Arts center concert a crowd pleaser

| Charles A. Ault reporter | PSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble’s first concert in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts was a fanfare of music composition and position, last Thursday, Feb. 19. Trumpeters trumpeted from one balcony of the concert hall, trombonists tromboned from the other and the percussionists got to know the audience by setting up right in the midst of them. The Symphonic Band opened the evening’s performances with a five-song set, which included the piece “Duke of Marlborough Fanfare,” and was the reason sections of the band were positioned throughout the concert hall. “I liked the prelude at the beginning where they had the trumpets up here and they had…

Look of the Week

Playing dress-up When I came to pick out an outfit from the Career Closet I was amazed at how much inventory there was to choose from. I am actually not a fashion merchandising major; I am a general studies major, but I am very interested in the fashion industry. I never even knew about the Career Closet until I was told about it this semester. I had one of my close friends, Abraham Lovell, come with me and act as my model. As soon as we walked into the closet we knew the exact outfit that we were going to choose. We chose a tan fitted suit with a light pink fitted button-down shirt and…

One more conversation

| Audrey Dighans copy editor | PSU Theater takes talking to a new level Pitt State Theater will present its first production in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, “Eurydice,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. “This play is aesthetically gorgeous; it’s just beautiful,” said Taylor Patterson-Elliot, senior in communication. Patterson-Elliot plays “Big Stone” in the play and is one of three stones. “We’re these not very nice, but not very smart, guardians of the underworld,” Patterson-Elliot said. “Eurydice,” pronounced ‘yer-rid-isi,’ is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus, who travels to the underworld to save his wife, Eurydice. This version of the tale is told from the perspective of Eurydice, who…

Look of the Week

‘Smart look’ can let your style show A unique style can still look professional when done right. For this Look of the Week, my model definitely has a style all her own. When I entered the Career Closet I knew I wanted something in a bright color that would stand out and fit my model’s personality. I tried a few pairs of brightly colored pants and a yellow sleeveless shirt, which looked good, but not appropriate for a job interview; more like something you would wear once you got the job. I settled on a classic white button-up that can be paired with many different pieces of clothing and dressed up or down. I found…

Taking the Plunge

Jason Sleep and Emily Crawford jump into the frigid water for charity during the Polar Bear Plunge at the Crimson Villas swimming pool on Saturday, Feb. 14.

| Gretchen Burns reporter | Kelsie Hendryx says she was surprised by the pool’s cold temperature when she submerged herself in the water during the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Crimson Villas. “It was a little chilly,” said Hendryx, sophomore in elementary education. “I thought it was going to be a lot warmer because of the weather.” A plunger, Kirsten Farley, sophomore in psychology, agreed. “You hit the water and your body just tenses up,” she said. The Polar Bear Plunge is a community-wide fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics. Those who “take the plunge” are required to raise $75 (per participant if plunging in a group) and as a reward…

‘Fifty Shades’ lures some, repels others

| Gretchen Burns reporter | Traditionally, Friday the 13th is known for bad luck and with “Fifty Shades of Grey” opening in Pittsburg that same day, some students see it as a sign. Others don’t. Nikki Stone, senior in communication, says she is excited about the film and plans to see it this weekend. “I am super excited about the movie but I also read all the books,” she said. “I don’t think it will be as good as the books but I still have high hopes for good movie quality.” Cheyenne Yoakum-Moore, freshman undeclared, has a different perspective. “I won’t be seeing ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ because it glorifies abusive relationships,” she said. Yoakum-Moore…

Look of the Week

| From office to date night? No problem | For this week’s Look of the Week, we wanted to show you the ease of choosing interview wear that can be transitioned into date-night wear. With the female outfit, we picked something that was easily transitional. It is the perfect outfit for an interview because of the high neckline on the shirt and the long skirt length. After your interview you can pair the top with some dark skinny jeans, boots, and a turquoise or red cardigan for your Valentine’s date. The dark turquoise skirt started the whole outfit because it is not a color that is as popular right now. The top paired nicely with…

Talent Tuesday in Dellinger Underground

| Charles A. Ault reporter | Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted a “Talent Tuesday,” a re-branding of “Open Mic Nights,” Tuesday, Feb. 10. The friendly competition encouraged students to show their talents for a chance to win $75. Second place was awarded with $25. Previously, SAC held this event in Overman Student Center, but moved to the Dellinger Underground for Tuesday’s event. “With the construction and the ballroom being gone this semester we’re trying it out in Dellinger Underground,” said Bobby Gill, junior in graphic communications and event coordinator for SAC. “Hopefully we’ll get some good attendance. Today is kind of a trial run, we’re going to see what happens. I’m hoping this will take…

Look of the Week

Business attire doesn’t have to be boring My name is Korchi Yang and I’m a junior studying fashion merchandising and business management. Being a fashion major and having an interest in fashion, it’s hard for me to not want to have fun with what I wear. Even for business attire, I like to have fun with it and be stylishly creative. A lot of times people feel that the traditional jacket and bottom matching suit is best. However, I feel that is boring and dull. I like to add bright solid colors to a base color like black or white. In the business attire that I found at the Career Closet, I paired a black…

Club turning a new page

| Gretchen Burns reporter | A handful of students are reading for fun across the campus of Pittsburg State University, and not just their textbooks. The PSU Book Club only has seven members so far, but they meet every month to choose a new genre and book and discuss the previous month’s selection. Matt Turner and a friend began discussing how much they loved books and, with the help of the PSU out-reach librarian, began to set up the basics of the club. “We encourage everyone to give their viewpoint of what they thought of the book,” said Turner, sophomore in psychology. “We discuss among the members what book we’re going to do.” Currently, the…