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Technology-free concerts gain popularity, debate

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Technology-free concerts gain popularity, debate

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sheena Ekas loves going to concerts, but she has started to find the other fans in attendance irritating. It seems like every time she goes to a show lately, everyone around her spends more time on their phones rather than watching the performance. “There are times you can’t […]

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Allison Park student creates haunted trail

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Allison Park student creates haunted trail

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: As three children approached his location, Michael Byrnes waited on the pitch black trail, jumped out and took an elbow to the face. Two vistors were looking away when Cory Mahony sneaked up behind them and yelled in their ears, which left one visitor screaming expletives. While waiting […]

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Row House Cinema highlights zombies, horror films

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Row House Cinema highlights zombies, horror films

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: Despite its single screen, Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville has mastered the week-long retrospective, whether focusing on a single actor or actress or a specific genre of film. “Picking the retrospectives comes from all the employees brainstorming together and choosing the best one,” said Deena Hower, assistant manager […]

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Pets in dorms: Is stress reduction worth the hassle?

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pets in dorms: Is stress reduction worth the hassle?

By Emily Yount, Point Park News Service: Point Park University student Gianna Annesi wants to move off campus as soon as possible. The 18-year-old freshman dance major has no problems with her dorm, roommate or meal plan — but misses her cat, Bella, who is back home in Syracuse, N.Y., nearly 400 miles away. Annesi said her […]

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Owners grapple with larger iPhones

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Owners grapple with larger iPhones

By Madeline VanHorn, Point Park News Service: Mark King thought he was one of the lucky ones when he was able to get his hands on the newly released iPhone 6 Plus. But when he started using it, he realized the phone felt too large for his hands. Now, he prefers the size of his […]

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ScareHouse actors set stage for frights

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
ScareHouse actors set stage for frights

By Amanda King, Point Park News Service: Kevin Poelcher shaved his head to commit to the intensity of his character at ScareHouse, a Millvale haunted house. Also: ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season “Actors have to mentally prepare to leave their everyday real lives to get into the character they are playing,” the […]

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Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Looming unopposed in a no-man’s land on the shore of the Monongahela River, Rankin’s derelict Carrie Furnace will be reborn for one night to host a Halloween party unlike any other in Pittsburgh. Two breweries and a historical group will relight the fires — in spirit — to […]

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Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: With the launch of Giant Eagle’s 17 flavors of cookies, Caiti Monaco, a corporate communications consultant, and other employees of the grocery retailer decided to see what it would take to break the Guinness World Record of most cookies simultaneously dunked in milk. And, with that, Pittsburgh added […]

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Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pierogi Fest adds sweet variety to savory tradition

  By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Chocolate cupcakes may be sweet, but Gwyn Zollinger is taking a chance on sour. The owner of Happy Camper Cupcakes will be swapping her batter’s usual ingredient, vinegar, for sauerkraut juice and some of the fermented vegetable. Zollinger’s pierogie-inspired cakes will be found among hot dogs, tacos […]

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ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

| October 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The ScareHouse plans to leave guests hooded, restrained and trapped in a basement. Those who dare to enter the Etna haunted house will encounter an experience designed by a team of fear researchers to leave guests fully immersed in some of their worst nightmares. The attraction offers two […]

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