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Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Steel City Parkour owner turns hobby into career

By Eddie 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 […]

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PPU director of athletic communications reaches more viewers

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Cameroon and Pittsburgh meet on soccer pitch

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Pepe the Frog for President?

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Third parties hope to change voters’ mindsets

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
90s TV legend discusses overcoming obstacles

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Kevin Sorbo, the Minnesota native, author, and television/movie star will be visiting Pittsburgh this upcoming weekend for the Pittsburgh Comic Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The second annual Pittsburgh Comic Con, sponsored by Wizard World, will host over a dozen celebrities, writers, illustrators and geek […]

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Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
Musicians get involved in politics during the presidential election

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Music doesn’t exist without politics for the drummer of Pittsburgh-based punk-rock group Anti-Flag, who goes by the name Pat Thetic. The band has been playing politically charged music around the world for more than 25 years. Their music draws uniquely on sociological and political issues. “We’ve lived here […]

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Point Park student continues coverage on campaign trail

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Point Park student continues coverage on campaign trail

By Mark Dovi, Point Park News Service: Once word got out that President Obama was going to be making a stop in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 13 for the White House Frontiers Conference, I immediately contacted the press office at the White House. In similar fashion to the presidential debate, I had to supply them […]

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Brothers’ bakery legacy continues to thrive

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Brothers’ bakery legacy continues to thrive

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: Nancy Mantsch married into the bakery business. She fell in love after World War II with her husband, Elmer, the youngest of three brothers who all owned their own bakery shops. The older brothers have closed their shops in recent years, and Elmer died in 2011. Mantsch now […]

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