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Globe extends condolences on the death of Tyler Carter

Globe extends condolences on the death of Tyler Carter

May 25, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Showcase

The following is a statement from Alexander Popichak, editor-in-chief on behalf of the Globe: On behalf of the Point Park Globe, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and classmates of Tyler Carter. Tyler, a rising sophomore history major, died in a drowning accident...

A letter from the editor: “To give the news without fear or favor…”

A letter from the editor: “To give the news without fear or favor…”

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

I read an editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette over the weekend about how a high school newspaper uncovered the past of their newly-hired principal. The story goes that a group of high schoolers wanted to introduce their readership to their new principal. When students researched the background...

The Globe’s Point – The great tuition increase paradox

The Globe’s Point – The great tuition  increase paradox

Written By Editorial Board
April 18, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

A few weeks ago we at the Globe wrote an editorial titled “Tuition increase an annual upset.” In the piece, we chronicled student frustration concerning unexplained tuition increases. Due to the inquisitive nature of the editorial, the Globe received an email an audience with university President...

From the sunshine state to the steel city

From the sunshine state to the steel city

Written By Mary Anne Doggett, Staff Photographer
April 18, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

One of the unique aspects of Point Park is the large diversity among our students, of which admissions staff and professors seem to be very proud. But how do the students feel about it? What is it like for those who aren’t from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or even the United States? How do students...

Saying goodbye…a farewell letter from USG President Blaine King

Saying goodbye…a farewell letter from USG President Blaine King

Written By Blaine King
April 18, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

With the end of the semester being right around the corner and with my term as the United Student Government President coming to an end, I wanted to take the time to thank you all for the support and trust you have instilled in me over the past two years. Without this support and trust, USG, the Point...

Fighting back against fake news

Fighting back against fake news

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-News Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Chances are if you’re scrolling through your Facebook page, you’re bound to see something that catches your eye. When you click on that link, you’re taken to a website that seems credible. You continue reading into this story and you’re convinced that what you just read is real. What are the...

Why identifying as an intersectional feminist is important

Why identifying as an intersectional feminist is important

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager
April 11, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

In the aftermath of the women’s marches, how do women expand the feminist movement? The further we venture into Donald Trump’s presidency, the more I realize that we need to start a conversation about intersectional feminism and how to step away from mainstream feminism, or what I like to refer...

In defense of pigeons: A lesson in respect and tolerance

In defense of pigeons: A lesson in respect and tolerance

Written By Emily Yurchison
April 11, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

There’s a lot to talk about in the day to day political climate. Bombings, elections, air strikes, Supreme Court justices. The list goes on, and painfully so. But instead of talking about those things, I’m going to take a breather, hop onto a new soapbox and speak in defense of something a little...

The Globe’s Point – Non-required reading

The Globe’s Point – Non-required reading

Written By Editorial Board
April 11, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

In the similar fashion of LinkedIn profiles, the theory that you must drink eight glasses of water a day and “shirt and shoes required” signs of establishments at the beach, college textbooks just truly are not required. It can seem this way, anyways. You can only stand so many emails from professors...

The Globe’s Point – USG elections — have your voice heard

The Globe’s Point – USG elections — have your voice heard

Written By Editorial Board
April 4, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

The United Student Government (USG) is something we cover every week on our front page. We even took the time this semester to profile the vice presidential and presidential candidates in our news section. This week we bring you a ‘visual ballot’ of everyone running for office. Why this much coverage?...

At least women have a choice;

At least women have a choice;

Written By Nikole Kost, Features Photo Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade in 1973, federal law has protected a woman’s right to choose if she wants an abortion. I personally believe that a woman has the right to make her own choices regarding her body. Yes, common belief is that abortion is the “easy” way out of the mistake...

In our time of sublime rebirth: the best and worst things about spring

In our time of sublime rebirth: the best and worst things about spring

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

The March 20 passing of the 2017 spring equinox brought the casual fanfare and celebration that we have learned to culturally associate with the year’s first warm season. Spring, the rebirth, the renaissance season, the physical manifestation of humankind’s warming hearts and enduring spirit, is...