Graphics, gadgets, games

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | The Kansas Technology Center will be the site of Pitt State’s first “G3 Expo” on Saturday, March 29. “This is going to be a full day of fun all about graphics, gadgets and games,” said Akram Taghavi-Burris, assistant professor in graphics and imaging technologies and supervisor of the G3 Exposition, or “G3 Expo” for short. About 10-12 speakers, from a variety of areas including web, gaming, branding, video editing and other business professionals, are scheduled to present during the event. “We’re going to have all sorts of things going on,” said Megan Meyer, junior in graphic communications and committee chair of the G3 Expo. The event will include video-game…

It’s my vagina!

‘Monologue’ tradition continues | Gretchen Burns reporter | | Gretchen Burns reporter | On Friday, March 28, 11 women will take the stage performing in “The Vagina Monologues” at Pittsburg’s Lincoln Center. The actresses, many of whom are Pitt State students, are led by alumna Megan Stoneberger, coordinator of the Southeast Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women (SEK NOW) and director. “Whenever I was a student at PSU, the Women’s Studies Club had a tradition of putting on ‘The Vagina Monologues,’” Stoneberger said. “For a few years it wasn’t put on and now we’re trying to bring it back.” The event is sponsored by the Pitt State Women’s Studies Club and SEK NOW,…

“The 100″

| Jay Benedict reporter | “The 100” is CW’s attempt to cash in on the current dystopian young adult trend that’s currently dominating film and literature. The newest offering comes from the network that was once known for its high school soap operas, but the CW also has shows like “Smallville,” “Arrow” and “Supernatural” in its catalog. “The 100” is not without cheesy teen drama, but it channels more of the darker and action-oriented traits that make many of its other series strong. It does this by combining elements of “The Hunger Games,” Will Smith’s “After Earth” and “Lord of the Flies.” The series is set 97 years after a nuclear war forced humans off…

Dating on the fly

Snow changes BSA’s itinerary | Casey Matlock reporter | The Black Student Association Date Auction turned into the Black Student Association Speed-Dating session due to a scheduling change. Eleven students attended the association’s (BSA) rescheduled event on Wednesday, March 12, in the Governor’s Room of Overman Student Center. “Originally we were going to have a date auction as one of our events in honor of Black History Month,” said Kimberlee Fields, sophomore in psychology and president of BSA. “Due to weather we re-scheduled and we decided to make it speed-dating instead of an auction.” Three men and eight women participated in the event. “It went much better than anticipated,” said Emely Flores, sophomore in broadcasting….

Next-generation’s Titan has arrived

| Jay Benedict reporter | “Titanfall” is a fast-paced first person shooter (FPS) that is almost elegant in its simplicity and that’s also what makes it so damn fun. There’s a game in every console generation that becomes the measuring stick that subsequent releases are compared against. Respawn Studios may have just given us that with “Titanfall.” Fanboys and detractors have followed the hype-train that’s been behind this game since its reveal at the 2013 Electronics and Entertainment Expo (E3). Questions and rumors actually started following it when two years earlier, “Call of Duty” (CoD) alums Vince Zampella and Jason West announced it was their first project after a bad break with the best-selling video…

Turn IT UP

Gorilla Radio seeks to expand recent growth | Marcus Clem editor in chief | A rapidly growing group of students are using a recent windfall to broadcast Gorilla Radio’s evolution. The club’s members, all volunteers, are trying to figure out what to do with the more than $400 they just raised through this year’s radio-thon, a 24-hour pledge session. “That’s more than we’ve had since I’ve been here,” said Seamus Hamilton, Gorilla Radio president. “When I arrived, we had maybe $12 in our treasury.” The money is used mostly for equipment and maintenance, because the station is free to play any music that its members happen to own, though efforts are still made to promote…

This ‘ G I R L’ is not wild

Pharell plays it safe on second album | Jay Benedict reporter | Pharrell Williams’ first solo album in eight years is bound to frustrate fans of his previous releases, but will probably leave its mark on mainstream music. “GIRL” is a departure from his previous releases, which were decidedly more hip-hop, rap, and R&B. His last solo album, “In My Mind,” received mediocre reviews and sales, but he’s coming off one of his most successful years ever as a producer and collaborator. In the past year, 10 records he was involved with reached the Top 5 on Billboard. Those collaborations include Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, Beyonce’ and Jay-Z. He also spent time with Frank Ocean,…

Big Event pancake feed

| Robin Siteneski reporter | Applebee’s cook took a break from the grill and got sticky with syrup during the first Big Event Pancake Feed on Saturday, March 1. For $4, students and residents were invited to all-you-can-eat pancakes and coffee. Three members of the Student Government Association (SGA) flipped pancakes to raise money for the Big Event, scheduled for April 14. Their efforts raised more than $350. Lynzee Flores, sophomore in Spanish and political science, says about 45 people attended. “We did very well on ticket sales,” she said. “It was a success and I hope SGA continues doing it because it’s such an easy way to raise money.” Flores added that Applebee’s provided…

Stand-up in U-club

SAC hosts Stand-up for diversity’s Mal Hall | Casey Matlock reporter | Laughing at yourself is something many college students can easily do, and the university recently played host to an artist who is building his national talent on this fact. “It’s fun to have people coming from different places sharing their personal lives,” said Aldo Cilliers, junior in mechanical engineering. Mal Hall performed at the U-Club on Thursday, Feb. 27. Hall is an up-and-coming comedian from Los Angeles who was a finalist on NBC’s “Standup For Diversity.” Hall also performed his first television project for Fuse TV as a correspondent on the clip show “Off Beat.” “I know that some comedians have a prepared…