Tripplet reappointed to waste panel

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Jim Triplett, PSU biology professor, was reappointed by Gov. Sam Brownback to a two-year term on the Kansas Solid Waste Grants Advisory Committee. Triplett says the need for that committee arose a generic cialis round 1990. “Around then, a section of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act became operational and required a significant upgrade in the way states handled solid waste,” Triplett said. He says the major change concerned how landfills were built, operated, closed and monitored.   “There were also requirements for states to initiate, support and promote recycling efforts to reduce the waste going into landfills,” he said. “The governor’s Solid Waste Grants Advisory Committee was created in…

100 points to Slytherin

Jessica Ziesenis, senior in communication art and creative writting, and Madison Dennis, senior in communication graphics, participate in the Harry Potter trivia night in the Grimson and Gold Ballroom on Tuesday, Nov. 11th.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Mandi Ontis knew the school song. The tables, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman Student Center, were decorated with tall canisters that “We did some trivia quizzes online beforehand,” said Griffith, sophomore in communication. “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,” said Ontis, senior in com- munication. were filled with colored water and Their team also included Addison Regier, and Scott says they made it to the final round. She says their team, “Bertie Botts,” was assembled the day before the competi- tion. No, it wasn’t the PSU song, but it was the answer to a question at the Harry Potter Trivia Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13. dry ice…

Combined arts

Parents and children paint with music during Family art nigt in Porter hall, Thursday Nov 1.

Students use music at Family Art Night to teach painting Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Joe Strong took his four children to Porter Hall to help them understand the many facets of artistic expression. “ I wanted them to grasp buy viagra canadian pharmacy the concept that art is more than just drawing and has more aspects to it like the action painting and others,” said Strong, senior in nursing. “They all love art, but this helps expose them to different aspects.” The Family Art Night on Thursday, Nov. 1, is an annual function sponsored by the University Art Association and PSU Art Department for children ages 3 to 12. About 100 children attended the…

Are you ‘Facebook official’?

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter What they ate for lunch, their phone number, e-mail and relationship status. All of these things are commonly made public on social networking sites, particularly Facebook. Staying connected with friends and family has become easier with the addition of social media sites. There is an option on Facebook to list one’s relationship status: single to married and everything in between. When someone changes his or her relationship status, it becomes public for all of their Facebook friends to see. Katy Porter says she thinks the relationship status option is too intrusive. “The relationship status on Facebook is just a way to let everyone into your business,” said Porter, sophomore in…

Clubs: Something old, something new

Something old, something new Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Two clubs have made their way to the PSU campus this semester: the Russian Club and the Native American Student Association. The Native American Student Association buy generic priligy online is an old club, but it has not been active on campus since 2009. Garrett McHargue is trying to change that. “We want to bring knowledge to the campus about a heritage that we are proud of, so that others will know about our heritage,” said McHargue, club president. Though they have only 10 members, the club is working on getting allocations from the Student Government Association so they can bring several events to campus as…

Taking advantage of technology

iPads in the classroom.

Students receive iPads as learning tool Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter Last fall, three professors participated in a pilot program that lent iPads to students in specific classes. The iPads proved to be an effective teaching tool and the program continued into the current semester. Akram Taghavi-Burris, assistant professor in graphics and imaging technologies, says technology can be useful, but cautions against overuse. “Technology shouldn’t be used for technology’s sake,” Taghavi-Burris said. She says if a class can benefit from the technology then it should be taken advantage of. “The iPad is one technology that can be used in a multitude of ways,” Taghavi-Burris said. “At the very least, it is a replacement for pen…

Learning from the source

Maria Goydy, a Sophomore in Music, stirkes up a conversation in Tristan Zavala a Senior in Communications and Spanish, in Spanish as his conversation partner, Oct, 8th.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Channing Solon and Maria Goydy Rios sat down in the Gorilla Crossing for some challenging small talk. “So, how was your weekend?” Rios, from Paraguay, asked. Only she asked it in Spanish. “Muy bien,” answered Solon. Solon meets with Rios once a week to talk in nothing but Spanish. Rios, one of several conversation partners at Pitt State, spends seven hours a week helping students master Spanish. She speaks with a total of 14 students every week, Solon being one of them. The two are part of the Conversation Partners program, in which students meet with a native speaker to practice for half an hour to better their confidence in…

On campus: bring your own gun?

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter When faced with a direct threat to life, some students say they can rely only on themselves and their weapons. They gathered on campus this week. The Gorillas for Concealed Carry on Campus, founded last year by club president Edwin Stremel, senior in automotive technology and student senator, invited six candidates for state offices to speak on the concealed-carry issue. Speakers addressed whether holders of state concealed-weapons permits should be allowed to carry on campus. The speakers mainly addressed the argument that concealed-carry license holders have a constitutional right to be armed. “The Second Amendment is an important right guaranteed in the Constitution,” said Jake LaTurner, Republican candidate for Kansas…

Wall of Oppression reaches out to students

The Wall of Oppression with statements of opression stands covered due to rain on Wed., September 26.

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Students passing through the Oval this week between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will notice a huge wall with chalk writing. The Wall of Oppression is sponsored by the Residence Hall Assembly (RHA) to promote equality on the PSU campus and help eliminate racial profiling and stereotyping. Zach Katzer says he got the idea for the wall while attending a residence hall national conference in Boulder, Colo. He says another school tried the idea, and was successful so he decided to bring the event to PSU. “RHA wanted to do the ‘Tunnel of Oppression’ last year, but it never worked out,” said Katzer, senior in manufacturing and RHA president. “But…

‘The tailgate was like a cemetery’

Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter The Pitt State administration’s recent changes to the tailgate drinking policies went into full effect during the game on Saturday, Sept. 22. The new policy regarding alcohol consumption, brought about by an altercation in the parking lot during the Gorillas’ first home game on Sept. 8, requires tailgaters to cease all consumption of alcoholic beverages after the start of the game. “The atmosphere was a little more relaxed,” said Jarred Estrada, junior in justice studies. “You didn’t see too many people out there as early as they were at the previous tailgates. There was a noticeable police presence, but I don’t get uncomfortable around police, so it didn’t bother…