Point Park Globe

Technology systems curb student success

Written By Katerina Flowers

June 29, 2016


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The university provides students with many forms of communication, from Point Alert to   Blackboard. But more often than not, there is something awry with the systems. Mid-afternoon Thursday, my entire class spent a decent bit of time trying to force our way into our email inboxes, because one would as...

Threat of PBS cuts should promote student voting

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


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In the recent presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 3, a number of issues were brought to the attention of the public by both candidates. However, the main issues that will have an impact on the lives of young people are the reforms in education as...

Sex trafficking poses real danger for young women

Written By Matthew Schmid

June 29, 2016


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Trafficking women is usually purportewd to be a problem in other countries outside the United States. This is due to the fact that research on sex trafficking in our country is scarce and limited. International law enforcement pays close attention to sex trafficking that occurs in Europe, Canada, Ja...

Sexting: Freedom of Speech or Child Pornography?

Written By Liz Bey

June 29, 2016


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Three Pennsylvania girls, 14 to 15 years old, and three boys, 16 or 17 years old, were charged with the manufacture, dissemination and possession of child pornography after the girls sent nude or semi-nude pictures to the male students' cell phones via text message. In Texas, a 17-year-old La Joya Sc...

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...

Officials take measures toward intersection safety

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


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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


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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...

Penn State students react, spark national media conversation

Written By Alex Peterson

June 29, 2016


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At the risk of inviting the vigilante bite of the Nittany kin, I feel personally let down and greatly disappointed in the recent Penn State University (PSU) sex abuse scandal and resulting riots. I am not a huge fan of throwing out my opinion online whenever scandals break for fear that my words may fa...

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...