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WPPJ’s Rock-a-Thon returns for its 36th year

WPPJ’s Rock-a-Thon returns for its 36th year

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-Elect
November 1
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Vincent Ferrainola sits at his desk, surrounded by mountains of paper and stacks of demo CDs furiously sending off emails reminding people about show times and adding sticky notes with sponsors’ names on a cluttered monitor. Ferrainola, a senior broadcast production and media management major, is...

Student wins raffle for advanced screening of documentary

Student wins raffle for advanced screening of documentary

Written By Emily Bennett, Co-Copy Desk Chief
November 1
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When junior journalism major Hannah Lapiska entered to win a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental documentary, “Before the Flood,” she had no idea that her submission would be chosen out of more than 5,000 others. “I filled out an application, and I got an email saying, ‘out of...

Women leaders speak to students about inequality

Women leaders speak to students about inequality

Written By Kimberly Prokurat
November 1
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After personally experiencing gender inequality in the workplace, Kate Shipley decided to shed light on the issue by creating a new leadership series on campus that focuses on women. Mackenzie Link sees her involvement in this series as a small but necessary step towards change after battling with...

Aviary animals participate in Halloween festivities

Aviary animals participate in Halloween festivities

Written By Courtney Giles
October 25
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Jen Allen, a student studying Wildlife Management at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, had never been to the National Aviary until she made the trip to attend its Owl-O-Ween festival. “It’s a great opportunity to observe non-native birds that otherwise I would have to travel across the world...

Honors Program sponsors breast cancer awareness events

Honors Program sponsors breast cancer awareness events

Written By Karly Rivera, Co-Features Editor
October 25
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

For Honors Student Organization President-Elect Sarah Martin, a junior early education major, family inspiration is the reason she is motivated to lead the honors program’s annual Pink Feet event series, which benefits breast cancer awareness. “I have an aunt that’s in 15 years of remission,”...

ScareHouse haunted by more than just monsters

ScareHouse haunted by more than just monsters

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
October 25
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On a fall day near the end of September, sophomore broadcast major Samiar Nefzi gets an eerie feeling while walking through the ScareHouse and starts rushing to the exit until someone shuts the door, leaving him in darkness. Although it seems like a conventional tactic used to scare visitors at the...

Halloween concert event scheduled at the Pittsburgh Playhouse

Halloween concert event scheduled at the Pittsburgh Playhouse

Written By Carley Bonk
October 25
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To rock out on Halloween night, Pioneer Records is welcoming students to be a part of its first Rocktoberfest at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, presenting Grandadchilds and Chase and the Barons. Kylie Koch, a Pioneer Records representative, said the event is the Pioneer Records debut for Chase and the...

Freshman cinema students compete in annual film fest

Freshman cinema students compete in annual film fest

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Staff Writer
October 25
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From mock-horror to romance movies, seven groups of freshmen cinema students competed over the weekend in John P. Harris (JPH) Film Society’s 4th Annual Freshmen Film Festival to create short films in 48 hours. “You get a lot of freshmen film majors who are eager to collaborate and make something,”...

CAB gets spooky for annual Halloween dance

CAB gets spooky for annual Halloween dance

Written By Julie Kooser, Features Photo Editor
October 18
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The Campus Activities Board’s annual Halloween dance, featuring music, games and a costume contest, will be held on Oct. 25 from 8-11 p.m. at the Mattress Factory. The dance will be held in the main building of the art museum, located on the North Shore. Paulina Comeau, junior public relations...

Mason Park joins dream show after graduating

Mason Park joins dream show after graduating

Written By Ian Brady
October 18
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Mason Park, a Point Park 2016 musical theater alumnus, has always found a connection to the story and themes in the show “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” In fact, it was through this show that Park was able to make the decision and be inspired to pursue theater on a professional level. “There are...

‘The Who’s Tommy’ premieres at Pittsburgh Playhouse

‘The Who’s Tommy’ premieres at Pittsburgh Playhouse

Written By Beth Turnbull, Copy Editor
October 18
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Braced to play the lead in “The Who’s Tommy,” Lamont Walker stands in the middle of a crowded dance studio with his arms outstretched, waiting for the first notes of the overture to begin playing. The perimeter of the dance studio buzzes with actors practicing highly coordinated choreography,...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens season with ‘Giselle’

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens season with ‘Giselle’

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Staff Writer
October 18
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While the rest of the world is getting ready to celebrate Halloween at the end of the month, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) is preparing to open its new season with “Giselle.” The production marks the company’s 47th opening season. “Giselle” is a spine-tingling story of a young peasant...

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