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A right-wing view of Trump’s worst pick, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

A right-wing view of Trump’s worst pick, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Recently, I have been looking a lot into the field of education, examining the ins and outs. I’ve concluded that we really did not learn a lot before we came to college. So, with the recent appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, it seems as if America’s youth will be learning even...

The Globe’s Point – Food service — again?

The Globe’s Point – Food service — again?

Written By Editorial Board
February 21, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Expired sodas in the cafe. “Green” takeout containers you have to pay for, wash yourself and reuse. Inconsistent and slow service. What’s left to say about our food service provider? How many times can we continue to yell into the questionably nutritional void? Last week, we published a story...

The United States owes the “American Dream” to its citizens

The United States owes the “American Dream” to its citizens

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-copy Desk Chief
February 21, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

The American Dream is a phrase that most Americans who had AP English in eleventh grade recognize as an unattainable green light on the other side of a rich man’s bay in the form of a beautiful, married old flame. Great Gatsby jokes aside, the American Dream is something that easily every American,...

Ranking important issues in your life;

Ranking important issues in your life;

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager
February 21, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

The other day while sitting in my research class, a fellow student handed out a survey about his client’s brand. One question stood out to me as it asked respondents to rank a number of issues (like animal rights, feminism, etc.). The idea of ranking the most important human rights or environmental...

Someone Put Trump in His Place

Someone Put Trump in His Place

Written By Troy Patrick
February 14, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

This week’s newspapers have been plastered with the heated debate happening between the Trump administration and the federal courts over the recent travel ban concerning seven Muslim majority countries. This order rides dangerously close to unconstitutional since it is a blatant attempt at legalizing...

Democrats need to confirm Gorsuch to save Congress

Democrats need to confirm Gorsuch to save Congress

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

When President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court bench, he did so with his usual, disoriented flair. One CNN producer reported that they saw Thomas Hardiman – a potential justice pick and federal judge based out of Pittsburgh – on the Pennsylvania Turnpike...

Comparison to Orwell’s 1984 needed

Comparison to Orwell’s 1984 needed

Written By Matt Petras, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

It’s become a cliché to compare George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” to current events, but affirming that connection became morally necessary whenever President Trump tweeted the following on Feb. 6: “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election....

The Globe’s Point – Water issues linger on for some

The Globe’s Point – Water issues linger on for some

Written By Editorial Board
February 14, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

For Point Park students living off campus, the week before last meant a mad rush to the nearest CVS to buy gallons of water for cooking and cleaning purposes when the advisory from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority went into effect. Students living specifically in the Oakland area were advised...

Concern for Climate Change

Concern for Climate Change

Written By Carley Bonk
February 7, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

With 2016 being named the hottest year on record, climate change has become a serious issue facing the human race.  Due to rising levels of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, temperatures are rising across the globe at a consistent rate. There is overwhelming scientific...

A letter from the editor – Celebrating Point Park’s other stage

A letter from the editor – Celebrating Point Park’s other stage

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, The Globe's 50th Anniversary

This week’s edition marks exactly 50 years to the day the Globe was first distributed on campus. Since then, the Globe has been a part of the start of countless journalists’ careers and students have sounded off on international, national, local and Point Park-related issues. In researching the...

What sets Point Park apart from other local colleges

What sets Point Park apart from other local colleges

Written By Manon Riley
February 7, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

When somebody mentions their college experience, it usually involves the bores of large lectures, the thrill of football games and the extraordinary quality of people they’ve met; usually ones that stay in their lives forever. Point Park checks off only one of the things on that list: unforgettable...

Finding my footing at Point Park

Finding my footing at Point Park

Written By Ashley Morris
February 7, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

When I was a kid, I always imagined what it would be like to live in a city. My whole life I have lived in the same small town and went to school with the same group of kids. When I graduated from Youngsville High School, there were only 61 other students who received their diplomas with me. It was as...