Tag: Point Park

Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mon Valley ghost towns left with crime, decay

By Megan Guza, Point Park News Service: The roads into Donora were built for traffic. The four lanes of state Route 837 meet the Monessen Bridge that once carried bustling amounts of both foot and automobile traffic. But now, not many people have reason to come to this town 30 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, […]

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Funeral homes connect with public online

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Funeral homes connect with public online

  By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Cincinnati’s Walker Funeral Home created a Facebook page two years ago – and it now has 29,000 “likes.” Its posts typically deal with grief, topics for senior citizens, pre-planning funerals,  health issues  and anything else the owners feel might be interesting to their followers. The business has since […]

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Sports draw foreign students to U.S.

| March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Sports draw foreign students to U.S.

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: With 15 of its 30 players born outside of the United States, Point Park University’s men’s soccer team fielded a roster in 2013 which was almost unheard of for a smaller school several years ago. Still, team captain Jonty Loukes says the team does not have any problems […]

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Pulitzer winners visit Point Park to discuss journalism, police corruption

| March 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
Pulitzer winners visit Point Park to discuss journalism, police corruption

By Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: When a confidential informant for the Philadelphia police narcotics squad walked into the Philadelphia Daily News and asked to speak with reporter Wendy Ruderman, she and her colleague Barbara Laker had no idea they would uncover the biggest police corruption scandal in the city’s history. The women worked […]

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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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Do female video-gamers face stigma, lack of respect?

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Emily Bowen, Point Park News Service: Members of Point Park University’s gaming club Table Top Tirade discuss women video-gamers in today’s society.

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Downtown school green from the start

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Downtown school green from the start

By Marina Weis The Pioneer Surrounded by a combination of river and pavement Downtown, the only “green” most students at Point Park University see are the planted trees in its urban park and sidewalks and the distant slopes of Mount Washington. But although it may not be green in physicality, the downtown university earned itself official national recognition for […]

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Photography exhibit looks at famed ‘Silk Road”

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Photography exhibit looks at famed ‘Silk Road”

By Allie Wynands Point Park News Service In 1972, Alban and Virginia Curtze travelled the famed Silk Road, photographing their experience along the way. When they died in the 1980′s, the images taken during their trip were thought to be lost. Forty years later, the images were rediscovered. Point Park University will host “Silk Road: […]

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Smiles for Grandma Package

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smiles for Grandma Package

Smiles for Grandma Package from Rachel Mischka on Vimeo.

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