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Is Philanthropy at Point Park on the Rise?

By Zoe Esperseth, Point Park News Service Charity opportunities are constantly available, and about 25 percent of the U.S adult population participates in charitable causes. Although younger adults, ages 20-24, make up the lowest percentage of volunteers, Point Park students aren’t letting that statistic deter them. Point Park University has 62 clubs and organizations available to students, according to the... Read More

College student-athlete keeps brother alive through basketball

By Derek Malush, Point Park News Service Rushan E. Roberts didn’t expect much of himself growing up in the Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Roberts was enclosed in a life of violence and drugs that created an unsettling environment for his family to grow up around. Desperately trying to figure his way out of the “continuous cycle,” of guns, Roberts found the light... Read More

Point Park’s Title IX hosts #MeToo panel to prepare students for sexual harassment

By: Royce Jones, Point Park News Service Amid the powerful response and presence of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, Point Park University is going beyond the hashtag to show students how to handle sexual harassment on campus and in the workplace. The interactive panel titled “#MeToo: What’s Next?” will allow students and attendees to speak with industry professionals across... Read More

High poverty levels sparks community action

Residents and school fight poverty by providing free food and after-school programs By: Lauren Ortego, Point Park News Service In an area facing severe food insecurity and poverty, Stacy Oden responded the only way she knew how: action, popsicles and a rotisserie hot dog stand. “I saw there was a need for safe places for kids to go and have... Read More

Starbucks plans still brewing

By Casey Hoolahan, Point Park News Service: Note: This article originally appeared in the Point Park Globe, a student-run news outlet serving the Point Park community. As the fall semester begins, there is no official set opening date for the new campus Starbucks location, leaving students without their caffeine fix. In May, the university announced to students via email that... Read More

Marrow’s run to tomorrow

By Bryan Partika, Point Park News Service: At track meets across the country, anxious athletes can be seen walking around the infield, focusing on their upcoming event. These athletes pace around each other, mingling in the crowd of warmup suits and backpacks. In Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Desmond Marrow was just another face in that crowd. Marrow said his running career had... Read More