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Clinton’s new book is a set back for progressives

Clinton’s new book is a set back for progressives

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

The former presidential candidate has released a memoir covering the 2016 campaign called “What Happened.” In it, she runs the gamut on what there is to talk about following the election, including Russia, Bernie Sanders, The New York Times and even Goldfish crackers. Unfortunately, Clinton used the book ...

The Globe’s Point – Hey Point Park, we need to talk

The Globe’s Point – Hey Point Park, we need to talk

Written By Editorial Board

September 12, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

As a student media publication, we can appreciate how hard it is to manage a group of people and accomplish things on a regular basis. There are constantly moving parts and subgroups all vying for that priority spot. That said, when the primary functions of a department are called into question, it...

Americans need DACA

Americans need DACA

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

September 12, 2017


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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, as it is known, is an immigration policy that allows young, undocumented immigrants to experience some of the many amenities that natural-born citizens enjoy. DACA has helped nearly one million children, nicknamed “Dreamers,” who were brought to the U.S. b...

What would happen if we stopped trade with North Korea?

What would happen  if we stopped trade with North Korea?

Written By Neil Price

September 12, 2017


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Over the past year, the elusive (and, at times, comical) North Korea has dangled the idea of its nuclear capabilities over the head of the civilized world. Kim Jong-un, its stocky and cumbersome Supreme Leader, has made it a point to tell everyone just how ready they are to shoot missiles across th...

The old Taylor is dead, but she still has a place in this world

The old Taylor is dead, but she still has a place in this world

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

September 5, 2017


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That’s right. The old Taylor Swift is dead. At least, that’s the narrative that Swift is selling in her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” But what exactly does that mean? Since 2006, we have witnessed Swift present a new version of herself with every album. She’s come all the way from Ame...

Denouncing politcal extremism, violence

Denouncing politcal extremism, violence

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Co-Opinions Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

A conservative student speaks out against Trump and Antifa

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Trump’s lift on military gear for police: is it the best option?

Trump’s lift on military gear for police: is it the best option?

Written By Allison Hritz

September 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In his recent endeavors, President Donald Trump has considered lifting limits on military gear for police. The decision is being made in response to increased domestic violence, mostly that of terrorism, shootings and violent protests. By lifting these limits, police would be able to use old mili...

Bernie Sanders is changing the game

Bernie Sanders is changing the game

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

September 5, 2017


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I went to a Bernie Sanders rally right before the April Pennsylvania primaries on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. At that point, Sanders had already lost the New York primary to Hillary Clinton and was almost certainly going to lose the Pennsylvania primary. He asked the crowd if Pennsylvani...

The Time is Now: Retire 21

The Time is Now: Retire 21

Written By Aidan Segal

September 5, 2017


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As the Pittsburgh Pirates ready themselves for a game at the friendly confines of PNC Park, they walk through a tunnel that eventually leads them to the dugout. On the way down the stairs, the players touch a sign that expresses the impassioned words of one of the most revered men in the history of sports. Roberto...

The Globe’s Point – Un-becoming a bystander

The Globe’s Point – Un-becoming a bystander

Written By Editorial Board

September 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When any facet of society condones injustice of any variety, we are faced with two options: stand up or stand by. You have the choice to take the Robert Frost road-less-traveled-by, or you can select the opportunity of comfort and ease -- that of a bystander. If you’re a sentient, living person,...

What in the world is Donald Trump up to?

What in the world is Donald Trump up to?

Written By Beth Turnbull and Jordan Slobodinsky

August 29, 2017


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Summer is a time to kick back, relax and enjoy all of life’s carefree pursuits. So, it’s understandable that while you lounged by the pool with your margaritas and your Instagram-worthy baseball caps, you may have missed some political news. We can’t blame you. The high volume of Trump news is en...

Outlook is everything: A welcome back letter from the editor

Outlook is everything: A welcome back letter from the editor

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

“We shouldn’t have to chase the ghosts of the future.” That’s what I told my roommate a few days back with regards to his anxiety over running into someone again with the start of the new school year. The story isn’t relevant, but the advice is. Let me be probably the 50th person to tell...