Fine and performing arts center

Fine and performing arts center

A progressing project options trading strategies Stephanie Rogers | Collegio Reporter Since PSU’s Carney Hall was torn down in the late ‘70s, some faculty members say it’s been a long time coming to finally have a plan for a performing arts center on campus. With plans to have the architectural designs and documents completed by late spring 2012, Paul Stewart, director of facilities planning, says the timeline for the overall project is not definite. “We’re pretty optimistic and we just want to keep up the momentum,” Stewart said. “It is very much needed and it will fill a void that the university has been lacking.” Estimated at 80,000 to 90,000 square feet, the center is…

Skyrim skyrockets

The possibilities are endless option trading strategies Todd Miller | Collegio Reporter The long-awaited fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls series was finally released on Nov. 11. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim appears well worth the wait. Skyrim not only feels like a very complete game, but also goes above and beyond that. There’s so much in Skyrim, there’s no way I could take in every possibility in the three days I had to play it. I don’t’ think four weeks would be enough. The actual plotline of Skyrim isn’t too involved. The player character starts as a prisoner from another land, but before he or she can be executed, a dragon (creatures expected to be extinct…

‘Immortals’ lackluster

Todd Miller | Collegio Reporter I had a completely different reaction to “Immortals” than I did to “Tower Heist” last week. I expected this movie to be interesting and exciting, but instead I found myself completely bored, predicting the entire movie and generally wishing it would end so I could leave. The movie starts in a bad place with the dreamed vision of the virgin oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto). The first scene is nearly an exact copy of a scene that happens about three-quarters of the way through, so we already know everything that happens up to an hour and a half through the movie. In the first five minutes. So the majority of the…

Campus gets hairy with the arrival of Novembeard

Jen Rainey | Collegio Writer Novembeard (also known as No Shave November) is a trend that has swept across the country. For students like Ian Perron, junior in biology, it’s an excuse to not shave for an entire month. “I’ve done this the past two years,” Perron said. “It’s something fun to do and gets me involved in a somewhat obscure activity.” Novembeard takes place all across the country and is not only an excuse for men to grow facial hair. It has also been used as a way to raise money for charities. The Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) club at Pittsburg State is hosting a Novembeard celebration at Fat Daddy’s Friday, Nov. 18,…

Operation: predictable

Photo Illustration: Hunter Peterson

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is dry, ordinary Hunter Peterson | Photo Editor Sometime you have something that you love, and as much as you love it, you might have to let it go. As far as I am concerned, the Modern Warfare saga probably should have been set free before round three happened. The game opens up to the exact same screen as Modern Warfare 2. In fact, all the menus look exactly the same. OK, the colors are different. Thanks for keeping it uninteresting, Infinity Ward. Call of Duty campaigns have always been great, and this one picks up where MW2 left off, but it quickly became stale and repetitive. The levels…

‘Tower’ is an unexpected gem

Todd Miller | Collegio Reporter I will just start by saying that this movie stars Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. You’re probably cringing but surprisingly, they’re cast in fairly serious roles and do quite well with them. I expected this movie to be some action-comedy tripe that I would lambast here on paper. I was pleasantly surprised to find a well-written, action-drama that took itself seriously (it still had some comedy, but used it sparingly and to great effect). The movie starts by showing the main characters on a normal day. Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) is the building manager of The Tower, a prestigious apartment building in New York City. Kovacs runs a tight ship…

Pittsburg becomes Halloweentown

Brenda Hawkins, administrative specialist of international programs and services, helps Wanying Li, senior in human resource scoop out the pumpkin seeds in the PSU Pitt Pals activity, Pumpkin Carving at the university Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 25.Photos by:Yuyang Xiao/Collegio

Halloween celebrations vary around campus software downloads Jen Rainey | Collegio Reporter Pixies, dark angels, Gus Gorilla, Gumby and other strange characters were spotted all over campus this past weekend. Yes, Halloween has once again come and gone. Various organizations held Halloween events for children of all ages. The annual Safe Trick-or-Treat was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. The event was sponsored by the Student Activities Council and brought in 20 organizations to hand out candy to children. The Residence Hall Assembly also led children through the halls to collect candy from on-campus residents. Other organizations, like the Gay Straight Alliance, held their events earlier in…

‘Chaillot’ a believable financial farce

Kristy Magee, graduate student, holds Connor Goodman, freshman, to prevent him from trying to drown himself, again, in a rehearsal for the play “The Mad Woman of Chaillot” on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg. Hunter Peterson/Collegio

Carl Bachus | Collegio Reporter In mid-September the Occupy Wall Street protest brought the nation’s issues of financial inequality and corporate greed to the forefront of the average American’s attention. In Pitt State’s fall production of Jean Giradoux’s political satire “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” these concerns were given a comical twist that provided plenty of laughs. The timely production centered on a group of eccentric French townsfolk (led by a wildly imaginative, titular “madwoman”) who plot to rid the world of evil men seeking power and wealth. The play offered interesting, though sometimes exaggerated, commentary on subjects such as corporate greed, inflation, shady business and political post-modernity. The play’s humor stretched from dry to campy…

Almost not worth the time

Todd Miller | Collegio Writer “In Time” wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be, but it was no shining gem, either. One thing it had going for it was the interesting concept that “time is money.” The filmmakers took that concept, stuck to their rules, and ran it all the way through. “In Time” takes place in the future, though it’s unnoticeable other than the cars sounding weird and the whole basis of time being money. Essentially, humans have been genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. However, once they reach 25 they have only one more year to live unless they can earn (or steal) more time. The rich tend to live…