Point Park Globe

‘Miss-Conception’ surrounds pageants, contestants

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Not too long ago, I would have written something much different than what you are about to read. Concerning pageants, whether they be local, regional or national, I held the view that most Americans do: pageants are all about beauty, nothing more.I write to you today not only to admit my wrong assumption, bu...

Race, gender, parents play part in political viewpoints

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

With Pennsylvania’s Presidential primary this week and the general election in November, the number one question is: are you registered to vote? But another good question is: which political party is right for you? Can it be predicted by where you live?  Perhaps your religion, race or gender can de...

Music industry lacks talent, sells flashy artists to consumers

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

After a recent night of boredom and more caffeine than I'm willing to admit, I sat down to watch music videos on VH1 and MTV. It was late, and I was somewhat tired but sort of at that stage of could-fall-asleep-but-don't-want-to-because-it's-only-12. So I stayed up.Needless to say, my motivation to st...

New smoking policy considers rights, needs

Written By Christina Manganas

June 29, 2016


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As students and staff have begun to get comfortable with the new school year, the Public Safety Department has created a new smoking policy that is now in effect. Smokers are no longer able to sit or meet in or in front of any campus building, but instead must go to the designated smoking area, behind th...

Not every bomb threat should be taken seriously

Written By Todd Wargo

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

The University of Pittsburgh received three bomb threats in eight days, and each time, the Cathedral of Learning was evacuated.  Not only is that a big inconvenience to people’s regular lives, but it also makes you wonder: should all bomb threats be taken seriously?In the Pitt case, the Pittsburgh Po...

Obama, Romney are not the only names on the presidential ballot

Written By Lauren Finkel

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Since the 18th century, America confined its politics into a two party system.  This might have worked when the parties were split between the federalists and anti-federalists, but times have changed. We live in a world of niche marketing and individualism. Two men too far on each side of the spectrum ca...

Objectivity of traditional journalism is tainted

Written By Chelsea Peluso

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Tradeoffs between journalistic judgment to support the shrinking bottom line of news organizations in America have in some cases, tainted the objectivity of traditional journalism. A new generation of websites have emerged allowing individuals to filter their own news content without any negative pr...

Obscenity Or Art?

Written By Brittany Snyder

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

You are walking through a museum and you come across a photograph displaying a woman's naked buttocks. Maybe you stop and glance, or perhaps giggle, and continue on your way. On the way to work you hear a song with lyrics referencing sex in some way. So, you turn it up and sing along, because "I mean, it...

Occupy Wall Street needs ‘more proactive strategy’

Written By Michael Pietrowski

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

The hammer has come down on the Occupy movement nationwide.  At its peak, Occupy looked to be a second coming of the mass protests of 1968, a zeitgeist- defining, generation-galvanizing cultural and political surge that would sweep the corruption, bigotry and ignorance out of our political system by...

Officials take measures toward intersection safety

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

I would like to elaborate on a point from a previous article pertaining to the dangers that the on-going construction has placed in the paths of Point Park University students, faculty, staff and Downtown residents.  Beginning last spring, the sidewalks on campus have been ripped up and revamped to...

Osteria 100 adds class, atmosphere to Village Park

Written By Aubrey Henken

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

Recently, a new restaurant opened up right on our campus called Osteria 100.  However, the look of the place seems rather fancy and too formal for college students. But that is not the case at all. Yes, the interior is modern, but that doesn’t mean that the people who go in there have to be dressed fo...

Paranormal incidents indicate existence

Written By Sarah Przybyla

June 29, 2016


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Ghost stories are as old as the time of man. One of the first texts of the Western world describes a ghost talking to Homer in the "Iliad." People are fascinated with the idea that there is something beyond the grave which can come back to interact with everyday people. When you ask someone if he or...