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Body modification options, acceptance rise despite remaining stigmas

By Dara Collins The long history of body modification for Revina Lower started when he was a teenager piercing his ears and eyebrows on his own. In his mid-20s, Lower started tattooing his face, split his tongue and received implants. Now at the age of 44, Lower has lost count of his list of body modifications that includes many more... Read More

Point Park athlete enjoys college experience both on and off the court

By Trish Miralles Point Park’s women’s basketball started last season using a more assertive approach to recruiting beyond state lines, placing a record total of six players from Ohio on the roster. These efforts were shown to have paid off, as the team successfully ended this past season with numerous regional awards. One standout player is Ohio native and freshman... Read More

Pollutants that harm Pittsburgh’s rivers

By Lauryn Nania Pittsburgh is prominently known for its abundance of bridges built across the three rivers that surround the city. From a distance, these waters accent Pittsburgh with a unique, urban beauty. However, with a closer look, numerous types of pollutants such as lead and plastic have tarnished the waters.  Lead  In 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released... Read More

Horse racing in Western PA draws both criticism and support

By: Zoe Esperseth As Dawnelle Mock walks through the paddocks where the standardbred racehorses are kept before they are set to compete, she lovingly reflects on the amount of care received by the horses. “They eat breakfast before we do, they get lunch before we do. These guys get a lot of care and attention.” Dawnelle Mock serves as both... Read More

A New Life: Breaking From Opioid Addiction

Editor’s note: Point Park University student Derek Malush created this multimedia package about a friend and former teammate who became addicted to drugs and who has worked to overcome that addiction. Tyler Szymanski was loved by many in his younger days as a kid. He had nothing but triumphs and success in the sports he played and the friendships he... Read More

Voters already thinking 2020

As people turned out across Pittsburgh Tuesday to cast votes for county and local races, many already had their minds on the 2020 presidential election. Reporters from the Point Park News Service visited polling stations and political rallies to hear what’s on their minds. By Zoey Angelucci Barbara Johnstone, 67, a retired professor, said the upcoming election is one of... Read More

Carnegie Science Center unveils new mummy exhibit

By: Jordyn Hronec One of the many mummies on display at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit. One of the many mummies on display at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit. PITTSBURGH–In a glass case, there is the preserved body of a Maryland man, wrapped in... Read More

Pittsburgh nonprofit Hello Neighbor welcomes immigrant families

By: Humayoon Babur Under a cloudless sky, dozens of immigrant families gathered at Carnegie Park in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, on June 22 to enjoy the outdoors and spend time together, looking like a big, connected family.  Hello Neighbor is a nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and friendship to support refugee and immigrant families. To mark the end of World Refugee Week,... Read More