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Christmas tree makes arrival Downtown

Christmas tree makes arrival Downtown

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-in-chief
November 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Nancy Ruttner and Andy Sujdak of Pittsburgh’s Oakwood neighborhood received a one-foot tall blue spruce tree 33 years ago as a wedding gift. Saturday, the couple watched their tree become part of Pittsburgh. They parted ways with their now 53-foot tall tree Saturday when they donated it to the...

Photo: USG President pied for fundraiser

Photo: USG President pied for fundraiser

Written By Robert Berger, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, PHOTOS

Point Park partners with mortuary institute

Point Park partners with mortuary institute

Written By Kelsey Wolfe, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

What started out as a joke quickly became reality for Patrick Fischer, a junior funeral services major. He is one of the few students enrolled in the program. “It started out as a joke between me and my mom,” Fischer said. “Her cousin is a funeral director, and I didn’t know what I wanted...

Film students use crowdfunding to bring short film to life

Film students use crowdfunding to bring short film to life

Written By Michael Richter, Co-Sports Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Filmmakers use crowdfunding for a variety of reasons to help them finance their films. For senior cinema students, there is one simple reason. “We need the money, and we don’t get any money from the school for senior-level productions,” senior cinema production major James Van said. Van,...

Not on My Campus raises awareness of consent

Not on My Campus raises awareness of consent

Written By Carley Bonk
November 1, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Syrah Sherwood, Point Park’s Not On My Campus founder and president, stressed how easily lines can be blurred in sexual encounters at Halloween gatherings where costumes can be misinterpreted. “Costumes can often be small, but consent is consent. Little clothing doesn’t mean ‘yes,’” Sherwood...

Photos: GSSA Halloween party

Photos: GSSA Halloween party

November 1, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

WPPJ’s Rock-a-Thon returns for its 36th year

WPPJ’s Rock-a-Thon returns for its 36th year

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-Elect
November 1, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Vincent Ferrainola sits at his desk, surrounded by mountains of paper and stacks of demo CDs furiously sending off emails reminding people about show times and adding sticky notes with sponsors’ names on a cluttered monitor. Ferrainola, a senior broadcast production and media management major, is...

Student wins raffle for advanced screening of documentary

Student wins raffle for advanced screening of documentary

Written By Emily Bennett, Co-Copy Desk Chief
November 1, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

When junior journalism major Hannah Lapiska entered to win a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental documentary, “Before the Flood,” she had no idea that her submission would be chosen out of more than 5,000 others. “I filled out an application, and I got an email saying, ‘out of...

Women leaders speak to students about inequality

Women leaders speak to students about inequality

Written By Kimberly Prokurat
November 1, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

After personally experiencing gender inequality in the workplace, Kate Shipley decided to shed light on the issue by creating a new leadership series on campus that focuses on women. Mackenzie Link sees her involvement in this series as a small but necessary step towards change after battling with...

Aviary animals participate in Halloween festivities

Aviary animals participate in Halloween festivities

Written By Courtney Giles
October 25, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

Jen Allen, a student studying Wildlife Management at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, had never been to the National Aviary until she made the trip to attend its Owl-O-Ween festival. “It’s a great opportunity to observe non-native birds that otherwise I would have to travel across the world...

Honors Program sponsors breast cancer awareness events

Honors Program sponsors breast cancer awareness events

Written By Karly Rivera, Co-Features Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

For Honors Student Organization President-Elect Sarah Martin, a junior early education major, family inspiration is the reason she is motivated to lead the honors program’s annual Pink Feet event series, which benefits breast cancer awareness. “I have an aunt that’s in 15 years of remission,”...

ScareHouse haunted by more than just monsters

ScareHouse haunted by more than just monsters

Written By Eddie Trizzino, Co-Features Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under FEATURES

On a fall day near the end of September, sophomore broadcast major Samiar Nefzi gets an eerie feeling while walking through the ScareHouse and starts rushing to the exit until someone shuts the door, leaving him in darkness. Although it seems like a conventional tactic used to scare visitors at the...