Listen to my voice

Jacob Lusker, freshman in criminal justice, acts the part of the Pittsburg State University "Snake" mascot while hypnotized by Tom DeLuca in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Hypnotism show gets laughs off (and on) stage Audrey Dighans | copy editor Once again students crowded the spiral staircase of Overman Student center in a line stretching from the doors of the Crimson and Gold Ballroom to outside the building. Tom DeLuca, hypnotist, returned to PSU for two laugh-out-loud shows. “I go every year to this,” said Kyle Clingan, senior in computer information systems. “It’s that good.” Tyler Loseke, sophomore in wood technology, was also among those students who attended last year’s show in which he was a volunteer. “I don’t know yet if I’ll volunteer this year,” Loseke said. “I’m still deciding.” When the doors opened, the crowd rushed into the ballroom for…

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Yulia Senkiv

Russian teacher joins Modern Languages faculty Marcus Clem | editor in chief From southeastern Siberia to Pittsburg, Kan., is something of a transition, but Yulia Senkiv says she’s fitting in well. That’s even though the town is not at all what the Fulbright Program selectee expected. Pittsburg a surprise “I thought it would just be a small town where nothing ever happened,” she said with a look of surprise. “I saw that the population is so small, and it was in the middle of America … I did not expect to find people from all over the world.” That cultural diversity, Senkiv says, may prove to be a key professional resource. Senkiv is a linguist…