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The Globe’s Point- Not all news is bad news

Written By Globe's Editorial Staff

October 9, 2018

It’s no secret that United Student Government (USG) has been swirling in controversy over the past few weeks - censures, tickets, funding and resignations all come to mind. But this past week, USG made headlines for something more positive - a new committee is being formed to address accessibility...

Comedy does not justify someone’s condemning acts

Comedy does not justify someone’s condemning acts

Written By John Karavis, For The Globe

October 2, 2018

Louis C.K. is a funny guy. But he’s also a flawed guy. I first discovered his comedy in high school and was immediately hooked. His wide vocabulary and enlightening observations about the irreverent intricacies of social interaction worked magic on my young ears, and I immediately adopted him - alo...

America’s educators are struggling

America’s educators are struggling

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Copy Editor

October 2, 2018

Have you ever accidentally called your teacher mom? Oh, the humanity! In your horror, have you ever asked yourself, why in the world did I just do that?  I would guarantee that most of us have been there. And if you haven’t, then surely you’ve seen a classmate commit the embarrassing act. We ca...

Globe’s Point – Experiential or intellectual learning?

Globe’s Point – Experiential or intellectual learning?

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

October 2, 2018

Point Park doesn’t pretend to hide its passion for experiential learning. From COPA to communications, students are taught by professionals that are still thriving in their fields. We are given the opportunity to network and build a resume with internships and experiences that matter, relatively ea...

The Globe’s Point- How much is too much?

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

September 25, 2018

With the recent announcement by United Student Government (USG) and clarification email from administration regarding the purchase of Playhouse tickets, many of us have been left with a lot of questions and concerns. Though the tickets only cost a dollar, this small increase is part of a larger problem - ...

Donald Trump has crossed too many lines – no more

Written By Amanda Andrews, For The Globe

September 25, 2018

A conversation about the nation and the current presidency, in most political arenas, is bound to be contentious. Supporters and critics alike can agree that Trump has not been abiding by several previous precedents established by his predecessors and has set up a few of his own in the nearly two y...

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Copy Editor

September 25, 2018

I’m a firm believer that the internet is a great place, and not the mindless, brain-destroying monster that some people think it to be. I’ve spent many an hour in a relaxed state of bliss, watching pointless YouTube content, posting the perfect selfie on Instagram or haphazardly throwing out whate...

A fair question – “Why were people so excited for this game?”

Written By John Kravis, For The Globe

September 18, 2018

Despite a historic rivalry, Penn State and Pitt Football play for different reasons

The Globe’s Point- Be present in your obligations

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

September 18, 2018

When we were in high school, our parents, teachers and mentors encouraged us to go beyond academics - by joining clubs, playing sports, aiming to take leadership roles and maybe working  a part-time job on the weekends.  All of these commitments (while keeping up the GPA, of course) made us feel comfortable o...

Burning your Nikes isn’t the answer

Written By Hannah Walden, Co-Copy Desk Chief

September 18, 2018

At the beginning of this month, Nike launched its 30th anniversary campaign, starring the controversial former NFL quarterback and modern civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick. We’ve all seen the memes based on his “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything” ad.   Supporters of the new campaign shared it far and wide...

An open letter from an admittedly apathetic writer

Written By Emily Bennett, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

You’ve heard it before.  If you’re a freshman, you may have only heard it once or twice. If you’re a graduating senior set to egress through the portal of college into the vortex of adult life, it’s possible you might pull your hair out if you heard it one more time. “The corner of rea...

Gaming convention site of massacre

Gaming convention site of massacre

Written By Maxwell McAuley

September 11, 2018

Sunday, Aug. 26, shots rang out across the gaming community. David Katz, a competitor at a local gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida fired a handgun at other competitors, leaving eleven people injured, nine of which were from gunshots.  I’ve never once had the privilege to attend any sort ...