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The Globe’s Point – Water issues linger on for some

The Globe’s Point – Water issues linger on for some

Written By Editorial Board

February 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

For Point Park students living off campus, the week before last meant a mad rush to the nearest CVS to buy gallons of water for cooking and cleaning purposes when the advisory from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority went into effect. Students living specifically in the Oakland area were advised...

Concern for Climate Change

Concern for Climate Change

Written By Carley Bonk

February 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

With 2016 being named the hottest year on record, climate change has become a serious issue facing the human race.  Due to rising levels of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, temperatures are rising across the globe at a consistent rate. There is overwhelming scientific...

A letter from the editor – Celebrating Point Park’s other stage

A letter from the editor – Celebrating Point Park’s other stage

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, The Globe's 50th Anniversary

This week’s edition marks exactly 50 years to the day the Globe was first distributed on campus. Since then, the Globe has been a part of the start of countless journalists’ careers and students have sounded off on international, national, local and Point Park-related issues. In researching the...

What sets Point Park apart from other local colleges

What sets Point Park apart from other local colleges

Written By Manon Riley

February 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When somebody mentions their college experience, it usually involves the bores of large lectures, the thrill of football games and the extraordinary quality of people they’ve met; usually ones that stay in their lives forever. Point Park checks off only one of the things on that list: unforgettable...

Finding my footing at Point Park

Finding my footing at Point Park

Written By Ashley Morris

February 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

When I was a kid, I always imagined what it would be like to live in a city. My whole life I have lived in the same small town and went to school with the same group of kids. When I graduated from Youngsville High School, there were only 61 other students who received their diplomas with me. It was as...

The progress we’ve made since 1967

The progress we’ve made since 1967

Written By Autumn Barszczowski, Business Manager

February 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, The Globe's 50th Anniversary

Let me set the scene for you: 1967, the year the Globe debuted, was at the tail end of the Civil Rights movement, during the second wave  of white feminism, and before the Stonewall riots. It was a time of historical movements that stemmed from people trying to improve their livelihoods, obtain equal...

The Globe’s Point – Looking for love in all the wrong places

The Globe’s Point – Looking for love in all the wrong places

Written By Editorial Board

February 7, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

It’s been said that Valentine’s Day is an unfortunate holiday for two kinds of people — those who are single and those who aren’t. Generally, for people who are single, it’s a reminder (and quite frankly a big fish to the face) that you don’t have anyone to cuddle with while watching Shameless...

The Globe’s Point – Tuition increase an annual upset

The Globe’s Point – Tuition increase an annual upset

Written By Editorial Board

January 31, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Last Monday during our layout meeting, as we do every week, the editorial board discussed which stories from our news section should be placed on our front page. Nearly all of the section editors looking at the layout agreed that while the story on this year’s tuition hike was significant, editors...

Waiting for your food: a lesson in patience

Waiting for your food: a lesson in patience

Written By Gracey Evans, Sports Photo Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

I think we can all agree that CulinArt is a better food service provider than Aramark. The people are nice, too. One thing I seem to notice, especially in the dining hall, is the disrespect given to those who prepare and serve our food. Sometimes they feel that their work goes unappreciated by the...

Trump’s pipeline memorandum: his morals “lie” in his wallet

Trump’s pipeline memorandum: his morals “lie” in his wallet

Written By Troy Patrick

January 31, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

In the past week, President Donald Trump has certainly been sending a message to the American people, though what he intends that message to be, I am not sure. Based on his list of memorandums and executive orders, it seems to me to be a message of his arrogance to a number of situations and ...

Why we need Trump’s border wall now

Why we need Trump’s border wall now

Written By David Grande

January 31, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, OPINIONS

Now that “The Donald” has declared “we will build the wall” and authorized via his signature the start of the ground plan for the wall, it’s a good time to see how this can happen. It’s estimated the wall, which has to cover 2,000 miles, could cost between $80 billion to $200 billion,...

Heartbeat bill causes controversy

Heartbeat bill causes controversy

Written By Kris Chandler

January 31, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

As a man, I find it difficult to speak about abortion. Not only is it sensitive subject matter to begin with, but as someone who biologically cannot have children, the topic only gets dicier. It’s a thin line to walk, a slippery slope of religiously swayed opinions, teetering sensitivities and cold-hard...