PSU Gorillas 2012 season – What went wrong?

John Brown, wide receiver for the Gorillas, drops a pass during the game agasint Missouri Western on Oct. 20 in Carnie Smith Stadium at the homecoming game. The Gorillas lost 63 to 14.

The bigger they are… Trent Johnson | Sports Reporter The Pittsburg State Gorilla football team concluded its season last Saturday in Joplin, Mo., with a victory against the Missouri Southern State Lions. The Gorillas finished buy viagra online their season with a solid 7-3 record. Although 7-3 is a respectable record, especially when playing in arguably the toughest conference at the Division II level, many people had higher expectations when the season started. After the Gorillas hoisted the National Championship trophy in Florence, Ala., last year, many in Gorilla nation had their eyes set on a repeat performance. “Our expectations were high,” said Gus Toca, senior defensive end. “We had a lot of leaders back…

Postmortem teaching tools

Students senior in biology, Jessica Black, on left, Emily Ballock, Brad Aubin, Dani Stevenson and Autumn Gabehart, on right, dissect a human cadaver during Human Anatomy and Dissection class at Heckert Wells on Wednesday, November 7th 2012.

Class learns from cadavers Val Vita | Managing Editor Emily Ballock was a little hesitant the first time she saw a cadaver in class. Brad Aubin didn’t know what to feel. Autumn Gabehart thought it was very unusual. The three stu viagra no prescription dents are part of the Human Anatomy and Dissection class, conducted by Steven Ford, professor in biology. The class meets three times a week and gives students a knowledge of anatomy before they go to medical school, says Ford. Aubin, senior in biology, says the class is basically broken up into four sections: the study of the lower limbs, the upper limbs, the abdominal cavity and the head and neck. He…

People of Pittsburg: Betty Ferris of Harry’s Cafe

‘I am a people person’ Val Vita | Managing Editor Harry’s Cafe (412 North Broadway) is a busy place. “It was always like this,” said the owner, Betty Ferris. “We have a good place here.” Ferris is 72, but she is quite different cialis online from many 72-year-olds; she doesn’t stay home much. She takes only two days off during the week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Although those aren’t exactly days off because Ferris gave this interview on a Tuesday morning at the cafe while talking to customers, hugging them and helping solve all kinds of problems. She says it is occasionally possible to take vacations. Two weeks ago, she went to Bermuda, but she didn’t…

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…

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…

People of Pittsburg: Kelly Tippie

Kelly Tippe, owner of Broadway Productions.

'It's scary and bloody, and it's all OK' Val Vita | Managing Editor If you haven’t decided on a Halloween costume yet, Kelly Tippie can help. Tippie has run Broadway Productions since last year, and now is her busiest time of the year. Despite the Halloween rush, she finds time to search for the perfect costume for every client. You can almost get lost inside Broadway Productions, 216 S. Broadway. The store has unending shelves of clothes, masks, wigs and other accessories. Most of them were already there when Tippie bought the store, she says. Others came from a place called Roy’s, in Joplin, when it went out of business. Tippie lives in Joplin, but…

Pittsburg style

Wyatt Smith, freshman in music education, performs the song "Oppan Gangnam Style" during half time at the game against University of Central Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Gorilla Village.

Val Vita | Managing Editor Every once in a while, a song becomes a smashing success overnight and seems to be played ubiquitously. It doesn’t matter if you love it or hate it, you are going to hear it sometime. The 2012 viral hit “Gangnam Style” is in Korean. Even though you probably don’t have the ability to sing all the lyrics, you have probably already caught yourself singing the only English part of the song: “Eeeeeeh, sexy lady.” You know you have already heard the hit “Gangnam Style;” you may be one of the 410 million viewers who have seen the clip on YouTube, which is performed by Psy, a Korean singer. The song…

People of Pittsburg: Vonnie Corsini

Vonnie Corsini of the Colonial Fox Theater.

The woman who wants to save the Fox Theatre Val Vita | Managing Editor Vonnie Corsini was a flight attendant living in New York when she fell in love with the pilot, Gene. “It was true love,” Corsini said. “I would have gone anywhere with him.” Gene, at that time, had already served in Vietnam and wanted to spend more time with his family, who lived in Pittsburg. That was what brought the couple to Kansas more than 30 years ago. And Corsini, who was born in Texas, fell in love again – this time with Pittsburg. Corsini enrolled at Pitt State and got a degree in education. After that, she worked on her master’s….

Internationals struggle with harassment

Collin Joy, junior in automotive technology, shares his stereotypes he gets being an international student.

Val Vita | Managing Editor Collin Joy says that coming to study in the United States was one of his dreams. He left his home country of India to study automotive engineering at Pitt State one year ago. Sadly, he says, during one night about four months after arriving here, he received a “shock treatment.” “I was walking to the rec center in September last year when all of the sudden, around six or seven guys … started yelling at me and calling me ‘Al-Qaeda’ and ‘terrorist,’” Joy said. He says what happened was such a shock that all he did was plug his earphones in and keep walking. “It was outrageous,” Joy said. “I…

People of Pittsburg: Bobby “Bobby G” Gardullo

Bobby G finishes off one of his regular's drinks with a nice slice of lemon, Sept. 24th 2012.

The bartending firefighter Val Vita | Managing Editor Bobby Gardullo is known as “Bobby G, the bartender” or “Firefighter Bob.” Gardullo is the owner of JST Bobby G’s, a bar at 108 Sixth St., which opened in May. He runs the place at night, after he finishes his shift as captain of the Pittsburg Fire Department. “I have been a bartender for 31 years,” Gardullo said. “It was my dream to open my own bar. I wanted to do it before I turned 50, and I’m 49.” He says his brother-in-law, John Kutz, owns the building, which used to be a hookah lounge, and offered him the opportunity to build the bar there. Gardullo decided…