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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

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