Pending budget cuts cause ‘concern’

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter Massive state income tax cuts signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback earlier this year have created a need to slash spending in Topeka. As a public university and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents highe order levitra r education system, Pittsburg State is in part funded through the budgetary process. While Brownback has promised to protect education, it is prudent for Pittsburg State to plan for a tight state budget that could affect the university, says university President Steve Scott. “Some people believe that it is going to be devastating,” Scott said. “There are others who believe that it is going to cause the state economy to…

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Students walk in front of Yates Hall between classes Wednesday, Oct. 10.

University sets new enrollment record, minorities increase 16% Gretchen Burns & Carl J. Bachus| Collegio Reporters Pittsburg State University has broken the 2009 fall enrollment record of 7,275 students, with 7,289 enrolled st cheapest viagra udents this fall. The number was announced at the end of September. PSU is one of three Kansas universities that reported an increase in student enrollment; Kansas State University and Emporia State University also reported increases, while Kansas University, Washburn University and Wichita State University reported lower enrollments. The Kansas Board of Regents reported that total public university enrollment declined slightly to 100,885 students. At PSU, student enrollment wasn’t the only number that jumped this year. The number of minority…

Jungle welcomes new royalty

2012 King and Queen Ryan Robinson, and Alyssa Marsh embrace to congradulate each other Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Val Vita | Managing Editor Marsh sings, then becomes queen Alyssa Marsh sang the national anthem on the stage of the Crimson and Gold Ballroom at the beginning of Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A few minutes later, she was cal viagra pills led up on stage again, this time, to be crowned as the 2012 homecoming queen. “I am completely overwhelmed, happy and shocked,” said Marsh, junior in fashion merchandising with a minor in opera. “I had no idea so many people knew about me.” Marsh is 20 years old and she was born in Overland Park, where her parents still live. She is an only child. Marsh is part of the Pitt State…

Increased numbers not result of transfers

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The enrollment numbers of transfer students have gotten slightly smaller over the last three fall semesters, but students continue to choose Pittsburg State University as the school they want to transfer t buy generic viagra o from community colleges. Katie Zimbeck says she transferred to PSU because of her desired major. “I chose Pittsburg State University for its excellent teacher education program,” said Zimbeck, senior in elementary education. “I knew I was going to be learning a lot, and this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl.” In the fall of 2010, the number of transfer students at PSU was 555. It dropped to 529…

Ready to make his mark

Freshman Devon Young, 701, places 19th in the Southern Stampede with a time of 25:53.30 Saturday, Sept. 15.

Michael Bauer| Sports Reporter He is only a redshirt freshman now, but the competition at the Rio Olympics in 2016 might want to take notice of Devon Young. He may be younger than most of the team, but he still has everyone looking up to h cheap lasix online im. After all, he does have the repertoire of a champion, including being among the best runners in Missouri during high school. Prodigy? Young is an underclassman who has worked his way to becoming the No. 1 runner on the Pittsburg State men’s cross country team this season, though it did not come easy. His transition to the collegiate level led to a number of changes…

Gorillas win close one, prepare for big one

Pittsburg State University running back Jason Spradling cuts to evade University of Central Missouri defenders during the Oct. 6, 2012 game. Spradling rushed for a total of 134 yards over 18 carries for the 30-21 Gorilla win.

Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Pittsburg State Gorillas had their first highly contested football game of the season last Saturday at Carnie Smith Stadium, but they walked away with a victory over the University of Central Missouri Mules, 30-21. In that game, the Gorillas faced a fourth-quarter deficit for the first time all season when the Mules took a 21-17 lead. PSU played well in the face of adversity, though, scoring the game’s final 13 points to come away with the victory. We turn now to this week’s contest, which both teams have had circled on their calendars since the schedule was released. The Gorillas will meet with longtime MIAA rivals Northwest Missouri State…

Film Review: Frankenweenie (2012)

Victor Frankenstien and Sparky in Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" (2012, Disney).

Burton’s latest is good, not great, 3.5/5 Todd Miller | Collegio Writer Monster movies returned last week with the release of “Frankenweenie,” an animated remake of an older Tim Burton movie by the same name. The non-animated version was released in 1984, but Disney felt the movie was too scary for children and it was aired only in the UK. After Burton’s other successful films, however, Disney finally released “Frankenweenie” on home video in 1994. Burton gets further retribution in this new animated release, which he also directed. The 2012 “Frankenweenie” is also a feature-length movie, unlike the 30-minute original. Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) is a young, shy boy who is attached to his dog,…

Tale of two different ideologies

Digamber Eslampure | Collegio Writer At the U.N. General Assembly, anti-American protests took center stage. If you read between the lines of different state heads it is clear that the United States is facing a difficult situation in the Muslim world. President Obama addressed the assembly by saying the recent attacks were not simply an attack on America but an attack on the fundamental principles of the U.N. As expected, Muslim leaders around the world questioned America’s freedom of expression, and they asked for some restrictions on sensitive issues such as religion. Some of them asked the United States to change its approach toward the Muslim world. Israel supported the U.S. value on freedom of…

Psychotherapy banned in California

Gay conversion therapy not back with science Chandra Morris | Collegio Writer A California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 banned psychotherapy practice designed to make gay teenagers straight for a simple reason: That is not science. Science is knowledge based on facts or principles. It is knowledge gained by systematic studying. This study needs to involve experiments and positive results. This isn’t a gay rights issue. This law, which will take effect January 1, deals with the lack of science behind this form of psychotherapy. I strongly agree with Gov. Brown’s decision to sign this bill into law. I applaud his initiative for being bold enough to be the first of…

Video Game Review: Tokyo Jungle (2012)

Tokyo Jungle (2012, Sony)

‘Jungle’ is absurd, yet fun Nevin P. Jones | Collegio Writer I stalked my prey from the high grass. Just me and a pack of five fierce Pomeranians. With the six of us against one animal, I had no fear. I believed my pack would succeed no matter what the cost, but that was my first groan-inducing mistake. I jumped from the grass and watched in horror as I found myself attacking a full grown panther. I imagined my teeth must have felt like a raindrop to such a massive creature. Within seconds I was dead and the panther feasted on my fluffy Pomeranians’ remains. Moments like this are not rare in “Tokyo Jungle,” and…