#PittsburghMe: Meet Madison Turiczek, Photojournalism Major Student Profile
Meet Madison Turiczek
- May 2017
- Erie, Pa.
- High School
- North East High School
"Living at Point Park is a huge experience for anyone that goes here. It’s really cool and different because everyone is so tightly knit."
Why did you choose Point Park?
I needed a very good journalism/photo program. I searched through a bunch of different schools and Point Park seemed to have the best one.
How does Pittsburgh differ from other cities you have visited?
Pittsburgh has its own unique thing going on. There’s a lot of art and culture in the city along with the complete business aspect of it.
Where is the best view of the city?
I think it depends, there are a lot of different views. Everyone likes Mt. Washington, but I like going to the North Side. There’s a building there where you can see the entire skyline.
What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?
I’ve become a lot more open to things. I’m from a small town so I got hit with a lot of culture at once when I came to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh has been noted as being one of America's "Most Livable Cities." What do you think makes Pittsburgh so "livable?"
The people here, everyone is pretty inviting even if you don’t know them. This city is very nice, it’s an up-and-coming city. In the next 5-10 years we will be comparable to San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.
How does living at Point Park differ from your home?
Living at Point Park is a huge experience for anyone that goes here. It’s really cool and different because everyone is so tightly knit. If you don’t know them by name, you know them by face.
Where are we most likely to find you on a night out in the city?
I really like to go to the South Side, there’s a lot of different stuff there. I really like the Culture Shop. I spend a lot of time around 17th street.
Describe your experience living in Pittsburgh in one word.
Text by Jakob Como, junior, multimedia major
Photos by Victoria A. Mikula, sophomore, photojournalism major