PALS program give prelude to new season

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Acrobats, fashion, music and lights. Students and faculty will be able to experience these and other events as part of the PALS lecture series throughout the school year. The Performing Arts and Lecture Series will begin with a Kansas City group called Quixotic, which mixes various media to create a unique and entertaining performance, says Eva Sager, campus activities program coordinator for CAC. According to Sager, the PALS group will also bring in Carmen Agra Deedy, a storyteller, Step Afrika!, a dance troupe and the American Shakespeare Company, which will be performing “Twelfth Night.” Sager briefly explained each performance on the schedule. The first show, Quixotic, is a performance full…

Sideline squad preps for first game

Kayla White and Blake Schropp are feeling jungle fever as they practice their lifts at the Brandenburg Field in Carnie Smith Stadium.

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Game day is quickly approaching and football players aren’t the only athletes preparing for the opening game. The PSU spirit squad has been practicing nonstop for the first home game. Linda Graham, head coach, says the team has been running around all week, pumping up the community for the game. “The team has been going to nursing homes and elementary schools,” Graham said. “They are really representing the school and getting involved with the community that supports PSU.” Graham says that the team practices more than 12 hours per week, excluding games. She says that being a member of the squad is a commitment that the team doesn’t take lightly….

Students learn to effectively use textbooks

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Writer Some students aren’t sure how to effectively study, while others are unsure of how to get the most out of their textbooks. For these students and others, the First Year Program presents several workshops for students to learn how to succeed in classes and most effectively utilize their resources. “Ultimately, my goal is to prepare you for your lectures and hopefully help you prepare for you college courses and beyond,” said Ashley Conyers, student success counselor. Conyers presented Wednesday’s workshop, “Use Your Textbooks as a Success Tool: Reading Effectively for Academic Success.” Conyers focused on different methods that students could use to focus and remember information. Conyers touched upon different…

SGA renews collegiate readership program

SGA Senators listen to individual inputs on Collegiate Readership Program.

Zach Wagner | Collegio Reporter After an hour-long discussion between senators of Pitt State’s Student Government Association, the members voted in favor of renewing the USA Today Collegiate Readership Program. Without the program, Pitt State would have gotten rid of the box dispensaries on campus that provide three different newspapers for students. Lara Ismert, SGA President, had some opening words for the organization before final votes were taken. “Regardless of how the voting goes, if it’s voted in or out, I won’t be disappointed either way,” Ismert said. During the discussion period for the bill, Senator Steve Chastain was the first to voice his opinion. “I like the program, I’ve used it since my freshman…

Time to tailgate

Val Vita | Managing Editor The Gorillas don’t start playing until 6 p.m. on Saturday, but Michael Saldivar and Grant Currier are already prepared to be tailgating in the parking lot of Carnie Smith Stadium at 10 a.m. “The best part is staying at the parking lot,” said Currier, undeclared sophomore. Saldivar says they might not even get in the stadium, which he says won’t stop them from cheering, since everyone cheers in the parking lot. “We are bringing a lot of beer,” said Saldivar, sophomore in communications and Sigma Phi Epsilon integrant. “We usually go in a frat brother’s truck. During the game, even rivals frats high five, because it’s our football team.” Most…