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Jewett finds joy in coaching 

Track and field and cross country head coach Russ Jewett recently received the honored distinction of MIAA Coach of the Year.   Jewett has been a full time member of the coaching staff at Pitt State since 1985. In his career, he has received this honor 41 times since 1989, and holds the distinction of receiving the honor more …

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Munchy Mary takes on fruitcake

Fruitcake – the ugly red-headed stepchild of the cake world. That’s probably because it’s not really fruit and it’s not really cake. It’s also the cockroach of the food world – it will be more likely to survive a nuclear apocalypse than you will. Seriously, fruitcakes will never die. If …

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Pancakes for a cause

For the 70th year in a row, Kiwanis held their annual pancake feed and holiday market Saturday, Dec 1 at Memorial Auditorium. Attendees gathered in the basement to eat warm pancakes and sausage. That many people takes a large team working together to make it happen. This is a combination of …

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Homeless in crisis in Pittsburg

For the homeless people of Pittsburg, winter can be a harsh time. One organization on campus has decided to help out the homeless this cold season.   Pittsburg State Enactus helped to open up “The Door” church as a “code blue shelter” as part of their work with homeless solutions.  “Our goal is really to get …

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McCullough aids the Cause for Claus

One senior social work student’s most recent undertaking has gone out for community service.   Sam McCullough is currently working with Tom’s Cause for Claus, an organization very “close to her heart,” to make Christmas more for kids in her hometown.   “Tom’s Cause for Claus was actually created by a family friend,” McCullough said. “She’s …

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Gorillas ‘dig’ databasing

For the past two years, associate professor of biology and curator of T.M. Sperry Herbarium Neil Snow has been working with his students on a project that spans the country and can be helpful around the globe.   “We Dig Bio” is an event that took place Oct. 18 and 19 in which 20 Pitt …

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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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