Pioneer Public – Michael Gieseke

When Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke isn’t overseeing resident life, commuter services, health services or student activities, he’s taking calls from parents or reading emails about shenanigans that happened in the residence halls the previous evening. “The rule of thumb is that I have no idea what my day is going to be for…

Bellevue Man Waves Gun on Lincoln Avenue

Here is an example of a crime story I wrote from a court affidavit collected from the Allegheny County Courthouse. Dates have been changed.  A Bellevue man, who was waving a stolen gun around outside of a CVS Pharmacy on Lincoln Ave., was arrested yesterday on Washington Ave. Neil Cameron Griffen, 19, was charged with…

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Alex Trybus, owner of Auntie Alex’s Pet Sitting, takes Lincoln, a beagle mix, out for a walk in Mount Lebanon on Oct. 25. November 7, 2017 Pets have always been an essential part of Alex Trybus’ life. Growing up with Australian cattle dogs – Nicki and Jolene – helped her develop a desire to not…

SPJ moves out of shadows with new president

October 10, 2017 Taking over the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ), new president Lindsay Haslett has some ideas in mind for revamping a campus organization that has primarily been absent from the conversation. by taking a more hands-on approach than in the past. “I wanted to make Point Park more encompassing [for communication students],” Haslett…

Student film “Runaway” moves into production phase

Photo Courtesy of Chloe Jakiela Crew crowdfunds horror short film for Production 3 class Drew Praskovich is enamored by horror films and spent his childhood watching them with his grandmother. Austin Harvey is also familiar with the genre, inspired in his screenwriting by authors such as Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. Growing…

Podcast focuses on in-depth interviews

Photo by Cara Freiz-LeWinter | Submitted Graphic courtesy of Steve Cuden September 5, 2017 Steve Cuden wears many hats – screenwriter, lyricist, director, producer, writer, playwright, author, professor – and now, podcaster. “StoryBeat” is Cuden’s most recent endeavor, a weekly podcast series introducing creative professionals in a conversational storytelling package. “I really focus on the…

Senior film student interned with Warner Bros.

Photo by Allison Hritz | The Globe Nick Sarnelli spent summer in Los Angeles for the job August 29, 2017 Making it big in Hollywood is what most screenwriters would call success. One of the university’s own, senior screenwriting major Nick Sarnelli, took a step closer to that goal this summer as an intern at Warner…

15 useful apps for college students

I was the Multimedia Intern at Pittsburgh City Paper over the summer, where I had great opportunities to practice working with photos and videos. Published August 23, 2017 You can create, share and find flashcards and audio lessons on a variety of subjects 1. EasyBib Generate citations in multiple styles by scanning the barcode of…

At Roboto on Sunday, a F*ck Ted Nugent Extravaganza

I was the Multimedia Intern at Pittsburgh City Paper over the summer, where I had great opportunities to practice working with photos and videos. Published on August 18, 2017 Screenshot from Facebook The Mr. Roboto Project in Bloomfield will be hosting a “F*ck Ted Nugent Extravaganza,” on Sun., Aug. 20, the same evening the actual…

An overview of ‘Non-Punk Pittsburgh,’ at Pittsburgh’s SPACE Gallery

I was the Multimedia Intern at Pittsburgh City Paper over the summer, where I had great opportunities to practice working with photos and videos. Published July 10, 2017 SPACE gallery, Downtown, recently dove into the past through the lens of punk photographers and musicians in the exhibit Non-Punk Pittsburgh. Curated by Dennis Childers and Larry Rippel,…