Tag: Point Park University

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 […]

Continue Reading

Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Legendary comic book writer discusses love of characters

By Neil Strebig, Point Park News Service: Legendary comic book writer and former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Tom DeFalco attended the Pittsburgh Comic Con in November. DeFalco has worked on such prolific titles as “Dazzler” and “Thor,” but is most well-known for his time on “The Amazing Spider-Man” series. I was lucky enough to catch up with […]

Continue Reading

Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Baseball brings cultures together in Pittsburgh

By Carly Bozick, Point Park News Service: Emmanuel Lopez, Richard Perez and Felix Castillo all have relocated to Pittsburgh from different Caribbean and South American countries for their love of baseball. Lopez, a Puerto Rican native, Perez, a native of Venezuela, and Castillo, a native of the Dominican Republic, are capitalizing on their opportunities to […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

President Hennigan discusses 2016 Election rhetoric

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
President Hennigan discusses 2016 Election rhetoric

By Tyler Polk, Point Park News Service: WPPJ Radio host Tyler Polk discusses the controversial statements made by the two 2016 Presidential Election candidates. Listen here: Polk also spoke with Point Park University President Paul Hennigan about the rhetoric used during the 2016 Presidential Election, the importance of voting, and his thoughts on how past elections […]

Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Redbud Project colors Point State Park

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pittsburgh Redbud Project colors Point State Park

Pittsburgh Redbud Project The Pittsburgh Redbud project is bringing more vibrant color to the city, looking forward to April and May. On October 22nd, 120 students volunteered and successfully planted 82 redbud trees at Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. Created by Point Park University student Trevor Kirby and Jasmine Goldband, visual producer at The […]

Continue Reading

Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Blackberry Meadows farmer talks organic farming

Blackberry Meadows Farm Started in 1989, Blackberry Meadows Farms practices organic farming. Founder of the farm, Greg Boulos talks about what it really means to operate an organic farm, how farmers revitalize soil and what the foods labeled “organic” on grocery store shelves really are. Created by Point Park University student Megan Bixler and Ralph […]

Continue Reading

Mount Pleasant fracking sparks city divide

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mount Pleasant fracking sparks city divide

Fracking in Mount Pleasant Township PennFuture and locals give their input on the possibility of future fracking near Fort Cherry High School as the gas industry leaves the town divided. Created by Point Park University student Julian Kovacs and Rebecca Devereaux, reporter at the Herald Standard in Uniontown. The story was created as part of […]

Continue Reading

Dead Man’s Hollow springs to life

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Dead Man’s Hollow springs to life

Dead Man’s Hollow Two new trails have been introduced to Dead Man’s Hollow, a 450-acre parcel of land with 6-miles of winding trails and winner of the the 2016 Urban Land Institute Placemaking award for “Healthy Place.” Reporters spoke with representatives of Allegheny Land Trust and Landforce volunteers, the people responsible for creating and maintaining […]

Continue Reading

2016 Election Coverage: Videos

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Election Coverage: Videos

By Aleksander Martich, Point Park News Service: On Sunday, October 9, Point Park University students attended a presidential debate watch party in the Center for Media Innovation. PointNews reporter Aleksander Martich spoke with undecided voters to get a sense of which direction they are leaning towards on Election Day.

Continue Reading