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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

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 centric personalities including the cast... Read More

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 our whole lives, and Pittsburgh... Read More

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 with all sorts of information... Read More

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 runs the Mantsch Blue Bonnet... Read More

Editor of The Incline lives journalism

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: The Incline, a Pittsburgh news curation site, launched on Sept. 13 under editor Lexi Belculfine. A Beaver County native, she graduated from Penn State University, where she was the editor of The Daily Collegian, an independent daily newspaper. She worked there during perhaps the university’s most turbulent times, covering the indictment of Jerry Sandusky,... Read More

Smokey Bellows plays ‘heavy, weird rock-n-roll blues’

By Andrew Henderson, Point Park News Service: Nick Bigatel is the front man of Smokey Bellows, a electro-country band that was formerly known as Dick Whiskey & the Bottle Openers. The band has gained some attraction from the Pittsburgh music scene as it recently signed with First Flight Records and released a first official album, “Half Lucid and the Other... Read More