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Helpful advice from current PSU student for incoming freshmen

For incoming freshmen, colleges and universities can be an intimidating environment. There are many new experiences and important things that students must learn and remember to ensure they are successful. There are many opportunities for incoming freshmen to succeed at Pittsburg State University regardless of their major. Sometimes, some helpful advice from an …

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Tips for navigating Canvas

For most incoming freshmen, they probably graduated from a school that used a learning management program. There are several different kinds of software out there. Some schools use Angel. Some schools use Blackboard. Pittsburg State University uses Canvas. Some students have used Canvas before, and some have not. A helpful list of tips and …

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Smooth Bananas: Greta Van Fleet

If you’re on any particular “side” of TikTok right now, you probably have seen a performance by the band Greta Van Fleet. Their performance on Saturday Night Live has stirred up a lot of buzz on the heels of their album release.  The band, signed by labels Lava and Republic, consists of …

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PSU offers music opportunities for incoming freshmen

Like many colleges and universities, Pittsburg State University offers opportunities related to the arts to its students. The Pittsburg community also has a multitude of performing arts opportunities, both for performers and audience members alike.  The Department of Music offers a variety of performance opportunities for students regardless of major or minor. In the voice area, the …

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Community celebrates life of composer Barbara York

The Pittsburg community, especially the music community, lost one of its most active performers and composers, Barbara York, on Nov. 6, 2020. Because of safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, her memorial was not able to take place until the following year.   The Barbara York Memorial Concert took place on Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Black Widow’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been away for some time, at least on the silver screen. Heroes have been fighting crime on the small screen through Disney+ and now, Natasha Romanoff is kicking through theatres in “Black Widow.”   The film, directed by Cate Shortland, brings back Scarlett Johansson to reprise her role as Natasha Romanoff, a …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘Loki’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not known for bringing their characters back from the dead and they haven’t started now. Loki’s merely causing mischief in a whole different life.   The series, created by Michael Waldron and directed by Kate Herron, features Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as the Asgardian prince of mischief Loki as …

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Evolution isn’t ‘just a theory’ and that’s not up for debate

Even with all of our modern scientific advancements, even with all of our technological prowess, there are points of scientific fact that are “debated” by people who have no scientific knowledge or vocabulary. These usually involve topics that most religions get wrong. To any logical person, when you find evidence that contradicts your held …

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