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Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: On a family vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Hannah Jenkins at age 9 shyly declined all offers of those trying to get her to participate in karaoke night — until her mother offered her a $20 incentive. In front of 200 strangers, Jenkins sang “Don’t Cry Out Loud” […]

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Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Mary Wildman’s life changed forever just a few days after her son’s first birthday. She took her son to the pediatrician for an ear infection, but during the appointment she was told her son was also due for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Her son, Nick, […]

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Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clothing donation boxes offer chances — and choices

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: When Dawn Blonski came across a clothing donation box in Moon Township’s Kmart parking lot, she promptly decided to drop off her own gently used clothing. The big, red bin had been placed in the lot by the Keystone Paralyzed Veterans of America and West Mifflin’s American Thrift […]

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Student activism stirs college campuses, as always

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student activism stirs college campuses, as always

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: When Alex Austin realized how bad it’s going to get for his 11-year-old daughter and other kids who would one day attend college, he realized he needed to act for the future. After learning about the Million Student March, a national movement aimed at tuition-free public college, the […]

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Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Light of Life shelter helps homeless throughout the year

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: Thirty years ago, Michael Lipinski could be found in a jail cell at Riker’s Island. Today, he can be found serving dinner to the homeless and poor of Pittsburgh. Lipinski is at the Light of Life Rescue Mission on East North Avenue nearly every day. It is there […]

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Butler’s historical societies’ need young people for the future

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Butler’s historical societies’ need young people for the future

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Organizations across Butler County are working together to preserve the area’s rich history, striving to preserve pieces of yesterday for the people of today and beyond. “If someone doesn’t keep track of our history, and our lives, by writing it down, or recording video, years from now they […]

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Toy drives grant children’s Christmas wishes

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Toy drives grant children’s Christmas wishes

By Gina DiGiorgio, Point Park News Service: Heather Fiedler was getting rid of her children’s old toys when suddenly she came up with a great idea for a way to give back to children in need. Fiedler decided to start her own toy drive, called “Play it Forward,” where people can donate their gently used […]

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Pennsylvania teachers respond to drop in PSSA scores

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pennsylvania teachers respond to drop in PSSA scores

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Jennifer Ernsthausen has had to adapt her teaching strategies in order to prepare her elementary students for harder testing. Ernsthausen, who has more than 22 years of teaching experience, began pushing her students with harder problems that include more steps and problem-solving. She did it all to prepare […]

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Kennywood boasts region’s tallest Christmas ‘tree’

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kennywood boasts region’s tallest Christmas ‘tree’

By Christopher Hawkins, Point Park News Service: Kennywood’s 5th annual light display will be highlighted by a brand new 90-foot-tall Christmas tree, the tallest on record in Pennsylvania. Several metal snowmen towering over 20 feet tall and 1,000 pounds will be on display for the first time this year at Overly’s Country Christmas, courtesy of Westmoreland […]

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Q&A: Young journalist in the Steel City

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Young journalist in the Steel City

By Amber Dimitroff, Point Park News Service: Andrew Goldstein knew he would become a journalist when he was a member of his high school newspaper staff. Goldstein, a 2014 graduate of Point Park University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, now serves as a general assignments reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. During his time at […]

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