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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

Finding a home for eSports in Pittsburgh

By: Brandi Ogrodowski, Point Park News Service When James O’Connor was in the Marines, he injured his shoulder playing football and had to stop playing the sport he loved. After a friend recommended the online computer game Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), O’Connor, played it to pass the time and quickly fell in love. He loved it so much that... Read More