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Media should take greater precaution with suspect reports

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

When disaster strikes, it is always challenging for journalists to sort through the chaos and report the facts. This is further complicated by media competition and the vicious race to break a story first.Any time a journalist values the “exclusive” factor more than accuracy, he or she runs the ri...

Privacy privilege not granted to celebrities

Written By Alisha Valeri

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

The other day I was sitting in the waiting room of my dentist's office and was reading a sleazy magazine. It kept me quite entertained with its pictures and gossip. I then realized that I didn't even know the people described. Why should I care about Katy Perry and Russell Brand's marriage or what Ri...

‘Miss-Conception’ surrounds pageants, contestants

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Not too long ago, I would have written something much different than what you are about to read. Concerning pageants, whether they be local, regional or national, I held the view that most Americans do: pageants are all about beauty, nothing more.I write to you today not only to admit my wrong assumption, bu...

Race, gender, parents play part in political viewpoints

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

With Pennsylvania’s Presidential primary this week and the general election in November, the number one question is: are you registered to vote? But another good question is: which political party is right for you? Can it be predicted by where you live?  Perhaps your religion, race or gender can de...

Unpaid internships benefi cial to devoted college students, those seeking post-grad jobs

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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April is consistently one of the most frantic months in the lives of college students. Amidst the craziness of term papers, finals and hammering out a schedule for next semester, a student has to endure the pressure of trying to find work for the summer months.A very popular form of summer work is un...

Is Oscar Pistorius the O.J. of the current generation?

Written By Michael Kyle

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Oscar Pistorius’s story is one full of inspiration and dedication. Unfortunately, his legacy is now marked with a dark cloud and it made its way into households across the whole world.Pistorius is a double amputee, who competed in the 2012 London Paralympics.  He won silver and two gold medals. ...

Kindles replacing bookstores

Written By Kineen Dillard

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Would you rather buy a book or purchase a Kindle? The answer for most would be to purchase a Kindle if you consider how unpopular buying a book is lately. With the sudden bankruptcy of Borders Group Inc, it leads me to question if bookstores are going out of style. In today's world, people are always on...

Lack of campus enthusiasm undermines ‘Village’ vision

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


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I had an extra dollar on Friday so I decided I would purchase a raffle ticket for WPPJ's annual Rock-a-Thon, like I do every year.  I used to have a program as a freshman and sophomore, so I like to support the station and the charity that the event chooses to support through Rock-A-Thon. I was no...

Lack of transparency fuels conspiracy

Written By Sara Payne

June 29, 2016


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Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. The assassin was taken into custody the same day and charged with the crime early the next morning.Despite these facts, there are still questions surrounding the event. Almost 50 years later, a majority of Americans believes Os...

Lawsuit acknowledges exploitation, inequality for Wal-Mart employees

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Wal-Mart is the quintessence of American consumerism. Its tantalizing low-cost deals are enough to attract anyone with a tight budget, and its 24-hour Supercenters are the epitome of convenience. But looking past Wal-Mart's affordable prices and cheerful smiley logo, one can get a glimpse of the grim si...

Legislation needed to stop illegal organ selling

Written By Matthew Schmid

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

You may have heard a variation or two of the chilling story where a man on a business trip goes to a local bar for a drink and notices the pretty girl staring back at him from across the bar. He approaches the lady and asks if he can buy her a drink. That's the last thing he remembers before waking up...

Letter From The Editor

Written By Marina Weis

June 29, 2016


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My hand shot up to take a news pitch at my first Globe meeting. Little did my freshman self know, no one else was actually going to take the smoking story, anyway.I always knew I wanted to be at the top, editor-in-chief, but deep inside—and I let little people know this before now---I was afraid of...