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

A Pittsburgh-based, successful business woman

By Jamella Smith Alicia Jenkins’ first successful business was a construction firm, which started while reestablishing a relationship with her estranged mother. While she mended things with her mother, Jenkins also realized she was good at business, even during a pandemic. “Everything that I ever thought would be a boundary for me, wasn’t.  There are no boundaries, only what is... Read More

Butler County radio personality impacts community

By Donald Bierhals Bob Cupp gets up no later than 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. He grabs a cup of coffee, catches up on sports news for an hour, then “hits the ground running” as he makes his way to the Butler radio station where he has been working for 36 years. Tyler Friel admires Bob Cupp’s ability to make... Read More

Theatre Creator Writes His Plays About Tough Conversations

By Vanessa Vivas At the age of 11, Adil Mansoor chose himself and his identity as a young queer Pakistani boy. At the age of 35, he chose himself again and took an uncomfortable conversation about queerness with his Muslim mother to write a play. Mansoor is a local Pittsburgh theatre director and educator whose work focuses on centering people... 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

Point Park 2020 Election Coverage

Adapt or die: political organizations, campaigns utilize different strategies ahead of the election Effectiveness of political strategies to be determined by voters By Amanda Andrews Senate Minority Speaker Chuck Schumer speaks with the panel of Patriotic Millionaires on Oct. 23. Fiona McCarthy never thought at 25 years old that she would be involved in a job regarding taxes, let alone... Read More