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Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Edward Trizzino & Michael Richter, Point Park News Service: Christian Winchell, 24, describes parkour as “interacting with the environment with your body.” As a coach at Steel City Parkour in Export, Pa., he practices this almost every day to maximize his potential in this sport. Steel City Parkour, which opened in November 2014, is a gym that was created to... Read More

PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

  By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service Point Park University’s Kevin Taylor has been an influential member in bringing innovation to the school. As the director of athletic communications and assistant athletic director, Taylor has changed the way viewers can watch Point Park athletic events. When Point Park was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), they... Read More

Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Legendary comic book writer and former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Tom DeFalco attended the Pittsburgh Comic Con in November. DeFalco has worked on such prolific titles as “Dazzler” and “Thor,” but is most well-known for his time on “The Amazing Spider-Man” series. I was lucky enough to catch up with him and discuss comic books,... Read More

Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

 By Christopher Ward, Point Park News Service: The Cameroon Football Development Program started with just a bag of soccer balls and a couple of volunteer coaches, whose goal was to teach life skills to the youth through the game of soccer. Justin Forzano, who founded the organization in 2010, first traveled to Cameroon in 2006 with the University of Dayton... Read More

More than 50 Point Park University students fan out across region to cover historic election

By Jacob Biernacki, Monae Findley, Kimberly Keagy, Luke Lueckert, Kelsey Mikeska, Nicole Pampena, Grecia Ruiz and Malike Turner, Point Park News Service: The 2016 general election will be remembered as a populist revolt that the mainstream media and pollsters failed to predict. As Tuesday night became Wednesday morning, election officials nationwide called state by state in the favor of Republican... Read More

Pepe the Frog for President?

 2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn this election cycle when computer... Read More

Pepe the Frog for President?

2016 Election leads to cutbacks for some social media users Phil Mangis likely never encountered Pepe the Frog. The data collector who works Downtown said he avoids social media and has no plans to get on it. That means he has had little opportunity to discover the popular Internet meme that took a dark turn this election cycle when computer... Read More

Third parties hope to change voters’ mindsets

By Nicholas Vercilla, Point Park News Service: Over the past several months, Jim Barr worked day and night for five to six days a week to get presidential candidate Darrell Castle on the Pennsylvania ballot for the election. All the while, he knew that Castle literally had no mathematical chance of winning the election. “We work hard and we put... Read More