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Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local band, The SpacePimps, turns to fans for funding

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Rishi Bahl, vocalist and lead guitar player of the Pittsburgh based band, The SpacePimps, can pinpoint at least two or three times he was ready to call it quits since the band began in 2003. “I couldn’t exactly pinpoint a specific great moment (being in a band), but […]

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Restaurant recycling saves money and environment

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Restaurant recycling saves money and environment

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Restaurant owner Sean Casey occasionally finds himself fishing recyclables out of the garbage when others throw them in the nearest waste can. As owner of the Church Brew Works, Casey has been recycling everything he can – including the refurbished church where the restaurant is located – since […]

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Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

Pittsburgh cigar shop offers laid-back vibe

By Ben Wyland, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s Strip District can be an overwhelming and a chaotic place for a first-time visitor. Leaf and Bean, a cigar and coffee shop, offsets that chaos and provides a laid-back and slower-paced environment for the busy Strip. Owner Jim Robinson, also known as “Island Jim,” wanted to open a […]

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Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students compete to show cool side of manufacturing

By Emily Fava, Point Park News Service: Southwestern Pennsylvania companies have a history of providing industries with the tools and supplies that they need to continue operations. Actuators, home alarm systems and packaging that are used by companies across the country are made in Pennsylvania, yet very few people get a behind-the-scenes look at how […]

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Event highlights role of environmental journalists

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Event highlights role of environmental journalists

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, investigative journalist with ACLU of Michigan, will not be eligible for a Pulitzer Prize, despite his work as one of the driving forces behind uncovering the water crisis in Flint, Mich. Guyette accepts that a Pulitzer will be out of his reach while working with the ACLU, an […]

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Aspiring actors give voice to Wilson’s words

Aspiring actors give voice to Wilson’s words

By Morgan McCoy, Point Park News Service: Long before Denzel Washington took to August Wilson’s “Fences,” high school students have been breathing life into the famous Pittsburgh playwright’s legacy with the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition. Pittsburgh’s competition, headed by the Bill Nunn Theater Outreach Project, will be celebrating its 8th year on March 14 […]

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Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Stuart Fisk has cared for people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years. The Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner and director of the Positive Health Clinic said he remembers when the drug Daraprim was much more commonly used because a lot more people were sick and dying of the parasitic […]

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Q&A: Duquesne Amor and sexual assault

Q&A: Duquesne Amor and sexual assault

By Sara Mackulin, Point Park News Service: Sarah Miller operates the Amor learning community at Duquesne University. Miller, her students and colleagues, started a Facebook page called Duquesne Amor in the fall of 2015. The page focuses on informing its followers about sexual assault through statistical articles and information about recent reported incidents. Miller also […]

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Play engages audience with issues of justice and race

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Play engages audience with issues of justice and race

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: A play opening Friday in Pittsburgh aims to challenge audiences and bring diversity to the local theater scene. “A Lesson Before Dying,” opening at the New Hazlett Theatre Performing Arts Center on March 4, tells the story of a young African American man named Jefferson who finds himself on death […]

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Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kelcey Sharkas feels safe identifying as a Muslim in Pittsburgh, but says she is still cautious in light of recent events that are generating both positive and negative reactions toward her religious community. Sharkas serves as director of programming for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) in Oakland. […]

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