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Nude pictures not for public eye

Nude pictures not for public eye

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Pop quiz: You like Jennifer Lawrence. You think she’s really, really hot. You find out someone apparently hacked into her iCloud account and stole some nude photos of her. You: A. Seek them out immediately – she shouldn’t have taken the photos if she didn’t want people to s...

More sleep, more focused teenagers

More sleep, more focused teenagers

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

I’m a night person. I always have been. I remember telling my mother somewhere around the age of six that I was a night owl. I probably didn’t have much of an idea of what that even meant at that point in my life, but by golly, I knew it just the same, and it was the absolute truth. My...

Pittburgh’s film scene thriving for a reason

Pittburgh’s film scene thriving for a reason

Written By Nicolette Jones

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Once known for making steel and dirty living conditions, Pittsburgh is quickly reinventing itself as the Hollywood of the East. There aren’t any signs of Pittsburgh’s presence in the film industry decreasing any time soon either.  Since the 1940’s, filmmakers have been draw...

Abortion access vital to women’s health

Abortion access vital to women’s health

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

A Philadelphia woman is going to jail. Jennifer Ann Whalen’s 16-year-old daughter was pregnant and wanted to terminate the pregnancy. The nearest abortion clinic was 74 miles away and Whalen did not have healthcare to cover a hospital abortion. She turned to the internet and purchased abortion pill...

Guns must be taught safely

Guns must be taught safely

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

One day, as part of an assignment for one of my photography classes, I found myself playing assistant to another student photographer. The girl she had brought in to model for her was a friend she had known in high school. I don’t remember much about her, except that she was dressed in black, w...

Bike lanes help city’s cycle of progress

Bike lanes help city’s cycle of progress

Written By Nicolette Jones

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

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Athletes get free pass on domestic abuse

Athletes get free pass on domestic abuse

Written By Brandon Flournoy

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Domestic violence is a harsh reality that is often overlooked by the fans of charismatic entertainers and talented athletes.  According to research of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), about “1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year,&rdq...

Transportation access lacking

Transportation access lacking

Written By Sydney Schaefer

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Although some of Point Park’s transportation services are convenient, they’ve frustrated me more often than not since I started school here last fall.  The shuttles are great for students trying to get to Oakland and back, which is where they run to and from the majority of the ti...

A guide to putting off projects the right way

Written By Richelle Syzpulski

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

You're hiking on a safari through the African Savannah when a 400 pound male lion begins slowly and menacingly stalking toward you. You first try out the "ignorance is bliss" approach, hoping it will get bored and move on. When that fails, you decide to take some time to retie your hiking boots while tr...

Alumni relish campus changes, school growth

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

This past weekend was Point Park University's first "Back to the ‘Burgh" weekend. Occurring the year after the successful 50th anniversary alumni weekend, the events offered a similar opportunity for alumni or former faculty and staff to return and see how many changes have been made.I have learned a ...

Americans are forgetting what actually matters

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

I am going to talk about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and how I feel about this guy who is essentially the Ayatollah's talking head gone wild.  The puppetry mechanism on this pretty boy is busted, and the Ayatollah gives a "word-up" to that as of 2008. Ahmadinejad is...

Beyoncé’s lip sync betrayal

Written By Jennifer Lough

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

 Numerous stories have been written speculating that Beyoncé lip synced The Star Spangled Banner at President Obama’s Inauguration, along with satirical accounts of Republicans calling for Obama’s resignation in light of this recent scandal as published on ABC, NBC and HuffingtonPost. Is this ne...