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More than 50 Point Park University students fan out across region to cover historic election

By Jacob Biernacki, Monae Findley, Kimberly Keagy, Luke Lueckert, Kelsey Mikeska, Nicole Pampena, Grecia Ruiz and Malike Turner, Point Park News Service: The 2016 general election will be remembered as a populist revolt that the mainstream media and pollsters failed to predict. As Tuesday night became Wednesday morning, election officials nationwide called state by state in the favor of Republican... Read More

President Hennigan discusses 2016 Election rhetoric

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: WPPJ Radio host Tyler Polk discusses the controversial statements made by the two 2016 Presidential Election candidates. Listen here: Polk also spoke with Point Park University President Paul Hennigan about the rhetoric used during the 2016 Presidential Election, the importance of voting, and his thoughts on how past elections compare to the current one.... Read More

2016 Election Day Coverage

Follow Point Park University students throughout the day as they report in from polling places around Western Pa. 10:30 p.m. PA Results Update At 10:30 p.m., with 71 percent of votes reported, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a slight lead over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 48.9 percent to 47.5 percent. In the Senatorial race, it’s Democratic nominee Katie McGinty... Read More

These voters never leave home to cast a ballot

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: Twice a year, Elizabeth Pazehoski moves the furniture of her living room to make room for the voters of Allegheny County’s Trafford District 1. Her house serves as just one of six of the county’s polling places located in a private citizen’s living room or garage. She’s expecting a big crowd on Tuesday... 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

Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

Blackberry Meadows Farm Started in 1989, Blackberry Meadows Farms practices organic farming. Founder of the farm, Greg Boulos talks about what it really means to operate an organic farm, how farmers revitalize soil and what the foods labeled “organic” on grocery store shelves really are. Created by Point Park University student Megan Bixler and Ralph Musthaler, photojournalist with the Salisbury... Read More

Third parties hope to change voters’ mindsets

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: Over the past several months, Jim Barr worked day and night for five to six days a week to get presidential candidate Darrell Castle on the Pennsylvania ballot for the election. All the while, he knew that Castle literally had no mathematical chance of winning the election. “We work hard and we put... Read More

Pittsburgh Redbud Project colors Point State Park

Pittsburgh Redbud Project The Pittsburgh Redbud project is bringing more vibrant color to the city, looking forward to April and May. On October 22nd, 120 students volunteered and successfully planted 82 redbud trees at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. Created by Point Park University student Trevor Kirby and Jasmine Goldband, visual producer at The Incline . The story was... Read More