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Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay delivers State of the City address

As the COVID-19 pandemic still rages, Pittsburg mayor Dawn McNay says that citizens of Pittsburg can only go “forward together.”  On Thursday, Sept. 24, McNay delivered the State of the City address in conjunction with vice president for advancement at PSU and president of the PSU Foundation Kathleen Flannery and USD 250 school board member …

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‘The Social Dilemma’ points out potential dangers of social media platforms on Netflix

Documentary “The Social Dilemma” points out that we are all lab rats to big tech companies and that should scare you.  The film, directed by Jeff Orlowski, features a unique blend of documentary interviews and loose dramatization that outlines the unique issues presented by social media and surveillance capitalism in the modern era. It features former …

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PSU leaders host COVID-19 Town Hall

Officials at Pittsburg State University delivered a press conference in a town hall format on Sept. 15, 2020 and covered topics including the financial forecast for Pittsburg State such as tuition adjustments, academic affairs and adjustments to classes, and election politics and how that relates to Pittsburg State University.  PSU President Steve Scott, provost …

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‘New Mutants’ puts a spooky twist on the X-Men

The long-awaited and many-delayed “New Mutants” shows us superpowered teenagers through a unique lens: horror.  The film, directed by Josh Boone of “Fault in Our Stars,” stars a well-rounded cast of actors portraying the titular New Mutants, newly awakened mutants in the Marvel Comics universe who are kept in a facility for …

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SEK Symphony moves concert to virtual format

The Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State University has cancelled their in-person outdoor concert in favor of a virtual concert.  The SEK Symphony, under the direction of professor of music Raúl Munguía, originally planned to hold an outdoor performance at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. However, due to weather concerns, has modified their delivery format like …

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