Tag: College

Growing trend of depression in college students

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Tule Woodson, Point Park News Service: In the past decade, there has been a growing trend in clinically diagnosed depression in college students. Stresses range from academic challenges to drug and alcohol problems. Writer-producer Tule Woodson examines the issue including interviews with students.  

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NHL lockout sends fans back to college

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
NHL lockout sends fans back to college

By Megan Guza Point Park News Service Aaron Troy’s eyes never leave the ice as a Robert Morris University forward grabs a rebound and slides the puck past the Bentley University goalie. It’s not a Sidney Crosby backhander, but Troy will take it. “It’s not the best hockey, but it’s hockey,” he said. Troy, like […]

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New company aims to level the college expenses playing field

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
New company aims to level the college expenses playing field

By Krystal Hare Point Park News Service Elayn Martin-Gay’s “Intermediate Algebra,” a textbook on local university textbook lists, costs between $44.15 and $147.76 at Barnes & Noble (B&N). OrgSync, a student organization software, costs $2,500 per year on the orgsync.com. Studies also support that student start-up ideas can help generate future jobs. Now, a start-up […]

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Local college students try to get the youth to the polls

| October 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
Local college students try to get the youth to the polls

By Pete Bridge Point Park News Service The Point Park College Republicans want to bring a speaker from a conservative, gay organization called Go Proud to their campus to rally support for Mitt Romney while a different Point Park group backing Barack Obama has canvassed downtown. A Duquesne University fraternity held a student debate for politically […]

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Depression silent fear among college students

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Depression silent fear among college students

By Sebentile Dlamini Point Park News Service Feelings of sadness and anxiousness overwhelmed a nineteen-year-old freshman in his first foray away from home. In the midst of depression he began to lose weight, was unable to sleep, and became disinterested with his schoolwork and extracurricular activities. He contemplated suicide when his loved ones intervened and […]

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Renting cars is a Zip

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Renting cars is a Zip

By Megan Guza Point Park News Service Ross Marshall needed a car. With rental rates expensive and buying a car out of the question, the then-student at Duquesne University turned to the only car-sharing program he could find – Zipcar. The rates though, were discouraging to Marshall, 25, of Mount Washington. “When I was looking […]

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