Point Park Globe

Disney presents: Star Wars

Written By Joe Balewski

June 29, 2016


Filed under Web-Extras

When the news broke that Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise, the general consensus amongst Star Wars and Disney fans alike was, "I don't know how to feel about this!"There are too many unanswered questions and unadulterated feelings about the films for anyone to really come up with a decisive an...

Recent firing of Journalists a restriction of free speech?

Written By Christy Zalewski

June 29, 2016


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The recent firing of Juan Williams from NPR and Rick Sanchez from CNN is compromising the First Amendment rights of broadcast journalists. Media networks such as these are requiring their journalists to forfeit their right to the freedom of speech even while not reporting or appearing on their employers' ne...

Do celebrity endorsements really persuade consumer buys?

Written By Dawn Stromberg

June 29, 2016


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Tiger Woods and Nike, Michael Jordan and Hanes, Queen Latifah and Cover Girl, what do they all have in common? Companies like Nike, Hanes, and Cover Girl use stars to sell their product, which can be called celebrity endorsements. These advertisements can be seen on television, in magazines, heard on...

Dog lovers go to Animal Friends to find love

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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On Feb. 10, dozens of dog lovers attended Animal Friends' first ever "Must Love Dogs" speed dating event.While it may be speed dating, those who went to the North Hills animal shelter that night did not be coming alone. Instead, they brought their prized pooches to meet their perspective dates as we...

February Photo Contest

Written By The Globe

June 29, 2016


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Febuary's photo contest winner is Freshmen, multimedia major, Gina Zuccolotto. Second place winner is Sean Mckeag and Jace Lumley.First place winner: Gina ZuccolottoSecond place winner: Sean McKeagThird place winner: Jace LumleyPhoto submissions for the March Photo Contest are being accepted until Ma...

‘Fitness with a twist’ boosts women’s confidence

Written By Faith Cotter

June 29, 2016


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Half hidden in a string of yellow and brown brick buildings in the South Side in a room overlooking the city, women have a place where they can feel sexy, have fun and bond with their friends while strutting their stuff around a pole, all in the name of fitness and dance.Near the dance floor stood Va...

Freshmen fears fizzle following move-in

Written By Abby Mathieu

June 29, 2016


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Beginning Aug. 26, 2010, the Point Park University campus showed signs of life once more as freshmen began streaming through the doors with hands, crates and boxes loaded. Waiting in the half-hour line for the elevator, I scanned the room to find the same hesitant but excited expression on everyone el...

If I weren’t a Boy Scout…or, how I spent my summer vacation

Written By Faith Cotter

June 29, 2016


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Camp staff in yellow life jackets floated in the cool water of the Youghiogheny River below, the sunlight glinting off their helmets as some friends of mine shouted my name, encouraging me to stop thinking about falling from the rock and the possibilities of breaking a leg or losing my shirt, and ju...

Legality of unpaid internships in question

Written By Kristen Zelenka

June 29, 2016


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The average college student goes to his or her internship every day, working sometimes up to twelve hours for the "experience."  Although no one wants to work for free, millions of college students do it every day.  In exchange for credits, which they have to pay for, they get the satisfaction of kn...

Models strut the runway in sixties throwback

Written By Emily Bastaroli

June 29, 2016


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Surrounded by women dressed in Jackie-O inspired shift dresses, pillbox hats and dainty white gloves; hippie-esque white crocheted tops and mod-like color-blocked shift dresses: Welcome to 1968.The Heinz History Center hosted its Vintage Pittsburgh Fashion Show Friday night, featuring vintage and cl...

Penguins, Imagine Pittsburgh make best things in life free

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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 If there are two things that sports fans in Pittsburgh love, it is the Pittsburgh Penguins and getting things for free. ImaginePittsburgh.com decided to combine both of these elements by giving away every ticket for a preseason game in the brand-new Consol Energy Center free of charge.8,000 of the ar...

Photo Editing v. Deceptive Advertising

Written By Lauren Chlebowski

June 29, 2016


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In 1999, actor Dustin Hoffman sued Los Angeles Magazine for placing a distorted image of his character from the film "Tootsie" in an editorial called Grand Illusions. The editorial featured Hoffman's character's head placed on a model's body to showcase spring fashions.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap...