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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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Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 […]

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Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

By Carly Bozick, Point Park News Service: Emmanuel Lopez, Richard Perez and Felix Castillo all have relocated to Pittsburgh from different Caribbean and South American countries for their love of baseball. Lopez, a Puerto Rican native, Perez, a native of Venezuela, and Castillo, a native of the Dominican Republic, are capitalizing on their opportunities to […]

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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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Pittsburgh Redbud Project colors Point State Park

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh Redbud Project colors Point State Park

Pittsburgh Redbud Project The Pittsburgh Redbud project is bringing more vibrant color to the city, looking forward to April and May. On October 22nd, 120 students volunteered and successfully planted 82 redbud trees at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. Created by Point Park University student Trevor Kirby and Jasmine Goldband, visual producer at The […]

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Mississippi native adjusts to Pittsburgh while working at the Post-Gazette

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mississippi native adjusts to Pittsburgh while working at the Post-Gazette

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: Lacretia Wimbley, 24, a native of Jackson, Miss. recently graduated from Mississippi State University and is a copy desk editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She came to Pittsburgh in June through an internship program and just received a two-year offer for an associateship to stay at the Pittsburgh […]

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Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

Blackberry Meadows Farm Started in 1989, Blackberry Meadows Farms practices organic farming. Founder of the farm, Greg Boulos talks about what it really means to operate an organic farm, how farmers revitalize soil and what the foods labeled “organic” on grocery store shelves really are. Created by Point Park University student Megan Bixler and Ralph […]

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Mount Pleasant fracking sparks city divide

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mount Pleasant fracking sparks city divide

Fracking in Mount Pleasant Township PennFuture and locals give their input on the possibility of future fracking near Fort Cherry High School as the gas industry leaves the town divided. Created by Point Park University student Julian Kovacs and Rebecca Devereaux, reporter at the Herald Standard in Uniontown. The story was created as part of […]

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90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Kevin Sorbo, the Minnesota native, author, and television/movie star will be visiting Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend for the Pittsburgh Comic Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The second annual Pittsburgh Comic Con, sponsored by Wizard World, will host over a dozen celebrities, writers, illustrators and geek […]

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Dead Man’s Hollow springs to life

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dead Man’s Hollow springs to life

Dead Man’s Hollow Two new trails have been introduced to Dead Man’s Hollow, a 450-acre parcel of land with 6-miles of winding trails and winner of the the 2016 Urban Land Institute Placemaking award for “Healthy Place.” Reporters spoke with representatives of Allegheny Land Trust and Landforce volunteers, the people responsible for creating and maintaining […]

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