Election-year games harm higher ed

State assembly, governor remain uncommitted to students | Staff Editorial | At his State of the State address in Topeka earlier this month, Gov. Sam Brownback managed to find a few words of reassurance for Pittsburg State students. That is to say, lip service. If Kansans take the governor at his word – a questionable choice on the issue of higher education – the legislature will in effect treat a gunshot with a Band-Aid. Brownback says he wants to increase higher education funding by about half of the $44 million that was cut last year. Those cuts isolated Kansas. It was only one of five states to cut university funding at all, and the cuts’…

Gorillas pass Division I midterm for Homecoming Despite late-game effort, Abilene Christian falls to Pitt State

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| Michael Bauer sports editor | Jeff Seybold Jr. has proven to be the perfect tool for Pittsburg State’s running game this season. Saturday’s victory over a NCAA Division I Football Champion Subdivision team, the Abilene Christian Wildcats, was just one example. 10,981 fans packed Carnie Smith Stadium for the third-largest home crowd in Pitt State history. Seybold the leader Seybold scored all of Pitt State’s touchdowns in the Gorillas’ win over the Wildcats, 28-20. The Gorillas’ defense ultimately contained ACU’s high-scoring offense, though Abiline Christian has had some difficulty lately as they have lost their past two games. Still, the game served as a noted achievement as Pittsburg State was victorious over the first…

[Insert porn joke here]

Logan Qualls | writer A young man with few cares and fewer worries, Don Jon appears to be the ultimate bachelor. The modern-day Don Juan, Jon has no trouble seducing women and bringing them home for a one-night stand. In addition to his undeniable charm and dashing good looks, Jon also has an uncontrollable obsession with watching pornography. Jon, in his effort to lose himself, relies on pornography for satisfaction. The film does a great job of showing this addictive side to pornography, depicting the incessant urge to watch porn or think about watching porn. His chances of ever having intimacy with a woman have been shattered by the allure of porn compounded by his…

The Collegio corrections for Thursday, Oct. 3

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On Thursday, Oct. 3, as a result of human error on the part of The Collegio staff, in our special The Collegio Homecoming Edition, Tadd Lucian’s name and photo was not published as it should have been in the selection of 12 finalists for the 2013 Homecoming court. Here is the photo we should have run. In the main issue of The Collegio on the same day, in a story about the Student Government Association meeting of Wednesday, Oct. 2, we described SGA as having rejected a plan to create an assistant Big Event director position. Actually, the position has been created. SGA merely rejected an idea to write the position permanently into its constitution.

Get Down in Pitt Town

New students explore cities, restaurants, and shops Audrey Dighans | copy editor Downtown Pittsburg saw many new faces on the night of Thursday, Aug. 22, for the first ever Get Down in Pitt Town. The event was one of several put on by the Campus Activities Council for the Back-to-School Banana Bash, a program designed for incoming freshmen to explore campus and Pittsburg itself. One of the main goals was to inspire more interaction with the Pittsburg community and students. Eva Sager, programming coordinator for campus activities, says that the event was inspired by the National Association for Campus Activities national convention held in February in Nashville, Tenn. “They had a great time, so we thought…

Gorillas break even in Florida tournament

Tyler Smith | reporter The Pitt State softball team began its season in Saint Leo, Fla., for the second consecutive year by competing in the Saint Leo Invitational. The Gorillas had a pair of wins and a pair of losses at the two-day tournament. Against Northwood University, the Gorillas won big, 11-3, while losing 6-5 against Saint Leo University in the second game. The Gorillas outscored Tarleton State, 6-1, in the first game of the second day before losing 7-0 to the University of Tampa. Elizabeth Economon, head coach, said her team looked good in its first outing and says she hopes the players will improve as they move on toward Oklahoma Christian University in…

‘I feel like I really make a difference’

Sarah Jensen, Pitt State Alumna, Public Relations & Marketing Director for the Colonial Fox Theater Foundation.

PSU Alumna puts her degree to work in the community Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter Some students plan to move to new towns after graduation to find work, but not Sarah Jensen. Jensen, PSU alumna who received a bachelor viagra soft tabs uk of science in technology in commercial graphics in 2010, chose to use her degree to enrich the culture of Pittsburg by serving as the public relations and marketing director for the Colonial Fox Theatre Foundation. “My major was commercial graphics,” Jensen said. “So I spent a lot of time at the tech center, but I also took marketing classes in the business school as well.” Jensen says her degree, and previous…

Video Game Review: Dishonored (2012)

Central protaganish Corvo Attano in "Dishonored" (2012, Bethesda).

How would you seek revenge? Nevin P. Jones | Collegio Writer Your targets are in a brothel, part of the scum helping to rot this once great city, slowly turning it into forgotten history. These men? They need to be disposed of quickly and quietly. The question presents itself: How do you do it? Do you sneak in the front door and slit the throat of anyone in your way, increasing the rat-infested plague eating away at the city’s inhabitants? Perhaps, a less noticeable approach is more your style? No need to get your hands dirty at all. Let the local thug boss ship the brothers off to their own salt mines where he’ll cut…

Film Review: Argo (2012)

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo" (Warner Bros., 2012).

Spy story with a twist, 4/5 stars Todd Miller | Collegio Writer When you hear about a movie focused on the actions of the CIA, the easy conclusion is that it will be an overly dramatized spy story, possibly to stop some sort of nuc viagra lear missiles owned by a vague country of origin. “Argo” is nothing like that, and it certainly puts that ideal to shame. “Argo” is focused on the CIA’s actions during the Canadian Caper, a plan executed by the Canadian and American governments to rescue six Americans in Iran who barely managed to escape being held during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979-80. Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) is a CIA…

People of Pittsburg: John Knapp

John Knepp, the caretaker, and Austin Spragg work at the Mt. Olive Cemetery to keep it looking clean.

‘We take care of them, they take care of us’ Val Vita | Managing Editor John Knapp has been burying people for 23 years. However, the caretaker of Mount Olive Cemetery on Quincy Street says he doesn’t want to be buried when he die buy viagra s. “I want to be cremated,” said Knapp, who is 58. Since 1989, Knapp has taken care of the graves, funerals and maintenance of the cemetery, located near the parking lot of Carnie Smith Stadium. “I do everything that needs to be done,” Knapp said. He says his job as caretaker involves more than just taking care of the cemetery. “It can be stressful,” he said. “Dealing with the…