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Improv group induces laughs

Written By Andy Weier

June 29, 2012


Filed under NEWS

"Not Quite There," Point Park University's student improvisation troupe, successfully performed last Wednesday during a campus comedy night held in the GRW Theater in the University Center. Unlike most shows around Point Park - elaborately staged, costumed, directed and scripted - last week's comedy ni...

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Written By Angelica Blouch

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

How do you recycle at Christmas?(online surveys)While I enjoy Christmas as much as the next person, as the holiday gets closer and closer and the excitement grows, I can't help but think of what heaping piles of waste associated with the joyous holiday does to the earth. Wrapping paper is sent to land...

Blogs major news source, defy communications law

Written By Miles Ritenour

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

There is no question print journalism is dying in this day and age. Major cities all over the country are losing their daily newspapers, which begs the question, how do people get their information these days?Sure, younger generations are reading online newspapers, but that's not the only place people a...

‘Night out’ brings LGBT to Warhol

Written By Julia Cowher

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

When straight people walk into a movie theater, they can safely assume that the majority of the other theatergoers are also straight. When gay people walk into a movie theater, they have no idea if there is anyone like them. "I'm no longer wondering, 'How many of these people are like me?' because I...

Young singer earns her ‘fearless’ reputation

Written By Danielle Thompson

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

"Firsts" are always memorable times in a person's life. While most are positive events, such as first steps, there are also negative firsts, like a first bad grade. This contrast is clearly illustrated by country music sweetheart Taylor Swift's past year. The "fearless" singer has captured the hearts of ...

Legislation proposed for cheap books

Written By Ann Straub

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

A house bill constructed to provide more affordable textbooks for college students nationwide was added to the 2009 General Assembly's agenda. This bill proposes to make textbooks cheaper. Students could also receive more money when reselling their books. Finally, the bill includes plans to institute an...

Are Wikileaks essential to a free republic?

Written By Mitch Donaberger

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

When Wikileaks saw the light for the first time in the early months of 2007, its ambition was a game changer. It set out as a volunteer collaboration between dissidents, journalists, entrepreneurs and engineers all over the glove to be an untraceable, legally invulnerable and uncensorable medium for le...

Class sells products geared toward eliminating poverty

Written By Ashley Jasin

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Kathleen Ganster did not want to let her University Experience class pick their own community service projects because it would always lead to chaos and last-minute project ideas that never seemed to produce positive outcomes.This year, Ganster decided to end that nightmare and instead have the class...

Tales of a troubled teen

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

"Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" is a film that is both heart wrenching and uplifting, tragic and hopeful. It is the story of a girl who overcomes adversity and comes to love herself in a world where it appears that no one else does. "Precious" conveys the powerful influence that lo...

Academy Awards

Written By Pat Francart

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

This year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture are all great films, but the Academy overlooked two obvious choices in "The Wrestler" and "Doubt." Both stand above some of their peers in the excellence and focus of their execution. "Doubt" "Doubt" tells a simple story with huge vivacity. What could ...

Art center hopes to ‘make dent in art world’

Written By Kristina Martin

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

After walking through the parking lot and up a slight hill and stairs, an intrigued artist can find their home. A large, tan building gives off a welcoming vibe to the visitor who can walk inside and down a flight of steps, hearing the faint sound of a wheel rotating.Welcome to boot camp-ceramics styl...

Hot Spot: Diesel Club Lounge

Written By Kelly Scott

June 29, 2010


Filed under NEWS

The South Side is known for its array of cool hangouts- from the classy S Bar and The Dolce Lounge to the laid-back Mario's South Side Saloon and The Town Tavern. One slightly new place offers something different for patrons. Diesel Club Lounge at 1601 E. Carson St. offers a cryogenics system to qu...