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Track qualifies 4 for nationals in season-opener

Track qualifies 4 for nationals in season-opener

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 21
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In the first event of the 2017 outdoor track and field season, junior distance runner Katie Guarnaccia earned a spot at the outdoor track and field national championship meet in the 10,000 meter on a frigid Saturday afternoon. “With us being a third-year program, having this many qualifiers early...

Rep. Doyle blasts Obamacare repeal at Oakland town hall

Rep. Doyle blasts Obamacare repeal at Oakland town hall

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle adhered to his opposition to Congressional Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at a town hall event Saturday, saying the plan will limit Pennsylvania’s ability to provide sufficient health care to the children, elderly and disabled. Doyle...

ABC producer shares his story with students

ABC producer shares his story with students

Written By Carley Bonk, Copy Writer
March 21
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) hosted 1988 alumnus David Perozzi last Wednesday afternoon for an open discussion about his career as a producer for shows including ABC News, Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, Scam of the Century: Bernie Madoff’s Crime & Punishment and more. Andrew...

Pittsburgh Playhouse to host nationally touring band

Pittsburgh Playhouse to host nationally touring band

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 21
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

On March 31, the Pittsburgh Playhouse will host its first rock concert with an artist outside of Point Park, featuring Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties and Drop the Act. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties is the solo project of Dan “Soupy” Campbell, lead singer of Philadelphia pop punk band,...

Cold doesn’t stop parade goers

Cold doesn’t stop parade goers

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 14
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Irish or not, thousands of Pittsburghers braved the cold Saturday dressed in green as part of the 61st annual St. Patrick’s day parade. “There were a lot more people last year for sure, but for the weather it was still a decent turnout I think,” sports, arts and entertainment management sophomore...

‘Pioneer Star’ band gains traction in music scene

‘Pioneer Star’ band gains traction in music scene

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor
March 14
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Jake Stretch’s mother made him introduce himself to Chase Barron at orientation. Neither of them could have guessed that they would form a band that would sign with a record label, release an EP and host a music festival within two years. “I gave him a CD I had made in high school and he was into...

Conservatory dance and theatre join forces

Conservatory dance and theatre join forces

Written By Victoria Lemon, Playhouse Beat Writer
March 14
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

The Conservatory Theatre Company is bringing Fosse-style choreography and the aura of the 60s to the Rockwell stage in “Sweet Charity,” directed by Tony-Award winner Michael Rupert. “Sweet Charity” is about a hopelessly romantic dancer from New York City named Charity Hope Valentine. She works...

Baseball alumnus continues career in pursuit of majors

Baseball alumnus continues career in pursuit of majors

Written By Mike Turk, Staff Writer
March 14
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

As a kid, Demetrius Moorer dreamed of playing professional baseball for the Miami Marlins. Despite playing hard and working even harder to make his dreams come true, Moorer was never drafted by a Major League team. He’s not throwing in the towel just yet, as he’s working his way up the ladder to...

Croup’s Corner – Shields of strength

Croup’s Corner – Shields of strength

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist
March 7
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Anna Shields had a spring break she will never forget. It was hardly a break, though. She was busy earning All-American status at the 2017 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field National Championships. She claimed second place in both the mile and the 1,000...

USG selects interim treasurer

USG selects interim treasurer

Written By Alex Grubbs, USG Beat Writer
March 7
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

After the resignation of its treasurer, the student government president appointed a new treasurer to fill her place. United Student Government (USG) President Blaine King appointed Amber Mole to the succeed former Treasurer Amedea Baldoni for the remainder of this semester. “USG is a growing proce...

Only Love holds annual photo event

Only Love holds annual photo event

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
March 7
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Sophomore accounting major Bradley Calleja had control of Point Park University’s Snapchat for its Takeover Tuesday on Feb. 21, documenting his school day, which included attending Only Love’s photo campaign event. Calleja is a member of the Office of Student Life, which helped organize the annual...

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