Daytime Office vs. Nighttime Jams

April 17, 2018 Plenty of Pittsburghers fund their dream of musical success by working 9-5’s When Chase and the Barons took on the grinding 9-5, they had to learn the careful balancing act of band, career and necessities like sleeping and eating a meal here and there. Joe Grushecky, a beloved Pittsburgh musician known for…

Rosfeld Trial Protests

March 23, 2019 Protests erupted across the city this past weekend following the acquittal of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, who shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose II last summer. The protest in Oakland began around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 and attracted over 200 supporters. Marchers halted traffic and entered businesses…

USG executive cabinet under scrutiny

March 12, 2019 New resolutions drafted due to alleged lack of transparency The United Student Government (USG) Rules Committee approved a resolution in concern that executive cabinet meetings were being closed more often than not, and minutes from the meetings were unnecessarily redacted and incomplete. Resolution 03182019 and Resolution 03182019.1 were drafted primarily by Senator…

Future Educators of America practice defense

February 5, 2019 Certified instructor teaches introduction to Krav Maga The second floor of the Student Center was filled with practicing teachers throwing punches and kicks Tuesday evening. The Future Educators of America were learning the art of Krav Maga – an Israeli militant form of self-defense – from certified instructor at Crafton’s Wright’s Gym,…

Education is not a waste for the modern woman

January 22, 2019 Recently, I watched a video from ABC News’ 1961 archive – an episode of Woman’s World titled “Is education a waste of time for married women?” The segment featured two educated women debating whether women should educate themselves. The school teacher believed, quite ironically, that highly educated women were frustrated and unhappy…

NPR’s David Folkenflik speaks at Playhouse

CMI kicks off media speakers series January 23, 2019 On Tuesday, Jan. 16, David Folkenflick, a media correspondent for NPR news and a host for NPR’s “On Point,” spoke in the PNC Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The event, presented by the Center for Media Innovation (CMI), Pittsburgh Playhouse and 90.5 WESA, is the first…

Letter from the Editor: A nostalgic reflection

The Globe has instilled trust and responsibility in staff January 8, 2019 Walking into The Globe office this past Monday brought a whirlwind of nostalgia for me that I can only describe as a confusing stasis of relief and tension. I had watched three editors before me make their mark. Now it’s my turn. I…

An everlasting debate over gifting pets

December 2018 Alyssa Fine and her sister stopped at a gas station in Ohio to meet a breeder and pick up a border collie puppy as a gift for their parents several years ago. The sisters knew their parents’ aging collie, Oreo, would benefit from having the puppy around, but they also knew the parents…

“Old Man and the Sea” tests Playhouse as innovative space

Directors conducted coast-to-coast search to cast actor for lead role December 4, 2018 The Pittsburgh Playhouse will be the location of the worldwide stage adaptation premiere of Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, “The Old Man and the Sea” this February. The show, adapted for the stage by A.E. Hotchner, one of the late Hemingway’s closest…

Children’s Fund ballot question could raise $18M yearly

November 2, 2018 When voters enter the ballot box in Allegheny County on Tuesday, they’ll notice a ballot referendum listed as the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter Amendment for the establishment of an Allegheny County Children’s Fund. The fund has three simple goals for the betterment of children in the county: early learning programs, after-school programs and…