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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

Night of Fights at Carnegie Music Hall goes to Round 2

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service:  Pro Boxing returns to the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead on Nov. 4. Integrity Fighter Management and the Conn-Greb Boxing Gym present the event following the first successful pro boxing night held at the venue back in March. Mike McSorley, a promoter, and trainer at Conn-Greb said they choose to return to the... Read More

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Dracula: Not for the Faint of Heart

By April Osburn, Point Park News Service: For those who enjoy being spooked and live for Halloween, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of “Dracula” will return for the 2017-2018 season opener gracing audiences at the Benedum Center over Halloween weekend.   The dynamic performance, based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker, takes you on a journey with Count Dracula to fulfill his... Read More

Historic review riles up Northside residents

By: Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service:  A disconnect in communication with the Historical Review Commission leaves a number of residents unsatisfied The crimson-red brick façade of the Allegheny Inn ignites the corner of North and Cedar Avenues, immediately separating itself from neighboring buildings. The Inn is a remnant from the 1880s and after $1.5 million in renovations later, the... Read More