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Communities in Pittsburgh struggle with loss of local news coverage

By: Diana Navarrete PITTSBURGH, Pa.–Communities in the tristate area are losing their primary source of information and are finding solutions to maintain existing news organizations. Various communities are losing daily and weekly newspapers. While others are undergoing changes that are leading to “news deserts.” Remaining organizations in Pittsburgh are trying to stay in business and report on important stories. The... Read More

New Castle fights to keep their newspaper up and running

By: Zoey Angelucci As the Youngstown Vindicator closed its doors on Aug. 31 2019, the nearby city of New Castle was fighting against news desert norms to save its paper and community.  They rely financially on advertising and print and online subscriptions. They pride themselves on the idea of keeping local news, local. While bigger areas, like Youngstown, have large... Read More

Carnegie Science Center unveils new mummy exhibit

By: Jordyn Honrec A plaque on the wall next to the case identifies the body as “MUMAB: The Maryland Mummy”. This mummy, as well as 39 other mummified human and animal remains, are a part of “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition”, a touring museum exhibition that has been seen by two million museum-goers worldwide. MUMAB is the “newest” mummy... Read More

Pittsburghers celebrate, welcome refugees from around the world

Story by Humayoon Babur Pittsburghers from different walks of life recently came together in Market Square to demonstrate love, raise public awareness and encourage refugees to overcome the life struggles they often face in the United States. The event included various faith groups, rights activists and government officials and took place on June 21 to celebrate World Refugee Day. “Because of... Read More

Downtown high school participates in National School Walkout

Photos by Gracey Evans, Point Park News Service On March 14, schools across the country participated in the National School Walkout in response to a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February. Students from CAPA in Downtown Pittsburgh left school with several teachers, wrapped around the school building and stood in silence for 17 minutes for each person killed.... Read More

College student-athlete keeps brother alive through basketball

By Derek Malush, Point Park News Service Rushan E. Roberts didn’t expect much of himself growing up in the Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Roberts was enclosed in a life of violence and drugs that created an unsettling environment for his family to grow up around. Desperately trying to figure his way out of the “continuous cycle,” of guns, Roberts found the light... Read More

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?

By Trina McConnell, Point Park News Service Everyone wants to know if you’re vaccinated, from your doctor to your employer, even the cashier at the drug store is asking, “Have you gotten your flu shot?” As a mother of two boys, Kat Schnur counts herself lucky neither of her sons have gotten the nasty flu that’s currently filling hospital emergency... Read More