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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...

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


Filed under OPINIONS

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


Filed under OPINIONS

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...