Scott’s, university house will serve dual purposes

Cleaveland Construction team works on the President’s house on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Photo by:Srikanth Korlapati/Collegio

Caitlin Taylor | Collegio Reporter how can i get back with my ex The new University House that will house university President and be used for entertaining visitors to the university is currently under construction and should be finished by the end of the summer. Dr. Brad Hodson, vice president of university advancement, and John Patterson, vice president for administrative and campus life, were put in charge of the project. Hodson says he primarily deals with the design and getting the construction implemented while Patterson handles overseeing the construction and handling the expenses. OLD MEETS NEW “Probably the main difference between the old house and the new one is that it’s called a University House,”…

SAYING NO TO SOPA

Opponents of the SOPA/PIPA legislation protest the bills in New York City, NY on Saturday, Jan. 18. Photo by AP

Students debate halted legislation Madison Dennis | Collegio Editor-in-chief On Wednesday, Jan. 18, some Pitt State students noticed something odd about a few popular websites – they weren’t there. An estimated 7,000 websites coordinated a service blackout to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills last week. SOPA, or Stop Internet Piracy Act, and PIPA, or Protect IP Act, were measures before Congress that were meant to protect intellectual property and cut down on internet piracy. However, the bills were met with strong opposition that led to legislators shelving the measures before they could be brought before the entire Congress. Seth Russell says that though he understands the idea behind the bills, he doesn’t think they…

Books: rebooted

Ebooks Photo Illustration/Sam Clausen

Do e-books change how we learn? Ali Clark | Collegio Reporter Apple sold 25 million iPads over the last two years. The Kindle Fire has already passed 5.5 million units sold. And last week Apple announced the launch of the iBooks2. Whether electronic readers will affect college education is no longer an issue. The question now is: when will it affect college education? iPads and tablets are being brought into classrooms all over the U.S. and have come to Pittsburg State University. Chris Huitt, professor in graphics and imaging technologies, taught Layout and Design last semester a little bit differently than he has in the past. Academic Affairs recently launched an iPad Pilot Project and…

As spotlight fades, football team must adjust

Jay Benedict | Managing Editor Following their NCAA Division II national championship, the Pittsburg State football team returned to a hero’s welcome and a town buzzing with excitement and pride. In the five weeks since the players reached the pinnacle of division II football, the limelight has faded and the team must adjust to a different lifestyle. “It still hasn’t hit me yet. After all those wins, especially the big one, I just want to enjoy it as long as possible,” said senior defensive lineman Cody Moore. “It was just an amazing season.” Senior quarterback Zac Dickey says he kept in contact with several players over winter break and the overwhelming sentiment was a desire…