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 […]
By Melanie Vangas, Point Park News Service: Stressing about finals and her remaining two years of college, Michelle Azadi found herself thinking of a distant vacation destination, even if it might take some time before she can afford it. Josue Acosta counts down the days until his arrival in paradise. “Spring break is all about forgetting school […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]