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The Globe’s Point – Getting hit by a syllabus

The Globe’s Point – Getting hit by a syllabus

Written By Editorial Board

April 3, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The end of the semester is getting closer. This is easily recognizable by our professors scrambling to complete the syllabi they were overly ambitious in completing by the end of April. We understand that Pittsburgh weather can be unpredictable, with snow falling on the first day of spring and a war...

The Waitress Tales: sexual harassment

The Waitress Tales: sexual harassment

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

March 27, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

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 pile of homework I had stacking up, I decided...

A dog person and a cat person walk into a bar…

A dog person and a cat person walk into a bar…

Written By Allison Schubert and Emily Yurchison

March 27, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

In a world full of divides in beliefs, we have curated two arguments for the most demanding and popular disagreement  to date - dogs vs. cats. Allison Schubert, Co-Features Editor at The Globe and sophomore broadcast major, and junior multimedia major Emily Yurchison weigh in. FOR DOGS: Allison ...

Who run the world? Ladies.

Who run the world? Ladies.

Written By Editorial Board

March 27, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s election week. This year’s United Student Government (USG) election is a little different from the past. Looking at the ballot, the majority of picks are notably female-identifying students, minus Conservatory of the Performing Arts (COPA) Senator candidate Matthew Spaccadia. This will be the first time ...

Why the conversation must continue

Why the conversation must continue

Written By Alex Grubbs, For The Globe

March 20, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I needed to write to get this off my chest because I’m overwhelmed. This is the best way I can do it right now. Last week, my friend committed suicide. We don’t have a reason. Chris is just gone. He was the kid with the brightest smile and the kindest heart. We were all supposed to graduate next...

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Written By Editorial Board

March 20, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Students need resources. This is an undeniable fact. Without them, we may not be able to do the work that is required for our studies. The question we at The Globe are raising is: does Point Park provide us with all the resources necessary? The answer is a yes, but with some nuances. We have computer...

How the language about mental health needs to change

How the language about mental health needs to change

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Opinions Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

This week, hundreds of Twitter users found their accounts to be deactivated, gone without a trace. As it turns out, the social media powerhouse was simply cleaning up a bit and many were left confused and a little bit angry at the decision. Accounts that were targeted include: tweet-deckers (accounts ...

The Globe’s Point – Don’t let the semester get you down, there’s hope

The Globe’s Point – Don’t let the semester get you down, there’s hope

Written By Editorial Board

March 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Here we go again. Another mid-semester editorial chronicling the harmful effects of student apathy has reached your eyeballs. Buckle up because we’re about to inspire you to climb your way out of the allegorical bunker of life. Over weeks (years, probably) and out of pure and unrefined exhaustion, a bric...

The City Paper made a mistake, but they handled it with dignity

The City Paper made a mistake, but they handled it with dignity

Written By Carley Bonk, Editor-Elect

March 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Many within the Pittsburgh media community have probably heard of the Pittsburgh City Paper’s retraction of a cover story. “Women Ink,” was pulled from the City Paper’s website last Wednesday because it featured a local female tattoo artist and a photo of her in an Aggravated Assault T-shirt ...

America wants gun control, so why don’t we have it?

America wants gun control, so why don’t we have it?

Written By Matt Petras

March 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s not often you see a stadium full of people on cable television applaud someone insisting a politician refuse donations from a powerful political group in America. That, however, is exactly what happened during a recent CNN town hall following the Parkland High School shooting. While the push for...

Puerto Ricans still unable to go home

Puerto Ricans still unable to go home

Written By Sienna Rodriguez-Truley, Copy Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Nothing hits home like a hurricane, right? Excuse me for my premature jokes, and an apology in advance for my remarks and sarcasm pertaining to this issue. As many U.S. Citizens may have already forgotten, the island of Puerto Rico was basically flattened by Hurricane Maria this past September. Man...

The Globe’s Point – What if this happened here?

The Globe’s Point – What if this happened here?

Written By Editorial Board

March 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

While round tabling this week’s Globe’s Point, our editorial staff had reservations about visiting the topic of mass shootings, particularly school shootings. We decided we wanted to join this conversation, as other local college newspapers had so graciously done. Pitt News produced a fantasti...