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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

Night of Fights at Carnegie Music Hall goes to Round 2

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service:  Pro Boxing returns to the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead on Nov. 4. Integrity Fighter Management and the Conn-Greb Boxing Gym present the event following the first successful pro boxing night held at the venue back in March. Mike McSorley, a promoter, and trainer at Conn-Greb said they choose to return to the... Read More

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Dracula: Not for the Faint of Heart

By April Osburn, Point Park News Service: For those who enjoy being spooked and live for Halloween, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “Dracula” will return for the 2017-2018 season opener gracing audiences at the Benedum Center over Halloween weekend.   The dynamic performance, based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, takes you on a journey with Count Dracula to fulfill his... Read More

The Roll Up Trend

Rolled ice cream shops expand throughout Pittsburgh Neighborhoods By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service:  Shewn Chow and Zhu Li wanted to bring rolled ice cream to Pittsburgh.  “We found that rolled ice cream was being done in mostly big cities, and wanted to bring it to a smaller community,” Chow said.   Chow works alongside Li to run and operate the creamery... Read More

Q & A with CollegeFashionista’s Melissa Levin

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service  Melissa Levin is the Editorial Director for CollegeFashionista, which is an online community of college-aged fashion and beauty influencers, or “Style Gurus.” CollegeFashionista’s Style Gurus are the sites interns which submit articles monthly to appear on the site showcasing their school’s style and trends. According to the CollegeFashionista website, the mission of their site is to “introduce college-age students to the inner workings... Read More

Community group seeks to restore Carrick park

By James Kail, Point Park News Service: A $350,000 budget for a remodeled gym, new signage and tools to build a safer environment for kids in 2018 was the first among many topics discussed Sept. 28 during the Friends of Phillips Park meeting at the park’s recreational center in Carrick.   During the meeting members of Carrick’s community and leaders associated with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory discussed and pitched... Read More

Water filters fill plumbing infrastructure gap in Dominican Republic

By Ashley Murray, Point Park News Service:  In the Dominican Republic, people often go without clean water. In rural areas, community members harvest rainwater from their roofs or collect it from the nearest stream or river. And while plumbing exists in cities, many residents still buy bottled water for fear of compromised pipes. Point Park University’s Environmental Journalism students documented... Read More

Pittsburgh attracts young artists with a wealth of opportunities

The city sees a rising number of millennial creators as affordability remains central  A version of this article first appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper.  By Tyler Dague, Point Park News Service: Bowen Schmitt didn’t recognize Pittsburgh. After five and a half years as a student at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art then and founding director of the Great Far... Read More