Point Park Globe

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016

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

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...

Pot-infused soda should not have been legalized

Pot-infused soda should not have been legalized

Written By Nick Vercilla

June 29, 2016

Since marijuana has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado, people have enjoyed the opportunity to legally buy and smoke the substance. Many businesses have emerged in order to capitalize on the excitement by selling marijuana and marijuana-infused products. One company is hoping to sel...

Celebrity overexposure brings publicity laws to question

Written By Amy Neel

June 29, 2016

Hollywood vixen Marilyn Monroe once boldly said, “Hollywood is a place where they’ll give you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” I wonder what the icon would think she deserves today for appropriation of her name or likeness.While we will never know the answer to that ...

Nude pictures not for public eye

Nude pictures not for public eye

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016

Pop quiz: You like Jennifer Lawrence. You think she’s really, really hot. You find out someone apparently hacked into her iCloud account and stole some nude photos of her. You: A. Seek them out immediately – she shouldn’t have taken the photos if she didn’t want people to s...

More sleep, more focused teenagers

More sleep, more focused teenagers

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016

I’m a night person. I always have been. I remember telling my mother somewhere around the age of six that I was a night owl. I probably didn’t have much of an idea of what that even meant at that point in my life, but by golly, I knew it just the same, and it was the absolute truth. My...

Pittburgh’s film scene thriving for a reason

Pittburgh’s film scene thriving for a reason

Written By Nicolette Jones

June 29, 2016

Once known for making steel and dirty living conditions, Pittsburgh is quickly reinventing itself as the Hollywood of the East. There aren’t any signs of Pittsburgh’s presence in the film industry decreasing any time soon either.  Since the 1940’s, filmmakers have been draw...

Abortion access vital to women’s health

Abortion access vital to women’s health

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016

A Philadelphia woman is going to jail. Jennifer Ann Whalen’s 16-year-old daughter was pregnant and wanted to terminate the pregnancy. The nearest abortion clinic was 74 miles away and Whalen did not have healthcare to cover a hospital abortion. She turned to the internet and purchased abortion pill...

Guns must be taught safely

Guns must be taught safely

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016

One day, as part of an assignment for one of my photography classes, I found myself playing assistant to another student photographer. The girl she had brought in to model for her was a friend she had known in high school. I don’t remember much about her, except that she was dressed in black, w...

Bike lanes help city’s cycle of progress

Bike lanes help city’s cycle of progress

Written By Nicolette Jones

June 29, 2016

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Athletes get free pass on domestic abuse

Athletes get free pass on domestic abuse

Written By Brandon Flournoy

June 29, 2016

Domestic violence is a harsh reality that is often overlooked by the fans of charismatic entertainers and talented athletes.  According to research of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), about “1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year,&rdq...

Transportation access lacking

Transportation access lacking

Written By Sydney Schaefer

June 29, 2016

Although some of Point Park’s transportation services are convenient, they’ve frustrated me more often than not since I started school here last fall.  The shuttles are great for students trying to get to Oakland and back, which is where they run to and from the majority of the ti...