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University police and PPD encounter ‘suspicious device’ on Joplin

Drivers on Joplin Street were detoured by uniformed officers after the 1500 block was blocked off for an explosive’s investigation.  On Wed. March 3, the Pittsburg State University Police (UPD) became aware of a ‘suspicious device’ located on the 1500 block of Joplin Street. After discovering that the device was not actually on the campus …

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Rotten Bananas: the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Not even the producers of 2008’s Iron Man could have predicted the sweeping phenomenon that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become. It’s turned some true B-listers into the forefront of the Marvel universe. Let’s take a look at the history and some things to remember when watching any of …

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Pittsburg State celebrates ‘T.A.G. Week’

Pittsburg State University, like many other educational institutions, owes much of its success to generous Gorillas and that’s what ‘Thank A Gorilla’ or T.A.G. Week is all about: celebrating generous gifts that have allowed the university to thrive.  T.A.G. Week has taken place from Mar. 1 to Mar. 5 and involves all areas of campus. T.A.G. …

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PSU Theatre presents ‘The Wolves’

The Robert Plaster Center is not the typical venue for a theatrical performance, but PSU Theatre has commandeered the athletic facility for their most recent production.   From Thursday, Mar. 4 through Sunday, Mar. 7, PSU Theatre will be streaming on demand their production of Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves.” The performance was recorded with help from the staff of the Bicknell Family …

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Smooth Bananas: The Hold Steady’s ‘Open Door Policy’

The Hold Steady’s latest album is much like their own careers: born out of tough times and rough roads, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  The album, produced and released by Frenchkiss Records, Vagrant Records, Full Time Hobby, and Washington Square, is the rock band’s eighth studio album and features 11 tracks of …

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Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Romance Movies

Although Valentine’s Day is come and gone, the month of February is a great time to express your romantic affection with your significant other. What better way to do so than by curling up with a romance movie? Here are the top 5 picks for romance movies to choose from:  5. La La Land: “La La Land,” directed by Damien …

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President Scott lobbies for funding at Kansas Capitol

PSU’s top administrator and president Steve Scott spoke before the Kansas State Senate and House to advocate for larger funding allocations going to Pittsburg State University.  President Steve Scott spoke to the Kansas State Senate Higher Education subcommittee of the Ways & Means Committee and the Kansas State House Higher Education Budget committee earlier in …

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Deprogramming implicit bias is everyone’s job

At the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Merrick Garland, United States Senator Joe Neely Kennedy asked Garland if implicit bias made him a racist. He went on to misunderstand, either genuinely or purposely, what implicit bias even is. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon issue with the rest of the American …

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