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DIY, inexpensive gift ideas for the holiday season

Written By Denise Tristan and Cayla Dameron

June 29, 2016


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The holidays are fast approaching, and it may be hard for college students to get their loved ones gifts this season.Students often find themselves without money or at least low on funds during the holiday season which means looking for alternatives to expensive gift giving such as homemade, do-it-yourself (D...

Downtown eateries dance after sunset

Written By Nikki Williams

June 29, 2016


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When Nicolette Pawlowski moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh, the first thing on her mind was not where she could shop or the best places to eat; it was where she was going to salsa."About two and a half years ago, a friend of mine took me … to a salsa dancing club and I thought,  ‘Let's just check it...

Dream Cream Ice Cream opens Downtown

Written By Lori Pometo

June 29, 2016


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Dream Cream Ice Cream co-founder Alecia Shipman's vision is to "serve others while serving ice cream." Dream Cream Ice Cream, an ice cream shop set to open in downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue this spring, aims helps individuals and organizations raise money to achieve their dreams.Her idea stemmed fr...

Engineering alumna works on international projects

Written By Kim Roberts

June 29, 2016


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Abby Virag spends her days as a mechanical engineer working on projects ranging from New York City's subways to transit systems for major airports in Saudi Arabia.Point Park alumna had the opportunity to explore different fields in engineering since her 2007 graduation. Now, she is excelling as an en...

English major ‘cannot wait’ for fi rst professional boxing match

Written By Joel Brewton

June 29, 2016


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The moment the announcement was made that his opponent had spontaneously forfeited, Bill Hutchinson's heart sank. It was an amateur boxing match being held in the summer of 2010 at The Three Rivers Casino on the North Shore, and Hutchinson was hyped and ready to go."It was terrible," Hutchinson said wi...

Fashion show to help students dress for success

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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As a public relations and business management major with an interest in fashion, Michele Tabaka knows the line between professional and fashionable blurs at times.“Obviously fashion is taking over right now, and you want to be trendy,” said Tabaka.With one runway and ten models, Tabaka hopes to de...

Classes cater to ‘not-so-artistic’ crowd

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016


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Pittsburgh nightlife has a new contender to the usual bar hopping, sports game viewing and clubbing. Now yinzers can become attuned with their artsy side with Colors and Bottles, a painting class, cocktail hour and social session, all combined into one evening.Colors and Bottles is dedicated to prom...

Clean out closets and spring fashion forward

Written By Sophia Loughry

June 29, 2016


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 Lights, camera, strike a pose! Casting calls, catwalks and networking will all be a part of the Point Park Fashion Club’s annual fashion show, featuring clothing raffles, best-dressed contests and COPA freshmen modeling clothing provided by the Fashion Club.The club is also holding a clothing sw...

Art exhibit mocks ‘absurdities’ of technology

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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The first piece of artist Jesse Hulcher's technology art in his latest exhibit is "Gone Forever," a spotlighted metallic silver trashcan with Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" playing near it.Then there is the second piece, "Drive It Like You Stole It," which is an electronic book Hulcher wrote, displayed on...

CMU social lab surveys for research project

Written By Kalea Hall

June 29, 2016


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 It is the study that keeps on giving, for participants at Carnegie Mellon University's Research Cafe.Participants not only receive either a free gift card or a cash payment for their help with research, but they also gain the satisfaction of knowing they have helped students complete their education."I th...

Art exhibit takes stand against bullying

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016


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Inspired the world around her, Curator Jill Larson wanted to create an art exhibit based on bullying, specifically girl-on-girl bullying.“Watching the news, I saw all of these horrific acts happening to girls, them committing suicide because of bullying. That was a big impact for me to do this show,” sa...

Conservatory brings ‘Illyria’ to Pittsburgh

Written By Camelia Montoy

June 29, 2016


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A lifelong tomboy, Anne Jacobs has always considered herself "one of the dudes."Ironically, in her first stage role with Point Park University Jacobs has to, literally, be a man. This even means learning the "swag" of a man's walk."The way [guys] move from their upper body and walk from their pelvis is...