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Documenting the vast spectrum of the effects of COVID-19

These short video pieces are final projects of students from the JOUR 302 photojournalism course.   Firefighting during a pandemic By Luke Mongelli   A pandemic Thanksgiving in Murraysville By Lauren Nania   Google working from home during pandemic By...

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...

Body modification options, acceptance rise despite remaining stigmas

By Dara Collins The long history of body modification for Revina Lower started when he was a teenager piercing his ears and eyebrows on his own. In his mid-20s, Lower started tattooing his face, split his tongue and received implants. Now at the age of 44, Lower has...

Point Park athlete enjoys college experience both on and off the court

By Trish Miralles Point Park’s women’s basketball started last season using a more assertive approach to recruiting beyond state lines, placing a record total of six players from Ohio on the roster. These efforts were shown to have paid off, as the team successfully...

Tattoo expo welcomes community, aims to expand reach

Disclaimer: A version of this story ran in The Globe, the Point Park University student-run newspaper. By Dara Collins At the peak of any given day at the annual Bleed Black and Gold Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo, it’s difficult to walk through the aisles of artists and...

Pollutants that harm Pittsburgh’s rivers

By Lauryn Nania Pittsburgh is prominently known for its abundance of bridges built across the three rivers that surround the city. From a distance, these waters accent Pittsburgh with a unique, urban beauty. However, with a closer look, numerous types of pollutants...

Horse racing in Western PA draws both criticism and support

By: Zoe Esperseth As Dawnelle Mock walks through the paddocks where the standardbred racehorses are kept before they are set to compete, she lovingly reflects on the amount of care received by the horses. “They eat breakfast before we do, they get lunch before we do....

A New Life: Breaking From Opioid Addiction

Editor's note: Point Park University student Derek Malush created this multimedia package about a friend and former teammate who became addicted to drugs and who has worked to overcome that addiction. Tyler Szymanski was loved by many in his younger days as a kid. He...

Voters already thinking 2020

As people turned out across Pittsburgh Tuesday to cast votes for county and local races, many already had their minds on the 2020 presidential election. Reporters from the Point Park News Service visited polling stations and political rallies to hear what's on their...

Carnegie Science Center unveils new mummy exhibit

By: Jordyn Hronec One of the many mummies on display at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit. One of the many mummies on display at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the Mummies of the World exhibit. PITTSBURGH--In a glass case,...

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College’s award scholarships for esports

By Nathan Cardillo Point Park Valorant Team playing against Akron University, Summer 2021 Christopher Gaul lives out a dream that most people could only imagine a reality. As the head coach for the Point Park University Esports program for the past year and a half, he...

Vox Populus

The Latin words vox populus mean “voice of the people.” Journalists use this phrase to describe a type of storytelling that asks people on the street their opinions about important topics. With this in mind, Point Park University students talked with people in...

Meet The Globe’s next editor-in-chief

By Lauryn Nania Amanda Andrews knew since the third grade that writing would remain a passion in her life. “I had a project where I had to cover Fallingwater, which kind of tied to journalism. I was interested in informational writing from a really young age,” Andrews...

A Secret Spring Break?

By Zoey Angelucci Every April, Point Park students joyfully finish their semester by celebrating with end-of-year activities. April is a time of performances, showcases, banquets and of course, graduation. Students spend their last few weeks together before the summer...

The Future of Fashion

By Geena Provenzano The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to change many aspects of their lives—one being style. As lockdowns progressed, people started adopting a more casual wardrobe. Sweatpants became the new normal, as Zoom meetings and classes were conducted...