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Voters must be informed on election candidates

Voters must be informed on election candidates

Written By John Karavis, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

A friend of mine whom I’ve never known to have an interest in politics recently revealed to me she voted for Jill Stein in the 2016 presidential election. “Oh, what drew you to her?” I asked, surprised at her choice. I didn’t know many Stein supporters, and the ones I did were far more politically...

The Globe’s Point – Protect yourself and your friends

The Globe’s Point – Protect yourself and your friends

Written By Staff

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Attending a college in a downtown metropolitan area can be exciting, immersive and filled with opportunity.   But it can also carry risk. Last week, a group of freshman students were attacked by an outside group while on a class field trip. This incident, among many, has shown that a city campus c...

Slain journalist a wake-up call for media

Slain journalist a wake-up call for media

Written By Mitchell Drake, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

 In September 2017, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was practically “ordered to shut up” after he criticized Saudi Arabia’s classification of Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. After moving to the US, he published an article with the Washington Post that detailed his outrage. Ever si...

Your life will get stressful at times and that is okay

Your life will get stressful at times and that is okay

Written By Alex Popichak, Editor Emeritus

October 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

When looking for guidance on starting something new, there are a whole mess of inspirational quotes out there to get you started. For example, two of my favorites are Henry Ford’s “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it,” as w...

Leaving the Republican party: easy

Leaving the Republican party: easy

Written By Gracey Evans, News Photo Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I am no longer a member of the Republican party. This summer, I changed my party to Independent but as of last week, I am a Democrat. I happen to be the first Democrat in my family in decades. After moving Downtown in 2015 for my first year of college, I realized that the world was a bigger place t...

Globe’s Point – Protest to uphold your rights

Globe’s Point – Protest to uphold your rights

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

October 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

In the wake of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court judge confirmation, we’ve seen protests pop up across the nation. Last week, Point Park students joined the wave of citizens who felt it was unjustified to elect a nominee accused of sexual assault to the highest court in our nation. We at The Globe are ...

Past decisions should affect some, but not all of life

Written By John Karavis, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I had somewhat of a big mouth in my teenage years. It wasn’t a matter of anger or any genuine harmful intent. I just occasionally let my testosterone-laden and still-developing ego outwit my better judgment. Even now, only a few years removed, I still would be at a loss for words if confronted...

Sleeping is not so easy in college

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Copy Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Why are college students not sleeping? Is it the mass amounts of coffee everyone drinks? Is it the overload of homework? Does it have something to do with the social life of a student? The answer to all these questions is simply yes. What a person does and what they consume can all contribute to their sl...

The Globe’s Point- Not all news is bad news

Written By Globe's Editorial Staff

October 9, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s no secret that United Student Government (USG) has been swirling in controversy over the past few weeks - censures, tickets, funding and resignations all come to mind. But this past week, USG made headlines for something more positive - a new committee is being formed to address accessibility...

Comedy does not justify someone’s condemning acts

Comedy does not justify someone’s condemning acts

Written By John Karavis, For The Globe

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Louis C.K. is a funny guy. But he’s also a flawed guy. I first discovered his comedy in high school and was immediately hooked. His wide vocabulary and enlightening observations about the irreverent intricacies of social interaction worked magic on my young ears, and I immediately adopted him - alo...

America’s educators are struggling

America’s educators are struggling

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Copy Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Have you ever accidentally called your teacher mom? Oh, the humanity! In your horror, have you ever asked yourself, why in the world did I just do that?  I would guarantee that most of us have been there. And if you haven’t, then surely you’ve seen a classmate commit the embarrassing act. We ca...

Globe’s Point – Experiential or intellectual learning?

Globe’s Point – Experiential or intellectual learning?

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Point Park doesn’t pretend to hide its passion for experiential learning. From COPA to communications, students are taught by professionals that are still thriving in their fields. We are given the opportunity to network and build a resume with internships and experiences that matter, relatively ea...