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Mass Communication, more than a name

Mass Communication, more than a name

Written By Beth Turnbull, Co-Opinions Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

When I was graduating high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. More urgently, what I wanted to do when I got to college. I knew everything I didn’t want to do, but couldn’t figure out what my ever-important major would be. Point Park’s mass communication major really appealed to me...

Newsrooms need more journalists of color

Newsrooms need more journalists of color

Written By Sienna Rodriguez-Truley

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s no surprise that Trump says stupid things, like, really stupid things. Fortunately, this isn’t going to be another one of those articles talking about them. Instead, I want to talk about the journalism industry. While many reporters and writers, a majority of which were white, have spoken ...

Pittsburgh and Amazon may not be a perfect match

Pittsburgh and Amazon may not be a perfect match

Written By Patrick Nucci

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

When Amazon announced that they were building a second headquarters, 238 cities put in a proposal asking them to be in their city, but now they are down to the top 20 cities; 19 American cities and one Canadian city. The 20 cities that made the cut are: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dal...

The Globe’s Point – The setbacks of safety and security

The Globe’s Point – The setbacks of safety and security

Written By Editorial Board

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s no secret that The Globe has been following and even kickstarting some of the developmental changes being taken to secure our campus from outsiders for quite some time. Having a campus in Downtown Pittsburgh can be convenient, but offers safety challenges other campuses may not face. The start of th...

Sam’s Club surprises loyal workers with unemployment

Sam’s Club surprises loyal workers with unemployment

Written By Sara Cronin

January 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Picture this: it’s a cold January morning, and after you’ve managed to pull yourself awake and put on your uniform (a blue vest and jacket), you’re ready to climb into your car for the ride to work, anticipating a successful day. The day is off to a good start, until you find out that as soon as you get t...

Trump stumbles into racist comments

Trump stumbles into racist comments

Written By Katie Kelly, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Donald Trump has said many things. I should say typed, because most of them come from behind a computer screen via his Twitter account. When he does actually speak in public, it doesn’t get any better than his usual 280 characters. He topped all of his greatest tweets and most outrageous comments with this one. The...

The Globe’s Point – The government is whack, yo

The Globe’s Point – The government is whack, yo

Written By Editorial Board

January 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

We’ve all been exposed to this immature blame game our government has become obsessed with over the past week - is it a Schumer shutdown or a Trump shutdown? We’ve come to the realization that it doesn’t matter.  Politicians are too busy shifting blame, unable to focus on the root of the problem - creating policy to ben...

Spring semester tips to help get students on track

Spring semester tips to help get students on track

Written By Sienna Rodriguez-Truley

January 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

There’s never been a time when I considered myself to be a self-starter as a student. I’ve always maintained average grades, followed the rules and got involved in extracurriculars when convenient but there’s always been areas where I’ve lacked. Motivating yourself is difficult when you haven’...

Student defines the importance of a free press

Student defines the importance of a free press

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Copy Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

When I was a child, I watched a lot of superhero shows and read a lot of comics. Two of my favorite characters were, of course, Superman and Spider-Man. Their real identities, Clark Kent and Peter Parker, both worked for newspapers, and I always admired them because I couldn’t imagine how they were able to ...

Yearly check-up on Trump

Yearly check-up on Trump

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Copy Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Here we are, people. The year is 2018, and somehow, the world is not a pile of ash. The presidency of Donald Trump turns one year old on Sunday, Jan. 20, and these past 365 days have been anything but normal for our president. Now, there have been some good moments (please take that with a grain of...

The Globe’s Point – Mo’ web changes, mo’ problems

The Globe’s Point – Mo’ web changes, mo’ problems

Written By Editorial Board

January 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

PointWeb is at the core of our collegiate experience; it holds the key to everything we are academically but its functions are less than desirable for students trying to track degree progress on their own. Though Point Park made a valiant effort over Thanksgiving break to modernize their website, the...

Realistic resolutions and sticking to them in 2018

Realistic resolutions and sticking to them in 2018

Written By Sara Cronin

January 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

After packing away ornaments into small, plastic boxes and stuffing my oversized, fake Christmas tree into three different orange plastic tubs, I began to realize that I had nothing new to look forward to. The end of the holidays usually brings sadness as the chaos winds down and the excitement dies of...