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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. The center is calling last year’s... Read More

Pittsburgh looks to clean up with mandatory recycling

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kyle Winkler, the current recycling supervisor at Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Environmental Services, works to ensure that recycling in the city runs smoothly. According to Chapter 619 of the city code, recycling is mandatory for every resident, business, institution and office in Pittsburgh. “From a city perspective, it is cheaper to recycle than to... Read More

Female actors strive for gender equality

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: When Faith Dickinson was living in Los Angeles and working as an actress, she said she experienced sexism in Hollywood firsthand. Dickinson struggled to lose weight in an effort to land jobs and to secure an agent. She said that she wasn’t alone in her efforts and noticed that many of her fellow... Read More

Q&A: Music guru opens up about entertaining

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Ed Traversari’s passion for music began in high school when he was a drummer in a local band. Working towards a degree in business at Robert Morris University, Traversari was the president of the Student Activities Committee, where he was in charge of planning concerts held at the university. Traversari later became a... Read More

“Summer in the Square” runs through October

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Many Point Park University students like Lacey Baroch, 20, a junior dance major, look forward to the different events that are held in Market Square throughout the year. Market Square, sometimes referred to as the heart of downtown, is currently hosting a series of weekly activities as part of its “Summer in the... Read More