Look of the Week

Silent confidence Before you go in for an interview, you need to prepare. Whether the interview is for a construction company or a fast food restaurant, you need to walk in with confidence. One way to show confidence without saying a word is through your outfit, and trust me, the moment you walk in, your outfit is the first thing the interviewer will look at. Professional. Appropriate. Classic. These three words are helpful when choosing an outfit from the Career Closet, which is located on the second level of Horace Mann. In the Career Closet, I found an outfit that really spoke to me. The ankle length skirt is business professional, of course, but it…

Rough month for gamers

| Jay Benedict reporter | There’s been a lot of controversy in the video game press lately. Neither of the issues is new, but both will hit the mainstream media again soon. First there was Gamergate, which was a battle between feminists asking questions and juvenile idiots sending death threats to said feminists. Now, the first trailer for the upcoming title “Hatred” sent waves across the industry, surprisingly because of its senseless violence. Gamergate became the Twitter hashtag for conversations about a female game developer. She was part of the creative team behind a game that was a choose-your-own-adventure about depression rather than a “typical” video game. This woman was in a relationship with one…

Grand finale

Theatre group ends Memorial Auditorium run | Audrey Dighans copy editor | The curtain will go up at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, for the opening of “You Can’t Take it With You,” the final play the Pitt State Theater will perform at Memorial Auditorium. “The title of the play is great for a last show somewhere,” said Cynthia Allen, professor and chair of communication and the director of the play. “This is such a classic American comedy, it may be set in the 1930s but it really just hits home every time the audience sees it.” Set in 1936 New York City at the home of Martin Vanderhof, “You Can’t Take it With You”…

Exhibit portrays pattern, texture

| Gretchen Burns reporter | The new art exhibit displayed in Porter Hall, home of PSU’s Art Department, showcases the work of David Ingram, visiting artist, and features a mixture of his work centered on ceramics and woodwork. “The way that he used both of the mediums is just a beautiful explanation of what can be done,” said Rhona Shand, art department chair and gallery director. “He’s incredibly expressive in how he explores texture, pattern and line in the medium.” Ingram’s pieces include large ceramic vessels incorporated with line work, patterns and textures. Various woods are molded and placed together in other pieces to create an abundance of patterns working toward expressing a narrative of…

Colors perfect for fall

When I walked into the Career Closet I knew I wanted to do a men’s wear look. As I scanned the room filled with pants, jackets, colors and styles, I gravitated toward a hunter green pair of pants. For some reason the color stood out for me, especially with the cooler seasons; it’s a great fall color. I knew I wanted to do a color-blocked look as well, so I went in search of a blazer. I found a black polyester two-buttoned blazer and knew instantly that’s what I wanted. I paired it with the pants and an eggshell-colored buttoned shirt. My look was complete. This look is a bit understated, but it sends the…

Playing in the jungle

Annual Gorilla Games a success | Audrey Dighans copy editor | Despite the unanticipated October chill and a delay in the stadium lights being turned on, nearly 200 students gathered at field 3 of the PSU baseball fields for Homecoming Week’s annual Gorilla Games competition on Tuesday, Oct. 7. “We have 29 organizations competing this year,” said Ashley Mestepey, MBA student and member of the Homecoming Committee. “I’ve been on the committee for several years now, it’s a lot of fun being involved and watching everyone compete and have fun.” Each organization was represented by a co-ed team of six to seven students competing in 10 activities held at five stations. Stations were run by…

Symphony dazzles student audience

| Gretchen Burns reporter | While sitting in the woodwind section before the performance, Elysium Travis tuned her flute for the third year in a row. Travis, junior in music education, was one of many musicians performing in the Southeast Kansas Symphony (SEK Symphony) on Thursday, Sept. 25. The performance was the first of the symphony’s season. For this year and the two before, Travis says playing in the symphony is amazing. “Not only do you get to play some of the oldest music written and experience history, but you also get to play a lot of modern-composed music,” Travis, who is also principal flutist, said. During the event John Ross, director, introduced new board…

Look of the Week

‘Colorful but professional’ As I was looking through the Career Services Clothes Closet, I wanted to pick an outfit that was colorful yet subtle, that made the individual look professional but fashionable. I wanted it to have color that would pop to make the individual stand out, but would also look professional. I chose to wear a red pencil shirt with a black and white patterned peplum silk blouse. When I was picking out this outfit, I was looking more for an everyday office look rather than an interview style. The pencil skirt was knee length and the top was covering the shoulders but wasn’t quite T-shirt length on the sleeves. I think this outfit…

An ending and new beginnings

An exciting season for TV | Jay Benedict reporter | So, initially, this was supposed to be all about the new comedies that are premiering this fall and anything that was missed or passed over last week. Then, something huge happened. Nickelodeon announced that its severely underrated and under-watched animated series “Avatar: The Legend of Korra” is done. The third season’s finale aired about a month ago and the network has decided to start the final season immediately. It will be available on Nick.com starting Friday, Oct. 3. “The Legend of Korra” is a sequel series to the successful and critically acclaimed “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The original series is fully available and a must-watch…

On the Hunt

As I was digging through all the clothes in the Career Services Career Closet, I pulled an outfit that was fit for a business professional interview. I wanted something that looked as close to a suit as possible, so I chose a black blazer and black slacks. Then I added a little color with a modest pink undershirt. Solid colors were my main focus for this look because you want something that lets the interviewer know you are serious about the job. Lots of designs can be distracting (save the cute patterned clothes for when you get hired). I also decided on this outfit because it is about to get chilly outside and the outfit…