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Golden Globes set the stage for Time’s Up movement

Golden Globes set the stage for Time’s Up movement

Written By Katie Kelly, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Last year was filled with a lot of controversy. From the presidency, to the protests, to the #MeToo movement, it seemed like it would be the year no one forgot. But 2018 has set the bar even higher with just one award show. As a college student, award shows really aren’t that important anymore. It’s just ...

A letter from the editor…

A letter from the editor…

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I once got into my bathtub with my phone in my hand. I wish I could say that this happened long, long ago, but it was much more recent than I would like to admit. I absentmindedly entered the miniature pool of steaming water, my right hand plunging straight to the base of the white ceramic, my fingers...

Marijuana not as dangerous as people want you to think

Marijuana not as dangerous as people want you to think

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I remember the first time I ever caught a whiff of weed like it was yesterday. I was walking in San Francisco with my family at around age 13 or 14, when a very fashionable young man passed me. “Ew, what is that awful smell? Was it that guy? He didn’t look homeless.” Growing up in the area ...

The Globe’s Point – Oprah? Yes. Oprah 2020? No.

The Globe’s Point – Oprah? Yes. Oprah 2020? No.

Written By Editorial Board

January 9, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Speaking eloquently doesn’t make you presidential. Being knowledgeable about our laws, familiar with our government process and having a passion for serving your constituents is what really makes the difference. American society seems to have forgotten the fact that becoming the president of the Unit...

How to prepare for finals

How to prepare for finals

Written By Erin Massie

December 5, 2017


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Yoga, time management, sleep. These natural remedies all have one thing in common: finals week. From freshmen to seniors, students wrangle for space in the labs and fight for extra credit from their professors as the final showdown to save their grades approaches. As a senior here at Point Park, I...

You are good enough, always

You are good enough, always

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

As the semester comes to a close, books are returned, finals are studied for, tears are cried and the stress of the first half of the school year is replaced with stress about the second half. And as the season of “New year, new me” Instagram captions slowly creeps towards us, let me share som...

A final letter from the editor…

A final letter from the editor…

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

I’ve always been far more interested in the bookends of life than I have been with the in between bits. It makes sense for my chosen field, I guess. After all, journalism professors encourage you to seek out anecdotes about turning points in your subjects’ lives. The downside to being so preoccupied with th...

The Globe’s Point – One semester won’t hurt you

The Globe’s Point – One semester won’t hurt you

Written By Editorial Board

December 5, 2017


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Grades and academic success are very important to the average college student. It is actually required to have an adequate GPA to participate in most school functions and to even stay in school. The majority of the student body dreads writing papers or taking tests, and at the end of the semester, m...

This year has been a wild ride, for better and worse

This year has been a wild ride, for better and worse

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

This year has been a ride. Between the president’s mere existence, the influx of sexual assault/harassment allegations, the ever-imposing threat of North Korea and Vine being deleted. There’s been the rise of white supremacy, Adam West dying and the current administration being investigated for po...

Dear Christmas, I love you but…

Dear Christmas, I love you but…

Written By Liz Hunter

November 28, 2017


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Dear Christmas, you might not know who I am, but when I was little, I was a huge fan of you. As I get older, I realize you give me more of a headache than finals and nicotine withdrawal combined. To tell you the truth Christmas, you are getting out of hand. Not everyone celebrates you and having your...

The Globe’s Point – Think before you give, but give

The Globe’s Point – Think before you give, but give

Written By Editorial Board

November 28, 2017


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For some reason, the inevitable holidays that close out the end of every year inspire the masses to be pretty generous, even for college students. We’re not exactly sure why, but something about the holidays of the fall and winter months cause people to feel particularly open-handed. There’s a sma...

Stop making superheroes into sex icons

Stop making superheroes into sex icons

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

During Thanksgiving break I decided to go see the new Justice League movie. Overall, I was impressed and I thought it lived up to the hype. However, this film was not perfect. I found a huge flaw in it--directors Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon somehow managed to sexualize Amazon warriors. In the Wond...