Point Park Globe

Go Pretzel brings new twist to town

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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Food service-savvy couple Rob and Genalle Day look for business trends in big cities to get ideas for future endeavors."We visit different retail stores in different cities to get inspired," Rob, 32, said. "We go to New York City, Philadelphia and D.C., and we figure out what Pittsburgh does not have so...

Dancers prepare for Byham show

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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From April 19 to 21, Point Park University dance students will take the stage at the Byham Theater as part of the dance department’s annual spring performance. The concert will feature several diverse works, including “Heretic” by Martha Graham, “Sky” by Kevin Iega Jeff, “Bow Out” by Va...

Graduate blends love of travel, photography in Grand Canyon

Written By Sarah Cunningham

June 29, 2016


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Imagine having college classes outside with the sun shining, surrounded by natural earth tones and breathtaking views.  Madeline McKain spent her final semester with Point Park in the Grand Canyon living this scene.With the help of journalism professor and Director of the Honors Program, Helen Fallon, Mc...

DIY, inexpensive gift ideas for the holiday season

Written By Denise Tristan and Cayla Dameron

June 29, 2016


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The holidays are fast approaching, and it may be hard for college students to get their loved ones gifts this season.Students often find themselves without money or at least low on funds during the holiday season which means looking for alternatives to expensive gift giving such as homemade, do-it-yourself (D...

Downtown eateries dance after sunset

Written By Nikki Williams

June 29, 2016


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When Nicolette Pawlowski moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh, the first thing on her mind was not where she could shop or the best places to eat; it was where she was going to salsa."About two and a half years ago, a friend of mine took me … to a salsa dancing club and I thought,  ‘Let's just check it...

Dream Cream Ice Cream opens Downtown

Written By Lori Pometo

June 29, 2016


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Dream Cream Ice Cream co-founder Alecia Shipman's vision is to "serve others while serving ice cream." Dream Cream Ice Cream, an ice cream shop set to open in downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue this spring, aims helps individuals and organizations raise money to achieve their dreams.Her idea stemmed fr...

Engineering alumna works on international projects

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016


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Abby Virag spends her days as a mechanical engineer working on projects ranging from New York City's subways to transit systems for major airports in Saudi Arabia.Point Park alumna had the opportunity to explore different fields in engineering since her 2007 graduation. Now, she is excelling as an en...

English major ‘cannot wait’ for fi rst professional boxing match

Written By Joel Brewton

June 29, 2016


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The moment the announcement was made that his opponent had spontaneously forfeited, Bill Hutchinson's heart sank. It was an amateur boxing match being held in the summer of 2010 at The Three Rivers Casino on the North Shore, and Hutchinson was hyped and ready to go."It was terrible," Hutchinson said wi...

Fashion show to help students dress for success

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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As a public relations and business management major with an interest in fashion, Michele Tabaka knows the line between professional and fashionable blurs at times.“Obviously fashion is taking over right now, and you want to be trendy,” said Tabaka.With one runway and ten models, Tabaka hopes to de...

Festival create ‘plays matchmaker’

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016


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For years, Lauren Goshinski thought about ways to leverage all of the musical and artistic events happening in Pittsburgh. With a background in fine arts and being a disc jockey, Goshinski took it upon herself and her group of friends to create a new event.“I wanted to build it from the ground up,” Go...

Festival unites Latin American, Caribbean communities with art

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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The beat of the drum thunders, wooden sticks crack in unison, voices chant and the dancers move their bodies effortlessly in sync with the battle rhythm.  This is the maculelê, a centuries-old Afro-Brazilian dance. Presenting their own rendition of this piece of history and culture will be Unção Ca...

Art exhibit mocks ‘absurdities’ of technology

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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The first piece of artist Jesse Hulcher's technology art in his latest exhibit is "Gone Forever," a spotlighted metallic silver trashcan with Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" playing near it.Then there is the second piece, "Drive It Like You Stole It," which is an electronic book Hulcher wrote, displayed on...