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The Globe’s Point: Coronavirus comes to campus

September 23, 2020

The moment everyone has been dreading is here. Coronavirus is officially at Point Park. The university reported its first case on Sept. 17 after a commuter student tested positive.  For the first few weeks, it seemed we were just coasting by, only having to report a few people in isolation or q...

The End of The World As We Know It

Written By Jake Dabkowski

September 23, 2020

“That’s great it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, and airplanes. Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” Or so R.E.M. said when describing “The End of The World As We Know It.” But it didn’t start with an earthquake, there aren’t birds and snakes, some airplanes are flying but most ar...

Letter from the Editor: The disappointing downfall of a historic institution

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2020

The community that The Globe serves is quite small. This is especially apparent when our community is compared to the community served by other, professional news outlets—such as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a newspaper that has been in operation since the 18th century. However, the function and purpose that The G...

The Globe’s Point: Journalists must be precise

September 16, 2020

It is one of the crucial tenants of our profession, and sometimes one of the more difficult ones to uphold. In today’s world, anyone can report and express ideas through social media and a variety of online platforms, but to do that with the backing of a legitimate publication means that we are taking on an ...

Congress needs to take action on a new stimulus package

Written By Shannon Hartnett

September 16, 2020

As Americans gear up for the election season, Washington is still focused on passing a second stimulus bill due to the global pandemic and outbreak of the Coronavirus, which resulted in record breaking unemployment levels. The real question, however, is if the Senate will actually be able to compromise ...

Bringing Back Sports in the COVID Era

Written By Kirra Latoza

September 16, 2020

Sports to many were an enjoyable form of escapism that always drew you in and rarely let you down, well that’s until COVID-19 happened. For the first time in the modern era, the conversation of sports is met with a dilemma. How are athletes able to play the game they love while ensuring the health ...

Class and COVID

Written By Jake Dabkowski

September 16, 2020

At this point, everyone knows that things are bad. It’s an objective truth of reality right now that the world, especially America, is what scientists would refer to as “not vibing.” COVID-19 has wrecked the economy, and the Trump administration has failed to address the growing meltdown.  Bill...

Kamala Harris: Helping or Hurting Biden’s Chances?

Written By Logan Dubil

September 9, 2020

August 11, 2020 is the date in which—presumptive, at the time, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden announced the name of his running mate to the country: a decision that will either help or hurt his chances of moving into The White House next January.  "I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best...

How soon is too soon to decorate for the holidays?

Written By Tia Bailey

September 9, 2020

It is now September, and that means  summer is nearly over. Autumn is coming, and the seasons approaching bring what are debatably the best holidays—the “-ber” months give us the “holy trinity.” Once August ends, Twitter is filled with tweets from people saying it’s now the time to decora...

The woes of online schooling

Written By Shannon Hartnett

September 9, 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester, where uncertainty is everyone’s middle name. Students are looking at online formats for most if not all of their classes. While some people truly enjoy virtual learning, others do not. I am only assuming that the woes of online learning have only begun for students ac...

The Globe’s Point: 2020 brings strife, students bring change

September 2, 2020

Pioneers, it has been an intense several months since we have last seen each other on campus.   Between a global pandemic that has altered life as we know it and a protest movement, the likes of which has not been seen since the 1960s, we are constantly dealing in extraordinary circumstan...

Letter from The Editor: Don’t take all of the blame for what happens

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

Typically, a new Editor-in-Chief of The Globe would address the student body in a Letter from The Editor in the first issue of the year, and in that letter, they would introduce themselves and explain their vision for The Globe during their tenure.    However, things are not so typical right now...