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Purple and white balloons lined the indoor track of the Plaster Center on Saturday, April 23, as PSU students, faculty and staff and residents walked the track to raise money for Relay for Life.

  • Audrey Dighans editor in chief
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A number of stray dogs have been reported in Pittsburg these past few weeks and Jason Denney, Pittsburg animal control officer, knows why.

  • Charles A. Ault sports editor
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A dark, corrosive exploration of love, art and manipulation is what attendees of “The Shape of Things” were promised and it is what they got.

  • Steven Gomez Jr. reporter
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Every spring PSU administrators and faculty get together and make a tough decision. They have the task of selecting two outstanding seniors, one male and one female from a pool of very qualified students. Those students who are up for nomination have served Pitt State with dedication and exc…

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The Spring 2016 graduating class of Pittsburg State will be walking across stage to receive their diplomas Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Years of hard work and dedication will finally be capped off with that significant handshake from President Steve Scott. Luke Ravenscraft, senior in …

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In one form or another, Lynzee Flores is a girl that you’ve seen on campus somehow. It came as no surprise to anyone who knows her that she was awarded the PSU Outstanding Woman of the Year for 2016.

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The inability to eliminate discrimination and injustice concerning transgender equality still seems to plague America as politicians fight over who is deserving of certain unalienable rights and who is not.

  • Audrey Dighans editor in chief
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Nothing says cheap, easy and delicious like tuna noodle casserole. This is one meal that is guaranteed to leave you full, satisfied and stocked up on a week’s worth of leftovers.

  • Yaerin Ku copy editor
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In honor of Earth Day, the PSU Choirs sang out the beauty and splendor of nature; the pale blue sky, intimacy of cherry blossoms, sweet chirps of birds by the lakeshore and the immutability of the age-old foundations of stone.

Sports

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In the final game before the MIAA tournament starts, the PSU softball team traveled to Edmond, Okla., to face the Central Oklahoma Bronchos. Emmie Robertson started the final game of the regular season for the Gorillas. Robertson pitched six innings, striking out five while surrendering seven hits.

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It was a banner day for the Gorillas at the Dewey Allgood Invitational in Rolla, Mo., as senior Garrett Appier broke the NCAA Division II national record and the Gorillas dominated the meet, taking first in 18 events between the men and women.

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It’s been a rough season for the PSU baseball team, but in the midst of the losing season, the Gorilla third baseman Jacob Boylan has put together an impressive season that caps off a successful collegiate career.

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Kylie Guthier’s first memories of playing softball date back to when she was four years old, playing tee ball in Platt County, Mo., where she grew up. From early on, Guthier showed great interest in sports. Her passion for sports translated into an athletic career in high school that include…

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Across three meets in two states the Gorilla track teams continued with the strong performances that have characterized this season with nine first-place finishes at home and a pair of national qualifiers on the road.

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In the middle of the final road trip of the season, the PSU baseball team has continued to play its best baseball since the beginning of the season, winning two more games this past week to put the Gorilla’s record at 11-27.

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In the final home game of the season, Morgan Myers started for the PSU softball team. In the fifth inning, both Newman and Gorillas would both score four runs. All four of Newman’s runs came unearned. A sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the inning would chip away at the Jets’ lead. Later i…

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A banner day in the field and solid performances on the track led the women’s track team to a first-place finish and the men’s team to take fourth at the Southwest Baptist University Classic Saturday.

Multimedia

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Culture

  • Salome Pkhaladze reporter
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Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Shakira.

  • Steven Gomez Jr. reporter
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Pittsburg State’s own Brody Caster and country superstar Josh Thompson performed Wednesday, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in what was a high-energy country showcase. Roughly 125 people attended the performance and provided feedback of approval for the show they were able to witness.

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  • James Green Collegio public relations director
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The Indian Student Association invited students, friends and families to celebrate a colorful tradition. Holi is an Indian spring festival that is also know as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. But what does Holi mean to the people celebrating it for the first time?

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  • Gretchen Burns reporter
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Wigs, padding, lip-syncing and dollar bills flew all over the stage in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom on Wednesday night at the fifth annual Gay-Straight Alliance Drag Show.

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  • Salome pkhaladze reporter
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Girls with colorful blouses and wrapped-around dresses were waving large fans painted with pink peony blossoms. Guys were practicing taekwondo. One group of youngsters was playing on percussion instruments while another danced with “Oppan Gangnam Style” rhythms. Members of the Korean Student…

  • Nicholas Simpson designer
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I much prefer smoking my meats over roasting them, but I’ve found that this recipe is a crowd pleaser and a favorite among my friends. This is a very simple and very easy recipe. All you have to do is throw everything in a pot and let it cook.

  • Carol Anne Smock reporter
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In 2004, Tina Fey introduced the world to “Mean Girls,”a dramatic teenage comedy that has become a well-loved classic among audiences of all ages. Now, Cady and the Plastics are preparing to take on Broadway in a totally fetch musical adaptation of the high school drama.

  • Yaerin Ku copy editor
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The news about the upcoming "Pirates" sequel, "Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” stirred up different reactions from PSU students.

  • Gretchen Burns reporter
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Little girls in princess dresses bounced on their toes with excitement shining on their faces as they waited in line to see a real Disney Princess sing and perform.

Opinion

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Hello, my name is Charles Ault. I am a sophomore in polymer chemistry with a minor in wood technology. I have been with the Collegio since the first semester of my freshman year. You may know me from my job as sports editor or as a resident assistant in Trout Hall, as president of the Mediev…

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The United States was created 240 years ago as a nation for all people to live together in peaceful democracy, and despite numerous bitter struggles, men and women of all ages, races and backgrounds now enjoy equality and freedom.

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 This tax season, more than 330,000 Kansas businesses were exempt from paying taxes.  While those businesses obviously benefited from the tax exemption, there is no evidence that - as promised - the benefits will spill over to the larger economy. 

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I would like to publicly thank Rachel Herring, Brittian Brenner, Christian Dalton, Kyle Frank, Cassandra Ngo and Emmanuelle Vijihandi, all PSU students who sacrificed several hours cleaning the windows of our home during the Big Event.  This program is an excellent way for PSU students to pr…

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Kansas is set to actualize a major overhaul of the current juvenile justice system after nine months of individual and committee work. Gov. Brownback signing the 112-pages long Senate Bill No. 367 on Monday, April 11, was one of those rare moments when good news become news.

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The inability to eliminate discrimination and injustice concerning transgender equality still seems to plague America as politicians fight over who is deserving of certain unalienable rights and who is not.

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Sex is important when people say it is. If politicians integrate sex in their campaign or in their platform, then it is important to those politicians. If sex is important enough to a politician to be promulgated on the campaign trail or in their policy, then it is important enough for voter…