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The Globe’s Point- Local elections equally vital

The Globe’s Point- Local elections equally vital

Written By Editorial Board
October 18
Filed under OPINIONS

With the constant stream of media coverage and casual conversation about the national election, it can be hard to remember that the race for the presidency is only one facet of voting day. Local elections are numerous and important, despite their comparatively slim amount of election coverage. The...

Presidential candidates should respect women

Presidential candidates should respect women

Written By Johanna Wharran, Co-Opinions Editor
October 18
Filed under OPINIONS

A 2005 video recording of Donald Trump talking about sexually assaulting women recently emerged, and for some reason, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Who would have thought? It’s unbelievable that after everything we already knew about Trump and his feelings towards women, it took...

Trump inherently unfit for the presidency

Trump inherently unfit for the presidency

Written By Jane McAnallen, Copy Editor
October 11
Filed under OPINIONS

I recently returned to my rural hometown and was unsettled by the number of Trump/Pence signs and stickers littering the front yards and car windows. Actually, I was scared and shocked. One sign supporting Donald Trump to be our next president is unsettling, but handfuls? I’m from a small town...

Blame Boomers for a possible Trump victory, not millennials

Blame Boomers for a possible Trump victory, not millennials

Written By Laura Byko, Co-Opinions Editor
October 11
Filed under OPINIONS

Millennials, collectively, are serial killers. A Sept. 28 Buzzfeed article rounded up some highlights of headlines about all the things those born from 1981-97  murdered in cold blood: the napkin industry, vacations, soap and sitcoms, among others. And now they’re also being accused of killing...

The Globe’s Point- End of election semester near

The Globe’s Point- End of election semester near

Written By Editorial Board
October 11
Filed under OPINIONS

This election cycle, which has spiraled into a vortex of darkness and upsetting personal attacks, seems like it has been going on for approximately 10 million years. This semester, which is exploding in a mass of papers, projects and exams, feels like it started three minutes ago. Yet the election...

Sports cannot be separated from real, human problems

Sports cannot be separated from real, human problems

Written By Laura Byko, Co-Opinions Editor
October 4
Filed under OPINIONS

Sports exist on a fine line between escapism and brutal, bodily reality. When something punctures that fantasy, and the human systems sports are entrenched in bleed through, it can be jarring. But sometimes it’s necessary. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), of which Point...

The Globe’s Point- Print media landscape changing

The Globe’s Point- Print media landscape changing

Written By Editorial Board
October 4
Filed under OPINIONS

Last week the news broke that the Tribune-Review’s Pittsburgh edition will cease its printing operation Dec. 1. Despite that the Trib’s commercial printing arm prints the Globe, the Globe is not directly affected by this change. The troubling part of this past week’s announcement is not the...

Fact checking essential during debates

Fact checking essential during debates

Written By Jane McAnallen, Copy Editor
September 27
Filed under OPINIONS

The first presidential debate was on Monday and boy howdy. If you wanted to see the candidates expand on their platforms, well, one of them delivered. Clinton was prepared, knowledgeable and utterly at ease behind the podium. Trump was catty, sniveling and ineloquent, failing to control his temper...

Spoopy vs. Spooky: The most important debate of our time

Spoopy vs. Spooky: The most important debate of our time

Written By Laura Byko and Beth Turnbull
September 27
Filed under OPINIONS

There are times in this world when we must choose a side. Some issues are too important to remain silent on. Too much is at stake. Such is the case of the word “spoopy,” which, with October impending, will soon create a storm of controversy on campus. Some people hate the word, but some people...

The Globe’s Point – Voter registration vital

The Globe’s Point – Voter registration vital

Written By Editorial Board
September 27
Filed under OPINIONS

Over the past couple weeks, Point Park students have been asked a single question with almost maddening regularity: Are you registered to vote? The question’s frequency might feel maddening, but there’s no reason to get angry at the people asking it. They’re doing important work, and they’re...

Globe’s Point – PointALERT underutilized

Globe’s Point – PointALERT underutilized

Written By Editorial Board
September 20
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Last Tuesday, a 17-year-old was shot in the Wood Street T Station, which Google Maps identifies as 0.3 miles away from Point Park’s campus. Students, however, did not hear about the violent crime from a Point Park resource, unlike past robberies that students have been notified about via the PointALERT...

Demands of faculty union reasonable, fair

Demands of faculty union reasonable, fair

Written By Margaret Davis
September 20
Filed under OPINIONS

Since 2004, Point Park University has been at war with its own professors in a legal battle over the creation of a new union contract. Citing the 1980 Supreme Court case National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) v. Yeshiva University, the university stalled negotiations because it considered the teaching...

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