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Webkinz cons kids into classism

Written By Sarah Gibson, Co-News Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I’m a stressed college kid, alright? I’ve been looking for ways to chill out at the end of a bad day. This semester, I had a friend recommend I log on to my old Webkinz account. So, that’s what I do to relax now. You can’t tell me there’s not something calming about the concept of an online...

The Globe’s Point – Be the change you want to read

December 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Another semester for the books. We’re relieved, to say the least.  For the last several terms, our Globe family has shrunk. As some of our best editors graduate and move onto honorable endeavors, we’ve found it hard to replace them.  We strive to serve our readers with the best content possible - unbiased, interesting an...

What’s in a name? A farewell letter from the editor

What’s in a name? A farewell letter from the editor

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


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My name is Emily. You probably know 73 Emilys. We’re everywhere. There’s at least three of us at any given time waiting for our coffee at Starbuck’s. You definitely have at least three of us in the each of your classes. When I started school here, there were two people with the name Emily Be...

A senior’s perspective on how to really survive finals

Written By Beth Turnbull, Social Media Coordinator

November 27, 2018


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My first finals week I read the entirety of “Memoirs of a Geisha,” visited art museums, went to numerous brunches and spent hours listening to Christmas music. I wanted to spend as much time with my friends as possible before being away from them for a month (our breaks were a month back then, sorry...

Vehicles allow ease of access for students

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s a Friday night and you’re playing pool with your friends. The night is still young. You all decide to go out and find some holiday festivities in the Pittsburgh suburbs. The only problem is, how are you going to get there? Some students don’t have the best access to transportation. If...

The Globe’s Point – Hang in there; you’re so close

The Globe’s Point – Hang in there; you’re so close

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Hello and welcome back. We hope you had a happy holiday full of copious amounts of food and great company. We’re now forced shake off our tryptophan daze and return back to the vicious grind of the rapidly approaching end of the semester. Deep breaths. With only a few weeks left, there’s still a lot of w...

Costly convenience and the deepening debt that follows

Costly convenience and the deepening debt that follows

Written By Dylan Kersten, For The Globe

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The five-minute ten meter dash through register lines is reduced to a near sprint with the rise of self-checkout. A grocery run is reduced to a short walk to the front door and maybe a quick “thank you.” Day-long shopping trips for holiday gifts are reduced to a cozy 45-minute spree done at one website...

Globe’s Point – College students: unite!

Globe’s Point – College students: unite!

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Yes, we are still talking about the Squirrel Hill shooting. We don’t think you will, but you can scold us if you’d like. The last thing we want to accomplish is repetitive reporting. We don’t want to beat the proverbial dead horse, but we know when we need to keep talking about something.  ...

What the election means for you

What the election means for you

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Nov. 6, was a day to be heard, a day to vote. The battle rages all day long from sunup to sundown. The results? A draw. Democrats win the House of Representatives and Republicans hold control of the Senate. Our congress is divided and we are in a standstill. I believe that for the next two years no ...

Sports play a role for Pittsburghers to come together

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2018


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In response to the Squirrel Hill shooting, I’ve seen a lot of people come together. I’m sure people may not want to hear about the Tree of Life tragedy anymore - it is certainly a gruesome topic. Let’s chat about something that has given me some perspective these past few weeks: sports. I am...

Squirrel Hill Tragedy – a mindset change

Written By Shannon Hartnett, For The Globe

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Oct. 27 was a tragic day for the Jewish community, for the Squirrel Hill community and for the Pittsburgh community. I wish I could go back in time, go back and hope I could stop the monster preparing to destroy lives. But I can’t, so how do we deal with the aftermath? How do we get through these hard...

The Globe’s Point: Conquering Differences

Written By Editorial Staff

November 6, 2018


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In the middle of an extremely contentious and volatile midterm election season, it’s important to remember one simple idea - you can still associate with people who have different political views than your own.  Following the 2016 election, the country was divided by political differences. So m...