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Tweeting “presidentially” as per usual

Tweeting “presidentially” as per usual

Written By Cole D’Alicandro

September 26, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

President Donald Trump is in the news again, thanks to what he recently retweeted on Twitter. A .gif of an edited video depicts Trump taking a swing on the golf course, followed by a golf ball hitting Hillary Clinton in the back, who then proceeds to fall, was retweeted from President Trump’s perso...

Scaife plaque in CMI an insult to journalism

Scaife plaque in CMI an insult to journalism

Written By Laura Byko

September 19, 2017


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When I saw on Sept. 12, that the Point Park Center for Media Innovation (CMI) had unveiled a plaque dedicated to the late Richard Scaife, I did a double-take. When I saw the inscription on the plaque, I gasped aloud. After all, it’s not every day your former college commemorates a conspiracy theor...

The Globe’s Point – What to do if (when) nuclear war breaks out

The Globe’s Point – What to do if (when) nuclear war breaks out

Written By Editorial Board

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Here’s your scenario: It’s 9:40 on a Tuesday. You’ve just mounted the stairs to get to your Western Civ class on the 10th floor of West Penn. Your teacher is “taking roll.” The kid next to you is eating a spicy tuna roll for breakfast. Sweaty, you gaze out the window adjacent to your rig...

Congress raises debt ceiling, moral standards remain low

Congress raises debt ceiling, moral standards remain low

Written By Dannys Marrero

September 19, 2017


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The political discussion to increase the debt ceiling has been going on since 2014. It’s nothing new, but the establishment finally did something about it - and for the correct reason. Within the last three weeks, the southern states of the U.S. have been greatly impacted by two major hurricanes, H...

Bannon is back at Breitbart

Bannon is back at Breitbart

Written By Emma Christley

September 19, 2017


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Trump associates have come and gone and while some still remain and seem to fight to be the media’s last one standing, one Trump cohort has re-entered the public awareness to shed some light about the inner workings of the White House, Steve Bannon. After being fired from his position as senior strategist, Ban...

Clinton’s new book is a set back for progressives

Clinton’s new book is a set back for progressives

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

September 19, 2017


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The former presidential candidate has released a memoir covering the 2016 campaign called “What Happened.” In it, she runs the gamut on what there is to talk about following the election, including Russia, Bernie Sanders, The New York Times and even Goldfish crackers. Unfortunately, Clinton used the book ...

The Globe’s Point – Hey Point Park, we need to talk

The Globe’s Point – Hey Point Park, we need to talk

Written By Editorial Board

September 12, 2017


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As a student media publication, we can appreciate how hard it is to manage a group of people and accomplish things on a regular basis. There are constantly moving parts and subgroups all vying for that priority spot. That said, when the primary functions of a department are called into question, it...

Americans need DACA

Americans need DACA

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

September 12, 2017


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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, as it is known, is an immigration policy that allows young, undocumented immigrants to experience some of the many amenities that natural-born citizens enjoy. DACA has helped nearly one million children, nicknamed “Dreamers,” who were brought to the U.S. b...

What would happen if we stopped trade with North Korea?

What would happen  if we stopped trade with North Korea?

Written By Neil Price

September 12, 2017


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Over the past year, the elusive (and, at times, comical) North Korea has dangled the idea of its nuclear capabilities over the head of the civilized world. Kim Jong-un, its stocky and cumbersome Supreme Leader, has made it a point to tell everyone just how ready they are to shoot missiles across th...

The old Taylor is dead, but she still has a place in this world

The old Taylor is dead, but she still has a place in this world

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

September 5, 2017


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That’s right. The old Taylor Swift is dead. At least, that’s the narrative that Swift is selling in her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” But what exactly does that mean? Since 2006, we have witnessed Swift present a new version of herself with every album. She’s come all the way from Ame...

Denouncing politcal extremism, violence

Denouncing politcal extremism, violence

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

September 5, 2017


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A conservative student speaks out against Trump and Antifa

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Trump’s lift on military gear for police: is it the best option?

Trump’s lift on military gear for police: is it the best option?

Written By Allison Hritz

September 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In his recent endeavors, President Donald Trump has considered lifting limits on military gear for police. The decision is being made in response to increased domestic violence, mostly that of terrorism, shootings and violent protests. By lifting these limits, police would be able to use old mili...