One of the best shows on TV isn’t really on TV…

| Jay Benedict reporter | “House of Cards” is a Netflix original series, meaning it’s only available via the streaming service. This also means Netflix dropped all 13 episodes of the second season simultaneously on Feb. 14. For those of you who haven’t binge-watched the entire season, I’ll do my best to keep spoilers out. The first season was released to little fanfare, partly because it was one of Netflix’s first original series, and partly because another of their series, “Arrested Development,” was stealing most of the hype. “House of Cards” picked up over the next year, and this season is one of the most anticipated TV premieres of the year, The plot follows Kevin…

‘Enemy’ of all

Student play reflects social issues with tragic elements | Audrey Hucke reporter | Although the show is set in the 19th century, those attending the performance of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, will see a production filled with social messages relevant to today’s world. The play will be presented at the same time again Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, in the Grubbs Studio Theatre. A final performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2.            A social drama with tragic elements, “An Enemy of the People” addresses various civic issues. The story line paints a picture of an 1880s Norwegian community endangered by the…

Film educates, professor informs

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | From Alaska to Florida to Hawaii to Pitt State, more than 200 universities joined San Francisco State University via live webcast Thursday, Feb. 20, to watch the documentary “Inequality for All.” A short lecture and question-and-answer session followed afterward with Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California-Berkeley and former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration. “I thought the film did a great job of breaking down the inequalities and explaining what exactly those inequalities are,” said Jaci Gilchrist, junior in political science and vice president of Campus Democrats. “It was a great film.” About 20 students and staff members attended the event, which was…

Changing of the guard

Jimmy Fallon takes over ‘The Tonight Show’ | Jay Benedict reporter | As Jerry Seinfeld put it on Tuesday night, “The Tonight Show” is a “pope job.” You stay with it until you decide to quit or you die. At 39, Jimmy Fallon becomes the youngest host on early late-night TV and holds the potential for decades of his brand of comedy. The premiere included a steady stream of celebrity cameos and big-name guests, such as Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Tracy Morgan, Joan Rivers, one of the Kardashians, Seth Rogen, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga, and Stephen Colbert. The show began with Fallon coming…

National talent lands at Pitt

ZuZu, Acrobats, famous from ‘America’s Got Talent’ to perform | Casey Matlock reporter | A group of Kenyan performers will soon display their high-energy show on Pittsburg State’s stage. The Zuzu Acrobats will bring their performance to the Crimson and Gold ballroom of the Overman Student Center at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. The acrobats gained national attention after they were featured on the TV show, “America’s Got Talent.” The acrobats perform at colleges and festivals all over the United States and they can be seen on YouTube. The Office of Student Diversity and the Student Activities Council are sponsoring the event, which is expected to include contortion, bottle-balancing, chair-stacking, hand-balancing and…

International success

Enactus’ project continues to better downtown | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Krimson Kultuur, the store opened by Pitt State’s chapter of Entrepreneurial Action in Us (Enactus) last semester, has experienced great success during its short opening period. “The store has been more successful than we could have ever imagined,” said Ashley Wooldridge, senior in marketing and member of Enactus. “The support from the community has been overwhelming. We’ve done so well we’ll be able to keep it open all this semester.” Wooldridge adds that the store has made more than $12,000 in profit since its opening last November. “It’s all going better than originally planned,” Wooldridge said. The store, located on 111 W. Fourth…

Hilarious, clever, and heartfelt

| Ceejay Bachus writer | I’m honestly scared about this, but I have to start this review with what would normally be the conclusion. “The Lego Movie” is great. It’s hilarious, clever and heartfelt. It’s one of the best animations to be widely released in a long while. You would be missing out on a treat if you missed it. That’s pretty much it, but, by all means, let’s break it down. “Lego” is the story of Emmet (Chris Pratt), a relatively plain Lego construction worker who survives, very happily, by simply going with the flow. However, after a routine day at work, Emmet stumbles upon the Piece of Resistance, a fabled object that can…

Opera to host performance

| Andrea Hucke reporter | Students and community members, alike, will have the chance for a night of entertainment with the PSU Opera’s production of Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” The event, free for students, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 16, at Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. “It’ll be a fun night because there’s a little bit of everything,” said Alyssa Marsh, senior in family and consumer sciences and opera member. “The night will consist of two short one-act plays of about 45 minutes each. The first one has a more sad feeling about it, and the second is a comedy.” PSU Opera hosts two productions every year at…

‘MAAAD Men’

students win big at advertising awards Surrounded by suits and soothing jazz students, submitted their best works for the 2013 regional American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the “Addys”, on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Joplin, Mo. The event, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, is the first step in the journey to compete nationally. Each year the “Addys”, as they are still commonly referred to, invites local colleges to participate in the student sector of competition. This year Pitt State students placed in every category open to them in the ‘Mad’ competition. Year after year, students agree the theme is carried out in every aspect, from the table centerpieces to the entertainment. Matthew Heflin, senior…

The boy who keeps on living

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | “If we can’t go forward, why shouldn’t we go back,” said Robert Wilson, as Lucius Malfoy in Alpha Psi Omega’s (APO) performance of “A Very Potter Sequel” on Wednesday, Feb. 6. “It’s a sequel that’s also a prequel,” said Micah Black, senior in political science, member of APO and director of the performance. “The first scene takes place in the present, after the events of ‘A Very Potter Musical,’ and then we jump back in time to Harry’s first year at Hogwarts.” Samuel Hardy, senior in secondary math education, says a good way to describe the musical is taking all the goodness of the HP series, tossing it all…