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The Globe’s Point- How much is too much?

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

With the recent announcement by United Student Government (USG) and clarification email from administration regarding the purchase of Playhouse tickets, many of us have been left with a lot of questions and concerns. Though the tickets only cost a dollar, this small increase is part of a larger problem - ...

Donald Trump has crossed too many lines – no more

Written By Amanda Andrews, For The Globe

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

A conversation about the nation and the current presidency, in most political arenas, is bound to be contentious. Supporters and critics alike can agree that Trump has not been abiding by several previous precedents established by his predecessors and has set up a few of his own in the nearly two y...

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Copy Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

I’m a firm believer that the internet is a great place, and not the mindless, brain-destroying monster that some people think it to be. I’ve spent many an hour in a relaxed state of bliss, watching pointless YouTube content, posting the perfect selfie on Instagram or haphazardly throwing out whate...

A fair question – “Why were people so excited for this game?”

Written By John Kravis, For The Globe

September 18, 2018


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Despite a historic rivalry, Penn State and Pitt Football play for different reasons

The Globe’s Point- Be present in your obligations

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

September 18, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

When we were in high school, our parents, teachers and mentors encouraged us to go beyond academics - by joining clubs, playing sports, aiming to take leadership roles and maybe working  a part-time job on the weekends.  All of these commitments (while keeping up the GPA, of course) made us feel comfortable o...

Burning your Nikes isn’t the answer

Written By Hannah Walden, Co-Copy Desk Chief

September 18, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

At the beginning of this month, Nike launched its 30th anniversary campaign, starring the controversial former NFL quarterback and modern civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick. We’ve all seen the memes based on his “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything” ad.   Supporters of the new campaign shared it far and wide...

An open letter from an admittedly apathetic writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

You’ve heard it before.  If you’re a freshman, you may have only heard it once or twice. If you’re a graduating senior set to egress through the portal of college into the vortex of adult life, it’s possible you might pull your hair out if you heard it one more time. “The corner of rea...

Gaming convention site of massacre

Gaming convention site of massacre

Written By Maxwell McAuley

September 11, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Sunday, Aug. 26, shots rang out across the gaming community. David Katz, a competitor at a local gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida fired a handgun at other competitors, leaving eleven people injured, nine of which were from gunshots.  I’ve never once had the privilege to attend any sort ...

Globe’s Point – Elevator Intricates

Globe’s Point – Elevator Intricates

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

September 11, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Have you ever thought about the nuances of elevator etiquette?The confines of vertical ascension we human beings have become so accustomed to has quite the unspoken rule book. You can’t talk - at least not very much or very loudly. You have to stand close to make space for others, but not too close...

The Globe’s Point – Journalism is not a science

Written By Globe Editorial Staff

September 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

How many times have School of Communication students heard the phrase “industry standard” or “this is how it’s done in the field?” Probably quite a few by a number of professionals. But is there really an “industry standard” for everything? Journalism isn’t a set equation. Having ...

John McCain’s legacy and lessons

Written By Jordan Hronec, Copy Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

The U.S. Senate has lost one of its most prominent names. Arizona senator John McCain passed away at 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. His death came just one day after it was announced that he had decided to stop medical treatment for his condition. McCain was a huge figurehead for the Republi...

The Catholic church is wrong, but I’m still Catholic

Written By Rachael McKriger, For The Globe

September 4, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

Church has always been a common, consistent theme in my life. From the time I was a young child, I attended church with my mother. As I grew up, I never really fell out of going to church. I went to Catholic school at Our Lady of Fatima in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, up until my graduation in eighth g...