Move-in mayhem

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Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter With the help of friends, family, resident advisers and returning students, freshmen made their way into the residence halls. The biggest problem most freshmen faced while moving in was finding a way to fit everything they brought into their rooms. Some students, like Ashley Valdez, said that they didn’t know what to expect. “I just brought everything and hoped it would all fit,” said Valdez, freshman in photojournalism. “Whatever didn’t fit went back home with mom.” Ashley Hanzlick, Valdez’ roommate, says her problem was not having enough. Before even settling in, Hanzlick said she had already made one trip to Wal-Mart. “I had to make one trip already, and I…

Got milk? Nope.

Housing sells mini-fridges, company sells them back Val Vita | Managing Editor Some of the 1,100 students who live in Nation, Dellinger, Willard, Tanner Complex, Bowen and Trout arrived at their halls this year and found a surprise: the mini-fridges that used to be provided were no longer there. Melissa Beisel, associate director of housing, says 400 mini-fridges were sold in an auction this summer, after an online survey of students living in the dorms found that most students didn’t use them. “We found out that most of the students brought mini-fridges from home and many used the PSU mini-fridge as a freezer,” Beisel said. “There was no reason for having that fridge, plus one…

Gorillas teach local women gridiron lesson

Joe Windscheffel, junior and linebacker for the Pittsburg State University Gorillas talks with female fans before warming up for the scrimmage game during PSU Ladies Night at Carnie Smith Stadium on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Jay Benedict | Editor-in-Chief Head coach Tim Beck and the Pittsburg State Gorilla football coaching staff held the third annual Ladies Night at the Pitt on Saturday, Aug. 18. The attendees met with the coaches in Grubbs Hall for “Football 101” before heading to Carnie Smith Stadium for a social hour and to watch the PSU football team scrimmage. After registering in Grubbs, names were drawn and participants won gift baskets and other prizes. Following the drawings, the “Football 101” presentation began. The Gorilla coaching staff showed the women a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate football basics, like positions and tactics. Several players then put on a fashion show for the participants, modeling clothing while the…

SGA swears in new cabinet

Zach Wagner | Collegio Reporter Back for another year, the Pittsburg State Student Government Association held their first meeting of the semester Wednesday evening in the governor’s room, where the inducted new officers, and touched up old business. Lara Ismert, SGA president, kicked off the meeting by clearing misconceptions students had regarding last year’s tobacco-free campus proposal. “Campus is not tobacco free, through the online referendum we gathered student opinion,” Ismert said. “We don’t have the capability to enforce the plan, so there is no currently no ban.” According to Ismert, PSU president Steve Scott has talked about organizing a task force on campus in order to implement the ban. Mark Hinshaw, an official from…

Students jump for Special Olympics

Jeffrey Tangney | Copy Editor The beginning of the fall semester at Pittsburg State brought with it a recent tradition: the men in Phi Sigma Kappa, one of the fraternities on campus, jumping on a trampoline in the Oval for a good cause. Antelmo Beltran, member of Phi Sig, says they do this every year to raise money for the Special Olympics, the national philanthropy of Phi Sigma Kappa. According to Beltran, this is the ninth year in a row that they have done this. He says they raised $1,300 last year but they have set their sights higher this year. “We are hoping to raise $1,500 this year,” said Beltran, senior in manufacturing engineering….

Not just free stuff

Erin West, senior in biology, visits Sweet Designs booth during the annual community fair on PSU campus, Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Tents popped up all over the Oval Wednesday afternoon for the annual PSU Community Fair. From cookies to pens to dunk tanks, businesses did just about anything to reel students in. A number of students, like Julia Hacker, didn’t know that the fair was Wednesday. Hacker says she noticed the commotion during one of her classes. “I saw what was going on during class and just stared at it for a good 50 minutes,” said Hacker, junior in special and history education. Hacker says that many of the booths piqued her interest. “When I first got down to the Oval the pizza caught my eye,” Hacker said. “After that, though,…

PSU welcomes new international students

Val Vita | Managing Editor Kyongvin Jamie Lee, exchange student from Seoul, South Korea, says she had never seen a cornfield until she arrived in Pittsburg last week. “The first thing I realized when I got here were the buildings. They are not very tall,” said Lee, exchange student in international studies. “And there are not many cars on the streets.” Lee says she had several options for her exchange program, but she chose Pittsburg State for a particular reason. “I checked online and Pittsburg State University looked like the most respectful for diversity, with students from so many countries,” Lee said. In addition to Lee, 115 new international faces can be seen around Pitt…