PSU, FSCC reach imphasse

Marcus Clem | editor in chief Steve Scott’s engagement with Fort Scott Community College is no longer moving forward as planned after FSCC’s board of trustees reached a consensus on Monday, Oct. 28, to end talks on the matter. The move comes as a surprise to the Pittsburg State side. As recently as Thursday, Oct. 24, when leaders from the Kansas State Assembly visited campus, Scott, Pitt State’s president, had touted the partnership plans as a developing success story. “We’ve used ties with institutions like Fort Scott community college to enroll their students in classes here,” Scott said in an address to legislators. “We’re even talking now about taking that partnership to the next level.”…

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PSU kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month Pittsburg State University will launch Hispanic Heritage Month with a presentation by Stan Pearson II, the S.A.L.S.A. guy, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom of the Overman Student Center. Pearson will present “Am I Too Sexy?” Pearson, named speaker of the year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA), is a Salsa dancing, Spanish-speaking presenter who uses comedy to connect with his audience. He is an author and life coach who created “Am I Too Sexy?” as a brand to help people see a better side of themselves. The free program is sponsored by the Office of Student Diversity. PSU…

PSU turns 110 years old

Gretchen Burns | managing editor Last week saw the 106th annual Apple Day Convocation ceremony in McCray Hall, to mark the end of Apple Week and its theme of leadership. Lara Ismert, SGA president, welcomed those assembled on Thursday, March 7. Randy Roberts, curator of special collections and university archivist, recited the story and history of Apple Day, recounting the fiery destruction of Pittsburg State’s Russ Hall and its rebuilding. “Leadership is not based on status, but on a person’s actions,” said Roberts. According to Roberts, the purpose of Apple Day is to remind PSU and the community of the beginnings of a university being dedicated to teaching. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, Kansas Army National…

Bitter Border Battle

Eric Ray, Junior guard player tries to pass on ball to score against missouri southern state university at the Weede on Wednesday, Feb 9.

PSU, MSSU 40 year rivalry continues Tyler Smith | reporter Rivalries are what make the college experience an unforgettable one. For many, school pride is in their blood and they will defend it at any cost. For Pitt State that is no different. With MIAA conference foes like Northwest Missouri being such a bitter rival, the teams must meet at a neutral site: Arrowhead Stadium. It is much the same for nearby conference rival Missouri Southern University that the Gorillas played in football against for decades. The two teams competed against each other in football 45 times going all the way back to 1968, which also happened to be the first year MSSU became a…

Got milk? Nope.

Housing sells mini-fridges, company sells them back Val Vita | Managing Editor Some of the 1,100 students who live in Nation, Dellinger, Willard, Tanner Complex, Bowen and Trout arrived at their halls this year and found a surprise: the mini-fridges that used to be provided were no longer there. Melissa Beisel, associate director of housing, says 400 mini-fridges were sold in an auction this summer, after an online survey of students living in the dorms found that most students didn’t use them. “We found out that most of the students brought mini-fridges from home and many used the PSU mini-fridge as a freezer,” Beisel said. “There was no reason for having that fridge, plus one…

Zelda: Link strikes skyward

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2011

Todd Miller | Collegio writer “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” has finally been released, two years after Nintendo announced its production. Nintendo promised that Skyward Sword would be a new kind of “Zelda experience” that would please old fans and new players alike. I’d say Nintendo almost managed to keep its word as there was clear progress but it fell short. The plot centers on the origin of the Master Sword, the most iconic weapon of the series. The player character (I’ll refer to as Link) starts as a knight-in-training at a knight school on the floating sky-island, Skyloft. The game starts on the day of the “Wing Ceremony” (a good excuse to teach the…