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

Written By Aprille Stanis
October 30
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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...

Softball team benefits from freshman’s positive attitude

Written By Brandon Gordon
October 29
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Kristi Marsili is a leftfielder and one of the new freshmen players on the Pioneers softball team. Hailing from Vandergrift, PA, Marsili started playing softball when she was seven years old. As a teenager she played for four years at Kiski Area High School, acting as a team captain for three years. Sh...

McCain rallies at Robert Morris

Written By Nicole Henninger
October 23
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A "victory in Pennsylvania" sign hung to the right of presidential candidate John McCain's American-flag backdrop during his rally Tuesday evening at Robert Morris University.His speech uttered a victory tune while re-iterating what has been clear to both campaigns for the past few weeks, citing Pennsyl...

Campus buildings rich in history

Written By Brooke Keane
September 4
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In 1818, Pittsburgh entrepreneur John Thaw wished to match the decadence he had experienced in his hometown of Philadelphia, so he built a large home on the corner of Third Avenue and Wood Street, the future site of Point Park University's Lawrence Hall.As part of "Pittsburgh's own Wall Street," the C...

Graduates seek higher education despite cost

Written By Emily Newman
June 29
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While Chris Hornak, an MBA student, has watched the failing Fortune 500 companies and the stock market crash with trepidation, he remains unaffected by the floundering economy. "The goal is to die before I have to pay back loans," Hornak, a first semester grad student going for his MBA, said. Hornak ...

Pittsburgh native creates opportunities for film in the city

Written By Katie Carroll
June 29
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When John Yost set out to become an actor he was faced with an overwhelming statistic that said he would fail. To prove it wrong he called producers, directors, actors and others in the movie business and asked them why actors failed so he could do the exact opposite. Several commercials, some Off-Broa...

Acoustic Challenge plucks out Pittsburgh’s finest

Written By Kelly Piscopo
June 29
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When Joy Ike performs her songs, she bares a bit of her soul-and her feet.Last Wednesday at Connections Coffee House in Oakland, she approached her keyboard, sat down, slipped off her shoes and placed her feet on the pedals, playing her way to a spot in the finals in Pittsburgh's Acoustic Challenge 2008...

Fifth-degree black belt teaches self-defense classes

Written By Michael Peiritsh
June 29
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The blue plastic breaking board - equivalent to three and a half inches of wood - that Sean Elliot Martin held out, parallel to the floor from his midsection cracked loudly as Brittany Glaser tore through it with a quick upward thrust of her knee. The sophomore business management major's five fellow st...

Campus SuperStar takes two

Written By Katie Carroll
June 29
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After a 15 minute judging on Sunday night Bryan Matechen and Khrista White, Point Park University Students, will be two of the 11 to go on to compete in the Campus SuperStar final on April 6 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.There were 28 other contestants at the semi-finals, held at the William...

Photo dispute challenges copyright law

Written By Rebecca Shaffer
June 29
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When Somerset County resident Valencia McClatchey captured the fleeting moments of peace on a warm fall morning with her digital camera, she never thought that photograph, "End of Serenity," would be the basis for a law suit against the Associated Press (AP) over copyright infringement.On Sept.11, 2001 ...

Freshman ‘changes’ to Campus Superstar

Written By Katie Carroll
June 29
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When freshman musical theater major Khrista Jana White sang her first three notes on Sunday, whole sections of the audience gasped, while others in the audience muttered, "She's a freshman?"When she finished her song and her face came out of the trance the song had put her in, she smiled as the audienc...

Summer intensive hosts Rockettes in training, provides real-world experience for dancers

Written By Jamie Inferrera
June 29
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Now going into its ninth year, the Radio City Rockette Summer Intensive has provided dancers with a glimpse into the life of being a Rockette. And for others such as Erin Harold, a junior jazz dance major, the intensive served as a training ground and networking opportunity to help her fulfill her dr...

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