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The Move of Academic Hall’s 100th Anniversary

By Zoey Angelucci Frank Smith played Pokémon Go with a group of friends often in the fall of 2019. For the new Point Park students, it became just a fun way to discover the city around their campus. To his surprise, the university’s Academic Hall was listed as a Pokéstop on the game. It included a fact that the building... Read More

Point Park Student finds her “Shanti” through yoga

By Zoey Angelucci Sophomore business student, Madison Shick, has found true “Shanti” in her wavering journey from being affected by three concussions to becoming a recently certified yoga instructor. Throughout her high school career, Shick experienced three, separate concussive episodes caused by gym class, basketball and cheerleading. After her third, she had trouble sleeping for months and lost some physical... Read More

Keeping the Applause Alive: Theatre Festival Goes Virtual

By Vanessa Vivas While Alexa Wildenberg was disappointed that the career-enhancing Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) is going virtual, she nonetheless plans to attend because it is known as a gateway to acting careers. Regardless of the virtual components, senior theatre arts major, Augustine Ubannwa, refuses to give up the opportunity to network and expose himself to working... Read More

Alexandra Simcho: Weddings, Design, and Family

By Joey Walz When Alexandra “Ali” Simcho’s sister decided to get married, Simcho enjoyed making a detailed plan for a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic that thrilled her family and friends. Six years later, when she and her husband acquired his childhood home, she had fun in the mission of renovating the entire structure. “I liked the idea of... Read More

Pandemic Gym Closures

By Jasmine Schulte When the first round of worldwide gym closures struck due to the pandemic, personal trainer and media influencer Fiona Simpson had to think fast and create at-home workouts to post on her social media so that her clients and followers do not fall off track during their fitness journeys. For Hannah Burns, keeping gyms and recreational facilities... Read More

Election Results in the South Side

Photos by Lauryn Nania On November 7th, 2020, people walk the streets of Pittsburgh’s South Side to celebrate the announcement of Joe Biden winning the 2020 presidential election. People travel from Pittsburgh’s South Side across the 10th Street Bridge to downtown on November 7th, 2020 in celebration of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. On November 7th, 2020,... Read More

Election stories from four Allegheny County high schools

High school students participating in “Journalists Wanted!” this fall, an Allegheny Intermediate United gifted and talented apprenticeship taught by Point Park journalism professor emeritus Helen Fallon, took on an election reporting assignment.  The students wrote stories about issues concerning their fellow students in this presidential election year that resonate with them.  They asked them what they are concerned about and... Read More

Isolation from Family in Trying Times

By Hayley Farrell The year of 2020 has brought forth changes for the lives of many people living in this world. We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The lives of many have been ripped from under them. I can say that personally I am grateful for the health of myself, my family, and my friends. Many of... Read More