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The Globe’s Point – Gun violence affects all

The Globe’s Point – Gun violence affects all

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

This past Monday might have begun like any other Monday for some of us. This Monday marked the tenth week of the semester, so we are well adapted to our usual routine at this point. This wasn’t the case in Utrecht, the Netherlands on Monday morning. This wasn’t the case in Christchurch, New Zealand l...

O’Rourke & Obama: Vague Aspirations

O’Rourke & Obama: Vague Aspirations

Written By Mick Stinelli, Columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Beto O’Rourke last week announced he will make a bid for the democratic presidential nomination in 2020. A media flurry immediately ensued, abound with think pieces, interviews and a Vanity Fair cover story. It’s a level of attention that has gained him comparisons to Barack Obama, and he’s ev...

Despite false reports and white skepticism, hate still remains in U.S.

Despite false reports and white skepticism, hate still remains in U.S.

Written By Kaisha Jantsch, For The Globe

March 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Something remarkably rare happened at the end of this past January. Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollet, who is African-American and gay, filed a false hate crime report regarding an attack, it now seems, he orchestrated. His doing so makes the real victims of hate crime seem less legitimate and...

USG refuses televised U-View debates

USG refuses televised U-View debates

Written By Jess Paterchak, For The Globe

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Traditions are usually events that are not questioned, not variable in their path. They are something to be held to the highest regard because of the respect they obtain during their stature and curriculum. So, what about here at Point Park? This university openly advertises its tradition of traini...

Remembering the real story of St. Patrick

Remembering the real story of St. Patrick

Written By Mick Stinelli, Columnist

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

This weekend, thousands will line the streets of Downtown to witness the St. Patrick’s Day parade. For 250 years, Pittsburgh has hosted one of the country’s biggest parades in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. Festivities usually include drinking green beer, dressing in green, wearing plastic sham...

Spring finally approaches

Spring finally approaches

Written By Shannon Hartnett, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Looks like old Phil was wrong with his predictions, which leaves me to sulk around Point Park with my enormous fluffy coat and scarf wrapped around my entire face because I refuse to be cold. I saw a post on Twitter that outlined the different seasons according to Pittsburgh rather than the normal seasons...

The Globe’s Point – Ink does not define us

The Globe’s Point – Ink does not define us

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 12, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

This week, The Globe published a features piece about the third annual Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo. Naturally, a common concern as young professionals about to enter our field came to mind: tattoos in the workplace. The question of whether or not tattoos and piercings affect the professionalism of an in...

The case for survival: Trying to find insulin to live without insurance

The case for survival: Trying to find insulin to live without insurance

Written By Dave Shirer, For The Globe

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Insulin, the only treatment for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), is absolutely necessary. It is like air or water; without it I’d die in as little as 48 hours. There have been too many stories of young adults dying because they resorted to rationing insulin because they can’t afford it. Just imagine trying...

The Globe’s Point – Pick back up where you left off

The Globe’s Point – Pick back up where you left off

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Well Pioneers, our week of relaxation came and went, and the seven-week home stretch lays ahead of us. Some of us enjoyed the luxury of spending spring break abroad or laying on a beach while others returned home to spend time with loved ones or remained in their downtown residence. Nonetheless, th...

A loss of pride in spaceflight

A loss of pride in spaceflight

Written By Mick Stinelli, Columnist

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

Watching a rocket lift off is something that will always spark joy in my heart. The image of a man-made creation lifting our Earthbound bodies beyond the atmosphere is a genuinely awe inspiring feat. 50 years ago, this was an incredible event; now it seems to happen nearly every week. SpaceX, the aeros...

The Globe’s Point – Unjust outbursts

The Globe’s Point – Unjust outbursts

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

February 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

It didn’t take long, but the Post-Gazette has made national headlines once again. This time for the publisher, John Robinson Block, showing up at the newsroom on a Saturday night inebriated and continuing to “go berserk” on his staff over a union Guild message board sign that read, “Shame o...

Ask me for my help, not my homework

Ask me for my help, not my homework

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

February 19, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS

When we were in high school, our camera rolls on our cell phones were filled with photos of our homework. Once we tapped on our gallery, row after row of math problems and writing assignments unfolded on the screen. The meme on Twitter we occasionally scroll past reminds of this very common occurren...