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Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Eddie Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is […]

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PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: Point Park University’s Kevin Taylor has been an influential member in bringing innovation to the school. As the director of athletic communications and assistant athletic director, Taylor has changed the way viewers can watch Point Park athletic events. When Point Park was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate […]

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Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Reps from ESPN, AT&T discuss live coverage and sponsorships

By Victoria Bails, Point Park News Service: In celebration with the opening of the Center for Media Innovation, the Pittsburgh Center for Sports and Media Marketing hosted “The Speed of Live: Why Sports Matter Most to Fans & Brands” featuring two speakers from ESPN and AT&T in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Lawrence […]

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Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Stuart Fisk has cared for people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years. The Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner and director of the Positive Health Clinic said he remembers when the drug Daraprim was much more commonly used because a lot more people were sick and dying of the parasitic […]

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Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kelcey Sharkas feels safe identifying as a Muslim in Pittsburgh, but says she is still cautious in light of recent events that are generating both positive and negative reactions toward her religious community. Sharkas serves as director of programming for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) in Oakland. […]

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Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Mary Wildman’s life changed forever just a few days after her son’s first birthday. She took her son to the pediatrician for an ear infection, but during the appointment she was told her son was also due for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Her son, Nick, […]

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Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: When Dawn Blonski came across a clothing donation box in Moon Township’s Kmart parking lot, she promptly decided to drop off her own gently used clothing. The big, red bin had been placed in the lot by the Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America and West Mifflin’s American Thrift […]

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Student activism stirs college campuses, as always

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student activism stirs college campuses, as always

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: When Alex Austin realized how bad it’s going to get for his 11-year-old daughter and other kids who would one day attend college, he realized he needed to act for the future. After learning about the Million Student March, a national movement aimed at tuition-free public college, the […]

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Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Thirty years ago, Michael Lipinski could be found in a jail cell at Riker’s Island. Today, he can be found serving dinner to the homeless and poor of Pittsburgh. Lipinski is at the Light of Life Rescue Mission on East North Avenue nearly every day. It is there […]

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PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
PPNS director discusses latest book, “The Color of Sundays”

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Few are aware of the man who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers embrace diversity to build a historic team during a time of extreme racial tension. “The Color of Sundays,” a new book by Andrew Conte, a Tribune-Review investigative reporter and director of the Point Park News Service, explores […]

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