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Thanks, Obama

Thanks, Obama

Written By Beth Turnbull, Co-Opinions Editor
January 17
Filed under OPINIONS

No president is perfect; we know this as Americans. But the president is the face of our country, and we have been blessed to see President Barack Obama be the face of our country for the past eight years. It seems like lifetimes have passed since President Obama was first elected. I was in fifth...

Being a more active feminist in 2017, a very crucial year

Being a more active feminist in 2017, a very crucial year

Written By Beth Turnbull, Co-Opinions Editor
January 10
Filed under OPINIONS

I am a woman. I am also a feminist. You would think these two things come together, a sort of package deal. But for many women, that is not the case. As funny as it sounds, some women do not consider themselves to be feminists. Even more women are uncomfortable saying the word out loud. Feminists...

Looking ahead at what 2017 will offer the U.S.

Looking ahead at what 2017 will offer the U.S.

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor
January 10
Filed under OPINIONS

This year isn’t exactly off to a great start. In a huge prank, the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles was turned into “Hollyweed,” and a mentally handicapped man in Chicago was tied up and tortured by four people on Facebook Live for almost 48 hours. Though this was not the best way to start our...

A letter from the editor

A letter from the editor

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief
January 10
Filed under OPINIONS

I’ve always been a fan of maps. I can’t put my finger on what fascinates me about them, but I’ve always enjoyed the way maps look and the patterns woven within them. Maps are physical representations of the world. The world is tangible but only as far as the horizon line allows you to see....

Walking away… A final letter from the editor

Walking away… A final letter from the editor

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-In-Chief
December 6
Filed under OPINIONS

I’m a huge fan of walking. It’s my main mode of transportation, and it’s my go-to method to escape life. Oh, and it’s free. I’m also a stubborn and independent person. I once walked six miles for medicine when I lived in Charleston, W.Va. I was too stubborn to ask for a ride, and it was...

The Globe’s Point – Pittsburgh preemptively protects LGBT residents

The Globe’s Point – Pittsburgh preemptively protects LGBT residents

Written By Editorial Board
December 6
Filed under OPINIONS

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election and the spate of hate crimes that followed, marginalized groups across the country reported feeling unsafe and afraid in areas in which they previously felt accepted. With city councilmen Dan Gilman and Bruce Kraus’s introduction of a bill that would ban...

The Globe’s opinion team bids everyone a fond, weird farewell

The Globe’s opinion team bids everyone a fond, weird farewell

Written By Laura Byko, Jane McAnallen, and Johanna Wharran
December 6
Filed under OPINIONS

It feels like we’re leaving at a bad time. When we started here at the Globe, Barack Obama was president and the world did not feel as though it were on fire. Now Donald Trump is our president-elect, and everything feels like it is on fire. There will be a lot of opinions to have and to write...

The Globe’s Point – Don’t give in to fear after violent acts on campus

The Globe’s Point – Don’t give in to fear after violent acts on campus

Written By Editorial Board
November 29
Filed under OPINIONS

On Monday, the latest in what feels like an unceasing series of violent events on school campuses took place at Ohio State University. Nine people were injured when a man swerved his car into pedestrians and then got out of his car and started stabbing people. The attacker was shot and killed by an...

Black Friday abuses workers and isn’t even fun

Black Friday abuses workers and isn’t even fun

Written By Lauren Ortego, Copy Editor
November 29
Filed under OPINIONS

Every Friday after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans set out to take advantage of some of the cheapest deals of the entire year on a holiday whose name strikes fear into the hearts of the weak. Black Friday – it’s the day we get to shove our fellow Americans for questionable reasons just hours ...

Cockroaches a delightful pest and a fascinating infestation

Cockroaches a delightful pest and a fascinating infestation

Written By Laura Byko, Co-Opinions Editor
November 29
Filed under OPINIONS

If you’ve been on campus lately, you may have noticed we have some visitors. That’s right: Cockroaches have been spotted in Lawrence Hall, even across the hall from the Globe’s own newsroom. This was originally going to be a piece humorously comparing Donald Trump to a cockroach and defenses...

The Globe’s Point – Support groups necessary

The Globe’s Point – Support groups necessary

Written By Editorial Board
November 15
Filed under OPINIONS

This year’s election, as pointed out in both opinions pieces this week, has been unusually intense. The results ensuing Facebook and in-person arguments have led some people to believe that their country or their friends disrespect their points of view or even their core identities. And on Monday,...

Trump poised for racist and sexist presidency

Trump poised for racist and sexist presidency

Written By Laura Byko, Co-Opinions Editor
November 15
Filed under OPINIONS

It all happened so quickly. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Tuesday. By Saturday, more than 200 hate crimes had been reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a spike more severe than the one after 9/11. It all happened so quickly. On Sunday, Trump announced...

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