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Condom Carnival to be held Tuesday Evening

Written By Lindsey Watson
June 29, 2016
Filed under Web-Extras

The conversation of sexual health has, in the past, been almost taboo within our society. Although it's no secret that college students are having sex, the Resident Hall Association  (RHA) believes students should educate themselves on the subject.Thus Point Park University's annual Condom Carnival wa...

Port Authority bus hits man on Point Park Corner

Written By Kalea Hall
June 29, 2016
Filed under Web-Extras

An unknown male was hit by a Port Authority bus this evening on the corner of Wood St. and Boulevard of the Allies. Port Authority bus #5714, was heading down Wood St. and struck the man. A green hat and newspaper were laying in the middle of the street as the police, ambulance personnel and members of...

Democracy Comes at a Cost in the East

Written By Ciara Nelson
June 29, 2016
Filed under Web-Extras

Arab populations in Northern Africa and the Middle East have been in a state of revolt for weeks leading to the ousting of two dictatorial leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, giving steadfast hope to many countries continuing the revolution.The uprising of riots began in Tunisia caused President Zine El Ab...

Port Authority needs to reevaluate business practices

Written By Alex Stumpf
June 29, 2016
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The Port Authority's latest cuts of 37 routes by March 27th will leave thousands of people without any means of transportation, 13,000 people, to be exact.Pittsburgh's Port Authority has struggled financially the past few years for a variety of reasons, the most notable problems being increasing gas pr...

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
Filed under Web-Extras

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
Filed under Web-Extras

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
Filed under Web-Extras

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
Filed under Web-Extras

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
Filed under Web-Extras

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
Filed under Web-Extras

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...