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Fallon Travel Fund helps students see the world

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fallon Travel Fund helps students see the world

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Nicolette Jones, a junior sports, arts and entertainment major at Point Park University, has taken advantage of multiple opportunities to travel through trips offered by the university. “My favorite experience would definitely have to be traveling on the alternative spring break trip to New York City with the […]

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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Monday, Feb. 1: A judge sentenced a British woman to six years in prison on Monday for going to Syria to live under the rule of the Islamic State group; Two Virginia Tech students arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old girl; […]

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Positively Negative: Author speaks at Point Park

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Positively Negative: Author speaks at Point Park

Journalist and author Heather Boerner visited Point Park in January to talk about her latest book, “Positively Negative.” And to talk about her life as a freelance writer — hustling for assignments and pay. Based in San Francisco, Boerner tells the story of parents who have HIV — but who give birth to children who […]

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Butler’s historical societies’ need young people for the future

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Butler’s historical societies’ need young people for the future

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Organizations across Butler County are working together to preserve the area’s rich history, striving to preserve pieces of yesterday for the people of today and beyond. “If someone doesn’t keep track of our history, and our lives, by writing it down, or recording video, years from now they […]

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PA budget impasse hurts film industry

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
PA budget impasse hurts film industry

By Ashley Kolumban, Point Park News Service: Jordan LoNigro won’t be appearing in any more cinematic food fights any time soon. After submitting his resume and getting hired as a high school student for the movie, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” he realized that nothing was better than hanging out and throwing food […]

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Pennsylvania teachers respond to drop in PSSA scores

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pennsylvania teachers respond to drop in PSSA scores

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Jennifer Ernsthausen has had to adapt her teaching strategies in order to prepare her elementary students for harder testing. Ernsthausen, who has more than 22 years of teaching experience, began pushing her students with harder problems that include more steps and problem-solving. She did it all to prepare […]

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Shelters make space to keep up with homeless needs

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Shelters make space to keep up with homeless needs

By Gina DiGiorgio, Point Park News Service: John Leon was living on the streets when he broke his foot and suddenly started worrying more about how he would survive. When Leon went to Light of Life Ministries on the Northside, administrators there initially said they have a waiting list for open beds and that they […]

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Parents, kids turn to low-impact flag football

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Parents, kids turn to low-impact flag football

By Sara Mackulin, Point Park News Service: Flag football, a popular sports choice across the country for kids of all ages, provides parents a safe alternative as opposed to contact football. “He’s too little for contact,” Maria Tozzi of Portview said about her son James. “Flag football still teaches him the game, but it is not going […]

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Female actors strive for gender equality

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Female actors strive for gender equality

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: When Faith Dickinson was living in Los Angeles and working as an actress, she said she experienced sexism in Hollywood firsthand. Dickinson struggled to lose weight in an effort to land jobs and to secure an agent. She said that she wasn’t alone in her efforts and noticed […]

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Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

By Lucy DeFruscio, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled the floor plans of its new state-of-the-art learning center Wednesday morning during a press conference held at the location of the new Center for Media Innovation. The Center will be located at the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in the space of […]

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