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Pittsburgh college students find companionship through pets

By Erin Massie, Point Park News Service Julia Hoon never could’ve overcome a vicious assault during a walk home from the store without her dog. Gracey Evans has a hidden scar from a horrific school assault but was able to move forward with the aid of an emotional support animal. And Ryan Finn has persevered struggle after struggle to get... Read More

The practice of Hypnotherapy helps some, hurts others, stumps many

By Lauren Ortego, Point Park News Service Joseph Goth was in dental school when he first experienced hypnotherapy – his professor at the time successfully stopped blood flow in both of his arms during an in-class demonstration. Maureen Milligan found success in her weight loss journey after frequent visits to the PA Hypnosis Center, and after a brief stint working... Read More

Bellevue mayor sparks community revival with Harry Potter inspired event

By Francesca Dabecco, Point Park News Service Before 30-year-old Emily Marburger became mayor of Bellevue, she already had hopes for the magic she could bring to community revitalization. Among her latest efforts is a Harry Potter inspired wizard weekend to take place this summer. “My biggest hope is that everyone can come to this event and feel welcomed, included and... Read More

Downtown high school participates in National School Walkout

Photos by Gracey Evans, Point Park News Service On March 14, schools across the country participated in the National School Walkout in response to a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February. Students from CAPA in Downtown Pittsburgh left school with several teachers, wrapped around the school building and stood in silence for 17 minutes for each person killed.... Read More

College student-athlete keeps brother alive through basketball

By Derek Malush, Point Park News Service Rushan E. Roberts didn’t expect much of himself growing up in the Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Roberts was enclosed in a life of violence and drugs that created an unsettling environment for his family to grow up around. Desperately trying to figure his way out of the “continuous cycle,” of guns, Roberts found the light... Read More

Point Park’s Title IX hosts #MeToo panel to prepare students for sexual harassment

By: Royce Jones, Point Park News Service Amid the powerful response and presence of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, Point Park University is going beyond the hashtag to show students how to handle sexual harassment on campus and in the workplace. The interactive panel titled “#MeToo: What’s Next?” will allow students and attendees to speak with industry professionals across... Read More

The Toonseum: A celebration of comics, characters and culture

By Casey Hoolahan, Point Park News Service Comics: you’ve grown up reading them and watching them on television, but have you ever thought about their cultural and artistic value? The Toonseum in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is just one of three museums in the United States focusing on exhibiting comic art. Established in 2007, the Toonseum was originally located at the... Read More