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The complexities of feeling safe;

The complexities of feeling safe;

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

March 15, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

If I had written this piece one week earlier, I would have focused on how paying attention to my surroundings in downtown is what makes me feel safe at Point Park. It would have been about how people do not always pay attention like they should because they do not look up from their phones or they...

As American as apple pie

As American as apple pie

Written By Nicole Pampena

March 14, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, OPINIONS

School spirit: the echo of experience

School spirit: the echo of experience

Written By Wesley Stuckey

March 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

School spirit constitutes much more than blind devotion to an educational institution. It provides an insight into an individual’s experiences and emotions. To answer the question of whether I have school spirit or not requires a bit more than a simple yes or no (although the answer is yes). The reasons...

The Globe’s Point – Keeping your constituency in mind

The Globe’s Point – Keeping your constituency in mind

Written By Editorial Board

March 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Every week, we chronicle the goings-on of our United Student Government (USG). Two weeks ago, USG president Blaine King proclaimed that the future of the organization looks bright. This week, we report on the resignation of sophomore Amedea Baldoni as treasurer. In her letter of resignation, Baldoni...

The flaws of American nationalism:

The flaws of American nationalism:

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

March 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When you grow up in the United States, especially after 2001, you are bombarded by American flags and overly-patriotic songs, encouraging you to sing about how you’re obviously proud to be an American. Well, here it goes: I am not proud to be an American. Or at least, I am not proud of what the...

A right-wing view of Trump’s worst pick, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

A right-wing view of Trump’s worst pick, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Recently, I have been looking a lot into the field of education, examining the ins and outs. I’ve concluded that we really did not learn a lot before we came to college. So, with the recent appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, it seems as if America’s youth will be learning even...

The Globe’s Point – Food service — again?

The Globe’s Point – Food service — again?

Written By Editorial Board

February 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Expired sodas in the cafe. “Green” takeout containers you have to pay for, wash yourself and reuse. Inconsistent and slow service. What’s left to say about our food service provider? How many times can we continue to yell into the questionably nutritional void? Last week, we published a story...

The United States owes the “American Dream” to its citizens

The United States owes the “American Dream” to its citizens

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-copy Desk Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The American Dream is a phrase that most Americans who had AP English in eleventh grade recognize as an unattainable green light on the other side of a rich man’s bay in the form of a beautiful, married old flame. Great Gatsby jokes aside, the American Dream is something that easily every American,...

Ranking important issues in your life;

Ranking important issues in your life;

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

February 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The other day while sitting in my research class, a fellow student handed out a survey about his client’s brand. One question stood out to me as it asked respondents to rank a number of issues (like animal rights, feminism, etc.). The idea of ranking the most important human rights or environmental...

Someone Put Trump in His Place

Someone Put Trump in His Place

Written By Troy Patrick

February 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

This week’s newspapers have been plastered with the heated debate happening between the Trump administration and the federal courts over the recent travel ban concerning seven Muslim majority countries. This order rides dangerously close to unconstitutional since it is a blatant attempt at legalizing...

Democrats need to confirm Gorsuch to save Congress

Democrats need to confirm Gorsuch to save Congress

Written By Iain Oldman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court bench, he did so with his usual, disoriented flair. One CNN producer reported that they saw Thomas Hardiman – a potential justice pick and federal judge based out of Pittsburgh – on the Pennsylvania Turnpike...

Comparison to Orwell’s 1984 needed

Comparison to Orwell’s 1984 needed

Written By Matt Petras, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s become a cliché to compare George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” to current events, but affirming that connection became morally necessary whenever President Trump tweeted the following on Feb. 6: “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election....