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Jen Rainey | Collegio Reporter Some students, like Christopher Munday, have cut back on their beer consumption. “I used to buy at least a six-pack on the weekend and one for the week,” said Munday, junior in justice studies. “I buy a case of beer once a month now, probably, and my buddies and I go through that in a few hours when we’re together.” Beer prices have been going up, causing different responses from students and their beer-buying habits. According to USA Today, sales of domestic beer fell 2.3 percent over the third quarter this year. Miller Lite’s sales fell 7.5 percent. Coors light was up by 1 percent, a slower rate of growth than…

Afghani maj. offers war insights

Maj. Khoshal Sadat from Afghanistan meets PSU ROTC students on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Zack Wagner | Collegio Reporter Last Saturday in the Balkans room at the Overman Student Center, the ROTC cadets and other military officials listened to the speeches of two high-ranking military service men, Col. Peter Gallagher and Maj. Kosh Sadat. In their speech, they addressed America’s situation concerning the war on terror in order to provide ROTC cadets with some insight on the war. The two come from different backgrounds, and Gallagher is actually a PSU alumnus, having joined ROTC during college. Sadat, however, was born and raised in Afghanistan. Sadat grew up in the troubled country, and it influenced him to join the Afghan military. Despite their different backgrounds, they have worked together to serve…

PSU sees enrollment increase

Madison Dennis | Collegio Editor-in-chief Although the recession has many state industries shrinking, Pittsburg State University is one of several Kansas Regents schools that are seeing healthy growth. According to figures released by the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Pitt State’s enrollment has increased by 2 percent to give PSU a total enrollment of 7,275. A press release sent out by the PSU Office of Public Relations, this number is just three students away from an all-time high. PSU broke spring enrollment records last semester with 6,754 students enrolled. Enrollment increase The figures also showed an overall increase of 856 students in Kansas’ 32 public institutions of higher education, including community and technical…

What they do when they leave the workplace

Caitlin Taylor | Collegio Reporter buy generic viagra online Some professors at PSU take their hobbies to new and exciting heights as they juggle work, family and other responsibilities. Lyle Morgan, professor of English, has been involved in the Boy Scout organization ever since he was a boy.  At the age of 16, Morgan finally received his Eagle Scout award. “Only about two of the 200 Boy Scouts actually receive the Eagle Scout award,” Morgan said. In 1995, Morgan says, he received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, a rare honor. “In the history of Boy Scouts, which is about 101 years old, only about 2 million have been awarded the Eagle Scout Award,” Morgan said. “Only…

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GOP wants records from Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON  — A Republican-led House panel has asked the Planned Parenthood Federation of America to hand over more than a decade’s worth of documents in a probe of whether the organization improperly spends public money on abortions. Democrats and Planned Parenthood supporters say the 90-year-old group is audited regularly and publicly and that the probe is the latest Republican run at shutting it down. At issue is whether American taxpayers are unwittingly underwriting elective abortions, in violation of federal law. Absolutely not, says Planned Parenthood. But congressional Republicans are not so sure. 131,729 gay couples married WASHINGTON  — Increasingly visible, the number of gay Americans telling the U.S. census…

Weekend events cater to PSU families

Delia Lister, director of Nature Reach, shows a Catalina Macaw to kids during Nature Reach in Heckert-Wells Hall in Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Jen Rainey | Collegio Reporter what is good credit score Families of Pittsburg State students had the chance to get involved on campus Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24. This year’s Family Weekend kicked off Friday night with a movie on the Jungletron at Carnie Smith Stadium. The movie shown was “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.” From 10 p.m.-midnight, Jungle Nights took place in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. “Jungle Nights is late-night programming that’s been brought to campus this year,” said Rachel Jordan, senior in commercial art and president of Residence Hall Assembly. In addition to RHA, Jungle Nights is sponsored by Gorillas in Your…

No distractions

Cedric Caine, senior in communication, does modified push-ups on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Photo by:William Ravenstein/Collegio

At-home programs help students focus on fitness Stephanie Rogers | Collegio Reporter Cedric Caine starts his mornings with his at-home workout routine, something he does three times a day, every day. “I do it to feel better, that’s the ultimate goal,” said Caine, senior in communication. At-home fitness and weight-loss programs are a growing trend for getting in shape fast, with access to online fitness trainers, diet plans and different training programs available at the fingertips. Self Magazine’s website, self.com, has a way for those interested in at-home workout programs to create their own online fitness regimen. Some of the latest workout regimens include Yoga Fit, P90x, Cross fit, Insanity and even Jersey Shore’s “The…

A hobby on the run

Caitlin Taylor | Collegio Reporter Dustin Bonzo ran 500 miles combined in the summers of his junior and senior years. Bonzo, sophomore in premed biology, was part of his high school cross country team, but now that he is in college, he belongs to no team and runs for fun. “It’s hard to run with others because you have to adjust to their pace,” Bonzo said. “The only person I really like to run with is my friend who goes to Kansas State University.  Otherwise it is just a good time to think.” Bonzo says the most memorable time running was when he lived at home, which was out in the country, and there was an…

Term Limit

Paul W. Zagorski, PSU professor

Term limits would lead to progress Jeffrey Tangney | Collegio Reporter Business as usual continues in Washington. Congress remains in gridlock and the time spent passing bills is far too long to make any headway in righting the country. Change is needed and I believe a solution can be found through imposing term limits on congressmen. When the country was founded, there existed no term limits on any office. Yet it was still believed that no one should have a lifetime appointment in a high rank. George Washington stepped down after two terms, setting a standard that was followed for 150 years and, after President Franklin Roosevelt, the two-term presidential limit was enacted into law…