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Gorillas eye Top-25 showdown with Bearcats  

After a tight 27-24 victory over the Lindenwood Lions, the eighth-ranked Gorillas are back in the Jungle on Saturday to face off against the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. After playing such as close game against Lindenwood, the Gorillas are eager to get on the field back at home against Northwest.    …

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Almos runs for the finish line

Student by day and runner by night, elementary education junior Reagan Almos spends her free time training. Oct. 20, Almos will run the Kansas City Marathon as part of Team World Vision.  “My church back home, Community Covenant Church, is in their second year of supporting Team World Vision,” Almos …

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Downtown throwback

Pittsburg State University is located at 1701 South Broadway, but it was not always known as Pittsburg State and it was not always located on Broadway. In the very early 1900s there was a building at the corner of Fifth and Pine that was known as the Central School building. …

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Volleyball “sets” up

The Pitt State Volleyball team is officially on the road and ready to kill their first tournament of the season in Tennessee.  “We’re excited,” said assistant coach Breanna Lewis. “We are so ready to go play other people and this weekend is a good one for us to start with. …

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Thursday night lights

As the new school year begins, so too does a new football season. The Gorillas are back in gear and ready to start the season next Thursday against University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).  “It feels really good to be starting the season,” said offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers. “I like the …

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Food Fight: Gorilla Crossing adventures

Gorilla Crossing: a favorite establishment of many students in desperate attempts to avoid the dining hall. When the day comes where you can consume no more pizza and salad bar (as if there should ever be a day), it’s time to make the long trudge to the student center for …

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Destination renovation: Block22 nears completion

Four historic yet formerly vacant Pittsburg buildings are bustling with life once again. A project made possible through the partnership of Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and the Vecino Group, Block22 is nearing completion, and students have already moved in.    “This weekend the first residents of Block22 moved …

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Art Fest reveals bench masterpieces

Since 2013, the Pittsburg community has received yearly displays of everything from coal buckets to fiberglass pigs painted to represent the spirit of southeast Kansas. This is in part thanks to the Southeast Kansas Art Festival (SEK Art Fest).  The most recent pieces added were in 2016, but the Bicknell …

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Hite named UPD director

After former director of the university police department Mike McCracken announced his retirement in March, it was up in the air about his replacement. Monday, June 18, the new director, Stu Hite, started in McCracken’s position, though this is not his first time with the Pitt State police department.  Hite …

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