Letters to the Editor

MLL situation imporving In September, students were handed a letter stating that the Spanish and French majors were being cut from Pittsburg State’s curriculum. Since then, students have been able to have a Q&A session with Karl Kunkel, dean of arts and sciences. Now that students are properly informed of the situation, how shall it be addressed? This letter is to let the student body know that Student Government Association (SGA) has taken action to help in the development of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature (MLL). SGA has formed an outside committee of five MLL students to be the voices of campus, who will work with Kunkel’s administrative task force that he convened…

SEK’s poor will suffer

Outrageous inaction tightens needed food aid Staff Editorial Who can live on $1.40 per meal? Sadly, Southeast Kansas is about to find out. On Nov. 1, decreases in federal funding for food-stamp benefits to the tune of $5 billion in 2014 and a projected $6 billion for 2015 took effect. The decreases are a broken promise, because in 2009, recognizing that the nation’s poor are in particular need of help in an era of recession, Congress raised food assistance. That raise, part of a broader law, should have been continued. It was meant to be, if needed. Anyone who questions that need in this community, or who would suggest that others are capable of filling…