Tag: Pittsburgh

Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

| March 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Twitter lit up Tuesday in Pittsburgh with a trending topic about #Burgh @ Point Park, a social media strategy workshop at Point Park University. The sold-out event featured a presentation by keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well […]

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#Burgh @ Point Park features social media leaders

| March 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
#Burgh @ Point Park features social media leaders

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Sree Sreenivasan spends up to six minutes composing every tweet he sends. “It shocks people when I tell them how much thought I put into each post,” said Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. “I write every post like it’s the […]

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PPNS wins 4 Student Keystone Press Awards

PPNS wins 4 Student Keystone Press Awards

By Point Park News Service: The 2015 Student Keystone Press Awards have recognized three Point Park News Service reporters with several of its statewide journalism honors for student reporters. Graduate Alex Stumpf received a first-place award in the sports story category for “Ballhawks snag flies, fouls and occasional fan backlash,” about fans who to collect multiple baseballs at a game. Stumpf’s […]

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Pittsburgh soccer fans travel to cheer foreign teams

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh soccer fans travel to cheer foreign teams

By Travis Hefner, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s Dave Trainer and other Premier League soccer fans turned a New York City block into an Arsenal Football Club street party. Choosing to stay at the same hotel as his beloved Arsenal FC in New York gave Evan Bieganski the chance to meet his heroes. In Chicago […]

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Pierce the Veil bassist promises energy, fun in current tour

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pierce the Veil bassist promises energy, fun in current tour

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: After spending most of 2014 writing and recording its new album, alternative rock band Pierce the Veil brought “The World Tour” to Pittsburgh for two shows, with Sleeping With Sirens, Feb. 10-11 at Stage AE, North Shore. Pierce the Veil’s bassist Jaime Preciado called in from the band’s tour stop […]

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Baldwin music store owner goes ‘all in’

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Baldwin music store owner goes ‘all in’

By Juin Somer, Point Park News Service: Erik Loeffert, the owner of South Hills Music in Baldwin, answers questions about opening his business and what it’s like running a retail store. Q: What made you decide to open your own business? A: It was sort of an accident. I never really sat around and imagined […]

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Chef-restaurateur busy with 5 Pittsburgh eateries

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Chef-restaurateur busy with 5 Pittsburgh eateries

By Kaitlyn Costanzo, Point Park News Service: Brian Pekarcik isn’t slowing down, with his restaurants that is. Pekarcik, 39, co-owner and head chef of five restaurants – Spoon, Grit & Grace, Willow and two BRGR locations — in Pittsburgh, said he is always looking to evolve and grow with his businesses. The quirky and energetic chef […]

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Pittsburgh hip-hop artists chase musical dreams

| January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh hip-hop artists chase musical dreams

By Carey McKelvey, Point Park News Service: Hip-hop was everywhere for Alex Abramson, a.k.a. “Eclypse,” in high school. He heard it on the bus, in the hallways, and he began crafting words and beats with a little help from friends and the music producing software Garageband. Beats began to roll through Pavel Gaydos’ head when […]

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John the Craftist puts Pittsburghese on paper

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
John the Craftist puts Pittsburghese on paper

By Sara Payne, Point Park News Service: When routine oral surgery turned into never-ending pain and a diagnosis of atypical trigeminal neuralgia in May of 2010, Alethea Okonak had never felt more isolated. But she found hope just outside in her mailbox. “It really meant something when I would go to get the mail, and […]

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Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lower gas prices fuel holiday travel

By Alex Grubbs, Amanda King and Aigne Mack, Point Park News Service: The price of gas in the Pittsburgh region is making its way to the $3 line, something that has not been seen in almost three years — just in time for the holiday season. A native from San Diego and resident of Oakland, […]

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