Point Park Globe

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...

Extra activities afterthought for busy students

Written By Celest Begandy

June 29, 2016


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A yawn stretched across my face as I sat down to my computer. Homework was my plan for the evening, as it is for most other weekday nights. As I opened my assignment planner, I heard a knock at the door.Two wide-smiling girls dressed in polyester green uniforms asked if anyone in our suite would be in...

Facebook recognizes LGBT community, relationship equality

Written By Ashley Jasin

June 29, 2016


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The unions of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community have finally been recognized on a major social networking site. This is a major step toward relationship equality in the world's modern societies. Since last Thursday, Facebook has offered two relationship options th...

Beyoncé’s lip sync betrayal

Written By Jennifer Lough

June 29, 2016


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 Numerous stories have been written speculating that Beyoncé lip synced The Star Spangled Banner at President Obama’s Inauguration, along with satirical accounts of Republicans calling for Obama’s resignation in light of this recent scandal as published on ABC, NBC and HuffingtonPost. Is this ne...

Outrage in Ferguson well-deserved

Outrage in Ferguson well-deserved

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016


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“He probably charged.” “He was a thug.” “He shoplifted.” “He was holding a gun in a picture.” There’s an undercurrent to these sentiments, an ugly idea at their spines that no one seems to be willing to say plainly: “He deserved to die.&rdq...

Cable companies threaten to hault net neutrality

Written By Chelsea Krejocic

June 29, 2016


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Right now, the belief of Internet users is that we should be able to access the Internet at the most rapid speed possible, as well as view any website we desire, regardless of whether it is a corporate site or a mom-and-pop site. We also have the impression that we should be able to use any Internet se...

Letter from the editor…

Letter from the editor…

Written By Jon Andreassi

June 29, 2016


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As another school year begins and students get adjusted to their new classes, myself and the rest of the staff are already hard at work putting together this semester’s first issue of The Globe. I am pretty used to it at this point. Over a dozen people sweating away in our tiny un-air conditione...

Campus pirates’ lose big with illegal downloads

Written By Jennifer Smith

June 29, 2016


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While the publicity about piracy of music has died down since thousands of college students were targeted by the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) for stealing music via the Internet a decade ago, the push has continued today.In 2007, an article by Paula Lehman for Businessweek entitled "B...

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016


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A survey published in early August found that out of 236 colleges and universities, 41 percent had failed to investigate any of the sexual assaults reported to them.  I am going to say that again.  Forty-one percent of schools that reported on-campus sexual assaults to the Department of E...

Carrying on King’s dream 50 years later

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


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As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was celebrated on Wednesday, I found myself feeling two different ways.I was in admiration of how far America as a country had come in terms of civil rights and how much we had become a more open-minded nation. A feeling of honor and pride overcame me...