Conversion therapy ban introduced

Pittsburgh City Councilmen Dan Gilman and Bruce Kraus crafted a bill that would ban conversion therapy, a harmful practice implemented to change sexual orientation and gender identity for minors in Pittsburgh.

“It’s something I’ve been looking at since I took office three years ago,” Gilman said.

The bill was introduced by the councilmen on Nov. 29. Gilman and Kraus expect the bill to pass; preliminary voting is Wednesday, Gilman said.

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Freshman splits time between company and school

Brandishing a high-quality camera in his hands and a smartwatch on his wrist, freshman cinema production major Matt Metrovich sat down for an interview Sunday afternoon. He always has a camera like that with him and often breaks the ice by asking people if they would like their picture taken.

“I’m really awkward, and I embrace it,” Metrovich said.

Any awkwardness aside, Metrovich is already the CEO of his own photography and video company, Metro Digital, which rakes in good money for the young entrepreneur and has a large following on Instagram.

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Trump draws thousands, controversy to Downtown

Point Park students were present at a recent Donald Trump rally downtown to both support and protest the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. The large crowds on both sides eventually led to confrontations and police involvement.

“There is tremendous love in what we’re doing,” Trump said during his rally.

The campaign announced Monday, April 11 that Trump would be giving a speech at this rally in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 7:00 p.m. Before the rally, at 5:30 p.m. Fox News’ Sean Hannity hosted a town hall roughly an hour long with Trump at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland. Trump called the town hall a “big, beautiful show” in his speech.

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‘Fight for $15’ lacks Point Park student participation

The grassroots activist organization “Fight For $15” has gained traction not just in Pittsburgh but also across the country, uniting frustrated single parents working at fast food restaurants with passionate, idealistic college students. College student activists have caught the attention of adult activists dedicated to Pittsburgh’s “Fight For $15” effort.

“I had tears in my eyes,” Mary Ann Williams said, recounting the supportive college students that participated in an April 15, 2015 protest in Pittsburgh. “I had goosebumps,” said Williams while manning the “Fight For $15” booth at the 18th Annual Summit Against Racism on Saturday.

Those college students in particular were from the University of Pittsburgh, not Point Park University.

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Guarnaccia brings success to women’s cross country

As the team is instructed to raise their legs at a 90 degree angle to their body on the floor, in a series of exercises, one leg is closer to that number than just about all the rest. That runner continues to complete her exercises fully and doesn’t let up when the bulk of the team takes their breaks.

Katie Guarnaccia, a cinema production major, is that runner, an athlete who is breaking records and bringing great success to Point Park.

“She is a really hard-working runner,” said roommate, fellow runner and sophomore intelligence and national security major McKenzie Wilson in a telephone interview.

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