Tag: Pittsburgh

Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hitchcock, heritage and Halloween at Carrie Furnace

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Looming unopposed in a no-man’s land on the shore of the Monongahela River, Rankin’s derelict Carrie Furnace will be reborn for one night to host a Halloween party unlike any other in Pittsburgh. Two breweries and a historical group will relight the fires — in spirit — to […]

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Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: With the launch of Giant Eagle’s 17 flavors of cookies, Caiti Monaco, a corporate communications consultant, and other employees of the grocery retailer decided to see what it would take to break the Guinness World Record of most cookies simultaneously dunked in milk. And, with that, Pittsburgh added […]

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ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
ScareHouse raises the bar on fear this season

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The ScareHouse plans to leave guests hooded, restrained and trapped in a basement. Those who dare to enter the Etna haunted house will encounter an experience designed by a team of fear researchers to leave guests fully immersed in some of their worst nightmares. The attraction offers two […]

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Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh Steeline entertains Steeler nation

By Ralph Musthaler, Point Park News Service: The Pittsburgh Steeline, the official drumline for the Pittsburgh Steelers, performs at every home game. The group performs before the game outside Heinz Field in the parking lots and during the game inside Heinz Field on the field and on the sidelines. If the Steelers win, the drumline […]

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Parade honors African-American history, heritage

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Parade honors African-American history, heritage

By Rebecca Painter, Point Park News Service: The 27th annual African American Heritage Day Parade wound through Downtown on Saturday honoring the 1961 Freedom Riders who challenged bus segregation practices in the South. This year’s grand marshal Sala Udin, a former city councilman, was a 1961 Freedom Rider. Michelle Jackson, a member of the African […]

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On the street: How should NFL deal with domestic violence?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the street: How should NFL deal with domestic violence?

By Point Park News Service: With pressure building on the National Football League to deal with its players’ domestic violence issues, Point Park University students asked Pittsburghers whether they agree with the league’s actions so far:   Michael Washington, 35, of Uptown, played arena football for the Pittsburgh Power and said he believes the NFL […]

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On the street: How should U.S. deal with ISIS?

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
On the street: How should U.S. deal with ISIS?

By Point Park News Service: President Obama says the United States will defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but he doesn’t have a plan yet. With that in mind, Point Park University students asked Pittsburghers for their suggestions on dealing with the situation. Marilyn Rodgers said she does not want to see the […]

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Siblings squeeze out niche for juice

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Siblings squeeze out niche for juice

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: After a year of planning and building renovation, The Pittsburgh Juice Company is open for business. The juice bar, located at 3418 Penn Ave., opened in February by sibling owners Zeb and Naomi Homison. Business has been going well, especially with a late-winter opening, Naomi Homison said. “The […]

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The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
The 5 List: Pittsburgh’s little-known landmarks

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: Rick Sebak is known as the creator of the scrapbook documentary. He was making lists of interesting things about Pittsburgh before the Internet made it cool. As we are inundated with list upon list of Pittsburgh landmarks, the Point Park News Service wanted to find out some places […]

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Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

Young professionals flock to Pittsburgh for film jobs

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Emma Watson standing on the bed of a truck as she bursts through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, the Batmobile casually parked in a spot on Fifth Avenue and Matt Damon hanging out in a field in suburban Avonmore. All of these, notably uncommon, occurrences could be seen in […]

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