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Adding your two cents can cost you

Adding your two cents can cost you

Written By Levi Brown

October 3, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In the midst of the mass kneeling protests going on in the world of professional sports, it seems like everyone is adding their two cents, including volunteer Fire Chief Paul Smith of Cecil Township. Paul Smith was once the fire chief of Cecil Township, before he took to social media to express his f...

College is stressful, but enjoy it

College is stressful, but enjoy it

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

September 26, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

At the end of my second week of junior year, I attended X-Fest, with headliners Bastille and Highly Suspect. But as I struggled through the workload of these past weeks, my mind has been stuck on one of the opening acts: K. Flay. I’ve spent all day listening to her album and trying to think about what I ha...

Hate speech is not the free speech of the Constitution

Hate speech is not the free speech of the Constitution

Written By Kris Chandler

September 26, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The resulting outcome of the 2016 Presidential election, however contested, sparked a dynamic shift within the American psyche. Whether you were a supporter of President Trump, Former Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, or any of the other candidates throughout the entire process, you can’t deny that the...

The Globe’s Point – A lock in the right direction

The Globe’s Point – A lock in the right direction

Written By Editorial Board

September 26, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When we received the email Friday from Point Park Police Chief Jeff Besong that Lawrence Hall would be locked 24/7, we couldn’t help but be pleased that Public Safety had listened to the voices of concerned students. We made it clear in our editorial two weeks back that the campus could be more s...

Tweeting “presidentially” as per usual

Tweeting “presidentially” as per usual

Written By Cole D’Alicandro

September 26, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

President Donald Trump is in the news again, thanks to what he recently retweeted on Twitter. A .gif of an edited video depicts Trump taking a swing on the golf course, followed by a golf ball hitting Hillary Clinton in the back, who then proceeds to fall, was retweeted from President Trump’s perso...

Scaife plaque in CMI an insult to journalism

Scaife plaque in CMI an insult to journalism

Written By Laura Byko

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When I saw on Sept. 12, that the Point Park Center for Media Innovation (CMI) had unveiled a plaque dedicated to the late Richard Scaife, I did a double-take. When I saw the inscription on the plaque, I gasped aloud. After all, it’s not every day your former college commemorates a conspiracy theor...

The Globe’s Point – What to do if (when) nuclear war breaks out

The Globe’s Point – What to do if (when) nuclear war breaks out

Written By Editorial Board

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Here’s your scenario: It’s 9:40 on a Tuesday. You’ve just mounted the stairs to get to your Western Civ class on the 10th floor of West Penn. Your teacher is “taking roll.” The kid next to you is eating a spicy tuna roll for breakfast. Sweaty, you gaze out the window adjacent to your rig...

Congress raises debt ceiling, moral standards remain low

Congress raises debt ceiling, moral standards remain low

Written By Dannys Marrero

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The political discussion to increase the debt ceiling has been going on since 2014. It’s nothing new, but the establishment finally did something about it - and for the correct reason. Within the last three weeks, the southern states of the U.S. have been greatly impacted by two major hurricanes, H...

Bannon is back at Breitbart

Bannon is back at Breitbart

Written By Emma Christley

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Trump associates have come and gone and while some still remain and seem to fight to be the media’s last one standing, one Trump cohort has re-entered the public awareness to shed some light about the inner workings of the White House, Steve Bannon. After being fired from his position as senior strategist, Ban...

Clinton’s new book is a set back for progressives

Clinton’s new book is a set back for progressives

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The former presidential candidate has released a memoir covering the 2016 campaign called “What Happened.” In it, she runs the gamut on what there is to talk about following the election, including Russia, Bernie Sanders, The New York Times and even Goldfish crackers. Unfortunately, Clinton used the book ...

The Globe’s Point – Hey Point Park, we need to talk

The Globe’s Point – Hey Point Park, we need to talk

Written By Editorial Board

September 12, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

As a student media publication, we can appreciate how hard it is to manage a group of people and accomplish things on a regular basis. There are constantly moving parts and subgroups all vying for that priority spot. That said, when the primary functions of a department are called into question, it...

Americans need DACA

Americans need DACA

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, as it is known, is an immigration policy that allows young, undocumented immigrants to experience some of the many amenities that natural-born citizens enjoy. DACA has helped nearly one million children, nicknamed “Dreamers,” who were brought to the U.S. b...