Campus protest to echo ‘Slut Walk’

| Marcus Clem editor in chief | Jessica Crabtree says she’s taking an idea that’s seen global success and applying her own twist to it. This may seem like conventional innovation, until one learns her inspiration: The Slut Walk. Crabtree is rebranding the international movement for her demonstration, the Strut Your Stuff event, set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3. It will follow a southern route around campus from the Oval. The concept is basically the same as a Slut Walk; a group of scantily clad people marching to protest the trope that a provocatively dressed person is inviting sexual aggression. “That idea is preposterous,” Crabtree said. “I should be able to stand somewhere naked…

Summer music preview

| Jay Benedict writer | Summer entertainment is known for its blockbuster movies, TV repeats and songs that encapsulate the spirit of the season. They’re songs that sound best while driving with the windows down, with the volume pumped up and belting them out shamelessly until you’re stuck at a stoplight and people start giving you looks. Last summer saw hits like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” and Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us.” Hits from established acts will be popular, but undoubtedly some newcomers will make a splash as well. Here’s a preview of albums that have been announced that might just contain the singles that will be overplayed on…

Street art

Art Walk proves to be sucess | Gretchen Burns reporter | Several booths were set up last Friday, April 25, for the Pittsburg Art Walk, an attraction that brings local artists out to sell and showcase their talents. Photographers, caricaturists and other artists lined the streets, and work done by aspiring artists from local high schools was also displayed in various shop windows. Although the majority of the Art Walk comprised local artists, the Art Practices II: 3-D Visual Thinking class from Pitt State had an interactive display at the Markham Travel building. “It was fascinating,” said Ithaca Marlier, senior in art education. “Everyone had different ideas, but we came together like a family of…

F.A.M.E. to host annual fashion show

| Kelsea Renz managing editor | Fans of fashion in Pittsburg need look no farther than down the street to find a fashion show of professional caliber. Pitt State’s Fashion and Merchandising Entrepreneurs (F.A.M.E.), along with Wax: Beauty and Barbour Factory, will conduct a joint hair and fashion show at Parrot Bey at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26. “Dani contacted us around January and asked to pair up for the show,” said Alyssa Marsh, senior in fashion merchandising and F.A.M.E. president. “It will help to bring more people and makes the show longer.” Dani Pollard, owner of Wax, wanted to do her half of the show for publicity of her new salon and to bring…

Solid last production, plot ‘phones’ it in

| Jay Benedict reporter | “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” is the final production the Grubbs Studio Theater will hold. Strangely, its final show also features something the theater has never seen before. Local band Deadeye scored the play and performs the songs, as well as the sound effects, live. It adds something special to the experience. That’s a good thing because without this gimmick the play might have trouble standing on its own. At their cores, plays or any entertainment production seek to accomplish a goal. Plays are comedic for enjoyment, tragic and take the audience on a dramatic journey. They have a motive. Sometimes that motive is simply artistic and other times it’s to…

Final Curtain Call

| Andrea Hucke reporter | The simple act of answering a call isn’t usually a life-changing event. However, for the main character in tonight’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” picking up the phone does just that. Pittsburg State’s Department of Communication will be presenting the play at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, until Saturday, April 26, in the Grubbs Studio Theater. A final performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. The play, a comedy, depicts modern society’s fascination with technology in a surrealistic and quirky way. “It’s all about technology and how we can get caught up in it so easily,” said Cynthia Allan, chair of the department and director…

Good people doing bad things: ‘Fargo’ is a must-see

| Jay Benedict writer | “Your problem is, you’ve spent your whole life thinking there are rules…there aren’t.” Thus begins one of the most fantastic short monologues in recent television history. Billy Bob Thorton brings chaos to a small Minnesota town and a bunch of tragically funny characters get caught up in the mix. This is the recipe that FX has implemented in its new and wonderful dark comedy/drama. It borrows pieces of its blueprint from the Coen brothers’ 1996 film by the same name, but the series is neither a sequel or prequel; it’s more of spiritual re-imagination. The original “Fargo” won more than 60 awards, including two Oscars, so taking a page from…

Gorilla Dash

Students, community compete to raise thousans foor Sgt. Robertson Memorial Scholarship fund | Kelsea Renz managing editor | Shin-deep mud, high winds, and intense heat were just the minor challenges that participants faced at the third annual Gorilla Dash, held Saturday, April 12. The race, a tough mudder similar to the Warrior Dash, was held to raise funds for the Sgt. Robertson Memorial Scholarship, named for former ROTC instrucotr Sgt. Forrest Robertson, who was killed in action in early November. “This was something Sgt. Rob was passionate about,” said John Fatkin, senior in history. “I wanted him to be able to look down and be proud to see us doing something that he was really…

Greek week

Three sororities, six fraternities face off in annual competition | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Disney may not know it yet, but its newest feature-length film will be Pitt State’s Airband competition on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Weede. “Everyone is really looking forward to it; it’s sort of the finale of Greek Week,” said Abby Carson, sophomore in nursing, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Greek Week committee member. During the event, six fraternities and three sororities houses at PSU will perform a sketch combined of different Disney films and songs. Participants may lip-sync along with the words but may not make any noise during the performance, including vocal or with…

Damn. This was good…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier does not disappoint | Ceejay Bachus reporter | Captain America is a hard nut to crack. In this film’s predecessor, “The First Avenger,” Marvel had a hard time trying to pin down the character and how he should be portrayed. This unearths an obvious snag in the idea of taking a man from the 1940s and placing him in the modern day among spies, angry monsters and an alien invasion. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is juggling a lot of plates. It’s the most direct successor to “The Avengers,” the narrative predecessor to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and is tasked with creating characters and storylines that have developed over the…