Point Park Globe

Lack of campus enthusiasm undermines ‘Village’ vision

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


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I had an extra dollar on Friday so I decided I would purchase a raffle ticket for WPPJ's annual Rock-a-Thon, like I do every year.  I used to have a program as a freshman and sophomore, so I like to support the station and the charity that the event chooses to support through Rock-A-Thon. I was no...

Lack of transparency fuels conspiracy

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016


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Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. The assassin was taken into custody the same day and charged with the crime early the next morning.Despite these facts, there are still questions surrounding the event. Almost 50 years later, a majority of Americans believes Os...

Lawsuit acknowledges exploitation, inequality for Wal-Mart employees

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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Wal-Mart is the quintessence of American consumerism. Its tantalizing low-cost deals are enough to attract anyone with a tight budget, and its 24-hour Supercenters are the epitome of convenience. But looking past Wal-Mart's affordable prices and cheerful smiley logo, one can get a glimpse of the grim si...

Legislation needed to stop illegal organ selling

Written By Matthew Schmid

June 29, 2016


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You may have heard a variation or two of the chilling story where a man on a business trip goes to a local bar for a drink and notices the pretty girl staring back at him from across the bar. He approaches the lady and asks if he can buy her a drink. That's the last thing he remembers before waking up...

Letter From The Editor

Written By Marina Weis

June 29, 2016


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My hand shot up to take a news pitch at my first Globe meeting. Little did my freshman self know, no one else was actually going to take the smoking story, anyway.I always knew I wanted to be at the top, editor-in-chief, but deep inside—and I let little people know this before now---I was afraid of...

Hate Speech Codes continue not to address the real issue of bigotry

Written By Nicolas Bozzo

June 29, 2016


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 In 1988, the state-chartered University of Michigan created a policy that intended to curb, based on the University's governing Board of Regents view, "..a rising tide of racial intolerance and harassment on campus."The school's board lamented incidents like blacks referred to as "..saucer lips, po...

Letter from the Editor

Written By Marina Weis

June 29, 2016


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“The Globe looks great!”Every time I hear it from new and senior faculty, or from students I don’t even know, I feel enormous pride because I know how hard our staff works.Yet, I’m also reminded of the reputation The Globe had in the past by the subtle impatience some sources at the University ha...

Health and Wellness for the Half-Hearted

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016


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St. Patrick’s Day can turn the most casual drinker its trademark green the morning after a night of nationally socialized binge drinking. And so far there are no Weekend Words of Wisdom on how to survive the onslaught of a hangover. Hangover “cures” exist all over the world from the whacky to...

Letter from the editor

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016


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Looking back on my semester as editor-in-chief, I realize this wasn’t the experience I thought it would be.Unlike past editors, I’m not going to reflect on my editorship with only positive memories.I faced many challenges, but I never imagined where I would find the most trying obstacles in my path...

Discount exponged at YMCA after new student center opens

Written By The Globe Staff

June 29, 2016


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The opening of the new Student and Convocation Center this week has brought students a glimpse of the Point Park University of the future. However, by cause and effect, students can no longer use the YMCA for a discounted cost of $30 a semester.Now, students who are under 28 are asked to pay the young ad...

Earth Day is more than just ‘going green’

Written By Chelsey Engel

June 29, 2016


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On April 22, 1970, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded the national celebration of Earth Day by holding an environmental teach-in. Today, on the 40th anniversary of that holiday, I can’t help but wonder how many people will actually recognize its significance or even know of its existence.During the fi...

ENDA: essential step toward ending LGBT discrimination

Written By Jenni Bloodworth

June 29, 2016


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You can’t be fired because of your race or religion, even your chosen political beliefs are not sufficient grounds for a pink slip. But apparently your sexual orientation and gender identity are.Throughout most of our nation, it is perfectly legal for an employer to fire someone strictly because he...