They’ve got brass

Midwest Trumpet Festival highlighted by big band Marcus Clem | editor in chief “A one, a two, a one-two-three-four!” All Todd Hastings, professor of music, had to do was wave his hands and the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall exploded with the jazzy sound of the Crowder Jazz Orchestra. ‘Masterful talent’ “It was such a thrill,” said Rebecca Luebber, a member of the audience from Joplin, Mo. “I think all the people here are eating it up. There are few other places where you can be exposed to such a wide variety of style and masterful talent.” The orchestra’s evening concert on Sunday, Oct. 13, was the grand event of the fifth annual Midwest Trumpet…

Something Fuzzy about new place

‘Baja-Mexican’ chain set to occupy The Jungle Marcus Clem | editor in chief The space straight across from campus formerly occupied by one of Pittsburg’s hottest nightspots that has stood abandoned for a year now finally has a new tenant. With an opening projected for early November, this Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is a franchise of a chain that was started in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2003. It will operate out of the old location of The Jungle, at 1620 S Broadway. ‘Collegiate’ brand a risk? This store will be owned and operated by Don Stack, who has also set up a Fuzzy’s in Manhattan and owns an additional location in Kansas City, Mo. The company,…

Read it, and watch

PSU sounds off on upcoming adaptions Ceejay Bachus | culture editor Now that we’ve met the new Superman, seen the Backstreet Boys perform in heaven and watched Brad Pitt travel the world to cure zombies, what else could Hollywood have in store? Your favorite novels, comics and plays, of course! With a year of sure-to-be popular upon us, PSU students weigh in on the hotly anticipated adaptations. “I’m most interested in ‘Catching Fire,’” said Austin Masters, senior in finance, “I’ve read the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy twice so I’m pretty obsessed.” Starring Academy Award-winners Jennifer Lawrence, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” marks the return of Katniss Everdeen, victor of the…

Sluts’ take it to the streets

Sluts’ take it to the streets Marcus Clem | editor in chief As a brand, SlutWalk is an international phenomenon, but it’s not familiar to everyone. Even less familiar to Southeast Kansas is a group of scantily clad women walking down the street in broad daylight. Changing people’s minds That was the central element of the Women’s Studies Club’s first SlutWalk protest on Thursday, Sept. 19, though several women in everyday clothes and a few men also took part. “For the most part I was just moving along with the protest march holding signs,” said Seth Carrithers, sophomore in computer information systems, “but it still felt really good to be a part of this event.”…

PSU bares all

Savagely entertaining Audrey Dighans | copy editor Laughter, tears and above all, savage advice, filled the audience’s ears Wednesday night, Sept. 25, as political and social activist Dan Savage presented “Savage Love Live” at Memorial Auditorium. “I had no idea what this was all about,” said Austin Russell, freshman in plastics engineering. “Originally, I was just coming for PELP, but I’m glad that I stuck around.” Savage started writing his advice column “Savage Love” 23 years ago for a small Seattle newspaper. The column deals with sex, love, marriage, dating and every relationship in between. Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, are also credited with the widely popular “It Get’s Better” movement in 2010. His…

Jackman is ‘outstanding’ in ‘Prisoners’

Logan Qualls | reporter We have all had that moment when are our worst fears are confirmed. When our nightmare becomes a terrifying reality. Denis Villeneuve, director, explores this experience while engaging audiences to question how far they would go to make that nightmare end in his latest release “Prisoners.” Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman; “X-Men”, “Les Misérables”) is a religious man with a wife and two kids, a son and daughter. He and his family join their friends, the Birches, for a Thanksgiving meal. Amid the fun, his daughter Anna asks to take Joy to look for her emergency whistle back at their house, which is just down the street. The girls leave and the…