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Vintage Style in the Steel City

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service The racks of Avalon Exchange in Squirrel Hill are filled with vintage and prime second-hand clothes and young people looking for the best finds. In recent years, younger demographics are buying older, vintage clothing, showing a shift in culture and consumerism. The definition of vintage varies, but it is most often a piece... Read More

Part two: Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the second part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read the first part here. Jessa Gibboney, known as Wavy Alabaster (http://wavyalabaster.com), started blogging when she and her husband moved to Pittsburgh. “My husband Ben and I made a big life decision about a year and a half ago when... Read More

Fashion Bloggers Take the Pittsburgh Scene by Storm

By: Brittany Maniet, Point Park News Service This story is the first part of a series about local fashion bloggers. Read Part 2 here. Sydney Carver took a chance starting a fashion blog after taking a marketing and public relations class at James Madison University. Forsaking the corporate world when she moved to Pittsburgh, Jessa Gibboney began blogging, styling customers... Read More

Young and Single Mothers: Episode Two

By: Gracey Evans, Point Park News Service Young and Single Mothers is a series following Abbey Lovett on her journey while raising her son as a young and single mother. She gave birth to her son Grayson when she was 19 and has taken care of him by herself ever since. This series shows the good and bad about how it... Read More

Finding a home for eSports in Pittsburgh

By: Brandi Ogrodowski, Point Park News Service When James O’Connor was in the Marines, he injured his shoulder playing football and had to stop playing the sport he loved. After a friend recommended the online computer game Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), O’Connor, played it to pass the time and quickly fell in love. He loved it so much that... Read More

Burgeoning podcast business grows

By: Matt Petras, Point Park News Service Frank Murgia works over 70 hours between his two jobs as the Pittsburgh Podcast Network executive producer, and Talent Network, Inc.’s digital media creative director. He frequently listens to motivational podcasts and identifies the podcasting business as tough. “There’s many days I think kind of jumped the shark a little bit... Read More

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