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More than 50 Point Park University students fan out across region to cover historic election

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
More than 50 Point Park University students fan out across region to cover historic election

By Jacob Biernacki, Monae Findley, Kimberly Keagy, Luke Lueckert, Kelsey Mikeska, Nicole Pampena, Grecia Ruiz and Malike Turner, Point Park News Service: The 2016 general election will be remembered as a populist revolt that the mainstream media and pollsters failed to predict. As Tuesday night became Wednesday morning, election officials nationwide called state by state […]

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President Hennigan discusses 2016 Election rhetoric

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
President Hennigan discusses 2016 Election rhetoric

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: WPPJ Radio host Tyler Polk discusses the controversial statements made by the two 2016 Presidential Election candidates. Listen here: Polk also spoke with Point Park University President Paul Hennigan about the rhetoric used during the 2016 Presidential Election, the importance of voting, and his thoughts on how past elections […]

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2016 Election Day Coverage

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Election Day Coverage

Follow Point Park University students throughout the day as they report in from polling places around Western Pa. 10:30 p.m. PA Results Update At 10:30 p.m., with 71 percent of votes reported, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a slight lead over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 48.9 percent to 47.5 percent. In the Senatorial race, […]

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These voters never leave home to cast a ballot

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
These voters never leave home to cast a ballot

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: Twice a year, Elizabeth Pazehoski moves the furniture of her living room to make room for the voters of Allegheny County’s Trafford District 1. Her house serves as just one of six of the county’s polling places located in a private citizen’s living room or garage. She’s expecting […]

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Pepe the Frog for President?

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pepe the Frog for President?

2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn […]

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Third parties hope to change voters’ mindsets

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Third parties hope to change voters’ mindsets

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: Over the past several months, Jim Barr worked day and night for five to six days a week to get presidential candidate Darrell Castle on the Pennsylvania ballot for the election. All the while, he knew that Castle literally had no mathematical chance of winning the election. “We […]

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Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Music doesn’t exist without politics for the drummer of Pittsburgh-based punk-rock group Anti-Flag, who goes by the name Pat Thetic. The band has been playing politically charged music around the world for more than 25 years. Their music draws uniquely on sociological and political issues. “We’ve lived here […]

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Point Park student continues coverage on campaign trail

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Point Park student continues coverage on campaign trail

By Mark Dovi, Point Park News Service: Once word got out that President Obama was going to be making a stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 13 for the White House Frontiers Conference, I immediately contacted the press office at the White House. In similar fashion to the presidential debate, I had to supply them […]

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Student experiences presidential debate in-person

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student experiences presidential debate in-person

By Mark Dovi, Point Park News Service: I had the great honor to receive a media credential from Washington University and the United States Secret Service to attend the second Presidential Debate on Sunday, October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Passing through multiple security checkpoints upon entering the actual campus, I could […]

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2016 Election Coverage: Videos

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Election Coverage: Videos

By Aleksander Martich, Point Park News Service: On Sunday, October 9, Point Park University students attended a presidential debate watch party in the Center for Media Innovation. PointNews reporter Aleksander Martich spoke with undecided voters to get a sense of which direction they are leaning towards on Election Day.

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