SEK’s poor will suffer

Outrageous inaction tightens needed food aid Staff Editorial Who can live on $1.40 per meal? Sadly, Southeast Kansas is about to find out. On Nov. 1, decreases in federal funding for food-stamp benefits to the tune of $5 billion in 2014 and a projected $6 billion for 2015 took effect. The decreases are a broken promise, because in 2009, recognizing that the nation’s poor are in particular need of help in an era of recession, Congress raised food assistance. That raise, part of a broader law, should have been continued. It was meant to be, if needed. Anyone who questions that need in this community, or who would suggest that others are capable of filling…

Jungle welcomes new royalty

2012 King and Queen Ryan Robinson, and Alyssa Marsh embrace to congradulate each other Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Val Vita | Managing Editor Marsh sings, then becomes queen Alyssa Marsh sang the national anthem on the stage of the Crimson and Gold Ballroom at the beginning of Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A few minutes later, she was cal viagra pills led up on stage again, this time, to be crowned as the 2012 homecoming queen. “I am completely overwhelmed, happy and shocked,” said Marsh, junior in fashion merchandising with a minor in opera. “I had no idea so many people knew about me.” Marsh is 20 years old and she was born in Overland Park, where her parents still live. She is an only child. Marsh is part of the Pitt State…