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The push for $15 an hour

College Students comment on the prospect of a higher minimum wage By James Kail, Point Park News Service: Casey McGaw, of Harrisburg, believes that Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is unlivable. Justin Hill a Robert Morris University senior says that a raise from $7.25 an hour would stifle hard work in society and sets a bad example for those who earn raises. Alaina... Read More

Possible Solutions to Pennsylvania’s Gerrymandering Conundrum

Research from Carnegie Mellon University inspires proposed protocols to end issue By: Kimberly Keagy, Point Park News Service:   When Carnegie Mellon University mathematician Alan Frieze started thinking about why half the state voted Democrat, he wondered why the Democrats only had 5 seats in Congress? This prompted him to look into a more fair way of drawing districts. He and... Read More

Reaction to President Trump

It’s been one year since American voters elected President Donald Trump, and a lot has happened since then. Point Park News Service journalists took to the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh to collect citizens’ thoughts…     Yvette Platt is not a fan of President Donald Trump. She made this clear as she waited for her bus on Wood Street early Wednesday morning.   Americans are... Read More

Election Day Coverage 2017

FOLLOW POINT PARK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS THEY REPORT IN FROM POLLING PLACES AROUND WESTERN PA. The state of the polls in the morning  Deborah McMullen, 54, arrived early to vote at Resurrection Church in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood before work to make sure she could act out her civil duties as a citizen.   “I don’t think in people’s minds they think about how important it is to vote for a judge, until they have... Read More

Pepe the Frog for President?

 2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn this election cycle when computer... Read More

Pepe the Frog for President?

2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn this election cycle when computer... Read More

PA budget deadlock hits students in the wallet

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Point Park University senior Brittany Lauffer has had to pick up additional work this fall because of the Pennsylvania budget impasse. The broadcast journalism major moved off campus over the summer only because she expected a $3,634 refund check from the school. But there was a problem: She received just $1,824. Because Pennsylvania... Read More

Peduto plans to invest in youth, education

By Alex Perry | The Pioneer Surrounded by miniature superheroes and princesses, Bill Peduto proudly walked in Bloomfield’s 2013 Halloween parade alongside his campaign supporters, People for Peduto. Marching through the city’s largest nighttime parade, Peduto captured the admiration of attendees in an instant. As he swaggered down Main Street, the zealous politician effortlessly attracted parents and children alike, who... Read More