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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 sustainability by renovating more than... Read More

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: The Photography of Alban and... Read More

Lawrenceville’s favorite chocolate shop moving

By Alexandra Perry For The Pioneer When Christopher George Weck started his Lawrenceville chocolate shop Sinful Sweets in August of 2011, his goal was to give the community deliciously creative homemade treats. While his business quickly flourished in the up and coming neighborhood, a lease issue caused him to move after only a year after opening to a new location... Read More

The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Content by Rebecca Warner During the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity of a lifetime: an internship with an organization called the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. When I told people about my internship, I often found myself having to tell people what the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden was. People often asked me “Is it like Phipps?”, to which I’d have to... Read More

Third place, sweet third place

  Content by Lindsay Dill This series documents the physical and social characteristics that make certain Pittsburgh Spaces into community Places.  A “third” place, that between home “first” and work “second,” offers a socially level environment where friendship and community change can take place. The photos shed light on valuable role each place has within its community. For more, please click... Read More