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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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SAT changes leave college students bitter

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
SAT changes leave college students bitter

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: When Duquesne University student Tony DelSardo learned about changes to the Scholastic Aptitude Test that set the 2,400-point scoring scale back to 1,600 in the spring of 2016, the first words that struck him were, “What if?” “Hearing about the changes makes me think, ‘What if?’ because I’ve […]

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Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The Green Lane Project 2.0 by People for Bikes is coming to Pittsburgh. The nonprofit will donate $25,000, as well as $250,000 of in-kind services from its technical experts and engineers, which will attempt to transform the city into a Mecca for bicyclists. This initiative will mark Downtown […]

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Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Point Park University students and faculty gathered on Thursday to hear two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists share how they uncovered police corruption in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, winners of the 2010 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, spoke about writing the series Tainted Justice, which […]

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Fashion bloggers reach the world

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fashion bloggers reach the world

By Alex Perry, Point Park News Service: Jessica Smart, a fashion management graduate from Toronto, gets feedback for  her ideas about the latest trends from all over the globe. Blogging has helped her gain exposure and an audience. She has noticed a change in herself too. “It truly sucks you in,” she said. “I’m more […]

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PNC Park prepares for Opening Day

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
PNC Park prepares for Opening Day

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: While the Pittsburgh Pirates are down in Bradenton, Fla., preparing for their regular season home-opener, PNC Park maintenance workers and businesses located around the stadium are doing the same. “In March you have a bigger push [to prepare the ballpark], more labor involved,” Dennis DaPra, executive vice president […]

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