Practicum – Week 14

This week at The Globe turned out really well considering the circumstances we started out with. Our News sections was completely absent of stories other than our typical United Student Government beat. Due to the announcement of the recent presidential election results, we decided to run an accompanying story about the new leadership. I trekked…

Practicum Week 13

We pulled together a great issue at The Globe this week. In receiving the weekly critique from our faculty adviser, Steve Hallock, he didn’t even have any edits for us. On Monday, I contributed to our Globe’s Point about professors trying to keep up with their syllabus despite not having enough time for the amount…

Practicum – Week 12

I contributed a lot of content to The Globe this week. I had a story on the front page, as well as a story in the opinions section and our monthly print of the arts & entertainment section. My front page story cleared some confusion about proper graduation attire under the headline Paylo clarifies dress policy…

Practicum – Week 11

It was a good Monday at The Globe. By 8:00 p.m., Emily and I were copy editing every section except News. I had an initial story for News fall through, so I picked up writing profiles for two United Student Government presidential candidates and one vice presidential candidate instead. Following my interviews I covered my…

A look at a loss of innocence in Stephen King’s “The Shining”

Anyone who has read The Shining by Stephen King could tell you that it’s pretty terrifying to read horror through a child’s perspective. Danny Torrance, a five year old boy who “shines” in his extra-sensory perception and ability to read minds, finds himself in a pretty precarious situation when his abusive, alcoholic father, Jack, loses his job…

The City Paper made a mistake, but they handled it with dignity

March 13, 2018 Many within the Pittsburgh media community have probably heard of the Pittsburgh City Paper’s retraction of a cover story. “Women Ink,” was pulled from the City Paper’s website last Wednesday because it featured a local female tattoo artist and a photo of her in an Aggravated Assault T-shirt – a band that…

Future educators spread the word to end the word

March 13, 2018 The Future Educators of America (FEA) collected signatures from passing students and staff in Lawrence Hall lobby last Wednesday afternoon for a four-hour stretch to encourage pledges to use more tolerant speech and stop using the “r-word.” The annual campaign is part of a national effort by the Special Olympics to raise…

Practicum – Week 10

This week was a tough one at The Globe. We don’t have many staff writers at the moment, and this issue was almost entirely written by editors on staff. I wrote/contributed to three articles on Monday. My first article was written from covering an event hosted by Future Educators of America (FEA) called “Spread the…

SAEM and honors students spend spring break in New York City

March 6, 2018 Honors and sports, arts and entertainment (SAEM) students utilized their spring break as an opportunity to explore New York City. The two groups, including 18 honors students, seven SAEM students and one SAEM alumna took a coach bus Wednesday morning to the Big Apple to broaden their cultural horizons and build connections…

Mental health concern for victims of sexual abuse

February 13, 2018 #MeToo movement raises awareness, brings support to victims With a wave of high-profile victims professing their own personal experiences of sexual harassment and abuse, the #MeToo movement, revived from its original campaign in the 1990s, has revitalized a deeper conversation about what it means for women who have been abused, and how…

Berlin balances mixing, performing, legislating

January 30, 2018 Full-time student has big future in the limelight, friends say Jacob Berlin is a student known across campus for his larger than life personality. At first glance, one can immediately sense his radiating ambition. Berlin, sophomore mass communication major, has a busy life in addition to his studies. From a young age,…

Simulation sheds light on poverty in Pittsburgh

A poverty simulation was held in the Lawrence Hall Ballroom last Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, hosted by the Department of Community Engagement, pulled in a crowd of around 50 people – including both university students as well as members of the surrounding community. Participants in the simulation took on roles…