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Social media gives — and takes away

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Social media gives — and takes away

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Brandi Smith of Smith Brothers Agency, an advertising company on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, addressed a nearly full Lawrence Hall Ballroom Monday, April 11 about her social media encounter with Lena Dunham. Smith, the agency’s digital and social strategist, explained how they composed a Twitter response to the Girls creator […]

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Aspiring actors give voice to Wilson’s words

Aspiring actors give voice to Wilson’s words

By Morgan McCoy, Point Park News Service: Long before Denzel Washington took to August Wilson’s “Fences,” high school students have been breathing life into the famous Pittsburgh playwright’s legacy with the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition. Pittsburgh’s competition, headed by the Bill Nunn Theater Outreach Project, will be celebrating its 8th year on March 14 […]

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ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

ACLU journalist to talk about lead in Flint’s water

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Curt Guyette, The Michigan Press Association’s “Journalist of the Year,” says that the Flint Michigan water crisis was the most important story of his 30-year journalism career. “It’s not the national attention that’s important to me,” Guyette, 59, an investigative reporter with the American Civil Liberties Union of […]

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Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

Dramatic increases in drug prices spark debate

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Stuart Fisk has cared for people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years. The Allegheny Health Network nurse practitioner and director of the Positive Health Clinic said he remembers when the drug Daraprim was much more commonly used because a lot more people were sick and dying of the parasitic […]

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Q&A: Duquesne Amor and sexual assault

Q&A: Duquesne Amor and sexual assault

By Sara Mackulin, Point Park News Service: Sarah Miller operates the Amor learning community at Duquesne University. Miller, her students and colleagues, started a Facebook page called Duquesne Amor in the fall of 2015. The page focuses on informing its followers about sexual assault through statistical articles and information about recent reported incidents. Miller also […]

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Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment
Pittsburgh Muslims work to combat Islamophobia

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Kelcey Sharkas feels safe identifying as a Muslim in Pittsburgh, but says she is still cautious in light of recent events that are generating both positive and negative reactions toward her religious community. Sharkas serves as director of programming for the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP) in Oakland. […]

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Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pioneer Records’ first recording artist follows her dreams

By Mackenzie Sugrue, Point Park News Service: On a family vacation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Hannah Jenkins at age 9 shyly declined all offers of those trying to get her to participate in karaoke night — until her mother offered her a $20 incentive. In front of 200 strangers, Jenkins sang “Don’t Cry Out Loud” […]

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Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Proposed PA vaccine rule change triggers autism concerns

By Phillip Poupore, Point Park News Service: Mary Wildman’s life changed forever just a few days after her son’s first birthday. She took her son to the pediatrician for an ear infection, but during the appointment she was told her son was also due for the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Her son, Nick, […]

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Fallon Travel Fund helps students see the world

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fallon Travel Fund helps students see the world

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Nicolette Jones, a junior sports, arts and entertainment major at Point Park University, has taken advantage of multiple opportunities to travel through trips offered by the university. “My favorite experience would definitely have to be traveling on the alternative spring break trip to New York City with the […]

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WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
WPPJ: Today’s top-of-hour news updates

Point Park University radio station WPPJ (670 AM) broadcasts daily news updates: Monday, Feb. 1: A judge sentenced a British woman to six years in prison on Monday for going to Syria to live under the rule of the Islamic State group; Two Virginia Tech students arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old girl; […]

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