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Possible Solutions to Pennsylvania’s Gerrymandering Conundrum

Research from Carnegie Mellon University inspires proposed protocols to end issue By: Kimberly Keagy, Point Park News Service:   When Carnegie Mellon University mathematician Alan Frieze started thinking about why half the state voted Democrat, he wondered why the Democrats only had 5 seats in Congress? This prompted him to look into a more fair way of drawing districts. He and... Read More

Native Venezuelans in Pittsburgh reflect on the uncertainty back home

By: Emma Federkeil, Point Park News Service Venezuelan native, Janina Kvedaras, watches the turmoil in her home country unravel from her house in Aspinwall and worries for her friends and family still there. Kvedaras moved to the United States with her husband 10 years ago from Maracaibo, in northwest Venezuela. She said they could have remained in Venezuela a little longer,... Read More

First-time female candidate, now mayor-elect, a fresh face in Bellevue

By: Victoria Bails, Point Park News Service: Following the 2016 Presidential Election, first-time female candidate Emily Marburger attended the Million Women March in Washington, D.C. It was there she decided it was time to get more involved in local government, specifically in her hometown of Bellevue, Pa. “Oh, I can be the person to do this,” Marburger said after looking... 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

Reaction to President Trump

It’s been one year since American voters elected President Donald Trump, and a lot has happened since then. Point Park News Service journalists took to the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh to collect citizens’ thoughts…     Yvette Platt is not a fan of President Donald Trump. She made this clear as she waited for her bus on Wood Street early Wednesday morning.   Americans are... Read More

Election Day Coverage 2017

FOLLOW POINT PARK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THEY REPORT IN FROM POLLING PLACES AROUND WESTERN PA. The state of the polls in the morning  Deborah McMullen, 54, arrived early to vote at Resurrection Church in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood before work to make sure she could act out her civil duties as a citizen.   “I don’t think in people’s minds they think about how important it is to vote for a judge, until they have... Read More