Letters to the Editor

Academic-ace athletes I wish to applaud the efforts of Pittsburg State’s coaches and players after the recent announcement that 51 of our football players have qualified for the MIAA Honor Roll. This is a continuation of a history of excellence for Pitt State’s athletes. Russ Jewett, cross country head coach, and Ibraheem Suberu, volleyball head coach, have consistently had an extraordinarily high percentage of their teams make the Honor Roll and earn Scholar-Athlete Awards with a 3.5 GPA or better.  Besides good coaching, this is clearly exceptional mentoring.   Paul C. Smith is a professor and chair emeritus of modern languages and literatures. He is an alumnus of the University of Arizona, where he was a four-year varsity…

Sharing some holiday humble pie

Marcus Clem | editor in chief As we come to the halfway point of the year, I would just like to take some time to reflect on how far we’ve come and what we’ve accomplished in spite of my leadership. Thanks are due to too many names to list, but gratitude isn’t good enough for a community that deserves everything we’ve accomplished. First, as always, are the students. The Collegio serves the entire Pittsburg State community, but student fee dollars pay for our existence. That’s more valuable than raw money or simply giving me a job, though I appreciate it. Students walk into 210 Whitesitt Hall and volunteer their time and effort, sometimes for no…

Promote funding ‘priorities’ to control fees

Michael Giffin | guest writer As most students are aware, tuition and fees have increased and are set to increase again here at Pittsburg State. There seems to be no end in sight. The main problem comes from the state continuing to cut funding for higher education. This is done under the excuse that they are lowering taxes, but at what cost to students? The burden of the cost of tuition is now effectively half on students and half on the state, as opposed to the far different 70/30 split that existed in students’ favor in 2003. State universities were instituted for the good of the state because an educated populace is a more productive…