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Carabella owner likes Oakmont’s small-town vibe

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Carabella owner likes Oakmont’s small-town vibe

By Arianna Costanzo, Point Park News Service: Carol Kinkela, owner of Carabella in Oakmont, has a quaint little store with few employees who she has known for quite some time. Kinkela said she loves the small town and the close vibes she has with her employees and her customers. Being in the business for 18 […]

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South Side vintage boutique owner lives fashion dream

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
South Side vintage boutique owner lives fashion dream

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: Kate Colussy, owner of the clothing store Highway Robbery Vintage on the South Side, grew up loving fashion and vintage clothing. She has worked almost every job in the fashion marketing world from movie sets and TV shows to retail stores. Colussy, who grew up in Aliquippa and Hopewell […]

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Pittsburgh culinary school grad takes to family cafe

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh culinary school grad takes to family cafe

By Dan Duran, Point Park News Service: Stephanie Kielar is the co-owner of The Café at Wittenauers, a restaurant located in Poland, Ohio. Kielar, 24, who graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in culinary arts last year, has been running the cafe for the past three months. The Café at Wittenauers, […]

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Jenn’s Jems owner gets creative with custom jewelry

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jenn’s Jems owner gets creative with custom jewelry

By Emily Yount, Point Park News Service: Jennifer Orefice, 27, the owner of Jenn’s Jems, Jewelry & Accessories in the Strip District, gets to wake up every morning to go to a job that she loves. Creating hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry since age 13, Orefice specializes in custom and vintage necklaces, bracelets, earrings and […]

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Music videos raise new body image debate

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Music videos raise new body image debate

By Keontá Bender, Point Park News Service: In Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the rapper and her cast are constantly shaking their butts to the beat of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” Another big hit, “Booty,” depicts Jennifer Lopez revealing all of her curves in various scenes, covered in oil and water. Singer Megan Trainor’s  “All About […]

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Former Pitt QB continues to lead off the field

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Pitt QB continues to lead off the field

By Julia Kramer, Point Park News Service: Tyler Palko was a leader from the moment he picked up a football while watching his father coach at West Allegheny High School. His prowess only grew during a career at the University of Pittsburgh where he was arguably one of the best quarterbacks not named Dan Marino. […]

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Northern Tier librarian maintains reference on life

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Northern Tier librarian maintains reference on life

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Kathleen Joritz, of Polish Hill, works as one of two reference librarians at the Northern Tier Regional Library in Gibsonia. Joritz, 29, has lived many places and traveled the world, but she has made Western Pennsylvania her home. Q: Where are you from, and what is it like […]

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York student looks back at Miss America prom incident

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
York student looks back at Miss America prom incident

By Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: Administrators at Pennsylvania’s Central York High School warned Patrick Farves, 18, about the disciplinary actions that would take place if he asked Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom. But when she came to his school for an assembly in April, Farves couldn’t help himself. He had to ask […]

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Pets in dorms: Is stress reduction worth the hassle?

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pets in dorms: Is stress reduction worth the hassle?

By Emily Yount, Point Park News Service: Point Park University student Gianna Annesi wants to move off campus as soon as possible. The 18-year-old freshman dance major has no problems with her dorm, roommate or meal plan — but misses her cat, Bella, who is back home in Syracuse, N.Y., nearly 400 miles away. Annesi said her […]

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Owners grapple with larger iPhones

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Owners grapple with larger iPhones

By Madeline VanHorn, Point Park News Service: Mark King thought he was one of the lucky ones when he was able to get his hands on the newly released iPhone 6 Plus. But when he started using it, he realized the phone felt too large for his hands. Now, he prefers the size of his […]

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