, graduation. Students spend their last few weeks together before the summer break, while seniors can take these final days as an exciting end before their new beginnings. However, this year students are... Read More

The Future of Fashion

By Geena Provenzano The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to change many aspects of their lives—one being style. As lockdowns progressed, people started adopting a more casual wardrobe. Sweatpants became the new normal, as Zoom meetings and classes were conducted from the waist up. Stores that once specialized in formalwear, began selling loungewear. With nowhere to go, there wasn’t much... Read More

COVID and the Impact on College Professors

By Grace Balzer It has been a year since Point Park went remote due to COVID-19. In that year, professors and students have overcome challenges during the transition. Professors learned how to create effective online classes, how to keep remote and in-person students at the same level, and have a successful outcome. Teaching in the Conservatory of Performing Arts, Susan... Read More

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

College Sports Cut Short Due to COVID-19

by Elena Troia How Point Park University senior athletes are coping with impact of a global pandemic When Point Park sports seasons got canceled last spring, junior soccer player Jonathan Hanks didn’t realize that it may be a long time until he returns to the field. Senior women’s soccer team member Makahla Wiler feels as if this is her worst... Read More

How Religious Groups Recovered Community during COVID-19

by Sarah Gibson One key resource that religions as a concept can provide is that of community with others. In some sects, such as Quakerism, the community serves as a core tenant of the religion itself. Most religions base themselves around some sort of regular gathering to sit with others and practice their religious traditions together. So when a pandemic... 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

History Repeats in Real Time

By Emma Christley Similarities between the 2020 and 1918 pandemics reveal three lessons to be learned In 1945, long-awaited vaccinations for the Influenza virus, which created a worldwide pandemic in 1918, were first administered to military personnel, before going out to the general public. In December 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in record time and... Read More