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The Globe’s Point – The importance of casting an educated vote

The Globe’s Point – The importance of casting an educated vote

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 26, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Election season has sprung on campus. United Student Government (USG) is always present in our university newspaper due to coverage of the organization’s weekly meetings. However, the last few editions of The Globe have seen USG’s name plastered across the news section for a multitude of reason...

Dealing with anxiety

Dealing with anxiety

Written By Jordon Slobodinsky, Opinions Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

A few years ago, I had a lot of issues dealing with adversity. I couldn’t really function under pressure when put in tough situations. I had to meet with someone and talk about these issues and feelings. Eventually I was told by a counselor what I was feeling: anxiety. This feeling has followed me...

How words stick around long after they are said, a prime example

How words stick around long after they are said, a prime example

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Tucker Carlson has been in the media lately because of his comments made on the “Bubba the Love Sponge” show between 2006 and 2009. The backlash is because Carlson has refused to apologize for the comments he made. Instead, he invited anyone who wanted to speak to him about the issue to his show, w...

The Globe’s Point – Gun violence affects all

The Globe’s Point – Gun violence affects all

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

This past Monday might have begun like any other Monday for some of us. This Monday marked the tenth week of the semester, so we are well adapted to our usual routine at this point. This wasn’t the case in Utrecht, the Netherlands on Monday morning. This wasn’t the case in Christchurch, New Zealand l...

O’Rourke & Obama: Vague Aspirations

O’Rourke & Obama: Vague Aspirations

Written By Mick Stinelli, Columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Beto O’Rourke last week announced he will make a bid for the democratic presidential nomination in 2020. A media flurry immediately ensued, abound with think pieces, interviews and a Vanity Fair cover story. It’s a level of attention that has gained him comparisons to Barack Obama, and he’s ev...

Despite false reports and white skepticism, hate still remains in U.S.

Despite false reports and white skepticism, hate still remains in U.S.

Written By Kaisha Jantsch, For The Globe

March 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Something remarkably rare happened at the end of this past January. Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollet, who is African-American and gay, filed a false hate crime report regarding an attack, it now seems, he orchestrated. His doing so makes the real victims of hate crime seem less legitimate and...

USG refuses televised U-View debates

USG refuses televised U-View debates

Written By Jess Paterchak, For The Globe

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Traditions are usually events that are not questioned, not variable in their path. They are something to be held to the highest regard because of the respect they obtain during their stature and curriculum. So, what about here at Point Park? This university openly advertises its tradition of traini...

Remembering the real story of St. Patrick

Remembering the real story of St. Patrick

Written By Mick Stinelli, Columnist

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

This weekend, thousands will line the streets of Downtown to witness the St. Patrick’s Day parade. For 250 years, Pittsburgh has hosted one of the country’s biggest parades in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. Festivities usually include drinking green beer, dressing in green, wearing plastic sham...

Spring finally approaches

Spring finally approaches

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Looks like old Phil was wrong with his predictions, which leaves me to sulk around Point Park with my enormous fluffy coat and scarf wrapped around my entire face because I refuse to be cold. I saw a post on Twitter that outlined the different seasons according to Pittsburgh rather than the normal seasons...

The Globe’s Point – Ink does not define us

The Globe’s Point – Ink does not define us

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

This week, The Globe published a features piece about the third annual Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo. Naturally, a common concern as young professionals about to enter our field came to mind: tattoos in the workplace. The question of whether or not tattoos and piercings affect the professionalism of an in...

The case for survival: Trying to find insulin to live without insurance

The case for survival: Trying to find insulin to live without insurance

Written By Dave Shirer, For The Globe

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Insulin, the only treatment for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), is absolutely necessary. It is like air or water; without it I’d die in as little as 48 hours. There have been too many stories of young adults dying because they resorted to rationing insulin because they can’t afford it. Just imagine trying...

The Globe’s Point – Pick back up where you left off

The Globe’s Point – Pick back up where you left off

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Well Pioneers, our week of relaxation came and went, and the seven-week home stretch lays ahead of us. Some of us enjoyed the luxury of spending spring break abroad or laying on a beach while others returned home to spend time with loved ones or remained in their downtown residence. Nonetheless, th...