Gorillas look for homecoming rebound

Fans cheer on the Gorillas on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Gorillas lost 31-21.

Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Gorillas come back to Carnie Smith Stadium this Saturday needing to bounce back from a loss for the first time all season. On Saturday, Oct. 13, Pittsburg State lost to Northwest Missouri State at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., 31-21. However, the Gorillas did not schedule a pushover for homecoming: They face the Missouri Western State University Griffons, who are also looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, a home defeat at the hands of Missouri Southern State University. Both teams are 5-1 in the MIAA, though the Griffons are 6-1 overall, having played one more game than PSU. For the Griffons, control of the…

Safety finds stability at PSU

Keeston Terry

Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter Playing at the Division I level in college football is something many kids dream about. It is the same level where teams can compete in the Rose Bowl on New Years, Day or fantasize about lifting the Heisman T Democratic Parenting rophy, a shoo-in for the NFL draft. Yes, life can be sweet on top of the college football food chain. But not everything is what it seems: Safety Keeston Terry discovered that firsthand. Terry, from Blue Springs, Mo., spent his first two years playing football at the University of Kansas. Terry had plenty of good things to say about his former team. “Playing at KU was a good experience,”…

Teams eager to hit new court

Tyler Smith | Sports Reporter The Pitt State men and women’s basketball teams got their seasons under way on Monday, Oct. 15. The expectations for both teams are high after the successful seasons last year. The men’s team made it to the finals of the MIAA Tournament while the women’s team had the best season in school history, and they reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division II Tournament. “Well, we’re excited about the 2012-2013 season,” said Lane Lord, head coach for the women’s team. “Obviously, last year was our best season ever in school history. We also have 12 players back who got to taste a little bit of that success.” Men’s coach…

SGA enlists ‘Gus’ Army’ for Weede section name

Marcus CLem | Collegio Reporter Student Government Association convened Wednesday, Oct. 17, to handle unfinished business and discuss various sponsored activities. Sydney Ward, SGA vice president, presided over the meeting. Lara Ismert, SGA president, recommended that the name of the new student section in the Weede Athletic Complex be finalized. “We really need to pick a name for that student section. Yeah, I care too,” Ismert said jokingly after senators’ reaction to the proposal was relatively muted. SGA directors have mentioned the subject for several weeks, but no formal resolution was ever presented. Last month, Jim Johnson, athletic director, requested that the Senate provide a name in time for basketball season. As basketball season is…

Are you ‘Facebook official’?

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter What they ate for lunch, their phone number, e-mail and relationship status. All of these things are commonly made public on social networking sites, particularly Facebook. Staying connected with friends and family has become easier with the addition of social media sites. There is an option on Facebook to list one’s relationship status: single to married and everything in between. When someone changes his or her relationship status, it becomes public for all of their Facebook friends to see. Katy Porter says she thinks the relationship status option is too intrusive. “The relationship status on Facebook is just a way to let everyone into your business,” said Porter, sophomore in…

Video Game Review: Dishonored (2012)

Central protaganish Corvo Attano in "Dishonored" (2012, Bethesda).

How would you seek revenge? Nevin P. Jones | Collegio Writer Your targets are in a brothel, part of the scum helping to rot this once great city, slowly turning it into forgotten history. These men? They need to be disposed of quickly and quietly. The question presents itself: How do you do it? Do you sneak in the front door and slit the throat of anyone in your way, increasing the rat-infested plague eating away at the city’s inhabitants? Perhaps, a less noticeable approach is more your style? No need to get your hands dirty at all. Let the local thug boss ship the brothers off to their own salt mines where he’ll cut…

Election system creates disillusionment

Jeffrey Tangney | Copy Editor I am something of an oddity. I was lucky enough to vote two weeks after my 18th birthday, and have voted in every election save one, primary and general, since then. However, I have felt for some time, and will continue to feel, that the election process in America is outdated and contributing to the problems we are facing. My biggest problem is the winner-take-all Electoral College system. Not only has it led to people being elected despite receiving less than 50 percent of the popular vote, it has created a system where only two candidates are viable, in that they are the only ones who will receive electoral votes,…

Affirmative action

Abigail Fisher, the Texan involved in the University of Texas affirmative action case, accompanied by her attormey Bert Rein, talks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP)

Case unfounded; law keeps playing field level Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Writer I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to address those who would disregard my opinion on this matter because of the color of my skin. Some may question the credibility of this piece because I am African-American. I know this and I implore the reader to truly assess my beliefs on this topic, rather than ignore them based on a misconception they may have. Misconceptions Misconception is the key word here. There are many misconceptions perpetuated by our society. Among the most insulting is the idea that affirmative action is an unneeded practice. Affirmative action is a government action…

PSU alum to share uniue story

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Jennifer Knapp, PSU alumna, confronted a long-held speculation with a public “coming out” in 2010. She participated in interviews with CNN, The Advocate and Christianity Today, countless Internet blogs and appeared on “Larry King Live.” The reason for the fame? Knapp is both gay and a Christian, and she has been recognized as a premier artist in the Christian contemporary music genre. Knapp is returning to PSU to give a lecture and sing on Oct. 22 in the U-Club in the Overman Student Center, as part of her “Inside Out Faith” program. Knapp unashamedly claimed her faith and sexual orientation with straightforwardness and honesty, even though she faced heavy scrutiny….

Art group seeks entries from all majors

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The University Art Association is looking for a few good artworks, and they don’t care who submits them. “We accept any media, from painting to drawing to jewelry to ceramics,” said Mercedes Brink, junior buy viagra without prescription in art education and UAA vice president. The annual Fall Student Art Competition is in the submission stage, and it is open to any student who desires to submit a piece. Brink says the winners will be chosen through a vote. Students, faculty and staff members or Pittsburg residents will be able to vote between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. “At the end of that week, we tally up the votes and…