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Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Eddie 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 […]

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Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 […]

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Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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More than 50 Point Park University students fan out across region to cover historic election

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
More than 50 Point Park University students fan out across region to cover historic election

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 […]

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2016 Election Day Coverage

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Election Day Coverage

Follow Point Park University students throughout the day as they report in from polling places around Western Pa. 10:30 p.m. PA Results Update At 10:30 p.m., with 71 percent of votes reported, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a slight lead over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton 48.9 percent to 47.5 percent. In the Senatorial race, […]

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These voters never leave home to cast a ballot

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
These voters never leave home to cast a ballot

By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: Twice a year, Elizabeth Pazehoski moves the furniture of her living room to make room for the voters of Allegheny County’s Trafford District 1. Her house serves as just one of six of the county’s polling places located in a private citizen’s living room or garage. She’s expecting […]

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Pepe the Frog for President?

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pepe the Frog for President?

2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn […]

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Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

Blackberry Meadows Farm Started in 1989, Blackberry Meadows Farms practices organic farming. Founder of the farm, Greg Boulos talks about what it really means to operate an organic farm, how farmers revitalize soil and what the foods labeled “organic” on grocery store shelves really are. Created by Point Park University student Megan Bixler and Ralph […]

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Mount Pleasant fracking sparks city divide

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mount Pleasant fracking sparks city divide

Fracking in Mount Pleasant Township PennFuture and locals give their input on the possibility of future fracking near Fort Cherry High School as the gas industry leaves the town divided. Created by Point Park University student Julian Kovacs and Rebecca Devereaux, reporter at the Herald Standard in Uniontown. The story was created as part of […]

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