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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

Vintage mixer proves satisfying for vendors, community

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service Entering Teamster’s Hall for the bi-annual Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer is like walking into an overloaded vintage candy land. On April 7, the two-floor space crammed with turquoise jewelry, flower-patterned 70s mugs and outrageous light fixtures, had plenty for the dedicated collector or first-time shopper to choose from. “We want someone on a budget... Read More

Carnegie Library of Homestead reaches another milestone

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service Built out of the ashes of the Homestead Strike of 1892, the 120-year history of the Carnegie Library of Homestead is rooted in both triumphant and tragic times. As the staff and patrons celebrate the building’s anniversary in the fall, a look back at its current and past proceedings shows the intent of... 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

Vintage Style in the Steel City

By Amanda Myers, Point Park News Service The racks of Avalon Exchange in Squirrel Hill are filled with vintage and prime second-hand clothes and young people looking for the best finds. In recent years, younger demographics are buying older, vintage clothing, showing a shift in culture and consumerism. The definition of vintage varies, but it is most often a piece... 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