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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 Center, encouraging shoppers like Blonski... Read More

‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: As Megs Yunn volunteered at a local after-school program, she learned something heartbreaking about an 11-year-old girl named Beverly: She never had celebrated her birthday. Distraught by the thought of a child never experiencing a birthday party or even having a slice of her own cake, Yunn wanted to make a difference for... Read More

Q&A: ‘Gotham Pop’ artist follows her dreams to L.A.

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: When Monica Khan was just a child, she frequently visited her grandmother in Wilkinsburg. During her visits, she quickly fell in love with her grandmother’s Bollywood music records, singing to them on a daily basis. Although she didn’t know it back then, Khan credits those old Bollywood tunes for much of her current... Read More

Director wants to “Kill Em All” in Pittsburgh

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: After spending several years as a director, photographer and tattoo artist in Pittsburgh, Brian Holton wanted to return to his roots. When he discovered an old friend’s web series on his Facebook timeline, he saw it as an opportunity to head home to Kansas City, Mo., and get involved with the show himself.... Read More

AI designers head to Pittsburgh Fashion Week

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s top student designers will take their work to the runway for this year’s fourth-annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week. Sammi Parrish, Allison Bailey, Christina Knieriem and Laura Hillman are among the students who will showcase their work in the highly anticipated “Back-to-Back” fashion show at the school, featuring the city’s... Read More