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Improved food service neglects key turkey burger demographic

Improved food service neglects key turkey burger demographic

Written By Jane McAnallen, Copy Editor
September 20
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With the introduction of a new service provider there are always some bumps in the road, and that holds true with our new food service provider, CulinArt Group. As a new commuter, I don’t go to the Point Café as often as I used to. I grab some grub between classes occasionally, but opt for the...

Globe’s Point – Faculty deserve fair contract

Globe’s Point – Faculty deserve fair contract

Written By Editorial Board
September 13
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After almost a decade, Point Park full-time faculty members are in the midst of negotiations their first union contract. It’s a move that’s long overdue, and one that will help preserve our professors’ ability to determine what they teach without fear of retribution. On the negotiating table...

Police body cams can improve accountability

Police body cams can improve accountability

Written By Karisa Sosnoski
September 13
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The main goal of the Point Park Police department is to keep students safe on and around campus, but stepping into the shoes of police officers and viewing life from their perspective can sometimes become a difficult task. We’re constantly fed information by the media about police brutality, as well...

Center for Media Innovation a valuable resource for students

Center for Media Innovation a valuable resource for students

Written By Alex Grubbs, Copy Editor
September 13
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The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) officially opened at Point Park Tuesday, and it will completely change broadcasting and photography for students at the university. This comes after months of renovating the old Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant and transforming it into a state-of-the-art facility...

Including trigger warnings should be a common courtesy

Including trigger warnings should be a common courtesy

Written By Jane McAnallen, Copy Editor
September 6
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To welcome incoming freshmen, the University of Chicago’s Dean of Students John Ellison sent them a letter telling them there would be no trigger warnings or safe spaces on campus in defense of “freedom of inquiry and expression.” The Dean equated these measures to harassment and threats, and...

Pokemon GO! a backpedal for humanity

Pokemon GO! a backpedal for humanity

Written By Laura Byko, Co Opinions Editor
September 6
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A change came to Point Park over the summer, and it’s not a change for the better. No, this change is insidious, it is dangerous and it is woven into the very fabric of our campus. I am referring, of course, to the Pokemon Gym located at the water wall in Village Park. Putting our campus on the...

Write your history… a letter from the editor

Write your history… a letter from the editor

Written By Josh Croup, Editor in Chief
August 30
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If you had the chance to write your own history book about your life, what would you put in it? What would you leave out? Who would you mention? I had the chance to read a lot this summer. No, I didn’t read the newest Harry Potter book or a bunch of click-bait BuzzFeed articles. I mainly read...

Students stuck between a Qdoba and a bagel place

Students stuck between a Qdoba and a bagel place

Written By Laura Byko, Co-Opinions Editor
August 30
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College is all about taking leaps. Some leaps are metaphorical, some are physical, but all can land you in some tight spaces. For instance, there’s Grant Birdsong, a 22-year-old Pitt student who on Aug. 23 tried to jump from the roof of a Bruegger’s Bagels to the roof of a Qdoba to impress...

Homeless people deserve compassion, kindness

Homeless people deserve compassion, kindness

Written By Emily Bennett
June 29
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I’m not exactly sure how you’re supposed to break it to your mom that you’re willingly sleeping in an unlocked, abandoned building on the North Side in sandals and without a sleeping bag in an attempt to understand homelessness a little better, but in case anyone wants to know how to do it the wr...

Islamophobia a force to be combated in U.S., abroad

Islamophobia a force to be combated in U.S., abroad

Written By Beth Turnbull
June 29
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In light of recent and tragic events, hostility towards followers of Islam has become prevalent in the United States. It has become all too common to see an angry Facebook post denouncing all Muslims. I can barely remember a time when I went online and didn’t see at least one post calling all Musl...

Rideshare services should prioritize women’s safety

Rideshare services should prioritize women’s safety

Written By Johanna Wharran
June 29
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Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have normalized riding with strangers and transformed it into something the average young person doesn’t think twice about, especially those frequenting bar scenes. Chariot for Women is a new Uber-like company that plans to launch in Boston on April 19.  The...

I woke up today… a letter from the editor

I woke up today… a letter from the editor

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-in-Chief
June 29
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I like to wake up early on the weekends. After a long week, sometimes I’ll reward myself by sleeping in until 9 or 10 a.m. Sleep is refreshing, but excessive amounts are just wasted time. Sure, my friends poke fun at me sometimes for it, but I love the mornings. Even during the week I’ll wake u...

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