Tag: Point Park News Service

Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Point Park University students and faculty gathered on Thursday to hear two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists share how they uncovered police corruption in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, winners of the 2010 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, spoke about writing the series Tainted Justice, which […]

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Budget cuts hit rural shelters hardest

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Budget cuts hit rural shelters hardest

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: Shelter services have been hard hit by economic times in rural western Pennsylvania. Denise Scotland’s organization, the Rural Advocacy Task Force at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Harrisburg, a part of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence with an annual budget of $26 million in 2012, disperses […]

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Rural setting increases danger for domestic violence

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Rural setting increases danger for domestic violence

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: Alexis’ boyfriend traded her body as payment for his drug habit. He hit her, threw things at her, bit her and berated her. He threatened to kill himself in front of her. He said he needed her. He played on her insecurities and always came back with an apology. […]

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Old school still cool for some gamers

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Old school still cool for some gamers

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: Malik Cosby would love to have the new Sony PlayStation 4 game console, but he doesn’t see the point of rushing to get one when so many quality games and systems already exist at a much cheaper price. Cosby, 23, of the West End, has its predecessor, […]

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Turkey and potato pancakes meet for rare celebration

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Turkey and potato pancakes meet for rare celebration

By Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News Service: Jewish people around the world will light their first Hanukkah candles this week — and for Jewish Americans, the more than two millennium-old holiday makes a rare intersection with Thanksgiving. This is not the first time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide, however. The two holidays met for the first […]

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Family changes futures through adoption

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Family changes futures through adoption

By Emily Brak, Point Park News Service: It takes six pounds of ground beef and a restaurant-sized frying pan to feed two tables filled with children. Meals like this are served daily in a Westmoreland County home. A humongous van parked in the garage is required to transport this very large family. And they need […]

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Crafters innovate with recycled, reused materials

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Crafters innovate with recycled, reused materials

By Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: More than 80 artists, crafters and business owners met recently in Allegheny County’s Hartwood Acres Park to display interactive exhibits and items made from recycled, reused and found materials.

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Photographer captures old Pittsburgh on film

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Photographer captures old Pittsburgh on film

By Kris Lancaster, Point Park News Service: To most, a billboard or a sign on the side of the road might not mean much. But to photographer Mark Perrott, these signs seem like art. “One of the themes of my work is always an interest in things passing,” Perrott said. “Things that are ignored, things […]

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Coach makes the call – again and again

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Coach makes the call – again and again

By Zachary Weiss, Point Park News Service: One phone call can make a difference – but often times it takes more than just one. At least Eddie Benton said he feels that way. When he hoped to land a slot on the coaching staff of Duquesne University women’s basketball team, he asked a few friends […]

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Smallest Carnegie library gets big makeover

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smallest Carnegie library gets big makeover

Story and photos by Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News Service: The Carnegie Library of Hazelwood is moving to a new location that will provide the facility with much needed space. The library, which is currently on the second floor of a building at 4901 Second Ave. in Hazelwood, will move into the former Hazelwood Presbyterian […]

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