Look of the week

Professional look can be unique In choosing my look of the week I went for professional business attire, mainly because it’s about time for me to graduate. Since I want to work in the corporate world, I need to look more professional. There’s something about being professional and unique that stands out to me. Going in to the corporate side of things, you mainly see the traditional type of suits, but I feel it’s important that you are able to include your unique style with a professional look. This is why I chose the blue dress pants, with the red button up, and a neutral.  I started out as an advertising major, but I’ve always worked…

Writer finds inspiration from Dickens

| Gretchen Burns reporter | About 75 people heard the first guest of the PSU English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of Overman Student Center. In collaboration with the Student Fee Council, Pitt State’s English Department invites writers from the local, area, state and nation to read, discuss and present their writings and novels to the Pittsburg community. Thursday’s speaker was Thomas Fox Averill. Averill currently serves at the writer-in-residence at Washburn University in Topeka. He is also a professor of English at Washburn and teaches courses in creative writing, Kansas literature, folklore and film. Besides teaching and writing, Averill also helped to found the…

Laugh out loud

2nd annual Comedy Week delights audiences | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Francisco Ramos offers a humorous take on a serious issue: “We should make the test to become a U.S. citizen a game show; you lose, you go back,” said Ramos during his set on the first night of Comedy Week, Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Ramos bantered about the differences in the cultures of the U.S. and Venezuela, his birth country. “I love it when people come and ask me stupid questions,” Ramos said. “They’ll be like, ‘Hey, do you have electricity over there?’ and I’ll be like, ‘I don’t come from the past, asshole! Of course we have…

Standing out with business casual

| Look of the Week | The look I created is a business casual look. The reason I chose this style is that it is good to stand out in terms of what you are wearing. Also I took into consideration that not everyone owns a suit and would like to be as casual as possible. I have on a navy blue Ralph Lauren sweater with a white dress shirt and black dress pants. I have the white dress shirt tucked in simply because the style of the dress shirt is not one that should be exposed as it is typically worn in a formal or professional setting. It is always important to make sure…

Bungie delivers with ‘Destiny’

| Jay Benedict reporter | “Destiny” is the most hyped and one of the most anticipated releases of year, and it mostly lives up to the hype. “Destiny” is the newest game from revered developer, Bungie, which is best known for the creation of the Halo franchise. Bungie’s work with Halo earned them a reputation for multiplayer action, game mechanics, in-depth storytelling and lore creation. “Destiny,” at its core, retains most of the formula that made Halo so popular. The most polished aspect of this game is simply how well it works. It’s hard to describe, but movement-hopping on vehicles, traversing terrain, swapping weapons, unleashing special powers and shooting-all feel like second-nature. This game does…

The Art of Listening

PSU kicks off 2014-2015 Solo & Chamber Music Series | Kelsea Renz Editor-in-Chief | Music is a language that has been around for as long as man can remember. It is woven throughout life, in small ways and big ways. To truly understand it, people must learn to listen. The Solo & Chamber Music Series, which features six artists throughout the year beginning Sept. 12, helps teach people to listen and learn from a live concert. This year’s series has a Canadian ensemble, a solo pianist, a women’s vocal ensemble, a vocal soloist, a string quartet, and a brass quintet with an accompanying organist. “We have students come in here from many different backgrounds and,…

The sidekick’s dark side

| Daniel O’Rear reporter | Many young people enjoy comic books, but Samuel Bruch has a special interest in the genre: He wrote one. “I always enjoyed the B-list characters,” Bruch, senior in justice studies, said. “Ted Lord, the Blue Beetle. There are only so many times you can write Superman.” His love for the lower rings of villainy instead of top list Injustice Gang influenced Bruch’s creative choices. His comic book Magilicutty was born from such lower characters. “Someone must be on guard duty,” Bruch said. “Notice how the henchmen wear the more ridiculous outfits. Why would someone dress up like that?” Bruch took this question and mixed it with his personal history of…

New Dimensions

| Brett Collier reporter | Two art exhibits have come to Pittsburg State and will be on display in two galleries at Porter Hall this semester. Semiotic, by Colby Parsons, is a media exhibit that combines 3-D ceramics and videos projected on a loop played in the background. Each video shows what each shape represents while each of the shapes in the videos details and reflects scenes from Parsons’ daily life. The exhibit was able to come to PSU thanks to Portico Bowman, associate professor of art. Bowman says her friendship with Parsons was the key to lock in the exhibit this semester. “I met Parsons through professional affiliation at the National Council for the…

Mesmerizing show

Students get charged up at annual hypnosis show | Caitlin Martin reporter | Fryendz Wallace spent his night on Wednesday playing the role of a member of the Laughter Police by the name of Officer Laughs-a-Lot. With a serious demeanor, he handed out tickets to members of Terry DaVolt’s audience who showed even a hint of laughter at the High Voltage Hypnosis Comedy Show in the Overman Student Center. The Student Activities Council hosted DaVolt’s self-proclaimed “energizing, electrifying, and amazing” show in the nearly full Crimson and Gold Ballroom. After coming out of the hypnosis, Wallace, freshman in psychology, said that he felt great. “It was just nice,” he said. The show began with DaVolt,…

Diversity social brings students of all backgrounds together

| Daniel O’Rear reporter | A large circle was formed in the Balkans Room on Tuesday, Aug. 26, of the Overman Center as new inductees of Hispanics of Today (HOT) memorized existing members’ names. HOT has several activities planned throughout the year to bring awareness and potentially attract even more members. Club secretary Emely Flores, senior in broadcasting, has been a member of HOT for three years. She says the club will be hard at preparing for Hispanic Heritage Month. “The middle of September is considered the start of Hispanic Heritage Month,” she said. “It goes to mid-October.” Flores was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Independence with her family in 2008. “It was…