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Struggling with Adjustments

By Halle Compton Being stuck at home was not something I wanted to do during my final month of school. But due to unforeseen circumstances, things aren’t where a lot of people want it to be. Personally, I hate being home. I hate being cooped up. It doesn’t help my anxiety much. Hearing news about the virus irks me and... Read More

Sticking to Normal Routines in Uncertain Times

Name Withheld The effects of the abrupt changes have been drastic on both my college life and personal life, which have become one at this point. Between the stress of moving off campus in such a hurry, the stress of online schooling and the stress of the pandemic at large has created a lot more anxiety for me as well... Read More

Roadblocks and Struggles in Difficult Times

By Tia Bailey It seemed like it all happened so quickly: Schools were closing down and moving online, and suddenly we were all home, in quarantine, working on our courses online and unable to leave our houses.  This has been the biggest change for me, as I am the kind of person who learns best in a classroom, and the... Read More

Leaving Downtown Pittsburgh Behind

By Amanda Andrews I sat in the back of my family’s minivan, piled high with a mini-fridge, a large suitcase, books and notebooks spilling out of several plastic bags. My older sister had the windows rolled down, and the air was brisk as we pulled onto Boulevard of the Allies and away from the campus I had called home since... Read More

The Witch Journey Out of the Broom Closet

By Miriah Auth Anna Lyons hid her practice of witchcraft after being bullied as a child. When her peers dismissed and invalidated her belief in magic, she went into hiding.  Tatyana Johnson was told she was going to hell by a Tinder date when she invited him to a meeting of witches at Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop... Read More

Golden Souls: How local artists are changing the business of wearable art

By Matthew Ryan Miramontes Sarah Sindler always wanted to be an artist, but it was not until she began casting and working with fine metals like gold and silver did she find a career involving wearable art. Other artists like Sakony Burton might have been involved with his clothing brand Désir longer than he has been turning fine metals into... Read More

Point Park Dad shares Inspiration to stay fit

Produced by Lauryn Nania This Point Park dad shares his inspirations for staying fit as he ages. This 60-second documentary is an assignment for Gina Catanzarite’s Broadcast News Reporting class. Students had to create a 60-second documentary featuring someone. This had its challenges because of the current COVID-19 quarantine. Read More

An Attic Full of Memories

Produced by Colton DeBiase Spring cleaning in the family’s attic revealed a treasure trove of memories for this Point Park dad. This 60-second documentary is an assignment for Gina Catanzarite’s Broadcast News Reporting class. Students had to create a 60-second documentary featuring someone. This had its challenges because of the current COVID-19 quarantine. Read More

Middle schooler self-teaches different hair styling techniques

Produced by Sara Rae Wisniewski This creative middle-school student shows how he’s preparing for a career as a hair stylist. This 60-second documentary is an assignment for Gina Catanzarite’s Broadcast News Reporting class. Students had to create a 60-second documentary featuring someone. This had its challenges because of the current COVID-19 quarantine. Read More

Point Park Mom Makes Social Gatherings “Virtual”

Produced by Jake Dabkowski The coronavirus pandemic may be forcing people to stay inside but one local woman is staying socially connected by organizing Virtual Happy Hours with her friends! This 60-second documentary is an assignment for Gina Catanzarite’s Broadcast Writing and Editing class. Students had to create a 60-second documentary featuring someone. This had its challenges because of the... Read More