Look of the Week

Closet a ‘classy’ resource for students Going to the Career Closet, we had in mind an outfit that would be business appropriate but fashionable. We chose an outfit that included a black dress with a hot pink blazer to go over it. We enjoyed this outfit because the black dress was classy and length-appropriate and the pink blazer added a touch of style. We also would pair this outfit with a pair of black close-toed shoes to continue the classy business look. The Career Closet is a resource that can benefit students because one outfit is free to students once a semester. As fashion merchandising students, we are learning how to construct and put together…

A walk among the art

| Charles A. Ault reporter | The sounds of a bluegrass band filled the downtown streets of Pittsburg during the quarterly Art Walk on Friday, April 24. “It’s cool to see the community get together and kind of celebrate and support all of the art and the art majors who are at Pitt State,” said Kyle Sooter, junior in manufacturing engineering. Along with the band, attendees were also able to purchase works from the artists themselves. Some artists even set up temporary studios and painted right there on Broadway. The Art Walk was also an opportunity for PSU’s Art Department to interact with the Pittsburg community. “It gives us an opportunity in the Art Department…

Casual look inspires outfit

The Career Clothes Closet, located on the second floor of Horace Mann, provides students with an outfit of three pieces for free. This look was inspired by some of the more casual teachers on campus. Even though the look is downplayed, it is still a good everyday idea to dress nicer at work. For those hot summer days, when wearing a suit is out of the question, a nice khaki pant and button-up will substitute nicely. The model in the picture, Steven Frazier, is a junior in business management who says that the closet was a great place to pick up a few nice garments to add to his wardrobe because he will need them…

Greeks show Patriotism

312th Army Band honors vets

| Kyleigh Becker reporter | More than 75 people gathered to hear the 312th Army Band on Sunday, April 19. The concert was held in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Robert Claggett, chief warrant officer 4, says the 312th Army Band had performed for Pitt State before, but this was the band’s first appearance at the Bicknell Center. “We also performed when they dedicated the Veterans Memorial,” he said. Claggett added his favorite song may be the one he’s conducting: “Black Granite,” but he does not know the entire line up since he was only guest conductor for part of the concert. Claggett was the commander of the 312th for 18 years and…

Look of the Week

Spring, with its ever-changing weather, is the time to change our wardrobe from dark colors to light. It is time to break out the lighter weight clothing and the skirts instead of heavy warm clothing. All these factors are what inspired my look of the week. After college I plan to work in a corporate office for an apparel company, preferably the sportswear industry. I am not really into trendy fashion but I love sports, and sportswear is considered fashion. I went into the Career Closet looking for an outfit with a skirt and a nice top. There are several great options, but the one I ended up with was the total package. I found…

Pop culture clash!

| Charles A. Ault reporter | A trivia competition on Friday, April 10, took over the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for the evening. The trivia night was part of Student Activities Council’s (SAC) Gorilla Nights. “I was looking for ideas on what to do for a late night and I saw this one,” said Jordan Simoncic, graduate student in business and organizer of the event. “Trivia Crack was really big at the time and so I thought this would be good.” About a dozen students attended and the Bicknell staff decided to join in to provide more competition. “I thought it had more potential to be a really good event if more people…

Stomp drums it’s way into Pittsburg

| Gretchen Burns reporter | The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts thrummed with the beats of the renowned musical group STOMP on Monday, April 13. Catherine Jepson was one of the lucky students to obtain a ticket for the sold-out performance. “It was amazing,” Jepson, senior in 3-D art, said. “It was really amazing that such a well-known production was here in Pittsburg, we are fortunate. I have always wanted to see STOMP and I am glad I had the chance to.” STOMP recently celebrated its 21st anniversary in the United States. Kris Lee, STOMP performer, spoke to the Collegio about her experience performing with the group. “I’ve only been in the company for…

Look of the Week

Empowering women through fashion Fashion comes in all shapes, sizes and colors; there is no one set fashion. This is what I keep in mind when I am picking out my outfits. Before going into the Career Closet I was skeptical that I could find something that would fit, was up-to-date and looked professional. I came across a hounds-tooth jacket and a flattering dress that was sleek and sophisticated. I stuck with the black and white color scheme because it is professional and you can always add a pop of color if you want to. There were many articles of clothing to choose from, including pantsuits, jackets, skirts and blouses. They also had a nice…

Parents, kids enjoy artworks

| Pan Liu Reporter | Art Family Day attracted more than 20 families to the first floor of Porter Hall on Saturday, April 4. The event is one that the Art Department tries to hold once a semester. This semester, the event was co-sponsored by the group Art Connectors. Kids and their parents viewed the exhibit “Magnificent Migration” in the University Gallery, which displays more than 30 pieces of art, including ceramic, mixed media and painting, created by Ariel Bowman on the theme of prehistoric animals. “They view the show together and we have volunteers in there to tour them around, enjoy the show,” said Josie Mai, associate professor of art. For some kids, this…