Global gorillas honored at dinner

Marcus Clem | editor in chief When they arrive, Pittsburg State’s international students tend to be confused, nervous and flatly lost. One student who came in January said, “It was so cold it made me cry.” Yet, many internationals were united in reflecting what they say is an everlasting bond to the university and the community at International Programs and Services’ graduation dinner on Monday, Dec. 2. “Thank you for being here for all of us and believing in us,” said Cecilia Idika-Kalu of Nigeria, graduate student in business. “I know that here, you will succeed in meeting your greatest dreams, or at least you will have tried.” The dinner, where Cathy Lee Arcuino, director…

Catch this fire

Logan Qualls | reporter With the bar already set high from the huge success of the first film in the trilogy, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” blazes forward with a degree of ferocity and excellence that matches the girl on fire herself. With the addition of a new director, Francis Lawrence, the trilogy’s sophomore effort proves to be a stunning success. Fans of the book series, by Suzanne Collins, can appreciate the care that went into creating an accurate and entertaining adaptation of the book. Following Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence; “Silver Linings Playbook,” “X-Men: First Class”) victory in the previous games, she has returned home to grapple with piecing together her life before and after the…

Out of control

Consoles commence next gaming generation Jay Benedict | reporter   Sony and Microsoft have unleashed their newest gaming consoles just in time for them to kill students’ productivity during the busiest time of the semester.   Sony’s Playstation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft’s Xbox One were released a week apart, with Sony striking first. Since then, PS4 sales have exceeded 2.1 million units as of Dec. 1. Microsoft has yet to release official numbers, but a spokesperson said it sold more than 1 million in the first week.   “What console you own has become a little like political parties,” said Anthony Marcano, master’s in communication. “We go back and forth over which one is better, but it all…