Coffee price jitters

Students get a jolt over java’s increasing expenses, with no end in sight  Todd Miller | Collegio Reporter Even though the past several months have seen steady increases in the price of coffee, students are saying that they either haven’t noticed, or that it hasn’t affected them. According to the Department of Labor, a single-pound can of coffee that sold for $3.64 will now cost $5.10. That’s a 40 percent increase. Brandon Roark, senior in technology management, says he didn’t even realize that prices were rising. He says it is probably because he only buys coffee occasionally and usually buys whatever is cheapest. Whitney Nickelson, junior in justice studies, however, enjoys drinking coffee often and has…

Don’t sweat it

Students find heat complicates daily activities Madison Dennis | Editor-in-Chief Liz Cranor, sophomore in advertising, tries to run 3.1 miles every day. “It’s been my workout for a long time­ – a 5k,” Cranor said. However, with the recent heat index reaching up to 105 degrees, Cranor has been getting out of shape. Rob Hefley, professor in health, human performance and recreation, said that the summer heat has a marked negative impact on those who spend active time outdoors. “Heat illness is a lot like a hydroelectric power plant,” Hefley said. “You need water to keep things running, and when you start losing water, you start losing power. It starts affecting the neural system.” Cranor…

Gorillas as self-made CEOs

Jen Rainey | Collegio Reporter For Samuel Burch and Lauren Vaughan, both students at Pittsburg State University, working a part-time job wasn’t enough. They’re normal students in most regards; they go to classes and work to make a little extra scratch on the side. The difference is that they made their own jobs. After Samuel Burch, sophomore in justice studies, went through a breakup he decided to turn his passion into a business. He turned to what he’d known since childhood: making comic books. “I went through the worst heartbreak I ever had and needed to do something,” said Burch, who owns his own comic-book company. He, like other students at Pittsburg State University, is…