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Freedom of Photography needed to cover wars

Written By Frankie Donlon

June 29, 2016


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On Aug. 31, 2010, President Obama announced that the end of the Iraq War was near. Obama unveiled a new plan in February 2010 to bring home the remaining U.S. soldiers and to increase training and money so that Iraqis could defend themselves. It was estimated that 100,000 troops would be redeployed an...

Cruise ship fiasco

Written By Michael Kyle

June 29, 2016


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It seems that cruise ship incidents are a hot topic in the media these days.  First, there was the Costa Concordia incident off the coast of Italy that killed around 30 people, left two missing and injured more.  The Costa Concordia incident was a real tragedy, ending in lost lives.  Recently, th...

Genetic testing for children approved by parents may prevent diseases in future

Written By Ashley Jasin

June 29, 2016


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Genetic testing is no longer just a feature of science fiction movies. Research has showed that parents are starting to want their children tested for genetic diseases they could possibly get as adults.According to a weeks-old study by the  National Human Genome Research Institute, adults who consider pe...

Cultural summit benefits American and international students

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


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The fourth Annual Cultural Summit was hosted on Wednesday, Oct. 17 by the International Student Services and Enrollment (ISSE) to introduce students and faculty to the culture of countries in the Middle East.The Cultural Summit was first hosted on Sept. 21, 2009 and represented the countries of Egypt, Ir...

Guest Column: Commuter survey results spur fund reconsideration

Written By Anthony Costulas, USG President

June 29, 2016


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As you may know, over the past few semesters student government has been playing a larger role in solving major issues facing the students on this campus. Last semester, we focused our efforts on finding a solution to the problems with advising on this campus. Over the course of four months, the Senators an...

Cycling commuter advises patience to all motorists

Written By Lindsay Dill

June 29, 2016


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Patience is indeed a virtue, one which many, who may normally display it, lose once hitting the road.As a cycling commuter, I've seen and experienced the worst sides of road rage from motorists, other cyclists and myself. I theorize that any and all of these negative experiences between road-users ar...

Destroying the ‘Igloo’ will have a negative effect on the city

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach

June 29, 2016


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 As government supporters for preserving the "Igloo" grow fewer in number, the word on the street is that the ice dome that holds so many memories for Pittsburgh hockey fans may soon be no more.            The Civic Arena opened in 1961 and served as the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins ho...

Discount exponged at YMCA after new student center opens

Written By The Globe Staff

June 29, 2016


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The opening of the new Student and Convocation Center this week has brought students a glimpse of the Point Park University of the future. However, by cause and effect, students can no longer use the YMCA for a discounted cost of $30 a semester.Now, students who are under 28 are asked to pay the young ad...

Earth Day is more than just ‘going green’

Written By Chelsey Engel

June 29, 2016


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On April 22, 1970, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded the national celebration of Earth Day by holding an environmental teach-in. Today, on the 40th anniversary of that holiday, I can’t help but wonder how many people will actually recognize its significance or even know of its existence.During the fi...

ENDA: essential step toward ending LGBT discrimination

Written By Jenni Bloodworth

June 29, 2016


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You can’t be fired because of your race or religion, even your chosen political beliefs are not sufficient grounds for a pink slip. But apparently your sexual orientation and gender identity are.Throughout most of our nation, it is perfectly legal for an employer to fire someone strictly because he...

Extra activities afterthought for busy students

Written By Celest Begandy

June 29, 2016


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A yawn stretched across my face as I sat down to my computer. Homework was my plan for the evening, as it is for most other weekday nights. As I opened my assignment planner, I heard a knock at the door.Two wide-smiling girls dressed in polyester green uniforms asked if anyone in our suite would be in...

Facebook recognizes LGBT community, relationship equality

Written By Ashley Jasin

June 29, 2016


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The unions of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community have finally been recognized on a major social networking site. This is a major step toward relationship equality in the world's modern societies. Since last Thursday, Facebook has offered two relationship options th...