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Baron Batch sees graffiti as medium for social change

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: Growing up in West Texas, where high school football is a top priority, Baron Batch knew that playing the game was a given – but deep down inside he always knew that he wanted to be an artist, too. As a kid, Batch had a speech impediment where he couldn’t say the letter R, so... Read More

‘Black Women’ documentary explores diversity

By Vania Arthur, Point Park News Service: “Black Women” is a growing documentary that I’m exploring through the lives and lenses of black women. It will touch on intersectionality, sexuality, intimacy, interracial relationships, colorism, and the lives of these women, their struggles and their accomplishments. This video is on Intersectionality through the lens of Fenice Thompson, 20, a student and black... Read More

Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Edward Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is a gym that was created to... Read More

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

  By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service Point Park University’s Kevin Taylor has been an influential member in bringing innovation to the school. As the director of athletic communications and assistant athletic director, Taylor has changed the way viewers can watch Point Park athletic events. When Point Park was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), they... Read More

Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Legendary comic book writer and former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Tom DeFalco attended the Pittsburgh Comic Con in November. DeFalco has worked on such prolific titles as “Dazzler” and “Thor,” but is most well-known for his time on “The Amazing Spider-Man” series. I was lucky enough to catch up with him and discuss comic books,... Read More

Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

By Carly Bozick, Point Park News Service: Emmanuel Lopez, Richard Perez and Felix Castillo all have relocated to Pittsburgh from different Caribbean and South American countries for their love of baseball. Lopez, a Puerto Rican native, Perez, a native of Venezuela, and Castillo, a native of the Dominican Republic, are capitalizing on their opportunities to play baseball at the collegiate... Read More