Point Park Globe

Guest Column: Commuter survey results spur fund reconsideration

Written By Anthony Costulas, USG President

June 29, 2016


Filed under OPINIONS

As you may know, over the past few semesters student government has been playing a larger role in solving major issues facing the students on this campus. Last semester, we focused our efforts on finding a solution to the problems with advising on this campus. Over the course of four months, the Senators an...

Cycling commuter advises patience to all motorists

Written By Lindsay Dill

June 29, 2016


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Patience is indeed a virtue, one which many, who may normally display it, lose once hitting the road.As a cycling commuter, I've seen and experienced the worst sides of road rage from motorists, other cyclists and myself. I theorize that any and all of these negative experiences between road-users ar...

Destroying the ‘Igloo’ will have a negative effect on the city

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach

June 29, 2016


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 As government supporters for preserving the "Igloo" grow fewer in number, the word on the street is that the ice dome that holds so many memories for Pittsburgh hockey fans may soon be no more.            The Civic Arena opened in 1961 and served as the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins ho...

Discount exponged at YMCA after new student center opens

Written By The Globe Staff

June 29, 2016


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The opening of the new Student and Convocation Center this week has brought students a glimpse of the Point Park University of the future. However, by cause and effect, students can no longer use the YMCA for a discounted cost of $30 a semester.Now, students who are under 28 are asked to pay the young ad...

Earth Day is more than just ‘going green’

Written By Chelsey Engel

June 29, 2016


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On April 22, 1970, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded the national celebration of Earth Day by holding an environmental teach-in. Today, on the 40th anniversary of that holiday, I can’t help but wonder how many people will actually recognize its significance or even know of its existence.During the fi...

A guide to putting off projects the right way

Written By Richelle Syzpulski

June 29, 2016


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You're hiking on a safari through the African Savannah when a 400 pound male lion begins slowly and menacingly stalking toward you. You first try out the "ignorance is bliss" approach, hoping it will get bored and move on. When that fails, you decide to take some time to retie your hiking boots while tr...

Alumni relish campus changes, school growth

Written By Adelyn Biedenbach

June 29, 2016


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This past weekend was Point Park University's first "Back to the ‘Burgh" weekend. Occurring the year after the successful 50th anniversary alumni weekend, the events offered a similar opportunity for alumni or former faculty and staff to return and see how many changes have been made.I have learned a ...

Americans are forgetting what actually matters

Written By Rachel Nunes

June 29, 2016


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I am going to talk about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and how I feel about this guy who is essentially the Ayatollah's talking head gone wild.  The puppetry mechanism on this pretty boy is busted, and the Ayatollah gives a "word-up" to that as of 2008. Ahmadinejad is...

Beyoncé’s lip sync betrayal

Written By Jennifer Lough

June 29, 2016


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 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


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“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


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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


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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...