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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...

Outrage in Ferguson well-deserved

Outrage in Ferguson well-deserved

Written By Laura Byko

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

“He probably charged.” “He was a thug.” “He shoplifted.” “He was holding a gun in a picture.” There’s an undercurrent to these sentiments, an ugly idea at their spines that no one seems to be willing to say plainly: “He deserved to die.&rdq...

Cable companies threaten to hault net neutrality

Written By Chelsea Krejocic

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Right now, the belief of Internet users is that we should be able to access the Internet at the most rapid speed possible, as well as view any website we desire, regardless of whether it is a corporate site or a mom-and-pop site. We also have the impression that we should be able to use any Internet se...

Letter from the editor…

Letter from the editor…

Written By Jon Andreassi

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

As another school year begins and students get adjusted to their new classes, myself and the rest of the staff are already hard at work putting together this semester’s first issue of The Globe. I am pretty used to it at this point. Over a dozen people sweating away in our tiny un-air conditione...

Campus pirates’ lose big with illegal downloads

Written By Jennifer Smith

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

While the publicity about piracy of music has died down since thousands of college students were targeted by the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA) for stealing music via the Internet a decade ago, the push has continued today.In 2007, an article by Paula Lehman for Businessweek entitled "B...

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Campus assault rates unacceptable

Written By Devon Strayer

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

A survey published in early August found that out of 236 colleges and universities, 41 percent had failed to investigate any of the sexual assaults reported to them.  I am going to say that again.  Forty-one percent of schools that reported on-campus sexual assaults to the Department of E...

Carrying on King’s dream 50 years later

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was celebrated on Wednesday, I found myself feeling two different ways.I was in admiration of how far America as a country had come in terms of civil rights and how much we had become a more open-minded nation. A feeling of honor and pride overcame me...

Pot-infused soda should not have been legalized

Pot-infused soda should not have been legalized

Written By Nick Vercilla

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Since marijuana has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado, people have enjoyed the opportunity to legally buy and smoke the substance. Many businesses have emerged in order to capitalize on the excitement by selling marijuana and marijuana-infused products. One company is hoping to sel...

Celebrity overexposure brings publicity laws to question

Written By Amy Neel

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Hollywood vixen Marilyn Monroe once boldly said, “Hollywood is a place where they’ll give you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” I wonder what the icon would think she deserves today for appropriation of her name or likeness.While we will never know the answer to that ...

Trump rallies merit moral obligation to protest

Trump rallies merit moral obligation to protest

Written By Laura Byko

April 13, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

On Monday, Donald Trump announced that he’d be coming to Pittsburgh. Today, Donald Trump will be in Pittsburgh. He will be holding a town hall meeting at the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Oakland at 5:30 p.m. with Sean Hannity of Fox News and a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 7...

Donald Trump more dangerous than funny

Donald Trump more dangerous than funny

Written By Matt Petras

March 16, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

I haven’t been a Catholic for years, but as I write this, I feel as if I’m sitting in a confessional, ashamedly looking at my hands as I try to find the words to express the wrong I’ve done. Yes, I have a confession to make: I used to get giddily excited to watch Donald Trump insult his oppon...

America should say no to outdated drug policy

America should say no to outdated drug policy

Written By Kariann Mano

March 9, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

“Nearly 80 percent of people in federal prison and almost 60 percent of people in state prison for drug offenses are black or Latino.” That’s a fact from a recent Drug Policy Alliance article written about the war on drugs, incarceration and race. Nancy Reagan fought hard against drug use a...