Point Park Globe

Shame games: mental illness vs. sexuality

Written By Akasha Chamberlain

June 29, 2016


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 “Prostitute” and “crazy”. These two words ignited what has been a month-long celebrity feud between Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor and contributed to public mental health and slut shaming.  Like all good celebrity feuds, it all started on the Internet with an open letter on a personal bl...

Sharing traditions should be as natural as a conversation

Written By Ciera Onley

June 29, 2016


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Culture helps us to connect to others, what better place to connect then at your university. We should enjoy our four years here by immersing in as much activities as possible. The Cultural Summit was a great way to experience our school. Point Park University has a great deal of diversity which was  hi...

Social media creates ‘generation of voyeurs’

Written By Akasha Brandt

June 29, 2016


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For living in a world where we can know everything about the far reaches of the planet in the time it takes for Google to load our search options, we are an incredibly limited generation.While we have all the tools and technologies to be limitless human beings with infinite knowledge, we abuse it to...

Spring break travels need to be calculated, planned out

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


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 When you think of spring break, what do you picture?A Cancun resort with an open bar; a Punta Cana beach party with a mesmerizing sunset; or do you simply envision a trip back home, away from your out-of-control college life?No matter what your ideal vacation is, who has that kind of money to splurge on...

Student shares college experience, reflects on four years at Point Park University

Written By Shane Bliss

June 29, 2016


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 Like hundreds of other students, I will be graduating from Point Park University on May 5. That’s less than two weeks away, which is both weird and scary at the same time.Being a Point Park student is not always a pleasant experience, as everyone knows. Point Park Memes and Point Park Problems ex...

Pittsburgh deserves ‘most livable city’ title

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


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It seems there's always some sort of study or ranking that touts Pittsburgh as one of America's best "something." The most common accolade seems to be the designation as America's most livable city. What exactly does that mean and what are the specific criteria used to determine livability?  Many st...

Losing all Direction; The Decline of Role Models

Written By Taylor Madigan

June 29, 2016


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When I hear the name Audrey Hepburn, one of the many descriptions that comes to mind is two words: role model. Now, this idea may not be the same for everyone, but most can agree that Audrey Hepburn is a famous, well-known actress and is looked up to by young girls who dream of being famous, rich or...

Pope Benedict resignation contorted by news media

Written By Laura Hutzell

June 29, 2016


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Many people speculated about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign this past February. At the elderly age of 85, it seems reasonable that Pope Benedict would claim declining strength and “advanced age” as his reason for stepping down. The media is debating on whether or not there were ulterior mo...

Media affects definition of ‘decent’

June 29, 2016


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The idea of indecent or obscene materials is not a new concept by any means. I often wonder, however, how we know what crosses the line?  A vast majority of the storylines or advertisements seen in today’s society would not have been acceptable just a few decades ago. Sure, times change, but who de...

Preference, fun only guidelines for women’s halloween costumes

Written By Ciera Onley

June 29, 2016


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The movie "Mean Girls" said it best: "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." A holiday once celebrated by children begging for candy has turned into a time for girls to parade around in skimpy clothes and call it a costume.Halloween ha...

Media should take greater precaution with suspect reports

Written By Emily Petsko

June 29, 2016


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When disaster strikes, it is always challenging for journalists to sort through the chaos and report the facts. This is further complicated by media competition and the vicious race to break a story first.Any time a journalist values the “exclusive” factor more than accuracy, he or she runs the ri...

Privacy privilege not granted to celebrities

Written By Alisha Valeri

June 29, 2016


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The other day I was sitting in the waiting room of my dentist's office and was reading a sleazy magazine. It kept me quite entertained with its pictures and gossip. I then realized that I didn't even know the people described. Why should I care about Katy Perry and Russell Brand's marriage or what Ri...