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In defense of pigeons: A lesson in respect and tolerance

In defense of pigeons: A lesson in respect and tolerance

Written By Emily Yurchison

April 11, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

There’s a lot to talk about in the day to day political climate. Bombings, elections, air strikes, Supreme Court justices. The list goes on, and painfully so. But instead of talking about those things, I’m going to take a breather, hop onto a new soapbox and speak in defense of something a little...

The Globe’s Point – Non-required reading

The Globe’s Point – Non-required reading

Written By Editorial Board

April 11, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In the similar fashion of LinkedIn profiles, the theory that you must drink eight glasses of water a day and “shirt and shoes required” signs of establishments at the beach, college textbooks just truly are not required. It can seem this way, anyways. You can only stand so many emails from professors...

The Globe’s Point – USG elections — have your voice heard

The Globe’s Point – USG elections — have your voice heard

Written By Editorial Board

April 4, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The United Student Government (USG) is something we cover every week on our front page. We even took the time this semester to profile the vice presidential and presidential candidates in our news section. This week we bring you a ‘visual ballot’ of everyone running for office. Why this much coverage?...

At least women have a choice;

At least women have a choice;

Written By Nikole Kost, Features Photo Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade in 1973, federal law has protected a woman’s right to choose if she wants an abortion. I personally believe that a woman has the right to make her own choices regarding her body. Yes, common belief is that abortion is the “easy” way out of the mistake...

In our time of sublime rebirth: the best and worst things about spring

In our time of sublime rebirth: the best and worst things about spring

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The March 20 passing of the 2017 spring equinox brought the casual fanfare and celebration that we have learned to culturally associate with the year’s first warm season. Spring, the rebirth, the renaissance season, the physical manifestation of humankind’s warming hearts and enduring spirit, is...

Trump’s budget plan leaves little to the imagination

Trump’s budget plan leaves little to the imagination

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

March 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Recently, President Trump has announced his first budget plan revealing which government-funded programs will lose or gain funding, effectively showing Americans, and the world, what he and his administration value most. Under Trump’s proposed budget plan, and I remind you that this is just his...

The Globe’s Point – Breaking the silence on a tough subject

The Globe’s Point – Breaking the silence on a tough subject

Written By Editorial Board

March 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

This Friday, a concert is taking place at the Playhouse. We think you should go. It’s free for Point Park students, the bands are probably going to be pretty solid, and more than that – the event’s purpose is to raise awareness for sexual violence. This live music event is in direct collaboration...

Admitting I was wrong: a right-wing conservative renounces Trump support

Admitting I was wrong: a right-wing conservative renounces Trump support

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Perhaps my expectations were too high when I voted for Donald Trump. I wanted a safer, stronger and more united America. What I have experienced over these last few months is nothing short of disappointment in how the leader of our country has carried himself. What I am really trying to say is that...

The corner of real and world provides uncomfortable situation for students

The corner of real and world provides uncomfortable situation for students

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Hey people of Pittsburgh: get over yourselves. Now that I have your attention, here’s an editorial based mostly on built up emotions and frustrations. I love this city. Pittsburgh is why I chose to spend four years at Point Park University. The school had its perks, but the city ultimately sold...

The Globe’s Point – Inform yourself before USG elections

The Globe’s Point – Inform yourself before USG elections

Written By Editorial Board

March 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Beginning this week, we at the Globe are publishing profiles on our candidates for vice-president and president of our United Student Government. What is the purpose behind devoting an entire page of our news section to these profiles? We want to help inform the electorat. That means you – the student...

It’s not easy being green: a concerned student’s plea for sustainability

It’s not easy being green: a concerned student’s plea for sustainability

Written By Mei Lu Barnum

March 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Are you fed up with being promised storms that only produce a sprinkling and don’t cancel classes for the day? Maybe not, but if the fluctuating weather in March and the petrified daffodils in Village Park don’t sadden you enough--maybe the whispers of climate change do. Now, all political views...

The Globe’s Point – Less than “Stella” news

The Globe’s Point – Less than “Stella” news

Written By Editorial Board

March 15, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s that time of year again in Pittsburgh– sweet, sweet springtime. Birds are chirping and the sun is shining. And by spring we mean an austere winter and by birds we mean feral pigeons. Big snow is coming, and it’s looking pretty bleak. Three to six inches are expected to hit the greater...