Point Park Globe

Trial raises questions on justice and social media

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Although the Steubenville Trial is over, there are still more serious questions that need to be answered. These questions cannot be answered overnight, but at some point we as a society need to address them.The first question at hand is why both Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond did not receive harsher se...

Supreme Court made right call on gay marriage

Supreme Court made right call on gay marriage

Written By Kariann Mano

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

  How old are you? What’s your political stance? Where did you grow up? In the end, it doesn’t really matter where you came from or how old you are—your views are your own because we are America. We have opinions. We are entitled to state our own opinion and not have someon...

University is looking out for students’ best interests

Written By Joe Buckel

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

 I was reading The Globe last week and was surprised to see one student's response to the "Legalize Marijuana?" poster that showed up near the Point Cafe.While Celeste Begandy makes many valid arguments in her opinion piece, "University shouldn't influence students on political issues," I think she mi...

Columbus Day a holiday built on lies

Columbus Day a holiday built on lies

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

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Unruly fans disturb baseball game, involve police

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

The Pittsburgh Pirates came into PNC Park with a winning record and the chance to show their fans how much they have improved as a team, but instead were overshadowed by fan behavior.On Opening Day with the Pirates losing by a comfortable margin, a fan charged the field and was fined $5,000 for his ac...

Students forced to commit early

Students forced to commit early

Written By Johanna Wharran

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

  After graduating from high school, attending college is the natural and expected progression from childhood into young adulthood. For this reason, high school graduates often feel pressured into college before they are sure about what they want to do and who they want to be.  While having...

‘Verichip’ crosses privacy line

Written By Angelica Blouch

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

At a hearing in 2003, California state senator, Debra Brown said, “How would you like it if, for instance, one day you realized your underwear was reporting on your whereabouts?”That may sound slightly farfetched, but it actually might not be that far off at all. Brown was referring to the “verichip™”, a ...

Viral videos serve as a positive force

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

No one can deny that viral videos have become a very important part of our society.  With the availability of inexpensive video editing and publishing tools, nearly everyone can share videos.  A cell phone is usually all that’s needed to create a video.  Without a doubt, viral videos are here to...

What’s next for Mitt Romney?

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Now that the election is over and President Barack Obama has been re-elected, I have to wonder what is going to happen to Gov. Mitt Romney. Although I am a supporter of Obama, I believe Romney was a strong competitor during this election and has a promising future ahead of him.Romney will have to re...

Students express opinions of recent suicides

Written By Taylor Madigan

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Homosexual students in the Pittsburgh area have opened up and expressed their opinions pertaining to the recent suicides of homosexual males.The most popular discussed involves Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University, who jumped from the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson Ri...

Students lose fervor for election

Written By Katerina Flowers

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

This presidential election seems to be one of much controversy. Instead of the trend of the 2008 election in bringing in the younger generation to vote, the election has an overlying tone of brute animosity.In years past, television during the election season has always been a mixture of advertisements of...

Students tan despite risks

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Whether you are tanning indoors or outdoors, the ultraviolet (UV) light that is absorbed from the sun or tanning bed light bulbs puts you at risk for contracting skin cancer.Tanning causes three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma.According to a study conducted in...