Black bear sighted in Swissvale, Edgewood

May 25, 2018 Residents of Swissvale and Edgewood caught a glimpse of nature Thursday when a black bear cub apparently wandered into the vicinity. Read More at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…  

Kennywood’s Phantom’s Revenge in the running for top American coaster

May 23, 2018 Pittsburghers who love roller coasters might tell you they don’t need to travel far from home to enjoy the thrill of fast turns and heart-stopping drops. Now the rest of the country is beginning to notice Kennywood’s Phantom Revenge roller coaster. Read More at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette… Photo: Kennywood.com

Pittsburgh Zoo debuts new zipline attraction

May 22, 2018 Visitors at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium can now catch a glimpse of exotic animals from a new perspective – a bird’s eye view. The Zoo’s new zipline attraction opens on Saturday, May 26, and runs through Labor Day weekend. Read More at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…    

Dancers balance physical and mental health

April 17, 2018 Kimmie Prokurat feels her best when fully rested, prepping plant-based meals for the week to align with her vegan lifestyle and writing in her gratitude journal. Mark Burrell made the switch to a vegetarian lifestyle about 10 months ago because he wanted to have a better, sustained energy throughout his busy days…

New leadership takes reins as President Bertha finishes term

April 10, 2018 United Student Government (USG) President Robert Bertha has high hopes for the new administration that will succeed him upon his graduation this April after the election of Kaylee Kearns as president and Brittany Arp as vice president. “Kaylee and I have worked closely together for a long time now and I’ve worked…

Book clubs engage readers around the Pittsburgh area

Groups cover a variety of books and topics, utilize local cafes and stores to discuss March 27, 2018 Alex Challoner wasn’t initially planning on starting her own book club when she moved to Pittsburgh from the West Coast – she actually wanted to join one. Grace Muller didn’t plan on starting one either, but when…

The Waitress Tales: sexual harassment

March 27, 2018 Sitting in silence at my desk in The Globe office two weeks ago, I read an article in The New York Times that moved me to tears. I was waiting to copy edit our last layout for the evening, well after most of our staff had already left. Instead of doing the…

Paylo clarifies dress policy for grads

March 27, 2018 As graduation looms ahead for seniors in many organizations across campus, policy for what is acceptable decoration to represent those organizations on graduation day remains in place, according to Dean of Students Keith Paylo. “Policy is policy,” Paylo said in a phone interview. “The only cords that are acceptable in a sense…

USG Election 2018: Presidential and VP candidates

March 20, 2018 Presidential Candidates: Hayley Hoffman says that if she were elected United Student Government (USG) president, she would be the connecting voice between the Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) and the rest of the University. “I can see students within COPA struggling without that voice; they can sometimes feel cut off from the…

Welcome to the Post-Gazette!

I began my first week as a Web Desk Intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, May 21. I’ll be working 9:30 a.m- 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. It may be better if I break these posts into daily sections, for a clearer timeline of my activities. So join me in my adventures working at the best…

Practicum – Week 15

Well here we are, in the final stretch. I was really proud of the work our newsroom put together for the final issue. I wrote an article, Dancers balance physical and mental health, where I interviewed a dance professor and five dancers about ways to stay healthy in such a demanding field. The piece totaled around…