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Costly convenience and the deepening debt that follows

Costly convenience and the deepening debt that follows

Written By Dylan Kersten, For The Globe

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The five-minute ten meter dash through register lines is reduced to a near sprint with the rise of self-checkout. A grocery run is reduced to a short walk to the front door and maybe a quick “thank you.” Day-long shopping trips for holiday gifts are reduced to a cozy 45-minute spree done at one website...

Globe’s Point – College students: unite!

Globe’s Point – College students: unite!

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Yes, we are still talking about the Squirrel Hill shooting. We don’t think you will, but you can scold us if you’d like. The last thing we want to accomplish is repetitive reporting. We don’t want to beat the proverbial dead horse, but we know when we need to keep talking about something.  ...

What the election means for you

What the election means for you

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Nov. 6, was a day to be heard, a day to vote. The battle rages all day long from sunup to sundown. The results? A draw. Democrats win the House of Representatives and Republicans hold control of the Senate. Our congress is divided and we are in a standstill. I believe that for the next two years no ...

Sports play a role for Pittsburghers to come together

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

In response to the Squirrel Hill shooting, I’ve seen a lot of people come together. I’m sure people may not want to hear about the Tree of Life tragedy anymore - it is certainly a gruesome topic. Let’s chat about something that has given me some perspective these past few weeks: sports. I am...

Squirrel Hill Tragedy – a mindset change

Written By Shannon Hartnett, For The Globe

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Oct. 27 was a tragic day for the Jewish community, for the Squirrel Hill community and for the Pittsburgh community. I wish I could go back in time, go back and hope I could stop the monster preparing to destroy lives. But I can’t, so how do we deal with the aftermath? How do we get through these hard...

The Globe’s Point: Conquering Differences

Written By Editorial Staff

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

In the middle of an extremely contentious and volatile midterm election season, it’s important to remember one simple idea - you can still associate with people who have different political views than your own.  Following the 2016 election, the country was divided by political differences. So m...

Senseless violence still continues

Written By Gracey Evans, News Photo Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Yet another act of mass violence. Not as close to home this time for me, but close enough. Something that I had hoped that I would never have to experience. A shooting in your hometown hits so much harder than one you hear about on the news. It’s hard to take it all in. I live about two minutes awa...

Amidst the Squirrel Hill tragedy, guns remain an issue

Amidst the Squirrel Hill tragedy, guns remain an issue

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The second amendment comes under a lot of scrutiny. The far right claims it as an American bonus gift, while the far left treats it like heresy. Needless to say, guns are a hot topic in this day in age. However, far too often do we see them coming into the spotlight for the wrong reason. Now before al...

Globe’s Point – Pittsburgh Strong as Steel

Globe’s Point – Pittsburgh Strong as Steel

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

As we sit down to write this editorial, the day’s copy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sits propped in front of us. It is inspiration we are looking for - for sanity. For clarity. For the right words to say. The harder and harder we try, the more we realize there aren’t any; yet there are so, so many...

Voters must be informed on election candidates

Voters must be informed on election candidates

Written By John Karavis, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

A friend of mine whom I’ve never known to have an interest in politics recently revealed to me she voted for Jill Stein in the 2016 presidential election. “Oh, what drew you to her?” I asked, surprised at her choice. I didn’t know many Stein supporters, and the ones I did were far more politically...

The Globe’s Point – Protect yourself and your friends

The Globe’s Point – Protect yourself and your friends

Written By Staff

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Attending a college in a downtown metropolitan area can be exciting, immersive and filled with opportunity.   But it can also carry risk. Last week, a group of freshman students were attacked by an outside group while on a class field trip. This incident, among many, has shown that a city campus c...

Slain journalist a wake-up call for media

Slain journalist a wake-up call for media

Written By Mitchell Drake, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

 In September 2017, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was practically “ordered to shut up” after he criticized Saudi Arabia’s classification of Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. After moving to the US, he published an article with the Washington Post that detailed his outrage. Ever si...