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Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Looming unopposed in a no-man’s land on the shore of the Monongahela River, Rankin’s derelict Carrie Furnace will be reborn for one night to host a Halloween party unlike any other in Pittsburgh. Two breweries and a historical group will relight the fires — in spirit — to […]

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

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Tuesday, Sept. 30: Anti-jihad ad pulled in N.Y., San Francisco; political protests continue in Hong Kong; Point Park hires new security company   Wednesday, Sept. 24: State lawmaker makes impromptu announcement that he is gay; Ebola cases could increase to 1M by January; […]

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On the street: How should NFL deal with domestic violence?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the street: How should NFL deal with domestic violence?

By Point Park News Service: With pressure building on the National Football League to deal with its players’ domestic violence issues, Point Park University students asked Pittsburghers whether they agree with the league’s actions so far:   Michael Washington, 35, of Uptown, played arena football for the Pittsburgh Power and said he believes the NFL […]

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On the street: How should U.S. deal with ISIS?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the street: How should U.S. deal with ISIS?

By Point Park News Service: President Obama says the United States will defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but he doesn’t have a plan yet. With that in mind, Point Park University students asked Pittsburghers for their suggestions on dealing with the situation. Marilyn Rodgers said she does not want to see the […]

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The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Rick Sebak is known as the creator of the scrapbook documentary. He was making lists of interesting things about Pittsburgh before the Internet made it cool. As we are inundated with list upon list of Pittsburgh landmarks, the Point Park News Service wanted to find out some places […]

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A crowdfunding website full of oddities, all here in Pittsburgh

A crowdfunding website full of oddities, all here in Pittsburgh

By Jonathan Search, Point Park News Service: Don Moyer is a graphic designer who used Kickstarter to create a China plate featuring a city being attacked by flying monkeys. Maggie Lynn Negrete used Kickstarter to finance her own comic book about a pair of princesses and their adventures. “The nice thing about Kickstarter is you meet […]

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PPNS reporters win top statewide honors

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
PPNS reporters win top statewide honors

The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association has recognized Point Park News Service reporters with three of its top statewide journalism awards for student reporters. Graduate student Emily Balser received a first-place award for a collection of stories. She wrote about a blogger who encourages women to go without makeup, how the bald eagle may no longer […]

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Drilling traffic disrupts rural life in Washington County

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Drilling traffic disrupts rural life in Washington County

By Georgia Templeton, Point Park News Service: Kim SanGregorio looks upon the bank that wraps around her property close to the roadway. She examines a long, deep divot where a large vehicle side-swiped the yard. A set of concrete steps are now crushed, and SanGregorio’s 6-year-old rose bushes are in ruin. Eight years ago, SanGregorio […]

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

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Thursday, April 24: Brazil enacts Internet bill of rights to protect citizens; FDA proposes e-cigarette regulations; Point Park freshman will participate in new core curriculum   Tuesday, April 22: Ferry captain facing multiple criminal chargers; American man wins Boston Marathon; USG hosts Pioneer […]

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Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: Before Derek Law was born, his parents were traveling back to Pittsburgh after his father’s failed attempts to become a Major League Baseball player when they were involved in a nasty crash. His mother was seven months pregnant with the Law, who is now 23, during the crash. […]

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