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The Ugly Truth of Paradise

Written By Chelsey Engel

June 29, 2016


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As I looked out the airplane window, my eyes set upon the crystal clear water and lush, vibrant cliffs of Hawaii.  Most tourists flying in see that beauty, and only that beauty.  However, I was heading to the island for a reason other than sightseeing.  I was there to photograph a summer camp for ho...

The Wallflowers’ ‘triumphant return’

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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“I lost my sight but not the vision” – It’s a lyric which not only perfectly describes The Wallflowers’ invigorated sound but also their triumphant return to the studio on their latest album Glad All Over. As the band’s first studio album since 2005, it brims with intriguing narrative and soulful...

Tobacco products given new flavors, appeal to younger demographic

Written By Andy Weier

June 29, 2016


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Less than a year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ban on candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes, tobacco companies have responded by increasing the variety of smokeless tobacco products available on the market.The latest product released by tobacco company R. J. Reynolds is Camel "Orbs...

University Center hosts PodCamp 6

Written By Celeste Begandy

June 29, 2016


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Sunday was the last day of PodCamp Pittsburgh 6, a social media "un-conference" for the Internet-savvy in the area. Held in Point Park University's University Center, the variety of sessions had something to offer for any Tweeter or Stumbler.Sessions started at 10 a.m. Registered attendees had the ch...

Walk Off the Earth rocks Mr. Smalls

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016


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The night before Halloween, fake spider webs covered mic stands, a drum set, a keyboard and other areas of the stage at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Millvale.  The fog machine created a hazy look against the blue, red and pink lights flashing throughout the venue. An anxious audience awaited performances by...

West of Memphis: Voices for Justice encourages hope, support

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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Some might say celebrities can make their voices heard a bit louder than others at times.In the case of the West Memphis Three, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin might say the voices of several filmmakers and notable musicians granted them freedom.“West of Memphis,” a docum...

What I Wish I Knew

Written By Kellie Murphey

June 29, 2016


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The days of dorm life finally settle and become the norm as the class of 2015 begins to make their first footprints on campus. But before settling into the classical college student schedule, the upperclassmen at Point Park University have a few words from the wise to offer."As a freshman, I really wi...

Wikileaks stomps on American’s rights

Written By Talisha Schrello

June 29, 2016


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Our constitutional rights as Americans are being stomped on. We have to look at the issues surrounding our government.There is a Freedom of Information Act that is supposed to provide transparency about the government, but in there contains a National Security Exemption has kept them a secret until Wi...

Condom Carnival to be held Tuesday Evening

Written By Lindsey Watson

June 29, 2016


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The conversation of sexual health has, in the past, been almost taboo within our society. Although it's no secret that college students are having sex, the Resident Hall Association  (RHA) believes students should educate themselves on the subject.Thus Point Park University's annual Condom Carnival wa...

Port Authority bus hits man on Point Park Corner

Written By Kalea Hall

June 29, 2016


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An unknown male was hit by a Port Authority bus this evening on the corner of Wood St. and Boulevard of the Allies. Port Authority bus #5714, was heading down Wood St. and struck the man. A green hat and newspaper were laying in the middle of the street as the police, ambulance personnel and members of...

Democracy Comes at a Cost in the East

Written By Ciara Nelson

June 29, 2016


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Arab populations in Northern Africa and the Middle East have been in a state of revolt for weeks leading to the ousting of two dictatorial leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, giving steadfast hope to many countries continuing the revolution.The uprising of riots began in Tunisia caused President Zine El Ab...

Port Authority needs to reevaluate business practices

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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The Port Authority's latest cuts of 37 routes by March 27th will leave thousands of people without any means of transportation, 13,000 people, to be exact.Pittsburgh's Port Authority has struggled financially the past few years for a variety of reasons, the most notable problems being increasing gas pr...