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Time and stress management for the busy professional

Written By Ken Taylor
January 29, 2010
Filed under NEWS

Paul Costa, state representative and adjunct professor at Point Park University, has an extremely demanding and stressful schedule, starting with his drive back and forth to Harrisburg to fulfill his duties as a state representative to teaching two political science courses two nights a week. Academ...

Obama poster not breaking copyright laws

Written By Jessica Valesky
November 12, 2009
Filed under NEWS

President Barack Obama's thoughtful expression and tilted head, colored in shades of red, white and blue, appeared above the word "hope" in an iconic poster that became an unofficial insignia of the Obama campaign about a year ago. Today, this piece of art is under scrutiny as a court attempts to de...

Lending hands

Written By Chelsey Engel
November 5, 2009
Filed under NEWS

With the recent uncertainty surrounding the economy causing stress for many, and the current violence brought on by two U.S. wars dragging morale to an epic low, there does not seem to be much for Americans to rely on to lift their spirits. However, one characteristic of mankind that has not faltered am...

Employment can be denied based on sexual orientation

Written By Kelly Grigg
October 1, 2009
Filed under NEWS

In America, people are often led to believe that their basic rights are protected. The cornerstone of American values is founded on the idea that people are entitled to certain civil liberties that have been adapted and changed over time. Some of the most common and important laws that make our country gr...

Fictionalization prompts good stories

Written By Sarah Plocki
April 23, 2009
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Nellie Mitchell, a 96-year-old woman, was awarded $1.5 million dollars in damages for a photograph of her that was used by The Sun in a fictionalized story. Melanie Geisler sued author Orlando Petrocelli and his publisher, Pinnacle Books Inc., for the use of her identity in his book "Match Set."In Januar...

First Amendment can create obstacles for news gatherers

Written By Kristina Martin
April 23, 2009
Filed under NEWS

After chaining herself to the steps of her home that was a crime scene, Catherine Scott, grandmother of Richard Poplawski, was interviewed by numerous organizations while sitting and protesting the fact that she was denied admittance to the house, threatening to sue the media if they published or ai...

Steel Army supports other football team

Written By Jack Megaw
April 9, 2009
Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 19, 2007, seven strangers showed up to Piper's Pub in the South Side after seeing a post made by Eddie Batcho on the message boards of bigsoccer.com, expressing a desire to start a supporters group for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds coming back after a year on hiatus. The Steel Army, mostly through...

Screenwriting added as new COPA major

Written By Kayla VanDyne
February 12, 2009
Filed under NEWS

The Conservatory of Performing Arts will be adding screenwriting as a major under the cinema and digital arts program. The major was approved in December 2008 and will be offered in the fall 2009 semester. The initial idea for creating the screenwriting program came from the five concentrations in cinem...

Sept. 11 terrorist attacks left lasting impression on children

Written By Tracy Taylor
February 12, 2009
Filed under NEWS

How far have the hearts and minds of American people come after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks? Is there still a stigma associated with people in the United States of Middle Eastern descent? How have the attacks shaped the cultural views of America's youth for the future? On Jan. 26, President Bara...

2009 New Year’s resolutions

Written By Gabrielle Mazza
January 29, 2009
Filed under NEWS

Student health center nurse Jeanne Beveridge said she is going to dress younger in the new year.Senior business major April Thompson wants to lose weight while Chelsea Davis, a sophomore dance major, wants to eat healthier and treat people better.While the nation's economic woes have caused people li...

Freshman basketball player brings hope to team

Written By LaKisha McCray
January 29, 2009
Filed under NEWS

Emily Anderson, a member of the Point Park University basketball team, first heard about Point Parkfrom a high school friend and current teammate, Marissa Reinhard. Anderson, a freshman intelligence and national security major, played basketball at Plum High School. "I started as a freshman. I lettered ...

Touch screen technology now includes MP3 player, Google phone, computers

Written By Aprille Stanis
October 30, 2008
Filed under NEWS

Ever since the BlackBerry was released in 1999, technology with the touch screen ability has been available in more and more products. Apple has been the most successful with the touch screen products, from the iPod Touch to the extremely popular iPhone. The newest addition to the touch screen univers...

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