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If I weren’t a Boy Scout…or, how I spent my summer vacation

Written By Faith Cotter

June 29, 2016


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Camp staff in yellow life jackets floated in the cool water of the Youghiogheny River below, the sunlight glinting off their helmets as some friends of mine shouted my name, encouraging me to stop thinking about falling from the rock and the possibilities of breaking a leg or losing my shirt, and ju...

Legality of unpaid internships in question

Written By Kristen Zelenka

June 29, 2016


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The average college student goes to his or her internship every day, working sometimes up to twelve hours for the "experience."  Although no one wants to work for free, millions of college students do it every day.  In exchange for credits, which they have to pay for, they get the satisfaction of kn...

Models strut the runway in sixties throwback

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016


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Surrounded by women dressed in Jackie-O inspired shift dresses, pillbox hats and dainty white gloves; hippie-esque white crocheted tops and mod-like color-blocked shift dresses: Welcome to 1968.The Heinz History Center hosted its Vintage Pittsburgh Fashion Show Friday night, featuring vintage and cl...

Penguins, Imagine Pittsburgh make best things in life free

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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 If there are two things that sports fans in Pittsburgh love, it is the Pittsburgh Penguins and getting things for free. ImaginePittsburgh.com decided to combine both of these elements by giving away every ticket for a preseason game in the brand-new Consol Energy Center free of charge.8,000 of the ar...

Photo Editing v. Deceptive Advertising

Written By Lauren Chlebowski

June 29, 2016


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In 1999, actor Dustin Hoffman sued Los Angeles Magazine for placing a distorted image of his character from the film "Tootsie" in an editorial called Grand Illusions. The editorial featured Hoffman's character's head placed on a model's body to showcase spring fashions.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap...

Pittsburgh: one of the most polluted cities

Written By Veronica Kropf

June 29, 2016


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Among many of Pittsburgh's other rankings, its metropolitan area is the seventh most polluted city in the country, according to the American Lung Association's 2010 annual air quality report. Specifically, Allegheny County received failing grades for both particulate matter (PM) and ozone pollution. Tr...

Point Park expands classrooms further through the city of Pittsburgh

June 29, 2016


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 Stage AE, located on the North side, is commonly known for supplying the city of Pittsburgh with rarely seen but generally known shows and events. So far this year, musicians like Girl Talk, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg have all graced the venue and paid gratitude for their loyal fan base. Many Point Pa...

‘Cinderella’ charms Pittsburgh audiences

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016


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Masses of Pittsburghers filled the Benedum Center for Performing Arts Downtown on Saturday night to see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Cinderella." Little girls in sparkly ball gowns and glittering tiaras of their own sat anxiously in their seats, craning their necks to see when the curtain would rise an...

Point Park University’s Distinguished Master Artist Held Final Workshop

Written By Rachel Weber

June 29, 2016


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Marvin Hamlisch, Point Park University's Distinguished Master Artist in Residence for fall 2011, held his last workshop on Friday, Jan. 27. This one focused on musical compositions he created for films.A legendary musical theater composer came to Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Ar...

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...