Point Park Globe

False advertising treated seriously

Written By Brittany Johndrow

June 29, 2016


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Kevin Trudeau was trusted by many consumers for his medical advice and his ability to sell to them via infomercials until he was exposed by the Food and Drug Administration as telling half-truths on his programs.New Jersey-based Telebrands Corporation brought the Ab Force onto the market to make exercise ea...

FCC fails to provide clear definition of first amendment

Written By Tiffany Budd

June 29, 2016


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 Imagine coming in after a long day of class and not being able to watch your favorite show because the words are considered "violent," or not being able to catch up on the news because the images and stories presented are considered "excessively violent."  That is what will happen if the Federal Co...

Filmmaking should be taught in high schools

Written By Cody McDevitt

June 29, 2016


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My favorite line of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1933 inaugural address is when he says, “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”High school education is the basis for our ability to create. It’s where we...

Flickr uploads may lead to commercial usage

Written By Kelly Lanzendorfer

June 29, 2016


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Alison Chang, a 15-year-old student from Dallas, was shocked when she saw her face on a Virgin Mobile billboard in Australia. The photographer, Justin Ho-Wee Wong, was equally shocked. His image of Chang had been used without permission for commercial purposes.There have been many accusations of uploa...

Church burns books for ‘double inspiration’

Written By Kevin Carlson

June 29, 2016


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The Amazing Grace Baptist Church, which consists of Pastor Marc Grizzard and his parish of 14, will soon host book burnings in North Carolina.Book burning may seem an archaic form of censorship, and its effectiveness has been lost due to modern printing techniques; however, it is still used today as...

Focus on academics

Written By Annika Neudecker

June 29, 2016


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When it first broke that Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State, was accused of having molested young boys who participated in his summer sports program, the nation was shocked. Over the months that followed, more officials have been implicated in covering up the abuse and the pu...

Creativity pops up Downtown

Written By Nicole Chynoweth

June 29, 2016


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A painting of a Pepsi can, a storefront window transformed into a makeshift art studio and an overhead projector illuminating an arrow and the words “Puppet Photo Booth” on a wall: The artwork displayed at 131 7th St. is more than it appears.The Sound Gallery, a visual and aural art installation, an...

Freedom of Photography needed to cover wars

Written By Frankie Donlon

June 29, 2016


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On Aug. 31, 2010, President Obama announced that the end of the Iraq War was near. Obama unveiled a new plan in February 2010 to bring home the remaining U.S. soldiers and to increase training and money so that Iraqis could defend themselves. It was estimated that 100,000 troops would be redeployed an...

Cruise ship fiasco

Written By Michael Kyle

June 29, 2016


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It seems that cruise ship incidents are a hot topic in the media these days.  First, there was the Costa Concordia incident off the coast of Italy that killed around 30 people, left two missing and injured more.  The Costa Concordia incident was a real tragedy, ending in lost lives.  Recently, th...

Genetic testing for children approved by parents may prevent diseases in future

Written By Ashley Jasin

June 29, 2016


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Genetic testing is no longer just a feature of science fiction movies. Research has showed that parents are starting to want their children tested for genetic diseases they could possibly get as adults.According to a weeks-old study by the  National Human Genome Research Institute, adults who consider pe...

Cultural summit benefits American and international students

Written By Alicia Green

June 29, 2016


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The fourth Annual Cultural Summit was hosted on Wednesday, Oct. 17 by the International Student Services and Enrollment (ISSE) to introduce students and faculty to the culture of countries in the Middle East.The Cultural Summit was first hosted on Sept. 21, 2009 and represented the countries of Egypt, Ir...

Guest Column: Commuter survey results spur fund reconsideration

Written By Anthony Costulas, USG President

June 29, 2016


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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...