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…

do or die Disney

Students compete in themed trivia night | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Mathmatical Meerkats, Swagvengers, The Great Stone Dragons and Twerkules were just four of the 27 teams competing in Student Activities Council’s (SAC)’s Disney Trivia night on Tuesday, April 8. “We were very successful with our Harry Potter Trivia night last year that we knew we needed to repeat the event,” said Catherine Geiger, sophomore in biology and student event coordinator for the trivia night. “We wanted to choose something we figured students would know a lot about and would really like and who doesn’t love Disney?” Starting at 6 p.m. teams of two to four players entered the Crimson & Gold Ballroom, many…

Nine season sitcom ends its ‘legendary’ run

| Jay Benedict writer | Spoiler alert! Reader beware. It took nine years and 208 episodes, but Ted Mosby finally finished telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. The finale was presented as two episodes with Ted finally meeting the mother near the end of the first half-hour. “How I Met Your Mother” (HIMYM) has been CBS’s Monday night sitcom powerhouse for almost a decade. Creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and the writers took full advantage of the time given to them before finally uniting Ted and the mother, a little more literally than expected though. The series has followed Ted through his various relationships, their development and ultimate conclusion….

Farm to table

| Erika Hall reporter | To hear three Pittsburg farmer’s market customers tell it, “farm fresh” is something you can actually taste. “The difference between a farmers-market tomato and a store-bought tomato is like the difference between a tomato and cardboard,” says Trent Kling, PSU assistant professor of communication, who also owns an orchard and is now on his first term on the board of directors for the local farmers market. Kling says the difference is that it is grown with an eye toward the end consumer in mind, rather than just grown with an eye toward mass production, and he says the prices are highly comparable. “There are some things that are at a…

Korean Culture Day

| Robin Siteneski reporter | Anyone who has had a Korean classmate may have noticed him or her handing out papers using both hands. This is because distributing school papers is an important task in Korea and using one hand is considered disrespectful. The differences between American and Korean cultures are significantly, and PSU students will have a chance to learn about these differences during the annual Korean Culture Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3. The event will take place in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom in Overman Student Center and will cost $5. Performances such as that of the Samulnori, a traditional Korean musical performance, and a fan dance will be featured. Korean…

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…