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…

Great Gorilla Games

| Andrea Hucke reporter | Last Friday morning, April 4, Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center and John Lance Arena were teeming with high school students from the Four- State Area, who were participating in the university’s Great Gorilla Games. The event, which took place throughout the day, consisted of 48 STEM-based and technology-related competitions, demonstrations and exhibits. Mike Neden, associate professor of technology and workforce learning, says this year’s games were an expansion upon a similar pre-existing competition that the college has hosted for the past two years. “The whole thing started a couple years ago when some high school teachers suggested that there be a competition here,” Neden said. “Previously they organized everything…

Toes, ice and seashells

Games combine several wacky elements for fun competition Michael Bauer | sports editor Tyler Dubin’s feet may have been sore from the container filled with ice-cold water that served as an endurance test that is just par for the course at the Gorilla Games. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 30th annual Games was held in the west parking lot of the Weede Athletic Center as part of the Homecoming week festivities. The Homecoming committee put on the event. Events ranged from a beach ball game to “wet charades” to a less-traditional relay event. “That last event, 30 seconds of ice water kind of sucked,” said Dubin, senior in biology, with a laugh. “But it’s all…

Competition alive at homecoming week

Elina Akhmadullina, junior in accounting, jumps on Kafui Alomeno’s back, graduate student in technology management, during the obstacle course for the Gorilla Games on Tuesday night Oct. 16. Gorilla Games are a part of the homecoming week activities and were held outside this year on the Weede Tennis courts.

AJ Thurman | Collegio Reporter Matt Locke waited anxiously for his teammates to sit on the scooters in front of him so he could push them to the finish line. This was the last leg of the relay event at Tuesday night’s Gorilla Games, an ann viagra generic ual part of homecoming week held at the tennis courts by the Weede. “The relay was by far my favorite part,” said Locke, sophomore in finance. For the relay, the first contestant had to spin five times around a baseball bat, then do a cartwheel and a jump, then stick the landing, pick up a banana and hand it off to the “swimmer,” who put on goggles…