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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…

PSU goes down with a ‘plank’

Planking vs. Owling Caitlin Taylor | Collegio Reporter The craziest place Aaron Hayse ever planked was while on a hiking trail. He climbed a boulder about the size of a house, lay face-down and asked a friend to take a picture. “It’s appealing to me because it is funny and it shows some of the places you can get to,” Hayse, sophomore in music performance, said. “It’s basically saying, ‘Hey, check out where I’ve been.’” Hayse joined the legion of plankers on May 22, when he had a picture taken of him spradled between two kitchen stools while his brother lay on a table above him. He posted the picture on his Facebook page. “I…

Regents visit PSU

Ed Mckechnie, chairman, Robin Moran and Dan Lykins on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Board of Regents meeting with unclassified staff. Photo by: Srikanth Korlapati/Collegio

Board of Regents talks tuition, realignment, praises Pittsburg Jay Benedict | Collegio Reporter Amid the mess of collegiate conference realignment Kansas is caught in, the state’s Board of Regents made a visit to the Pittsburg State campus this week. Regent Ed McKechnie says the fate of the University of Kansas and Kansas State University is largely in their hands. The board would prefer the two schools to stay together, but the landscape is changing daily. “When the panic dies down and cooler heads prevail, I believe the Big 12 will remain intact,” McKechnie said. Right now, it looks like his prediction may be coming true.  The nine remaining schools of the conference appear to have recommitted…

Pack the Weede

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Alex Mott| Collegio Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 21 will mark the ninth year of Pack the Weede. Head volleyball coach Ibraheem Suberu and Phil Stodart came up with idea for Pack the Weede in 2003. When there were a record 2,246 people in attendance; a record that Suberu and his team hope to break this year. “We are looking to get over 3,000 people,” Suberu said. The idea is to get as many community members, students, and faculty to the Weede to support the Pitt State volleyball team. Sophomore Katie Wright said it has an impact on the team when there is a large crowd cialis sale . “I think it makes a really big difference…

Extreme makeover: Hartman Hall edition

Hartman Hall

Todd Miller | Collegio writer Construction activity centered on the southeastern end of the Oval last month as construction crews began working on Hartman Hall. Hartman has not been fully used the last few years. Some of the lower floors are used as a physical plant and the third floor houses the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. The second floor is being used as storage space. This leaves some wondering why the university is working on renovating a mostly empty building. “As part of the university’s 10-year master plan, we plan on turning the building back to academic use,” said Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning. Stewart said Hartman was evaluated to be in too…

Local chapter helps students with depression

Jennifer Katzer | Collegio writer Pittsburg State’s chapter of To Write Love on her Arms has been recognized as a top five university-based chapters by the movement’s national headquarters. This recognition is based on the effort by students to reach out to others, such as holding events, naming officers, and creating Facebook and Twitter pages. In celebration of this achievement, the chapter will hold a benefit that will be attended by staff from the national headquarters. The “Remember the Stars” Benefit for to Write Love on her Arms will be held at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Gorilla Village. Local bands will play under the gazebo, merchandise will be sold,…

Bending backward:

Backpacks weigh students down Stephanie Roger | Collegio reporter Research studies suggest the weight of a backpack could put your back at possible risk for chronic back pain and do more harm to those already diagnosed with a back-related medical condition or with a previous injury. Students across campus are currently carrying backpacks weighing anywhere from 6 to 25 pounds. According to caringmedical.com, the most common place for back pain is the lower region. Four out of five adults will experience this pain at some point in their lives. Cristin Shrum, undeclared freshman, says she has a history of back pain that started in high school but it’s nothing major. She says she sometimes finds herself…