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Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Millennials provide unique perspective for PointClickPGH

Editors of PointClickPgh know the cares and concerns about millennials because, well, that’s who they are. The latest edition of Point Park University’s online magazine features fresh takes from multiple perspectives on the issues facing this young generation… Looking around the room, we realized that we all had one thing in common. We are millennials, […]

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Event highlights role of environmental journalists

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Event highlights role of environmental journalists

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, investigative journalist with ACLU of Michigan, will not be eligible for a Pulitzer Prize, despite his work as one of the driving forces behind uncovering the water crisis in Flint, Mich. Guyette accepts that a Pulitzer will be out of his reach while working with the ACLU, an […]

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ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, The Michigan Press Association’s “Journalist of the Year,” says that the Flint Michigan water crisis was the most important story of his 30-year journalism career. “It’s not the national attention that’s important to me,” Guyette, 59, an investigative reporter with the American Civil Liberties Union of […]

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Q&A: Duquesne Amor and sexual assault

Q&A: Duquesne Amor and sexual assault

By Sara Mackulin, Point Park News Service: Sarah Miller operates the Amor learning community at Duquesne University. Miller, her students and colleagues, started a Facebook page called Duquesne Amor in the fall of 2015. The page focuses on informing its followers about sexual assault through statistical articles and information about recent reported incidents. Miller also […]

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Canonsburg feels #LukeStrong for player with terminal illness

| February 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
Canonsburg feels #LukeStrong for player with terminal illness

By Madison Vranish, Point Park News Service: At just 15 years old in 2013, Luke Blanock started experiencing a strange pain in his back and spinal area. After a series of medical checks, Blanock learned that the problems he was experiencing were related to Ewing’s Sarcoma, an extremely rare type of bone cancer. His prospects for […]

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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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