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How to prepare for finals

How to prepare for finals

Written By Erin Massie

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Yoga, time management, sleep. These natural remedies all have one thing in common: finals week. From freshmen to seniors, students wrangle for space in the labs and fight for extra credit from their professors as the final showdown to save their grades approaches. As a senior here at Point Park, I...

You are good enough, always

You are good enough, always

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

As the semester comes to a close, books are returned, finals are studied for, tears are cried and the stress of the first half of the school year is replaced with stress about the second half. And as the season of “New year, new me” Instagram captions slowly creeps towards us, let me share som...

A final letter from the editor…

A final letter from the editor…

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

I’ve always been far more interested in the bookends of life than I have been with the in between bits. It makes sense for my chosen field, I guess. After all, journalism professors encourage you to seek out anecdotes about turning points in your subjects’ lives. The downside to being so preoccupied with th...

The Globe’s Point – One semester won’t hurt you

The Globe’s Point – One semester won’t hurt you

Written By Editorial Board

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Grades and academic success are very important to the average college student. It is actually required to have an adequate GPA to participate in most school functions and to even stay in school. The majority of the student body dreads writing papers or taking tests, and at the end of the semester, m...

This year has been a wild ride, for better and worse

This year has been a wild ride, for better and worse

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

This year has been a ride. Between the president’s mere existence, the influx of sexual assault/harassment allegations, the ever-imposing threat of North Korea and Vine being deleted. There’s been the rise of white supremacy, Adam West dying and the current administration being investigated for po...

Dear Christmas, I love you but…

Dear Christmas, I love you but…

Written By Liz Hunter

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Dear Christmas, you might not know who I am, but when I was little, I was a huge fan of you. As I get older, I realize you give me more of a headache than finals and nicotine withdrawal combined. To tell you the truth Christmas, you are getting out of hand. Not everyone celebrates you and having your...

The Globe’s Point – Think before you give, but give

The Globe’s Point – Think before you give, but give

Written By Editorial Board

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

For some reason, the inevitable holidays that close out the end of every year inspire the masses to be pretty generous, even for college students. We’re not exactly sure why, but something about the holidays of the fall and winter months cause people to feel particularly open-handed. There’s a sma...

Stop making superheroes into sex icons

Stop making superheroes into sex icons

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

During Thanksgiving break I decided to go see the new Justice League movie. Overall, I was impressed and I thought it lived up to the hype. However, this film was not perfect. I found a huge flaw in it--directors Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon somehow managed to sexualize Amazon warriors. In the Wond...

Americans must learn to respect people, not opinions

Americans must learn to respect people, not opinions

Written By Beth Turnbull, Co-Opinions Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

I have a lot of opinions. Everyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about many things, especially politics. There are many things I don’t understand (mostly the economy), but I can support my arguments when necessary. Americans are passionate people. We’ve seen a lot of debates about the way our c...

The Globe’s Point – This year, be grateful

The Globe’s Point – This year, be grateful

Written By Editorial Board

November 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Last year at this time, the headline for the Globe’s Point was a bit more harrowing than this week’s. “Support groups necessary” was the headline that sat atop the first graph of the editorial – “This year’s election, as pointed out in both opinions pieces this week, has been unusually ...

Hey, Trump: don’t play games with Asia

Hey, Trump: don’t play games with Asia

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

This past week, President Donald Trump visited Asia on a tour, including visits to Vietnam, the Philippines and China. Supposedly, the visit was meant as a way for the president to meet with foreign diplomats and attend summits. I cannot express to you how high my stress levels were. Over the course o...

The Globe’s Point – Where are all the voters now?

The Globe’s Point – Where are all the voters now?

Written By Editorial Board

November 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Yesterday was Election Day. Across the nation, people voted for their local council members, district judges and mayors. Odds are you didn’t vote in that election. Perhaps you didn’t know it was even happening. We at the Globe understand the basic civics concept that government starts at the smal...