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Fifth-degree black belt teaches self-defense classes

Written By Michael Peiritsh
June 29, 2008
Filed under NEWS

The blue plastic breaking board - equivalent to three and a half inches of wood - that Sean Elliot Martin held out, parallel to the floor from his midsection cracked loudly as Brittany Glaser tore through it with a quick upward thrust of her knee. The sophomore business management major's five fellow st...

Mexico City brings spice to Pittsburgh

Written By Jeanette Reft
June 29, 2008
Filed under NEWS

Mexico City is the place to go for someone who is craving authentic Mexican dishes such as Soupa de Tortilla (tortilla soup), Traditional Burritos and entrees like Carnitas (sauteed pork). When walking into either location-411 Wood St. and 111 Smithfield St.- the atmosphere is festive -- from the br...

Activity center provides place for visiting children at county jail

Written By Jenna Pappal
June 29, 2008
Filed under NEWS

Dr. Lorelei Stein believes reading is the foundation of success in school. This was her motivation behind purchasing three boxes of children's books at the Border's Outlet in Grove City. There was a great sale that day, she recalled - buy four and get a fifth one free. She, along with members of Alp...

Mark Hamill visits campus

Written By Michael Peirtsh and Carrie Potter
April 17, 2008
Filed under NEWS

Barack Obama is like a new hope, said the man who was the "new hope" in the legendary "Star Wars" series.Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker, spent an hour last Thursday drawing parallels between the United States government and another government system near and dear to his heart...

Young marriage of college students becoming a trend

Written By Carrie Potter
March 26, 2008
Filed under NEWS

Amy Bell's fiancee bought her a Tickle-Me-Elmo doll three years ago. While she was laughing along with the red furry doll, Evan pulled a velvet box from his pocket-it was an engagement ring. She had just turned 20. Bell is one of several Point Park students looking to tie the knot in their early twenti...

Fick has hope for future of Point Park athletics

Written By Caitlin Righetti
March 13, 2008
Filed under NEWS

Beginning to play volleyball with a balloon at the age of three or four, Jodi Fick has always been involved in sports.Her love of sports was inherited from both of her parents, who were coaches.Her mother even played lacrosse at Bowling Green State College before Title IX, an amendment banning sexua...

Hennigan shares strategic plan during faculty assembly, says increase in enrollment numbers vital for success

Written By Kyle Hause
February 6, 2008
Filed under NEWS

The Wood Street corridor will be remade into a tree-lined street with adjacent Point Park University buildings, with the highly traveled Boulevard of the Allies intersection adorned with islands to slow traffic as part of a $54 million improvement plan. In addition to those details, on Monday, Point Pa...

High-end clothes at low-end prices

Written By Brooke Keane
January 29, 2008
Filed under NEWS

At Saks Fifth Avenue Downtown, a pair of Ralph Lauren pumps will set you back $507, but just down the street at Burlington Coat Factory, a similar pair costs only $40.Also at Saks, an embellished little black dress by Laundry by Design will cost $395, however a sleeveless embellished dress with a square ...

New cheer squad holds tryouts

Written By Brooke Keane
October 24, 2007
Filed under NEWS

When he was in sixth grade, freshman Chris Morales was inspired to become a cheerleader by the movie "Bring It On." However, boys were not permitted on the squad of his private elementary school.Though Morales was not pleased by this, he stuck it out until he reached Saint Anthony College Prep High Scho...